The following individuals have been nominated to serve a three-year term on the Central PA Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors starting January 2020. One ballot will be e-mailed to each member business’ primary contact (via Constant Contact) on Nov. 20, 2019. Ballots will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2019. Please, select no more than four candidates on the e-mailed ballot.
VP/Financial Center Manager – Fulton Bank, Lewisburg
Diane wants to serve on the board because “I feel I have a lot of strengths that will add to the Chamber. Working and volunteering in the local communities. Identifying the right people to be in the key roles through strong networking skills. Willing to ask the tough questions, outgoing and valued in the community.” She believes her background with local non-profits, soliciting for them and identifying and asking key people to fill open positions will be an asset.
She has participated in Breakfast Briefings, Legislative Breakfasts, Ribbon Cuttings and the Golf Tournament.
Owner – DogWatch of Central PA, Lewisburg
Jordan wants to serve on the board because “I have really enjoyed the opportunities associated with being a member of the Chamber and would really enjoy the chance to help fellow business owners maximize their involvement with the Chamber in efforts to grow the area’s economy.” He believes his background in serving on other boards, volunteer work, budgets, communication skills and implementing policies would be an asset.
Jordan has participated in Breakfast Briefings, Legislative Breakfasts, the Member Appreciation Celebration, has been a BLSV speaker and sponsor, and serves on the Business & Education Committee.
Andrew Hertzler (incumbent seeking 2nd term)
Owner – XW Construction, Watsontown
Andrew wants to serve on the board because of his strong conservative working skills, knowing the importance of working as a community and his strong taste for business and skills to be a better leader.
He has participated in Breakfast Briefings, the Annual Meeting, Member Appreciation Celebrations and Empower with Paint.
AVP/Community Office Manager – Muncy Bank & Trust Company, Dewart
Andrea wants to serve on the board because “I want to see our communities flourish and know that maybe in some small way I’ve helped to keep our area thriving for future generations.” She believes her experience in the banking industry and her passion for working with kids and education would be an asset.
She has participated in the Golf Tournament, Bingos, Home & Craft Show, Career Fairs and Leadercast. Andrea is also a member of the Business & Education Committee.
Founder & CEO/Financial Planner – The Wealth Factory, Lewisburg
Lauren wants to serve on the board because “At this time, I have no other board responsibilities. I wish to enhance my professional and personal relationships with members of our Chamber. Gaining enrichment and further developing my skills.” She believes her skills in financial analysis, fundraising, board development and strategic planning would be an asset.
Lauren has participated in Raising the Board as a Subject Matter Expert and Mentor, IYBTV Sponsor, presenter of seminars, President’s Club Member, sponsor and attendee of Breakfast Briefings, and she serves as a member of the Engagement Team.
Karen Byerly Nicholson
Owner/CEO – Corrections Consultants, Lewisburg
Karen wants to serve on the board because “This is a very active, positive Chamber and it does much for small businesses.” She believes her management experience with Bureau of Prisons and boards would be an asset.
Karen has attended Breakfast Briefings, Legislative Breakfasts and open houses.
Owner/Operator – Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning, Milton
Chris wants to serve on the board because “It’s a good experience to surround myself with people who have more knowledge and life experience than me and learn from them to help myself progress. It’s an honor to be nominated for a position like this. I love giving back to the community.” He believes his one-on-one skills, customer service, experience in owning and running a small business would be an asset.
Chris has participated in Breakfast Briefings, Legislative Breakfasts, ribbon cuttings, Member Appreciation Celebrations, trainings and B&E events. He formerly served on the Engagement Team.
CEO – Measured Response Group, Middleburg
Scott wants to serve on the board because “After 32 years in the federal government and just as many years as a director of various non-profits and businesses, including a major volunteer fire department, I would like to ‘give back’ and help other organizations and businesses to grow, develop and become more successful. Many others have helped me in life, my career and other interests…now it’s my turn to give back!” He believes his expertise in business management, business development, contracting, public relations and public speaking would be an asset.
Scott has participated in Breakfast Briefings, Legislative Breakfasts, is a graduate of Raising the Board and instructed an active shooter training.
President – T-Ross Brothers Construction, Montandon
Todd wants to serve on the board because “I would like to be a part of a great community-minded organization so I can help do great things for our community.” He believes his past experience as a Central PA Chamber Board Member would be an asset. Todd was a part of the Chamber’s name change, several location changes, helping to purchase and renovate the current office and serving on the MAIDA committee for many years.
He has participated in the B&E Golf Ball Drop! as sponsor, Golf Tournament as Master Sponsor, The President’s Club, and many other events, such as Breakfast Briefings and Legislative Breakfasts.
Owner – Steve’s Power Washing, Lewisburg
Steve wants to serve on the board because “As a small business owner, I feel there should be representation on the board from someone in my position, not just representatives of large companies.” He believes his organization skills, common sense, completeness and attention to detail is an asset.
Steve has participated in Legislative Breakfasts, Breakfast Briefings and Bingo.