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Author Archives: LVB Staff

R. Scott Unger

Executive Director Allentown Economic Development Corporation Unger has led the Allentown Economic Development Corporation for more than a decade. Three projects he is proud of include the PPL hockey arena and hotel complex, Bridgeworks Industrial Center and Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture from West Virginia University.

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John N. Vanarthos

Chairman Norris McLaughlin P.A. Vanarthos concentrates his practice on business law, mergers and acquisitions and international law. His mergers and acquisitions experience includes several transactions representing both buyers and sellers of flavor and fragrance companies. He also has experience handling deals in the pharmaceutical, medical device manufacturing, chemical and health care industries. He advises several high-tech companies in technology licensing, ...

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John P. Weidenhammer

President Weidenhammer Weidenhammer is proud of having started a business in a challenging industry focused on digital computer experience and having it survive for 43 years. He handles executive management of the firm working on strategy, acquisitions and client experience. “Remember to say thank you a lot and be truly considerate of the needs of the people you love,” he ...

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Ted Witman

President & COO Concannon Miller & Co. PC Witman joined Concannon Miller in 2013. His specialties include operations, customer service, sales and marketing, outsourcing, personnel and human resources, finance and business succession and planning. “Don’t be afraid to change what needs to change – nor to stand firm for what should not change,” he said. He holds a Bachelor of ...

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Rich Wuerthele

President and Chief Crayolian Crayola Wuerthele joined Crayola, a Hallmark subsidiary, in January 2020. He is responsible for Crayola’s global business, providing strategic direction and vision for the company and brand. “I enjoy working with Crayolians to fulfill our mission of helping parents and educators raise creatively alive children.” Wuerthele said he’s proud to be a Crayolian and “part of ...

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Frank Zukas

President Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation Zukas has worked in the economic development field since January 1979, when he took on the role of industrial commissioner with the Greater Pottsville Industrial Development Corporation (GPIDC) — the predecessor organization to SEDCO. He also serves as the executive director to the Schuylkill County Industrial Development Authority (SCIDA) and provides marketing support and administrative ...

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Todd Shamash

Todd Shamash President & CEO Capital Blue Cross He oversees all major facets of Capital Blue Cross’ business operations, including overall performance, diversification strategy, subsidiary governance, finance, risk exposure, strategic partnerships and growth. Shamash’s overarching responsibility is to ensure Capital BlueCross’ place as a leading health plan in one of the country’s most competitive healthcare environments. Shamash has been with ...

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James J. Schlegel

James J. Schlegel Mayor Kutztown Borough Schlegel is a lifelong resident of Kutztown, first elected mayor in 2017. He previously served on the borough council for 10 years. He is a former conductor for Blue Mountain Reading Railroad. He is an Army veteran.

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George Rudolph

George Rudolph President & CEO Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union dba PSECU Alongside a team of more than 800 professionals, Rudolph ensures that as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, PSECU is delivering high-quality products and services to its more than 475,000 member-owners. “Above all, our goals are to help our members achieve their goals, and serve as their trusted financial partner,” ...

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Kristine Roddick

Kristine Roddick Managing Partner KingSpry Roddick has been a partner at KingSpry since 2008 and has served in her current role for nearly seven years. “Industry recognition is always wonderful, but in 2019, I was named a Zephyr Graduate of Distinction,” she said. “That honor meant a lot because it is important to always remember where you come from and ...

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