40 Years of Graduating Community Leaders in the Greater Scranton Region

Chamber News

Leadership Lackawanna, a nonprofit organization dedicated to community leadership and professional development, an affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, recently graduated its 40th class at a “Celebration of Leadership” luncheon ceremony at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center. Over 375 people attended this milestone event which included the premier of a historical video that told the story of the organization’s history, the impact of Leadership Lackawanna community service projects, and an overview of the five projects completed by this year’s CORE program participants. A PowerPoint presentation covering achievements from this program year and the presentation of certificates to graduates was also a major highlight.

The Celebration of Leadership was only possible due to the generous support of our sponsors:

  1. 25-8 Studios
  2. Allied Services
  3. Benco Dental
  4. Center City Print
  5. Community Bank, NA
  6. FNCB Bank
  7. Geisinger
  8. Gertrude Hawk
  9. Hawk Family Foundation
  10. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  11. Hilton Scranton & Conference Center
  12. Iron Tree Data
  13. Lackawanna College
  14. Lackawanna County
  15. Maximus Foundation
  16. NBT Bank
  17. Penn East Federal Credit Union
  18. People’s Security Bank & Trust Company
  19. PNC Bank
  20. PPL
  21. Scranton Area Community Foundation
  22. The AZEk Company
  23. The Honesdale National Bank
  24. The Wright Center
  25. Times Shamrock Communications

Front row, left to right: Tressa Parker, Greater Scranton YMCA; Joy Hubshman, United Neighborhoods Centers of NEPA; Nicole Paolicelli, Penn State Scranton; Taylor Carito, Benco Dental;  Alyssa McQuillan, NBT Bank; Jasu Acharya, Community Bank NA; Jennifer Aglialoro, Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA; Kristin Bender, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates; Alissa Weiss, The Honesdale National Bank; Karla Perks, Empower Retirement; Jessica Mislinski, Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA; Middle row: Alexandria Alliah Small, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; James Warren, Warren Construction; Kyle Peter Gattuso, PNC Bank; Kelley Laird, Fidelity Bank; Ariana Argust, Allied Services; Carmelo Rivera, El Coqui Construction LLC; Patrick J. Ruane, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Joel Perkins, Penn State Scranton; Brianna M. Larose, Procter & Gamble; Jennifer Thomas, FNCB Bank; Anthony P. Portanova, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Back row: Hannah Gaul, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Joseph Cholko, Sordoni Construction; Sarah E. Sorrells, Penn East Federal Credit Union; Thomas Chairge, Jr., Prudential Retirement; Rebecca Cerra, Lackawanna College; Theodore Kowalick, FNCB Bank; Gerard N. Walsh, The Azek Company – Vycom; Caleb Hicks, Northeast PA Youth for Christ; Paul DePrimo, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Zachary Morgart-Filipski, Hilton Scranton & Conference Center; Kristin Armstrong, NBT Bank; Absent from photo: Andrew Kirby, Montage Mountain Resorts and Paul J. Ballard, Ph.D., Marywood University

About The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization that works to improve the area’s economic environment and quality of life by offering programs and services which stimulate economic growth, promote business prosperity and nurture educational opportunities. For more information about the Chamber, visit www.scrantonchamber.com.

About Leadership Lackawanna Leadership Lackawanna is a 501(c)(3) charitable, nonprofit organization in northeastern Pennsylvania dedicated to community leadership and professional development. Its six programs – Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, Leadership Collegiate, Core, Leadership Fundamentals 2.0, Executive, and Welcome Scranton! – enhance the skills, connections, and knowledge of emerging and established leaders, enabling them to better serve in our communities, workplaces, and organizations. Established in 1982, Leadership Lackawanna has created more than 2,500 community leaders. For more information, visit www.leadershiplackawanna.com.