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Board of Directors Election 2021

Board of Directors Election 2021
October 28, 2021 Jeff Shaffer

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 2022. One ballot will be e-mailed to each member business’ primary contact (via Constant Contact) on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Ballots will be accepted until the end of the day on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. Please, select no more than six candidates on the e-mailed ballot.

Genie Bausinger
Executive Director – Milton Regional Sewer Authority

When asked why she wanted to serve on the board, Genie said, “The Chamber holds such wonderful events and provides great services to the businesses in the area and the community as a whole. I would be excited to be a small part of continuing that work.” She believes her familiarly with boards, active involvement and information on infrastructure in the water sector would be an asset.

Genie has served on the Milton Area Industrial Development Association (MAIDA) Committee, has attended Legislative Events and Seminar & Training Series classes and hosted two Inside Jobs Tours. She also participated in the GSV United Way’s “Day of Action” with MAIDA.

In addition, she has participated in several professional wastewater organizations, including as co-chair of the lab practices committee of the Pennsylvanian Water Environment Association.

Rob Jones (incumbent seeking 2nd term)
Board Member/Volunteer – Milton Historical Society

Rob wants to continue serving on the board  because, “I have more to offer as a servant leader. Having served and serving on not-for-profit boards, I bring a different perspective versus those who are business owners or who work for a business. I enjoy serving on the committees that I have signed up for and also Raising the Board.” He feels his past corporate experiences, previous board knowledge and serving as a Raising the Board mentor is an asset to the Central PA Chamber.

Rob has participated in: Breakfast Briefings, Legislative Events, the Annual Meeting, Raising the Board, Seminar & Training Series classes, Leadercast, Central PA Business & Education Association Golf Tournaments, Member Appreciation Celebrations, Ribbon Cuttings, Inside Jobs Tours and committees.

He serves with, or has previously served with: Central PA Builders Association, Pennsylvania Builders Association, Milton Public Library, Milton Pool Association, Milton Historical Society, Central PA Vintage Iron Club and on the advisory board for the construction department at Penn College of Technology.

Nathan Lawrence
President – United Plate Glass

Nathan hopes to serve on the board to “Have an opportunity to get to know community leaders and businesses.” He says his experience in hiring, human resources and believing in the power of good people would be an asset.

He has attended the Annual Meeting, a Legislative Event, the Central PA Business & Education Association Golf Tournament, and United Plate Glass was awarded the Green Business of the Year for 2021.

Outside of the Chamber, he serves on the board for the Shikellamy Youth Football Organization.

Justin Ross
Principal/Co-Founder – LIVIC Civil

Justin wishes to serve on the Chamber board, because “I feel my knowledge and experience as a business owner and colleague in the valley can help promote and encourage other business owners to continue to grow and prosper.”  He believes his experience in development, property acquisition, infrastructure, permitting and transportation both within the valley and regionally/nationally are an asset and can add perspective for assisting new businesses to locate here.

He has served on the Milton Area Industrial Development Association (MAIDA) Committee, and has participated in the Central PA Business & Education Association Golf Tournament, Annual Meeting, Breakfast Briefings, The President’s Club and Legislative Events.

Justin has also served with SIDCO, DRIVE, Focus Central PA and the Susquehanna Valley Transportation Committee.

Chenelle Shaner
Director of Operations – ClearView Asset Protection

Chenelle desires to have a seat on the board, because “I have learned quite a bit over the last eight months on the Chamber board (filling an unexpired term), including the inner workings of how the Chamber works and how we can help the members.” She feels her youth provides a different perspective on board matters.

She has attended Leadercast, Seminar & Training Series classes, Inside Jobs Tours and is a graduate of Raising the Board. In addition, she has served as an event sponsor.

Other community involvement has included the Little Spartan Football and Cheer organization.

Kent Vonada
Director of Operations – Strong Spas

Kent would like to serve on the board, because he wants to “share years of experience from manufacturing and business areas. And, be a part of an exciting team doing great things for local businesses.” He believes his experience in manufacturing, supply chain, quality control, research and development and people management would be an asset.

He has participated in Leadercast, which Strong Spas helped sponsor, and has hosted an Inside Jobs Tour.

Previously, Kent was president of the Sugar Valley Historical Society and served on military selection boards.

Ryan Workman
Marketing & Account Executive – Susquehanna Computer Innovations

Ryan desires to serve on the board because, “I have a great admiration for small business, especially the people who own, operate and work for small business. There is something intangible, yet undeniable about being a part of a local, home-grown organization that brings great satisfaction and value. If like me, you subscribe to the social principle of subsidiarity, you know that virtually any issue can be best addressed at the most local level. That’s why we join a local Chamber in the first place – to band together, share knowledge and gain insight from the business community closest geographically and most invested in your own success. It has been a great benefit to be a member of the Central PA Chamber. It is not in my nature to turn down an opportunity to be helpful. So, if the members of the Chamber feel I could make a positive contribution to the board, I would devote myself to the mission and future success of the Central PA Chamber of Commerce.”  He believes his experience in IT, public speaking, marketing and working with volunteers would be an asset.

He has attended and spoke on behalf of SCI as the sponsor of a Breakfast Briefing, and is scheduled to present at an upcoming Seminar & Training Series class. Ryan has also participated in Inside Jobs Tours, a Legislative Event, blood drives and the Annual Meeting, where he sang the National Anthem this year.

Outside of the Chamber, Ryan has served with: Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance, Knights of Columbus, Diocesan Church Musicians Association, Williamsport Music Club/National Federation of Music Clubs, Studio 570 and Lycoming County Young Republicans/PAYR/NFYR.

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