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John L. Augustine III

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John has more than 20 years of economic development experience working with local and national firms as well as elected officials, business and community leaders. 


Mr. Augustine's background includes economic and community development, site selection, regional planning, technology implementation, capital fundraising, operations and strategic planning. He most recently served as the Community Outreach Manager for the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the State’s lead trade organization for the responsible development of the Marcellus and Utica Shale.


Prior to that, he was the Senior Economic Development Director for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry, where he was in charge of marketing available real estate within their five business parks and oversaw the development and growth of the Innovation Center @ Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, a successful business incubator.


Mr. Augustine is honored to be chosen to serve as the President and CEO of Penn’s Northeast and looks forward to developing a stronger regional business environment and growing the communities of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Rachel Antosh Hawk
Marketing Director

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Rachel has over 11 years of experience in marketing, advertising and graphic design.


Rachel's diversity of work reveals an ability to apply design skills in innovative ways that elevate brand awareness and design excellence. 


Prior to joining Penn’s Northeast, she was the Art Director at a mid-sized Pennsylvania based advertising and marketing agency for 5 years. She provided creative leadership on a variety of projects including advertising campaigns, magazine publications, digital marketing, print design and more.


Rachel also volunteers her time and skills as a board member for NEPA Pageant Association, which was formed to provide the young women of Northeast PA with the opportunity to begin their journey through the Miss America Foundation.


Rachel proudly earned her associate of applied sciences degree in computer graphics from Luzerne County Community College right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Rachel lives in Shavertown, Pennsylvania with her husband Matt, her three year old son Matthew and two adorable puppies, Luna and Nova. On her own time, Rachel enjoys photography, spending time with her family and relaxing on Sundays.