FUNCTION

Engage the private sector, in alignment with economic development, education and community stakeholders, to provide input on strategic issues focused on workforce intelligence, labor market data,targeted industry sectors, high priority training, skills shortages, recruitment strategies, career pathways, regional talent output compared to occupation demand, future workforce needs, resource efficiency, and external threats that impact the workforce. Recommend implementation strategies that build a strong collaborative environment based on private sector labor market demands.

BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE MEMBERS 

Larry Wiersch, Chair
CEO
Cetronia Ambulance Corps

Paul Anthony
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
IBEW375

Don Cunningham
President/CEO
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

Mark Erickson
President
Northampton Community College

Tom Fiorini
President
Westgate Global Logistics

Vito Gallo
Assistant Vice President for State Relations
Lehigh University

Denise Maiatico
Vice President
Meyer Jabara Hotels of the Lehigh Valley

Robert McNamara
President
Swagelok Allentown

John Nespoli
President and CEO
Sacred Heart Hospital

Carol Obando-Derstine
Regional Affairs Director, Southeast Region
PPL Utilities

James Reilley
President
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 542

Keith Reynolds
President
Reynolds Business Systems

Joseph Roy
Superintendent
Bethlehem Area School District

Sharon Scheirer

College Relations/Onboarding/Employee Career Development
St. Luke's University Health Network

Susan Storm
District Administrator
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Carol Young
Vice President, Personnel
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

 
AD HOC Members

Tony Alfieri
Airlite Plastics Company

Jaime Anderson
NFI - Distribution East

Vincent Beller
B. Braun Medical Inc.

Jan Brna
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute

Denise Gingold
Lehigh Valley Technology Co.

Scott Gingold
Lehigh Valley Technology Co.

Steven Green
Airlite Plastics Company

Michelle Griffin-Young
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

Shane Gross
Innovative Work Spaces

Meghan Hogan
B. Braun Medical Inc.

Ben Huber
Lehigh Heavy Forge

Ron Jerdon
Jerdon Construction Services

Jane Knepp
Fellowship Community


Brynn Lee
Morningstar Living


Mary Frances Mika
B. Braun Medical Inc.
 
Jack Pfunder

Manufacturers Resource Center

Ramona Powell
United Power System Inc.

Andrea Race
Readeeming Beauty Inc.

David Schaub
Lehigh Heavy Forge

Brett Smith
Small Business Development Center

Annmarie Still
Readeeming Beauty Inc.

Nancy Williams
LEDVANCE LLC

Stephanie Yachim
Crayola