Harrisburg, PA (January 16, 2019) - The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) recently announced that PSECU Vice President of Marketing and Membership Development Barb Bowker will serve as its new Chamber Board Chair effective January 1. Bowker will lead the work of the organization, together with the Board Chair for its CREDC arm, Hamilton Health Center CEO Jeannine Peterson, throughout 2019.
"We're fortunate to have outstanding bold leaders with strong track records take the helm of the Chamber and CREDC boards," said David Black, President and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC. "We look forward to working alongside Barb and Jeannine this year to produce powerful results for our region."
The mission of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC is to be a catalyst for policy change, for job creation, and for business growth in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties that enhances the quality of life in the region.
"The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC energizes and engages regional companies and organizations to foster a vibrant business community," Bowker said. "The leadership provided by the Chamber helps deliver powerful results for our region by piloting economic development initiatives, advocacy change, and strategic business decisions. We as individual businesses need to come together in order to make change, and I find that the Chamber is at the center of it all."
The Chamber Board of Directors is comprised of 43 voting members. A complete list of board members is available at harrisburgregionalchamber.org. The additional slate of 2019 Harrisburg Regional Chamber officers is as follows:
- 1st Vice Chair - Tom Sposito, S&T Bank
- 2nd Vice Chair - Merone Yemane, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
- Treasurer - Greg Gunn, Gunn-Mowery
- Secretary - Karen Gunnison, Capital Blue Cross
- At-Large Member - Zachary Khuri, First National Bank
"I look forward to working with my fellow Chamber Board officers and members, as well as with our CREDC counterparts, to help bring positive change to our businesses and communities," added Bowker.
Opened in 1934, PSECU was founded by 22 ordinary people who made an extraordinary commitment to each other: To create a financial institution where pooled resources benefit all members. Today, we are a full-service credit union serving more than 450,000 members and have over $5 billion in assets. As a not-for-profit financial institution, our goal remains to help our members and their families achieve a better life. For more information about PSECU, visit psecu.com. View our Community Report Card to learn how we contribute to the greater good.