S. Paul Mazza III
S. Paul Mazza III was appointed President of South Hills School of Business & Technology in the fall of 2015, and he was appointed Director of South Hills School of Business & Technology in June 2021. The son of the founders of South Hills, S. Paul Jr. and Maralyn J. Mazza, Paul Mazza III has been actively involved in the school since it was founded in 1970. Maralyn Mazza served as the Director of South Hills until her retirement in 2008. With the passing of her husband in 2013, Maralyn Mazza became the President of South Hills, a position she held for over two years until the appointment of her son.
During his years working at South Hills, Paul Mazza III has worked in many capacities to bring his parents’ vision for the school to life. As teacher, administrator, computer system designer, and curriculum developer, Paul has contributed greatly to the reputation that the school has for sending qualified graduates into the workforce.
As Mr. Mazza said in an interview in November of 2015, “For several decades, the graduates of the South Hills School of Business & Technology have taken positions of responsibility in offices and facilities across central Pennsylvania, often serving as mentors in the internship process for more recent graduates. We are committed to maintaining that connection to our surrounding communities and preparing our graduates with the necessary skills to excel in their chosen careers.”
Director of Education & Regulatory Affairs
Natalie Lombardo-Beaver has been the Director of Regulatory Affairs since July 2018. She became the Director of Education in August 2020.
Natalie earned her Bachelor of Science degree from California University of PA. She came to South Hills with nine years’ experience in Career Education in the areas of Operations, Admissions, and Career Services. Natalie currently serves as a Team Leader for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). She is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Blair County and was a recipient of Altoona Mirror’s Blair County 20 under 40 award. Natalie currently resides in Altoona with her husband and two sons.
Campus Director/Director of Education, Altoona Campus
Holly Emerick has been with South Hills School of Business & Technology since June 2003. She is a 2003 graduate of South Hills, earning an Associate in Specialized Technology degree in Computer Information Systems (now called Information Technology). At South Hills, she has worked as a summer Intern, High School Recruiter, Admissions Representative, Director of Admissions, Altoona Campus Director, and Altoona Campus Director of Education. She has gone on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies: Math, Science, & Computer Science from Mount Aloysius College in 2006 and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University in 2010.