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For Immediate Release
December 5, 2019

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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 2020.  The elections took place at the PA Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting, which was held on December 5 at the Blue Bell Country Club in Blue Bell, PA.


“The PA Chamber’s work to improve the Commonwealth’s business climate would not be possible without the dedication, support and leadership of the PA Chamber Board of Directors,” 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 2020.”


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

  • Mike Doran, Pennsylvania American Water
  • Laura Haffner, Wells Fargo
  • David Kerr, AT&T Pennsylvania
  • Thomas McGough, Jr., UPMC Life Changing Medicine
  • Hilary Mercer, Shell Chemicals
  • Stacey Olson, Chevron Appalachia, LLC
  • Gregory Quandel, Quandel Construction Group, Inc.
  • Scott Wyman, FirstEnergy


Those who were re-elected to the board include:

  • Barbara Bowker, Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union
  • Laurie Carter, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Lee DeJulius, Jones Day
  • Jane Gleason, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Carlton Godlove, Godlove Group LLC
  • Timothy Hess, Pixelle Specialty Solutions
  • Thomas Johnson, CNX Resources Corporation
  • Mike Shirk, High Industries Inc. and High Real Estate Group LLC
  • Matt Smith, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
  • Jim Smolarski, Allied Universal
  • David Spigelmyer, Marcellus Shale Coalition
  • Christine Jack Toretti, Palladio LLC
  • David Tullio, Custom Engineering Company
  • Jeffrey Vrabel, Baker Tilly
  • Daniel Wilson, Eat ’n Park Hospitality Group


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

  • Robert DeMichiei, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Chloé Eichelberger, Chloé Eichelberger Textiles, Inc.
  • Charles Hanna, Constellation New Energy, an Exelon Company
  • Glenn “Bub” Manning, Quandel Enterprises, Inc.


The board of directors also re-elected the 2019 officers to serve for another one-year term.  McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Chairman Emeritus David Kleppinger will serve as PA Chamber Board Chair for the second year; Workers Compensation Associates, Inc. President and CEO Donald Liskay will continue to serve as first vice chair; and Giant Food Stores, LLC President Nicholas Bertram will serve as vice chair.


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.