Seeing Springfield School District succeed has always been at the forefront of Dom Bentivegna’s mind. As a resident of Springfield for 41 years, Mr. Bentivegna wanted to ensure that his two children and the rest of the community would have a top-notch education. Mr. Bentivegna elected to run for the school board at the urging of a former commissioner after the previous school director resigned.
Mr. Bentivegna has been on the Springfield School Board of Directors for 24 years. He has been honored for his service to the district by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.
He currently holds the positions of School Board Secretary and Policy Committee Chairperson and is a member of the Volunteer Memorial Board. He previously served as School Board President, Vice President, and Treasurer, as well as a member of the Personnel Committee.
Mr. Bentivegna earned a BS in Engineering from Widener University and an MBA from Eastern University. Currently retired, he served in the Army from 1968 to 1971 before working as an electrical engineer and earlier as a controls technician for PECO Energy from 1971 to 1998. He also worked as a project manager and construction planner for Amtrak from 1999 to 2011.
Now in his free time, Mr. Bentivegna enjoys working out at the gym and spending time with his four grandchildren, while balancing doing housework like cooking, grocery shopping, and laundry. If he isn’t eating at home, he enjoys a good meal from Carrabbas, Outback, or the Springfield Diner.
Prior to retirement, Mr. Bentivegna enjoyed various activities from sailing with friends to home renovations. He also volunteered for the Springfield Swim Club and as a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 12 years—at the insistence of his wife and daughters. Mr. Bentivegna was a Red Cross First Aid instructor and trainer for almost 10 years and coordinated First Aid services for the Franklin Institute “camp-ins” for about eight years.