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Board of Directors

Fiscal Year 2018/2019

Chairwoman of the Board

Michelle Bisbing 
Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation (PMEDC)


Vice Chairman of the Board

Brian Hansbury 
Schuylkill Economic Development Corp. (SEDCO)


Treasurer of the Board / Finance Committee Chair & Fundraising Committee Chair

Andy Reilly 
Luzerne County Office of Community Development 


Secretary of the Board

Mary Beth Wood 
Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO)


Nominating & Governance Committee Chair

Bill Scranton
Scranton Family Office 


Marketing Committee Chair

Amy Luyster

The Scranton Plan


Personnel Committee Chair

Phil Amend 
OneSource Staffing Solutions

Linda Aebli

Scranton Office of Economic & Community Development


Michael Baxter

Michael Baxter & Associates


Doug Barbacci 
Calex Logistics


Ronda Beemer 

Quandel Construction Group, Inc.


Ron Beer 


Jeffrey Box 
Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance 


Don Brominski 

UGI Utilities, Inc.


John Carmody 
Wayne Bank 


John Cognetti
Hinerfeld Commercial Real Estate 


Traci Cross

PA American Water


Bruce Davis 
UGI Utilities, Inc.


Ryan Decker 
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield


Robert Durkin 
Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce 


Eric Esoda 
Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC)


James Hilsher 
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services 


Lisa A. Hutchins 
ESSA Bank & Trust


George Kelly 
Lackawanna County Department of Planning & Economic Development 


Joseph Kluger 
Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn


Charles Leonard 
Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation (PMEDC)


Joseph Lettiere

CAN DO, Inc.


Tom Makowski

Borton-Lawson Engineering


Michelle Mikitish 
Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce


Lawrence Newman 
Diamond City Partnership 


Kelly O'Brien Gavin 

Berwick Industrial Development Authority (BIDA)


Kevin O'Donnell 
CAN DO, Inc. 


Timothy O’Shea 
Sordoni Construction Services, Inc. 


Ken Okrepkie 
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of NEPA 


Teri Ooms 
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development 


Jens Pilz

Davis R. Chant Realtors


Thomas Ruskey



Wico Van Genderen 
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce 


Penn's Northeast’s Board of Directors term is 1 year.

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