Board of Directors
W. Russell Koerwer, President
Professional: President and CEO, Chelten Hills Savings Bank
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.
Marty Kalos, First Vice 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, Second 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, Third 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
Leon Singletary, Past President
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.
Charles K. Harmar, Secretary
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
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
2014 - 2017
Professional: Independent writing and graphic design consultant
Education: B.A. in Jounalism, Temple University
Community Involvement: Past President, EMCCC
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.
Professional: Director of University Relations, Penn State Abington
Education: B. A., Moravian College
Community Involvement: Serves as a member of the Philadelphia Branding Council, member of the University Marketing Council, member of the Senior Leadership Team of the Penn State Abington College, Board member for the Abington Police Athletic League.
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
2015 - 2018
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.
Professional: Director of Community & Economic Development, Horsham Township
Education: B.A. Economics with Magna Cum Laude Honors, LaSalle University
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors and Co-Chair of Economic & Legislative Affairs Committee, member of the Horsham Township Police Pension Advisory Commission, and the Horsham Township Planning Commission.
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
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
Professional: Owner, A Never Ending Basket
Education: University of Phoenix – Business Administration
Community Involvement: Bucks County Housing Group, Bucks County Jazz Festival
Mark A. Pliner CRPS®
Professional: Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch
2016 - 2019
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
Professional: Vice President of Commercial Lending, Ambler Savings 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.
W. Gareth Horan
Professional: Vice President Commercial Lending, BB&T Bank
Education: B.S. Business Administration Clarion University; The Stonier Graduate School of Banking
Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, member of Construction Financial Management Association
Professional: Marketing consultant, Baederwood Pharmacy
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Professional: Member Services Coordinator, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Education: B.A. in Marketing, The College of New Jersey
Community Involvement: member, EMCCC Young Professionals Networking Group Contact Me: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-887-5122