Published: February 7, 2014
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Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers
Ken Long, vice president for administration and finance at East Stroudsburg University, was elected to serve on the board of directors of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO). EACUBO is the regional affiliate of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). EACUBO is a membership organization with 630 higher education institutions spanning from Maine to Virginia. As defined by its mission, EACUBO provides a culture in support of the instructional, research and public service missions of higher education and exists to promote effective and ethical business and financial administration in colleges and universities in the Eastern region.
Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
Area business leader, Paul Quick, senior vice president and general manager for Frontier’s Pennsylvania operations, was recently elected to the board of directors of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. Prior to working for Frontier, Mr. Quick has held executive positions with CSS Industries’ Paper Magic Group, Walgreens Team for Hallmark Cards, Image Arts division and its Specialty Products division of Hallmark and various positions with Season Greeting Cards. Mr. Quick is also a board member of the United Way of Wyoming Valley and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce. He served on the board of the Alliance for Children and Families and was a board member and chairman for Heart of America Family Services.
MARCH OF DIMES
Local business leaders are working with the March of Dimes to prevent pre-term birth to give more babies a healthy start in life. Wilkes-Barre business professionals, Jerry Palmaioli and Tracey Palmaioli, have taken on the role of March for Babies Event co-chairs. Mr. Palmaioli is an Allstate agent for Stolarcyk Insurance Agency and Ms. Palmaioli is from Maternal and Family Health Services. As March for Babies co-chairs, they will raise awareness and funds to advance the scientific research and educational programs at the core of the March of Dimes efforts to prevent pre-term birth and birth defects.
Pennsylvania Builders Association
Kevin Coutts, president of Forest Homes of Lake Wallenpaupack Inc., has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Builders Association. PBA is the voice of the home building industry in Pennsylvania. In this role, Coutts will serve on PBA’s board of directors and will be responsible for overseeing the association’s activities on both state and national levels. As president, he will serve as the liaison to all coalitions and task forces on which PBA is a member. Coutts is a member of the Wayne County Builders Association, for which he has served as president and board member.
Phoenix Bancorp Inc.
Noble ‘Bud’ Quandel was named vice chairman of Phoenix Bancorp Inc. by the members of the Phoenix Bancorp Inc. board of directors at the January board meeting. He has served as a member of the Phoenix Bancorp Inc. board since 2005 and is the president and chief executive officer of Quandel Enterprises Inc. Also at the January meeting, Ronald Derenzo was named secretary of Phoenix Bancorp Inc. He has served as a member of theboard since 2007 and is an attorney at Derenzo Zerbe. The Miners Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix Bancorp Inc. Miners Bank serves communities throughout Schuylkill and southern Luzerne County.
Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania
Dairy farmer Tony Brubaker began his second term as president of the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP) on Jan. 1 after being unanimously elected by the board of directors. He is a partner with his father and brother at Brubaker Farms, an 830-cow dairy farm in Lancaster County. Joining Brubaker as officers of the dairy producer led organization for 2014 are Vice President Walt Moore from Walmoore Holsteins Inc. in Chester County; Secretary Glenn Gorrell from Gorrell Dairy in Bradford County; and Treasurer Joel Krall, partner at Furnace Hill Holsteins, Lebanon County.
University Economic Development Association
Mary Frances Postupack, the vice president for economic development and research support at East Stroudsburg University, was recently named president of the board of directors of the University Economic Development Association (UEDA). Established in 1976, UEDA is a national organization representing higher education, private sector and community economic development stakeholders. UEDA’s mission is to serve its members by enhancing members’ abilities to deliver economic development benefits through engagement with higher education. UEDA assists universities nationwide to promote economic development; showcase best practices for university-based economic development; and to expand economic opportunities in communities by leveraging research, community resources, talent development and technology commercialization. At ESU, Postupack manages the division of research and economic development (RED), which includes an award-winning business accelerator program, the office of workforce development, entrepreneurial leadership center, and the office of sponsored projects and research. She has more than 20 years of experience in education, business, community and economic development.