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 

Keith Reynolds, Chair
President
Reynolds Business System

Paul Anthony
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
IBEW375

Don Cunningham
President/CEO
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

Mark Erickson
President
Northampton Community College

Lorraine Faccenda
Plant Manager
LaFargeHolcim

Jane George
Regional Affairs Director
PPL Electric Utilities

James Irwin
Staff Representative
tAFSCME

Denise Maiatico
Vice President
Meyer Jabara Hotels of the Lehigh Valley

Willian Reilley
Business Representative
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 542

Susan Storm
District Administrator
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

David Wolff
Vice President
Kressler Wolff & Miller

Michael Woodland
Co-Owner
Dan's Camera City and FastSigns

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

 AD HOC Members

Tony Alfieri
Airlite Plastics Company

Jamie Anderson
NFI - Distribution East

Samantha Anglestein
Muhlenberg College

Vincent Beller
B. Braun Medical Inc.

Megan Beste
Office of Congresswoman Susan Wild

Connor Corpora
Office of Senator Robert Casey Jr.

Marta Gabriel
Office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey

Denise Gingold
Lehigh Valley Technology Co.

Scott Gingold
Lehigh Valley Technology Co.

Steven Green
Airlite Plastics Company

Shane Gross
Innovative Work Spaces

Juanita Harris
CAPS Pharmacy

Wendy Harris
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute

Rich Hobbs
Manufacturers Resource Center

Ron Jerdon
Jerdon Construction Services

Ellen Kern
Office of  Senator Pat Browne

Brynn Lee
Morningstar Living


Michelle Merhottein

FedEx Ground

Sherri Palopoli

B. Braun Medical Inc.
 
Joe Perpiglia

ABC East PA

Ramona Powell
United Power System Inc.

Andrea Race
Readeeming Beauty Inc.

Sarah Ripper
NFI Industries


Gretchen Schuler
Simos Solutions


Brett Smith
Small Business Development Center


Annmarie Still
Fellowship Community