The Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) has announced the election of six new members to its board of directors. The council also recently outlined leadership for the current board.
The council’s new board members include: Fawn Collingwood, vice president of human resources, United Safety & Survivability Corp.; Marta Yera Cronin, president, Delaware County Community College; David Dilworth, senior program manager of lease administration, CTDI; Theo Notaras, sales & leasing executive, Bennett Williams Commercial; Kara Rahn, senior manager of government and external affairs, Pennsylvania American Water; and Jane Tang, dean and professor, Gwynedd Mercy University.
The Economic Development Council’s board of directors leadership includes Bill Stedman, president of people services at Lockton Companies, board chairman; Michael J. Hankin, chief operating officer at the Hankin Group, vice chairman; R. Lorraine Bernotsky, executive vice president and provost at West Chester University, treasurer; and Michael A. Bray, assistant professor of the practice, management & operations at Villanova University, secretary.
Each board member serves a term of three years.
In welcoming the new board members, Mike Grigalonis, Chester County Economic Development Council president and COO said their experience “will be critical in guiding us as we continue to grow new programs we have launched this past year.” Those programs include the Pennsylvania Catalyst Fund, a loan fund that prioritizes lending to minority- and women-owned businesses; Project RECONNECT, a program designed to remove financial barriers for students seeking to re-enroll in post-secondary education; and the Pennsylvania Global Business Advisors, which expands global markets for Pennsylvania business as well as international investment in the Commonwealth.
Departing members of the Chester County Economic Development Council include: Craig Adler, senior global program manager for Apple, CTDI; Christopher Benevento, vice president, guest services & operations, Longwood Gardens; and Marian McGorry, vice president of academic affairs, Delaware County Community College.
Source: Berkshire mont