• Board of Directors

  • Marty Kalos, President
    Professional: Certified Public Accountant, Kalos, Hutchings & Company, LLC
    Education: BS in Accounting, The Pennsylvania State University
    Community Involvement: Treasurer, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Member of Program Committee, EMCCC; Treasurer, Old York Road Historical Society



  • Kent Keith, First Vice President
    Professional: Morgan Stanley
    Education: San Diego State University
    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, Ambassadors Committee, Government & Economic Affairs Committee; President of the Wealth Education Foundation (non-profit); American Mensa; Philadelphia Estate Planning Council; Center City Opera Theatre Board of Directors



  • Tom Cox, Second Vice President
    Professional: Employee Benefits Consultant for iSolutions Insurance Advisors
    Education:  B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) Bowdoin College; Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Designation from the American College, Certified Patient Protection and Affordable Car Act Professional  from the National Association of Health Underwriters; Licensed Life and Health Insurance agent.
    Community Involvement:  EMCCC Board of Directors and Member of the Membership Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Scholarship Committee; President, BNI, Main Line 2 (Largest Chapter in the U.S.); Board of Directors, Innovations Home Care; Past President and current Board of Directors of St. Sophia Church; frequent speaker to Community Groups on Health Care Reform; Member, Society of Human Resources Management; Member, National Association of Health Underwriters; Member, National Society of Financial Professionals


  • Gary Kozick, Third Vice President
    Professional: Sole proprietor, Gary Kozick Elder Care Solutions, L.L.C.
    Education: Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, State University of New York at Plattsburgh Master of Social Work, Adelphi University
    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, EMCCC Ambassador, EMCCC Membership Committee, Member of Chestnut Hill Healthcare Consortium, Member of Montgomery County Estate Planning Council




  • Mary Ann Murtha, Secretary

    Professional: Owner, A Never Ending Basket 
    Education: Philadelphia University - Organizational Leadership 
    Community Involvement: Member of Board of Directors & Walk Co-Chair of Greater Philadelphia, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention [AFSP] and Member of Board of Directors & Education Committee Co-Chair of Greater Philadelphia, National Association of Women Business Owners [NAWBO]




  • James Hutchings CPA, Treasurer
    Professional: Member- Kalos, Hutchings, & Company, LLC, Certified Public Accountants
    Education: BA Rider University
    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, Rhawnhurst Turning Point Treasurer, Power Referral Network, Board of Directors 


  • W. Russell Koerwer, Past President
    Professional: Penn Community Bank, Montgomery County Advisory Board
    Education: B.A. Muhlenberg College
    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors and Program Committee member, Abington PAL, member of the Chief's Circle and Food Festival Committee, 40-year member and Past President of Jenkintown Kiwanis and Jenkintown Kiwanis Foundation Trustee, Trustee and Past Chairperson of Philadelphia Protestant Home, Director, Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, Class Fund Chair, Muhlenberg College.


  • 2016-2019

  • Marge Jacoby
    Professional: Marketing consultant, Brandywine Living at Dresher Estates  
    Education: B.A. in Elementary Education, Pennsylvania State University
    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors and co-chair of the Program Committee; Ambassador for the Alzheimer's Association, secretary of the Eastern Region Collaborative Network for Montgomery County, Mental Health & Long Term Task Network Connections and Mature Resource Network Group.


  • Leon Singletary
    Professional: President and CEO, First Contact HR
    Education: B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, M.S. in Human Resource Development, Villanova University, certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, Society of Human Resources Management, Licensed Private Investigator.
    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors and Chair of the Membership Committee; Past President and current board member of Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association; Adjunct faculty member and national speaker at colleges and associations, including the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.




  • Rocco Casciato
    Professional: General Manager, Dave and Buster's Plymouth Meeting
    Education: St. John Neumann High School
    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, Membership in Internatioinal Society of Special Events


    Charles K. Harmar
    Professional: Managing Director, US Realty Capital
    Education: B.A., Princeton University; graduate business studies, New York University and Temple University
    Community Involvement: Board Member and Ambassador, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Board Member and Treasurer, Children's Service, Inc.; Member of Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee


  • Stephen Murray
    Professional: Attorney, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
    Education: B J.D. Temple University School of Law; B.S. Physics, Temple University
    Community Involvement: Member of the EMCCC Technology Committee

  • 2017-2020

  • Steve Greenbaum
     Independent writing and graphic design consultant 
    Education: B.A. in Jounalism, Temple University
    Community Involvement: Past President, EMCCC


  • Robert Maher
    Professional: Partner in Law Firm of Dyer & Maher
    Education: Juris Doctor Degree, Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, 1974; A.B. English, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, 1969; Estate Planning Certificate, Temple University School of Law Graduate Tax Program, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.
    Community Involvement: Past President of Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Distinguished President of Jenkintown Kiwanis Club; Twice elected Kiwanian of the Year; Former member, Elder Services Board for Holy Redeemer Health System; Former Member of Development Committee of Manor College; Counsel to Abington Choral Club; Counsel to American Society of Appraisers, Philadelphia Chapter; Former adjunct faculty at Saint Joseph's University for business law and real estate law courses-Resource authority in presenting retirement planning seminars through Penn-Jerdel Corporation, SPS Technologies, Philadelphia Electric Company, Holy Redeemer Foundation.


  • Carolyn Hirsh
    Professional:  Director of Operations, Lindy Communities
    Education:  Montgomery County Community College, Manor College Realtors certificate, PAA industry courses,
    Temple university professional development communications certificate, 2014 NAA Dale Carnegie Leadership Training 

    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board Member, Pennsylvania Apartment Association Board Member , PAA Education Committee, Philadelphia Parks and recreation, The Art of It Community Collaborative Co- founder ,Jenkintown Rotary, Lindy Communities Neighborhood Outreach, Jenkintown Breathing Room 

  • John Dean
    Professional: Vice President, Commercial Lending, Centric Bank

    Education: B.A. Muhlenberg College. Master’s in Banking from Sheshunoff/LSU School of Banking from Stonier Graduate School of Banking 
    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, Loan Committee Chair at Community Lenders Community Development Corporation, Boy Scouts of America, Board of Observers and Alumni at Muhlenberg College, Academy Chorale and Abington Presbyterian Church.

  • Tara Wehmeyer
    Professional: Assistant Township Manager / Economic Development Director, Abington Township
    Education: B. S., East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania; Graduate Studies, Villanova University, MPA
    Community Involvement: Serves as a member of the Abington Township Economic Development Committee, Penn State Abington Advisory Board, EMCCC Board of Directors and Economic & Legislative Affairs Committee.

  • 2015-2018

  • Lance Kraemer
    Professional: Principal, Lance R. Kraemer Associates, Architects
    Education: Architecture, Syracuse University
    Community Involvement: Co-Chair of the EMCCC BRIC (Business Resource Information Center) Committee, School Board Advisory Committee

  • Amy Buick
    Professional: Director of Major Gifts, Abington Health Foundation at Abington - Jefferson Health
    Education: B.S. in Elementary Education, Pennsylvania State University; A.A. Bryn Athyn College
    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, General Church of the New Jerusalem Board Member; Corporation Member, Academy of the New Church.



  • Mark A. Pliner CRPS®
    Professional: Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch

  • Emeritus 2016-2017

  • Dr. Karen Wiley Sandler
    Professional: Retired Chancellor, Penn State Abington College
    Education: B.A., Principia College; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
    Community Involvement: Member of the Executive Advisory Board for the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology, Member of the Board of PAL of Abington, Member of the Abington Township Economic Development Committee, and Member of Board of Life Sciences Career Alliance. Senior Advisor for the PA Chapter of the American Council on Education's Network for the Office of Women and a volunteer for local church.


  • Staff

  • Wendy Klinghoffer
    Professional:  Executive Director, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
    Education:   B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed. Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, IOM, Institute for Organization Management, US Chamber of Commerce
    Community Involvement:  Board of Directors, Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board; Member, Abington Township Economic Development Committee; Board Member, Jenkintown Rotary Club; PA Chamber of Commerce Executives; Board Member, MontcoWorks
    Contact me:  Wendy@emccc.org or 215-887-5122