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    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: Next Level Financial Advisors
    Education: San Diego State University
    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors ; 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.

     

  • Chuck Marsh

    Professional: Independent Communications Consultant, Communications Counsel, Inc.
    Education: B. A., Moravian College
    Community Involvement: EMCCC Charitable Contributions Committee; College and University Public Relations and Associated Professionals

     

  • 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

     

  • 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

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

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    James R. Fisher

    Professional: Director of Marketing, The Aranda Group

    Education: B.S., Virginia Tech

    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors and Chair of the Young Professionals Committee, Delaware River Greenway Partnership Vice President and Trustee, Nancy’s House Board of Directors, Philadelphia SCCA Chair of Street Survival, Bike Chester County Steering Committee, Delaware River Sojourn Steering Committee, French & Pickering Creek Conversation Trust - Iron Tour Steering Committee

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    Jacob Lindy

    Professional: Senior Investment Officer, Lindy Communities

    Education: B.S., Widener University

    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, PAA Legislative Affairs Committee

     
  • Maureen Stephenson

    Professional: Sales and Service Manager, Penn Community Bank

    Education: B.S. Degree, LaSalle University

    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Jenkintown, Lady Drakes of Jenkintown

     

  • 2018-2021

  • 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.

     

     


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    Joy Fraunfelter

    Professional: Director, Continuing Education, Penn State Abington

    Education: Penn State University, BS Education, M.Ed. Penn State

    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board Member, Involvement in local chapters of: SHRM, ATD, LERN, UPCEA, PMI, SePA Healthcare Partnership, BucksMont Manufacturers Alliance. Member and youth support for Grace Lutheran Church, Royersford. Penn State Alumni Lifetime member.

  • 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

     

  • Mark A. Pliner CRPS®

    Professional: Financial Advisor, MassMutual Greater Philadelphia

    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors

     

     

  • Romaine Crawford

    Professional:  Senior Property Manager, Willow Grove Park Mall, ICSC Certified Shopping Center Manager 

    Education:  Bachelor of Science, Liberal Arts, Towson University, Maryland

    Community Involvement: EMCCC Board of Directors, Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce, Former Executive Board Member, New York State Tourism Advisory Council

  • 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

     

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        Monique Benvenutti

        Professional: Membership Coordinator, EMCCC

        Education:  B.A., Penn State University; A.A., Community College of Philadelphia

        Community Involvement:  Explorer Girls Leader, Chelten | A Church of Hope 

        Email: monique@emccc.org      Office: (215) 887-5122