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Officers | Members at Large

 

Chair
Mr. Kim E. Lyttle 

Senior Vice President - Government Banking, Huntington National Bank, Pittsburgh

Mr. Lyttle is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Graduate School of Banking of the University of Delaware.

Vice Chair 
Ms. Sandra Loy-Bell

Chief Executive Officer – Skelly and Loy, Inc., Harrisburg

Ms. Loy-Bell is responsible for planning, directing and supervising the activities of the firm including strategic planning, business development programs and the marketing department. She is also actively involved in the company’s day-to-day operations. Ms. Loy Bell is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in marketing.

Secretary/Parliamentarian 
Ms. Marion Carey Alexander 

Community Leader, Hummelstown

Volunteering for Harrisburg organizations since 1968, Ms. Carey Alexander has founded arts, science and human services programs. She has been instrumental in raising funds to build Whitaker Center in Harrisburg and, more recently, a new facility for WITF public television and radio. Other current activities include serving as chair of the board for United Way of the Capital Region, advisory and Keystone boards of Goodwill, development chair of Susquehanna Arts Museum, vice president of Family and Children's Services, the Dauphin County Library board and Allied Arts board.

Treasurer
Ms. Kelly S. Lieblein

Vice President of Strategies Accounts – Highmark Blue Shield, Camp Hill

Kelly S. Lieblein manages Highmark’s largest customer in Central PA. She has over 25 years of experience in health insurance and health care administration with expertise in the areas of finance and operations. A certified public accountant, Ms. Lieblein is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Assistant Treasurer
Ms. Barbara J. Bowker

Vice President of Marketing – PSECU, Harrisburg, PA

Ms. Bowker is an integral member of PSECU’s Senior Management Team which is responsible for the strategic direction and competitive strategy of the organization. As Vice President of Marketing, she is responsible for the strategic marketing direction of PSECU and for managing the overall direction of a $4 million marketing budget. Ms. Bowker graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration.

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Members at Large

Mr. Anthony N. Benevento

Senior Vice President, Regional Markets
Highmark Inc.

Anthony Benevento is senior vice president of Pennsylvania regional markets for Highmark, Inc. In this role, Mr. Benevento is responsible for setting the strategic objectives and overal performance on the Pennsylvania Regional markets. Prior to rejoining Highmark in January 2011, Mr. Benevento held various senior management positions at UPMC Health Plan. Mr. Benevento earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He earned his master's of business administration degree from Duquesne University.

Mr. John Bolger

Community Leader, Camp Hill

Currently retired, Mr. Bolger served as the vice president of member services, secretary and assistant treasurer of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association. He was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge to the State Ethics Commission, serving as vice chairman of the commission in 2002. Mr. Bolger has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Ms. Gail M. D'Angelo

Vice President/Regional CRA Manager
M & T Bank

Gail M. D'Angelo is a Vice President/Regional CRA Manager for M & T Bank and has been a resident of the Greater Harrisburg area for nearly 30 years. She is responsible for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act across the bank's Pennsylvania footprint as well as helping to direct more than $3.5 million in charitable contributions and tax credit payments throughout the bank's seven Pennsylvania regions. Gail has successfully completed relevant course work in business and finance and has participated in numerous professional workshops. She is currently a board member of Camp Curtin YMCA, Harrisburg, PA; Hope Station Opportunity Area, Carlisle, PA; and Children's Home of York, York, PA. She also serves on various committees across Pennsylvania with a focus on neighborhood and regional issues such as crime, poverty, youth outreach, housing, and community development and teaches financial literacy courses.

Ms. Marcella Daniels

Chief of Staff, Senator Vincent Hughes, Philadelphia

Ms. Daniels currently is the chief of staff to Senator Vincent J. Hughes in his district office. She also oversees the James Hughes Golf Classic, the annual golf outing that funds the James Hughes Memorial Scholarship Fund. She attended Penn State University and earned her degree from Temple.

Mr. Wayne G. Failor

Harrisburg

Mr. Failor served as Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance of the PA State System of Higher Education from 1983 until his retirement in 1997.  Prior to that, he held various positions with the Commonwealth of PA including Comptroller with the Department of Treasury and Deputy Comptroller with the Department of Transportation.  Mr. Failor also served as a captain in the U.S. Force.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in business education and his master’s degree in business administration from Shippensburg University. 

Mr. John Havas, Esq. 

Mechanicsburg, PA

Mr. Havas is a sole practitioner specializing in litigation and general practice.  He formerly practiced with the following Harrisburg law firms:  Shearer, Mette, Hoerner & Woodside, Pepper Hamilton and Foulkrod, Reynolds & Havas.  He also served as United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania from 1975-1982.  Mr. Havas earned his bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University and his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University.

Mr. David S. Kerr

Executive Director, External Affairs, AT&T Services Inc., Harrisburg, PA

Mr. Kerr joined AT&T Services Inc. in his current position in 2008. He leads advocacy and outreach efforts to all segments of executive and legislative branches in Pennsylvania while building and sustaining a positive image of AT&T Services, Inc. to policymakers and community leaders statewide. Prior to AT&T, Mr. Kerr was the founder and president of TeleCommunity Connections, LLC and served as Deputy Policy Director for Governor Ridge and Director of Policy for Governor Schweiker. He holds a B.A. in Political Science/Economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master's in Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA.

Ms. Christine M. Martin

Government Relations Vice President, PPL, Allentown, PA

Ms. Martin joined PPL in June 2003 and oversees state and federal government relations. She also chairs the employee political action committee, PPL People for Good Government, and is responsible for corporate lobbying and campaign finance compliance. Prior to PPL, Ms. Martin was deputy secretary for water management in PA's Department of Environmental Protection. She also served as senior policy manager for environmental, infrastructure, energy and regulatory issues for Governors Ridge and Schweiker and as executive policy specialist for Governor Ridge. She holds a B.A. in International Studies with minors in Economics and French from Indiana University of PA and Master of Public Administration from Penn State University. She also completed studies at the University of Nancy in France.

Ms. Edelyn "Lynn" Miller

Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations, Geisinger Health System

Ms. Miller has served in her current position since 2010 and has leadership responsibility for Geisinger's Clinical Operations which includes hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, specialty office practices, long-care term facilities, home health and hospice services, retail pharmacies and urgent care and after-hours clinics. Prior to 2010, she held various position in the Geisinger Health System including, Chief Administrative Officer, Associate Chief Administrative Officer, Vice President of Women's Health Service Line and Vice President, Compensation and Benefits. Ms. Miller earned a B.S in Psychology from Elizabethtown College and an MBA from Loyola College.

Matthew J. Steck

Owner/Partner, Greenlee Partners, LLC, Harrisburg, PA

Mr. Steck first joined Greenlee Partners in 1990 as Senior Associate/Partner in 1990 and became Owner/Partner in 1993. A prominent government affairs firm, Greenlee Partners help clients navigate Pennsylvania government — the process and the players. Prior to Greenlee Partners, Mr. Steck worked for the Senate of Pennsylvania and was Vice President of Government Relations for the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. He is Past Chairman of the Capital Regional Economic Development Corporation and Current Chairman of the Dauphin County Industrial Development Corporation and the Dauphin County Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Steck graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Government Administration.

Mr. Nelson A. Swarts

Lewisberry

Retired from IBM, Mr. Swarts served the State System in various positions from 2000-2007. Most recently he was the Director/CEO of the State System Foundation, retiring in December 2007. A graduate of Bloomsburg University of PA, Mr. Swarts serves on many community boards including: the Hospice of Central PA, West Shore YMCA, and AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union. He also serves on the Bloomsburg University College of Business Advisory Board and the Bloomsburg University Foundation Board of Directors.

Mr. Michael Varano

Managing Director – PFM, Harrisburg

Michael Varano, has been employed by PFM since 1985 and is responsible for trading and management of fixed income portfolios totaling over $11 billion. Mr. Varano is a graduate of Bloomsburg University with a degree in accounting/business administration.

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