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  • Board of Directors


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  • Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Board

  • The Chamber of Commerce acts as the “Voice of Business” on issues that affect the community. Working with a volunteer network of hundreds of business leaders, the Chamber serves hundreds of member businesses and the community by providing a wide range of programs and sponsoring important area events. It is the Chamber division, with its responsibility for programs and services, that publishes the member directory. This community organization traces its origins to 1884 and the formation of the Board of Trade. It later evolved into the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, maintaining the goal of working to help area businesses succeed and grow.

  • Chamber of Commerce Officers:

  • Mary Erwine, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Board Chair
  • Board Chair:
    Mary Erwine
    Erwine Home Health & Hospice

    First Board Vice Chair:
    Angelo DeCesaris
    Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank

    Second Board Vice Chair:
    Lars Anderson
    Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, P.C.

    Secretary:
    Nina Zanon
    Wyoming Valley Children's Association

    Treasurer:
    Catherine Mihalick
    Vinsko and Associates, P.C. 

  • Chamber of Commerce Board:

  • Lars Anderson, Esq. - Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, P.C.
    Will Beekman - F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
    Lucy Boardwine - Borton-Lawson
    Christie Bonnice - Christie Bonnice State Farm
    Joe Borland - Borland & Borland
    Jim Brogna - Allied Services - Heinz Rehab
    Donald Brominski - UGI Utilities, Inc.
    Ida Castro - Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Angelo DeCesaris - Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank
    Susan Diana - Adfinitas Health
    Mary Erwine - Erwine Home Health and Hospice, Inc.
    William Fromel - Kronick Kalada Berdy & Company, P.C. 
    Lisa Golden - Geisinger Health
    Elizabeth Graham - Riggs Asset Management
    David Jolley - Geisinger Health
    Carol Keup - Valley Distributing & Storage Company
    Carmen Magistro - M&T Bank
    Maureen Metz - Metz Culinary Management
    Catherine Mihalick -Vinsko & Associates, P.C.
    Rachel Olszewski - Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association
    Brian Rinker - Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Alana Roberts - PPL Electric Utilities
    Guy Rothery - Power Engineering Corporation
    Zubeen Saeed - Building Blocks Learning Center 
    Tara Siegal - Lewith and Freeman Real Estate, Inc.
    Brian Sipe - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza/SMG
    Maura Smith - Pepperjam
    Nicholas Snyder - AIA-Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    William E. Sordoni - Sordoni Construction Services, Inc.
    Carl Witkowski, Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Group 
    Nina Zanon, Wyoming Valley Children's Association

  • Ex-Officio Members (Non-Voting, By Office)

  • College and University Representatives
    Dale Jones – Penn State Wilkes-Barre
    Thomas P. Leary - Luzerne County Community College
    Larry Pellegrini - Misericordia University
    John J. Ryan C.S.C.,Ph.D - King's College
    Steven Scheinman - Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Mike Wood - Wilkes University

    Community Representatives
    Robert Belza - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
    Bridget Giunta – Husted (DWBBA Representative) - Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association
    William J Goldsworthy Jr. - American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Hildy Ide  - Hilton Garden Inn/High Hotels, Ltd.
    Mike Murray - The Times Leader Media Group
    Lori Nocito - Leadership Wilkes-Barre
    Jim O'Boyle - Wilkes-Barre Industrial Development Authority
    Gerry O'Donnell - GTO Enterprises
    Kevin Rea​ - ​Wyoming Seminary​
    Susan Reilly  - Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University

  • Director Emeritus

    Gus Genetti Jr. - Best Western Genetti Hotel & Conference Center
    Sue Kline Kluger - Community Member
    Conrad Schintz - Community Member

  • Staff

    Lindsay Griffin, Chief Operating Officer - Chief Professional Officer
    Wico van Genderen, Chief Executive Officer - Assistant Officer
    Joseph Boylan, Executive Director of Wilkes-Barre Connect - Assistant Officer 


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  • Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry Board 

  • The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry is a community, economic development and business service organization charged with the mission of enhancing the vitality of the Greater Wilkes-Barre area to make it the community of choice. To do this, the organization collaborates with community and regional partners to create quality employment and business opportunities and improve the area’s quality of life through programs and investments in our community.

  • Chamber of Business & Industry Officers:

  • Elizabeth Graham Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry/ Growth Partnership Board Chair
  • Board Chair:
    Elizabeth Graham
    Riggs Asset Management

    Board Vice Chair:
    Scott Lynett
    Times Printing

    Secretary:
    Carl J. Witkowski​
    Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Group

    Treasurer:
    William Fromel, CPA
    Kronick Kalada Berdy & Company, P.C.

  • Chamber of Business and Industry Board:

  • Phil Amend - OneSource Staffing Solutions
    Doug Barbacci - Calex Integrated Supply Chain Solutions
    Ron Beer - Geisinger Health System
    Thomas Botzman - Misericordia University
    Tony Carlucci - Mohegan Sun Pocono
    Cornelio Catena - Wilkes-Barre General Hospital a Commonwealth Health Company
    Steven Clemente - Snyder & Clemente Accountants and Consultants
    Peter Danchak - PNC Bank
    Angelo DeCesaris - Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank 
    Patrick Endler - Borton-Lawson
    Mary Erwine - Erwine Home Health and Hospice, Inc.
    William Fromel, CPA - Kronick Kalada Berdy & Company, P.C.
    Lisa Golden - Geisinger Health System
    Elizabeth Graham - Riggs Asset Management
    John Henry - Martz Group
    Philip Johnson - M&T Bank
    Dale Jones - Penn State Wilkes-Barre 
    Carol Keup - Valley Distributing & Storage Company
    Joseph Kluger - Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, P.C.
    Patrick Leahy - Wilkes University
    Thomas Leary - Luzerne County Community College
    Sharon Lehman - Sharon Lehman Designs, LLC
    Michael Lombardo - Quad Three Group, Inc.
    Scott Lynett - Times Printing
    Barbara Maculloch - Community Bank, N.A.
    Jeffrey Metz - Metz Group
    Tara M. Mugford-Wilson  - Wilson-Power Engineering Corporation
    Mike Murray - Times Leader
    Gerard O'Donnell - GTO Enterprises
    Teri Ooms - Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development
    Brian Rinker - Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Paul Rushton, Esq. - Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP
    John Ryan, CSC, PhD - King's College
    David Schwager, Esq. - Chariton, Schwager & Malak
    William Scranton III - Scranton Family
    Lewis Sebia - Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services
    Mark Sobeck - Mark J. Sobeck Roof Consulting, Inc.
    William Sordoni - Sordoni Construction Services, Inc.
    Troy Standish - Navient
    Carl Witkowski -Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Group

  • Ex-Officio Members (Non-Voting)

  • Bill Jones - United Way of Wyoming Valley
    Thomas Makowski - Borton-Lawson

  • Director Emeritus (Non-Voting)

  • Conrad Schintz - Community Member

  • Staff

  • Wico van Genderen, Chief Executive Officer - President 
    Lindsay Griffin, Chief Operating Officer - Assistant Officer
    Joseph Boylan, Argent Eagle - Assistant Officer
    Lawrence Newman, Diamond City Partnership - Assistant Officer


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  • Greater Wilkes-Barre Development Corporation Board 

  • The Greater Wilkes-Barre Development Corporation encourages industrial growth through projects designed to attract and retain business and industry in the Wyoming Valley, resulting in the creation of quality jobs.

  • Development Corporation Officers:

  • Tara M. Mugford-Wilson, Greater Wilkes-Barre Development Corporation Board Chair
  • Board Chair:
    Tara M. Mugford-Wilson
    Power Engineering Company

    Board Vice Chair:
    Jeffrey A. Stine​
    Navient

    Secretary:
    Thomas A. Makowski​
    Borton-Lawson

    Treasurer:
    Troy Standish​
    Navient

  • Board of Directors

  • Doug Barbacci - Calex Integrated Supply Chain Solutions
    Tim Evans - Colours, Inc.
    Joe Kluger, Esq. - Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, P.C.
    Sharon Lehman - Sharon Lehman Designs, LLC
    Thomas Makowski - Borton-Lawson
    Tara Mugford-Wilson - Power Engineering Corporation
    Lewis Sebia - Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services
    Mark Sobeck - Mark J. Sobeck Roof Consulting, Inc.
    Troy Standish - Navient​
    Jeffery Stine - Navient
    William Sordoni - Sordoni Construction Services, Inc. 

  • Ex-Officio

  • Elizabeth Graham - Riggs Asset Management
    Scott Lynett - PDQ Print Center/Times Printing

  • Staff

  • Lawrence Newman, Diamond City Partnership - Chief Professional  Officer
    Wico van Genderen, Chief Executive Officer/President - Assistant Officer
     


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  • Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund Board 

  • The Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund is a certified Industrial Development Corporation for the Wilkes-Barre area, providing low-interest loans to business and industry through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) and other public business financing programs. 

  • Industrial Fund Officers:

  • Teri-Ooms
  • Board Chair:
    Teri Ooms
    Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development

    Board Vice Chair:
    Carol Keup
    Valley Distributing & Storage Company

    Secretary:
    Ron Beer
    Geisinger Health

    Treasurer:
    Barbara Macullock
    Community Bank, N.A.

  • Board of Directors

  • Ron Beer - Geisinger Health System
    Angelo DeCesaris - Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank
    Ms. Christine Jensen - PA CareerLink Luzerne County at Wilkes-Barre
    Dale Jones - Penn State Wilkes-Barre 
    Carol Keup - Valley Distributing & Storage Company
    Barbara Maculloch - Community Bank, N.A.
    Dorothy Lane -  Wilkes University Small Business Development Center
    Mike Lombardo - Quad Three Group, Inc.
    Teri Ooms - The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development
    Brian Rinker - Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    David Schwager - Chariton, Schwager & Malak

  • Ex-Officio:

  • Elizabeth Graham - Riggs Asset Management
    Scott Lynett​ - PDQ Print Center/Times Printing

  • Staff:

  • Joseph Boylan, Executive Director of Wilkes-Barre Connect - Chief Professional Officer
    Lawrence Newman, Diamond City Partnership - Assistant Officer
    Wico van Genderen, Chief Executive Officer/President - Assistant Officer