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
David Omatick
FirstEnergy – West Penn Power
Don Clair
Magellan Health
Michael Pauly
Ventana USA
Peter Cooper
Cooper Trading Inc.
Dr. Gennaro Piraino, Jr. 
Superintendent Franklin Regional School District
Bruce Corna
R.B.J. Partners
Paul Puleo
First National Bank
Dr. Mary Finger
Seton Hill University
Jason Rigone
Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation
Lisa Frederick
Unity Printing
Robert Ritson
Dr. Robert Gregerson
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Randy Roadman
Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County
Kevin Jansma
PNC Bank
Jim Sammarone
Citizens Bank
Richard Kacin
Kacin Companies
Mark Smail
Smail Auto Group
 Kristen Kaib
Community Bank
Dr. Kevin Snider
Penn State University New Kensington
Marcy J. Karasek
Somerset Trust Company
John Sphon
Excela Health
Ed Kilkeary, Sr.
L.J. Aviation
Dr. Tuesday Stanley
Westmoreland  College
John Kline
Standard Bank
Scott A. Tarabek
Elliott Group
Ralph Liberatore
Three Rivers Orthopaedic & Spine Products Inc.
Fr. Paul Taylor
Saint Vincent College
Dr. Robert Mayfield
Pieter Vanderwesthuizen
Carpenter Technology Corporation
Kyle Metsger
Stacey Winfield
S&T Bank
Walter J. Moorhead
Product Evaluation Systems, Inc.
Jason Yuhas 
First Commonwealth Advisors
Dr. Christine Oldham
Superintendent Ligonier Valley School District

Executive Committee

Chairman Paul Puleo
Vice Chairman Kevin Jansma
Secretary Christine Oldham
Treasurer Jason Rigone
At Large Member Peter Cooper
At Large Member Ralph Liberatore
At Large Member Michael Pauly
*President & CEO James L. Smith
*Assistant Secretary Kyle Martin
*Assistant Secretary Tina Petroy


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

1004 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA  15650