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For Immediate Release
December 4, 2017

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PA Chamber Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s Board of Directors has added new business leaders to the board and set in place its leadership team for 2018.  The elections took place at the PA Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting, which was held on November 30 at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. 


“The dedication and leadership of the PA Chamber Board of Directors is crucial to our organization’s mission to improve the Commonwealth’s business climate,” said PA Chamber President and CEO Gene Barr.  “Our board represents diverse industries and geographic regions from across the state – with each member bringing an important perspective to how we can best serve Pennsylvania’s business community.  We’re pleased to welcome our newest board members and look forward to working with the board as we embark on an aggressive pro-growth agenda in 2018.”


The following individuals were elected to serve on the PA Chamber board:

  • Scott Burns, FedEx Ground
  • Laurie Carter, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • James D’Innocenzo, Comcast Corporation
  • Mike Huwar, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
  • Mark Lauriello, RETTEW
  • Jeffrey McIntyre, Pennsylvania American Water
  • Sean McLaughlin, Erie Insurance
  • Trayce Parker, UPS
  • Jim Smolarski, Allied Universal
  • Michael Zanic, K&L Gates LLP


Those who were re-elected to the board include:

  • Nicholas Bertram, Ahold USA
  • Scott Briggs, Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc.
  • James Campolongo, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Carl Carlotti, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation
  • David Kleppinger, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
  • Gary Langmuir, Wohlsen Construction Company
  • Donald Liskay, Workers Compensation Associates, Inc.
  • Linda Moss, FirstEnergy
  • Jeffrey Pasek, Cozen O’Conner
  • Robert Scaer, Gannett Fleming
  • Ed Sheehan, Jr., Concurrent Technologies Corporation
  • David Smeltzer, Aqua America, Inc.
  • David Surgala, Bucknell University
  • Doris Carson Williams, African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania
  • Steven Youso, Geisinger Health Plan


The PA Chamber also applauded and thanked the following board members for completing their service on the PA Chamber board:

  • Kevin Church, UPS.
  • Mark Kempic, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania.
  • Kevin Koken, FedEx Ground.
  • Kathy Pape, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.
  • Timothy Weston, K&L Gates LLP.


The board of directors also re-elected the 2017 officers to serve for another one-year term.  ASK Foods Inc. President and CEO Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger will serve as PA Chamber Board Chair for the second year; McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Chairman David Kleppinger and Workers Compensation Associates, Inc. President and CEO Donald Liskay will continue to serve as first vice chair and vice chair respectively.


The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association, with its statewide membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.