Every year, Pennsylvania Business Central celebrates the top 100 people in business and economic development who have learned how to develop their organizations and communities.

On the pages that follow, you will learn everything you need to know about this year’s Top 100 — what they do, what makes them tick and how they have become the great success stories that they are.

Our goal is simple: To show you how these 100 people achieved greatness. As you read their profiles, you will learn that they are much more than just a face on a page. They run companies, volunteer their time and also raise families. Somehow, someway, many achieve the work-life balance that escapes so many.

Each profile is unique. So be sure to take time to peruse the profiles, learn what you can about these individuals.

We think you’ll find that Pennsylvania is made up of hard-working people from fantastic communities.

The Commonwealth continues to grow and thrive because of great people — people just like those in our Top 100.

Plus, keep an eye out for our Top 100 Organizations special edition, coming out next month, celebrating the best of the best in the region’s businesses, non- profits and brands.

January 26, 2018 RSS feed / Top 100 People

Davie Jane Gilmour, Ph.D.

President  Pennsylvania College of Technology   This year marks Davie Jane Gilmour’s 20th as president of Pennsylvania College of Technology and 41st as an employee of the institution.  More...

Douglas F. MacMillan

Vice President, Support Services  DLP Conemaugh Medical Center   More...

Joe Bower

President and CEO  CNB Bank   More...

Denise E. Elliott

Attorney at Law  McNees, Wallace and Nurick, LLC   More...

Timothy J. Gooch, CPA

Partner  Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP   More...

William C. Polacek

President & CEO  JWF Industries   More...

Judy L Loy

Chief Executive Officer  Nestlerode & Loy, Inc.   More...

Joe Reschini

President and CEO  The Reschini Group/Evergreen Insurance   More...

Kent C. Trachte, Ph.D.

President  Lycoming College   More...

Doug Gerber

Plant Manager  REX Heat Treat   More...

Bob Selfridge

Founder and CEO  TMMData   More...

Dr. Michael Fiorentino

President  Lock Haven University   Dr. Michael Fiorentino has served higher education for nearly 40 years. More...

Jessica Dunlap

Audit Partner  Catanese Group   More...

Patrick M. Irwin

Vice President of Construction  Leonard S. Fiore, Inc.   More...

Samuel Catanese

Managing Partner  Catanese Group   More...

Susan Hartman

CEO  HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital   More...

Sandra Dunkel

Owner / Executive Director  Care At Home / Care At Home Preferred   More...

Amy B. Seltzer

Founder, Wealth Manager  Seltzer Financial Strategies LLC   Amy Seltzer is a wealth manager and founder of Seltzer Financial Strategies, a financial management company with locations in Altoona and Richmond, Virginia.  More...

John Bonislawski, Jr.

President and CEO  Homeland Manufacturing Services   More...

James Troha

President  Juniata College   Troha is the President of Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. Troha said that he feels extremely lucky to have his dream job.  More...

Laurie Kuzneski

Director of Marketing and Wellness  Kuzneski Insurance Group   More...

David L. Zartman, P.E.

President  Zartman Construction Inc.   More...

Brian Kelly

Corn Originator  Pennsylvania Grain Processing, LLC   More...

Vincent Delie

President and CEO  F.N.B Corporation   More...

Joseph Rose

President and Chief Scientist  FBS Inc.   Joseph Rose is the president and chief scientist of Guidedwave, a Bellefonte-based technology company that specializes in using guided ultrasound waves inspect a variety of materials.  More...

Tea Jay Aikey

President and CEO  Central PA Chamber of Commerce   More...

Mark N. Barnhart

Owner and Chairman of the Board  NPC, Inc.   Mark Barnhart’s focus is positioning NPC, Inc., for the future through business development activities and recruitment and development of the current and future leadership team.  More...

Gregory F. Krug

President  Lampire Biological Laboratories, Inc.   More...

Joe DelGrosso

President  DelGrosso Foods   Joe DelGrosso is a lifelong resident of Blair County, and a second- generation member of the DelGrosso Amusement Park and DelGrosso Foods Family, where he began work at a young age. More...

Nick Gilson

CEO  Gilson Snowboard & Ski Co.   Nick Gilson is the founder and CEO of Gilson Snowboard & Ski Co., a snowboard and ski manufacturer based in Winfield.  More...

Ed Sheehan

President and CEO Concurrent Technologies Corp. More...

Cathy Griffith

President  The Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation   More...

Teresa McCurdy

President and CEO  TD Connections Inc.   More...

Phil Johnson

Regional President, Northern PA  M&T Bank   More...

William Liedholm

General Manager  Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa   More...

Michael A. Driscoll

President  Indiana University of Pennsylvania   More...

Daniel J. Weaver

President and Executive Director  Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association   More...

John C.H. Lee

President and Director  Wickett and Craig of America   More...

Todd D. Brice

President and CEO  S&T Bancorp, Inc.   Todd Brice is president and CEO of S&T Bancorp, Inc. and serves as a member of the company’s board of directors.  More...

Neil A. Sharkey, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research  Penn State   More...

Vern Squier, CCE, PaCCE

President and CEO  Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County/Centre County Industrial Development Corporation   More...

Denny Cisney Jr.

President  Cisney and O’Donnell, Inc.   More...

Kenton Stuck

Founder and CEO  In Home Services of Central PA   Kenton Stuck is the founder and CEO of In Home Services of Central PA — a state-licensed home care agency serving senior citizens in Centre, Juniata, Mifflin and Huntingdon counties.&n More...

Mike Gaetano

President  The Hartman Group   Michael Gaetano is the president of the Hartman Group, an insurance agency with locations in State College and Williamsport.  More...

Jason Takac

President  Superior Huntingdon Composites   Jason Takac is the president of Superior Huntingdon Composites, a global market leader in the manufacturing of fiberglass reinforcements.  More...

Steven P. Johnson

President  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Susquehanna   Steven Johnson is the president of UMPC Susquehanna, a six-hospital health system supporting a diverse 12-county market in north-central Pennsylvania.  More...

Kirk Fox

Director and CEO  Riverview Bank   Kirk Fox is the chief executive officer and director of Riverview Financial Corporation and Riverview Bank. He is also one of the founding officers of Riverview Financial and Riverview Bank.  More...

David Stern

President, CEO and Owner  Paris Companies   More...

Jason McCoy

Chief Financial Officer  Paris Companies   Jason McCoy received a B.S. degree in financial management in 1990 and an MBA in 1994 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

Jeff S. Long

Owner  Jeff S. Long Construction/Graystone Court & Graystone Grande Palazzo   More...

Paul R. Watson II

Dean of Academic Services & College Transitions  Pennsylvania College of Technology   More...

Elmer Laslo

President and CEO  1st Summit Bank   More...

Debra K. Bowes, CPA, CHFP

Partner  Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP   More...

Jeb Stotter

President and CEO  North Shore Railroad and Affiliates   More...

Steve Sliver

President and CEO  Mutual Benefit Group   More...

Michael Hruska

President and CEO  Problem Solutions   More...

Robert F. Pennington

Broker/Owner  Coldwell Banker Town and Country Real Estate   More...

Angie Singer Keating

CEO & Co-Founder  Reclamere, Inc.   More...

Jill Walmer

VP, Select Accounts  Highmark Inc.   More...

Jimma Raco

President  RNDT, Inc. Nondestructive Testing Services   Jimma Raco graduated from Dixon High School in Holly Ridge, NC, in 1987. She worked in the health care industry for 12 years prior to starting RNDT, Inc. More...

Dr. David Feinberg

President and CEO  Geisinger Health   More...

Barbara Grandinetti

President  The Challenge Program, Inc.   More...

William P. Hayes

Chairman and CEO  Kish Bank   William Hayes is chairman of the board and CEO of Kish Bank and its parent company, Kish Bancorp, Inc.; he has been with Kish Bank since 1977 and the CEO since 1983.  More...

Beth Powell

President  New Pig Energy   More...

Tracy Stoltz, OTR/L

Director of Therapy Operations  HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital   More...

Thomas P. Foley, JD

President  Mount Aloysius College   More...

Timothy A. Schoonover

Attorney/Shareholder  Babst Calland   More...

Michael Grimm

President and CEO  American Eagle Paper Mills   More...

Jem Spectar

President  University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown   More...

Donald Chapman

President  Nittany Paper Mills   More...

Steve Heinz

Founder and CEO  EnergyCAP   More...

Monica Wright, M.A., Ph.D. (ABD)

Advancement Specialist  Centre County United Way   More...

Matt Paonessa

Small Business Consultant  JMG Systems   Matt Paonessa is a small business owner, technologist and consultant. More...

Tammy Wiley

Co-Owner  Bedford Candies   More...

Debra Dellaposta

President and CEO  Doing Better Business, Inc.   More...

Robert J. Eyer, CPA

President  Wessel & Company   More...

Dale Moyer

CIO/VP of Information  Evangelical Community Hospital   More...

Thomas Harley

Registered Architect  Thomas R. Hartley Architects, LLC   More...

Kelly L. Blake

CEO  Select Specialty Hospital   More...

Jeremy Frank

President and Co-Founder  KCF Technologies   Jeremy Frank is the president and co-founder of KCF Technologies, Inc., an engineering technology company providing innovative solutions in smart material devices, noise and vibration.  More...

Patty Painter

Manager  The Drying Shed   More...

George L Sidney, Jr.

President and COO  McLanahan Corporation   More...

Greg Smith

President  Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union   Greg Smith has been the president of PSECU since 1991. Today, PSECU is the largest Pennsylvania-based credit union in terms of both membership and asset size.  More...

Barry Surma, CEcD

Director  Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center   More...

Michael A. Buffington

President  One-Stop Communications   More...

Bryan Wolcott

President, CEO  Restek Corporation   More...

Jerry Murray

President  UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford Memorial   Jerry Murray is the current president of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Altoona and UPMC Bedford Memorial hospitals. More...

Steve Brawley

President and CEO  Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA   Steve Brawley is the president and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA.  More...

Joy Vincent-Killian

Catering Sales Manager  The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center and The Nittany Lion Inn   More...

Barry Lee Myers

Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors  AccuWeather, Inc.   More...

Jennifer Myers

Vice President of Economic Development  Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County   More...

Julieanne E. Steinbacher

Elder Law Attorney  Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak   More...

J. David Smith

Partner  McCormick Law Firm   More...

Elvin Stoltzfus

President  Pik Rite   Elvin Stoltzfus is the president of Pik Rite, a Lewistown manufacturer of innovative, high-quality vegetable harvesting equipment, manure spreaders, commercial waste handling tanks and dump truck bodies.  More...

Rebecca Aungst

President and CEO  Skills of Central PA   Rebecca Aungst is the president and chief operating officer at Skills of Central PA.  More...

Greg Gunn

Managing Partner  Gunn-Mowery, LLC   More...

Paul Tortorella

Head Coach  Indiana University of Pennsylvania   More...

Dr. Randy Frye

Dean, Shields School of Business  Saint Francis University   Dr. Randy L. More...

Ron Seiffert

President, COO  Northwest Bank   Ron Seiffert is the president and COO of Northwest Bank.  More...

Jennifer (Roseman) Christman

Chief & EVP, Military and Veteran Programs  Three Wire Systems/VetAdvisor   More...

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