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Newsmakers for August 29

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has selected Ellen Albright, director of talent + workforce development at the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, to participate as a homeroom leader in the fifth cohort of its premiere business leadership program. Albright participated in the second cohort as a fellow and will return to the program as a mentor and facilitator to support the program’s current attendees.

The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, and trade associations with resources, access to experts and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.

The virtual program will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, higher education and workforce development.

Upon completion, Business Leads Fellows will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s dedicated network of 200 chambers of commerce and statewide associations from around the nation who regularly engage on education and workforce initiatives.

Pennsylvania Cable Network

Brett A. Mayer, Douglassville, was recently named vice president of development. With Mayer’s expertise, PCN is launching a new development initiative based on its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and incorporating this change across its marketing endeavors.

Since its incorporation, PCN has relied primarily on cable system revenue to fund the network and has received no state or federal tax dollars. The trend toward citizens “cutting” cable television has resulted in a decline of revenue to PCN. PCN is now poised to begin its new fundraising effort focused on philanthropic support consisting of viewer and corporate donations, sponsorships, and grant/foundation funding.

Mayer comes to PCN with more than 15 years invested in nonprofit operations and fundraising with multiple organizations around the state. He started his professional career holding various positions with the YMCA of Reading and Berks County, leaving in 2013 as its director of operations; served as the development director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — Northeast PA Chapter; and as Regional Philanthropy Officer for the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region. Most recently, Mayer was a gift officer with Penn State Health St. Joseph. Mayer is a member of the United Way of Berks County Emerging Leaders, a board member and president-elect of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Berks County, and on the Greater Reading Young Professionals Board of Directors. Mayer is a graduate of Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and received his Masters of Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.

Mid Penn Bank

Joan Dickinson has been promoted to chief retail officer of the Bank. In her new role, Dickinson will continue to report to Scott Micklewright, chief revenue officer, and will lead all retail activities across the Mid Penn Bank and Scottdale Bank and Trust footprint. She is responsible for the 36 branch banking offices and the bank’s commercial cash management programs throughout the franchise.

Dickinson, who most recently served as chief of staff, has been with Mid Penn Bank since 2013 focusing primarily on developing the retail strategy, commercial lending, and relationship expansion initiatives. As Regional President, she built and led the Lancaster region team and was an integral part of establishing and growing the Bank’s presence in that market.

Dickinson holds a Master of Business Administration from Lehigh University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Moravian University. She has more than 30 years of financial services experience.

RKL Wealth Management

Julie Englert, CTP, has been appointed director of operations and compliance. Englert directs the firm’s operations, with a focus on efficiencies and technology enhancements to improve workflow and productivity. She also oversees RKL Wealth Management’s compliance program and manages its third-party vendor relationships.

Englert brings more than 25 years of banking industry experience. Her experience includes leadership roles in Treasury Management, including sales, operations, compliance and product management. Englert is a Certified Treasury Professional and a member of the Association for Financial Professionals. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and an M.B.A. from Eastern University.

A 2006 graduate of Leadership Lancaster, Englert has served on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster. She resides in Landisville, Lancaster County.

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