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

Executive Committee

Chairman Kevin Jansma
Vice Chairman Peter Cooper
Secretary Michael Pauly
Treasurer Jason Rigone
At Large Member Marcy Karasek
At Large Member John Sphon
At Large Member Tuesday Stanley
*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