2018-01-26

Top 100 People 2017




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 […]

Pennsylvania hospitals show year-over-year improvement




In December 2017 Medicare announced that it will penalize 751 hospitals across the country for falling below the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program’s threshold for preventing hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Hospitals in the bottom 25 percent of the 3,306 hospitals evaluated will receive a 1-percent reduction in Medicare reimbursements during the fiscal year. […]

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. She states that she’s fortunate to reap the rewards of her career at Penn College every single day: “I have a first-hand view of the impact we have on students, and how they, […]

Paul R. Watson II



Dean of Academic Services & College Transitions Pennsylvania College of Technology Paul Watson II holds a master’s degree in teaching and curriculum from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in mathematics education from Syracuse University. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Houghton College and is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership and management, with […]

Elmer Laslo



President and CEO 1st Summit Bank Elmer Laslo is 1st Summit Bank’s president and CEO. He is a 1970 graduate of Geneva College with a degree in economics. He completed the graduate school of banking program at the University of Wisconsin sponsored by Bank Administration Institute. Several years later, he chaired the community banking major for the school. According to […]

Douglas F. MacMillan



Vice President, Support Services DLP Conemaugh Medical Center As the current vice president of support services, Doug MacMillan has the privilege to work with a team of unsung heroes who strive on a daily basis to maintain, clean, feed, fix and secure “this large sprawling medical center,” as he calls it. “I am permitted to do this because I have […]

Debra K. Bowes, CPA, CHFP



Partner Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP Debra Bowes is currently a partner in her healthcare practice and also serves as the healthcare team leader in the northern and central Pennsylvania regions, as well as the hospital/healthsystem sector leader for the practice. Her focus is primarily on the audit side of the practice, but she does some healthcare consulting as well. […]

Joe Bower



President and CEO CNB Bank Joe Bower has been the president and CEO of CNB Bank since January 2010. Prior to that, he was CNB Bank’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer. He was the internal auditor for Mifflin Bank and Trust. Bower also worked as a CPA for Baker Tilley in Williamsport. He is a U.S. Army veteran […]

Jeb Stotter



President and CEO North Shore Railroad and Affiliates Jeb Stotter graduated with honors from Susquehanna University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration and a minor in sociology. Upon graduation, Stotter worked for a logistics corporation and started his own business. He continued to run his successful business when he joined NSHR in 2001. He advanced […]

Denise E. Elliott



Attorney at Law McNees, Wallace and Nurick, LLC An attorney with the McNees Labor and Employment Group, Denise Elliott focuses her practice on defending self-insured employers in workers compensation matters and providing representation and counsel to clients in employment discrimination litigation, ADA/FMLA compliance, health and safety issues. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor of arts degree […]