Board Members

The Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland (EGC) is a private, non-profit economic development corporation formed in January 2000. The EGC is membership based and governed by a board of directors.

EGCW Board Members


Chad Amond
Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Miele
Diocese of Greensburg
Peter Cooper
Cooper Trading Inc.
David Mohnkern
Carpenter Technology Corporation
Bruce Corna
R.B.J. Partners
Dr. Christine Oldham
Superintendent Ligonier Valley School District
Dr. Mary Finger
Seton Hill University
David Omatick
FirstEnergy – West Penn Power
Lisa Frederick
Unity Printing
Michael Pauly
Ventana USA
Ronald Frye
Elliott Group
Dr. Gennaro Piraino, Jr. 
Superintendent Franklin Regional School District
Dr. Robert Gregerson
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Paul Puleo
First National Bank
Kevin Jansma
PNC Bank
Jason Rigone
Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation
Richard Kacin
Kacin Companies
Robert Ritson
 Kristen Kaib
Community Bank
Jim Sammarone
Citizens Bank
Marcy J. Karasek
Somerset Trust Company
William Scalise
Scalise Construction
William H. Kerr, Ed. D.
Superintendent Norwin School District
Dr. Kevin Snider
Penn State University New Kensington
Ed Kilkeary, Sr.
L.J. Aviation
John Sphon
Excela Health
John Kline
S & T Bank
Dr. Tuesday Stanley
Westmoreland  College
Ralph Liberatore
Three Rivers Orthopaedic & Spine Products Inc.
Fr. Paul Taylor
Saint Vincent College
Dr. Robert Mayfield
Stacey Winfield
S&T Bank
Thomas F. McKee, Jr. 
Kennametal Inc.
Jason Yuhas 
First Commonwealth Advisors

Executive Committee

Chairman Paul Puleo
Vice Chairman Kevin Jansma
Secretary Christine Oldham
Treasurer Jason Rigone
At Large Member Peter Cooper
At Large Member Tom McKee
*President/CEO James L. Smith
*Assistant Secretary Kyle Martin
*Assistant Secretary Tina Petroy


James Conte
Phone: 724-539-3511
Fax: 724-539-3527

1004 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA  15650