Faculty & Staff
Chairperson of Business, Management, and Economics
B.A., Lehigh University
M.B.A., Temple University
Ibolya "Ibi" Balog is an associate professor in the business department at Cedar Crest College, where she has served as the faculty advisor to the Accounting Club since its inception in 2008. She is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Pennsylvania.
Ibi credits her years of experience in the private sector for her abilities to teach and mentor students today. The continued professional education that is required for maintaining a CPA license also keeps her focused on the technical changes in accounting standards and tax laws, as well as on the CPA code of conduct and ethical standards that are expected of people who serve the public interest.
Ibi has over 20 years of experience working with closely held private companies in the Lehigh Valley, providing consulting services in business and tax planning, ownership transition, estate planning, automation of accounting systems and training.
She also provided accounting and tax services as a senior manager with the Allentown office of Parente Randolph LLC, a regional accounting and consulting firm. Prior to joining Parente Randolph, Ibi was controller of a local manufacturing company.
Memberships & Awards
Ibi has served on the boards of not-for-profit organizations in the fields of human services, the arts and professional services. She is a former chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a member of The CPA Journal editorial board. She is a past president of Lehigh Valley Chapter of Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a past president of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Ibi lives in Allentown with her husband.
B.A. in Economics, Muhlenberg College
M.S., Lehigh University
Chris is an assistant professor and the faculty advisor for the Cedar Crest Investment Club since its creation in 1997. The club provides students with hands-on experience of managing a portfolio which has grown from an initial $25,000 to its current $55,000.
Memberships & Awards
From 2010 to the present, Chris has served on the Urban Observatory Board, which sponsors and conducts research on urban policy issues for the Allentown city government. He also served on this board from 2000 to 2005. Chris has also served as a consultant to the city of Allentown.
Chris is also a member of the Global Interdependence Center.
Christine Lombardo-Zaun, Esq.
B.S.B.A. — Business Management, Shippensburg University
B.A. — Speech Communication, Shippensburg University
M.B.A. — Business Administration, Penn State University
J.D. — Penn State The Dickinson School of Law
Christine has over 14 years of sales and sale management experience in a variety of industries: retail, pharmaceutical and higher education. She is currently a licensed attorney in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Her focus is in family law (divorce, custody, support and PFA's), employment law (for employer and employee, unemployment compensation, handbook review), juvenile delinquency and dependency appointments through Lehigh County Courthouse, Wills and Estates, and finally some debt collection matters.
Christine is also the new faculty advisor for SHRM at Cedar Crest College.
Memberships & Awards
Since 2011, Christine has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Lehigh Country Bar Association, and the Northampton County Bar Association. She also became a member of the New Jersey Bar Association in March 2012.
In addition, Christine is also a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, as well as St. Joseph the Worker Church in Orefield, PA.
In her free time, Christine enjoys spending time with her husband Jason, her daughters Madison and Katie, her cats Jagger and Jezebel, and her fish Wild Thing. She also enjoys running, playing softball, playing tennis, playing golf, riding her bike, reading, scrapbooking, and photography.
In addition to all of her hobbies, Christine also enjoys doing community service. She is a coach for Girls on the Run at Cetronia Elementary School, a Volunteer for Spirit of the Lehigh Valley, as well as an SPYA softball coach for U10 girls.