HARRISBURG REGIONAL CHAMBER & CAPITAL REGION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (CREDC) ANNOUNCES 2014 BOARD OFFICERS
HARRISBURG (January 15, 2014) – Celebrating the Chamber’s 100th year as a Chamber of Commerce and CREDC’s 30th year anniversaries, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber Board of Directors and the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) Board of Directors announced their 2014 Board Chairs. Glenn “Bub” Manning will serve as Chair, Harrisburg Regional Chamber Board of Directors and Jim Nulton will serve as Chair, CREDC Board of Directors for 2014.
Bub Manning has been employed in the design and construction industry since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972. He began his career as a Field Engineer during the construction of Unit 2 at Three Mile Island Generating Station in Middletown, PA. Over the past 32 years, he has held progressively more responsible positions as Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, and Director of Project Management, and joined Quandel Construction Group, Inc. in 1985, where he presently serves as a Principal. Bub also serves as Chair of the Loan Review Committee for CREDC, is a board member on the Team PA Foundation, along with the PA Chamber of Business & Industry. He is a member of the Aircraft Owner’s & Pilots Association.
“I have seen a lot of changes since I moved to central Pennsylvania in 1972 and one has been the growth and success of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC, especially over the last 12 years under the leadership of Dave Black and his exceptional staff,” said Manning. “I served on the CREDC Board for six years because of the importance I place on CREDC’s role in our region. I was then asked to serve on the Chamber Board and now to have the privilege of serving as Board Chair during our 100th year is truly an honor. The initiatives we have in place for the future will continue to benefit all of the citizens and businesses within our region.”
Jim Nulton serves as PPL Corporation’s Regional Affairs Director. He is the company’s key contact for local elected officials, community leaders, and news media in the Harrisburg region. In his position, he provides leadership for addressing important local issues such as job retention, economic growth, educational improvements and environmental protection. He also serves on several boards in the community which include The National Civil War Museum and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Pennsylvania. Jim began his PPL career in 1979 and has served in numerous management positions in marketing and economic development during that time.
Nulton added, “I am honored to serve as this year’s Chair of the Board for CREDC! This is a unique opportunity for me to lead an organization like CREDC that continues to have a major impact on economic development and job creation in the region.”
The additional slate of 2014 Harrisburg Regional Chamber Officers is as follows:
- 1st Vice Chair – Kurt Twiford, Conexus, Inc.
- 2nd Vice Chair – Rick Russell, Hershey Company
- Treasurer – Deb Suder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
- Secretary – Jim Mooney, Enginuity, LLC
- Executive Committee Member – Sheilah Borne, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The additional slate of 2014 CREDC Officers is as follows:
- 1st Vice Chair – Sharon Ryan, Dasher Services, Inc.
- 2nd Vice Chair – Jewel Cooper, Susquehanna Bank
- Treasurer – Rick Seitz, Alexander Building Construction
- Secretary – Nick DiFrancesco, PA Community Bankers Association
New Board members elected for 2014 are as follows:
Chamber – Tim Shea, Hollywood Casino; Tracy Pawleski, Giant Food Stores, Inc. and Martin’s Food Markets; Chip Wasson, First National Bank; Merone Yemane, Morgan Stanley
CREDC – Mike Elby, Alternative Rehabilitation Communities; Chris Bushey, Quandel Construction Group, Inc.; Bill Pugh, Pinnacle Health; Jeannine D. Peterson, Hamilton Health Center
In 2013, during the organization’s annual board retreat, members developed a list of core values based upon the current mission statement.
We believe we have an obligation to our region that is larger than our organization, our businesses and ourselves.
- Excellence – we don’t just say we’re good, we continually work to be better
- Leadership – we lead by example, we lead with a vision for a better future for all
- Inclusion – we believe everyone has a voice and understand there are different perspectives
- Innovation – we are creative, we experiment and take risks to advance our organization and region
- Fun – we love to laugh, to make others smile and to spread goodwill in our region
“Throughout the organization’s history, our members have worked tirelessly to help businesses grow and expand, start new businesses and attract new businesses to the region, both big and small, each bringing jobs and tax revenue to improve our quality of life,” stated David Black, President & CEO of the Chamber & CREDC. “In the 1980s, CREDC was created and merged with the Chamber in the 90s – through the efforts of people with great vision that focused on the regional business community. Through the merger, the beginnings of a catalyst for business growth, job creation and policy change was created. This year we celebrate the past, but our focus will remain on the future.”
Join the Chamber & CREDC as it celebrates its 100th year anniversary at the 2014 Annual Dinner, Wednesday, April 16th, 5:30pm reception, 6:30pm dinner and program at the Hershey Lodge. The event features a keynote address from Michael Parrish Dudell, best-selling author of Shark Tank: Jumpstart Your Business – the official business book of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank.
The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties by providing a unique blend of business, community and economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost our economic vitality and livability as a region. The Chamber & CREDC has been accredited with five stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce.