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Central Division 2014 Board of Directors

Fred Callahan, Chairman
President, Colony Papers, Inc.
Keith G. Dorman, Vice Chairman
Director, Communications and Community Relations, UGI Utilities, Inc.
Gerald Cross, Secretary/Treasurer
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Economy League


Bernard C. Banks, Jr., President/CEO, American Asphalt Paving Co.
Donald M. Bernhard, Community Development Director, Allentown Downtown Community Development Initiative
Joe Crosswhite, Regional President, M&T Bank
Robert G. Edgerton, Commercial Lender, Luzerne Bank
Stephen K. Fries
Robert M. Geneczko
Jack H. Harper
Barry Isett, PE, Chief Executive Officer, Barry Isett and Associates
William G. Koch, Sr., CPA, President, William G. Koch and Associates
John P. Kramer
John W. Loyd, President/CEO, Mantec, Inc.
Douglas R. Myers, Economic Development Executive, First Energy Corp
Richard G. Russell, Director, State and Local Government Relations, the Hershey Company
Charles Santangelo, Executive Vice President/CFO, Susquehanna Health System
Steven M. Sleboda
Raymond F. Suhocki
Charles W. Watters

Regional Committee Members