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Meet the Lehigh Valley Business’ Power 100

We are pleased to present our 2022 Lehigh Valley Business Power 100 List. These are the individuals who shape our communities and influence the quality of life in our region. They are leaders  — some quite prominent and well-known – as well as those who are behind-the-scenes change-makers. They operate in all spheres of endeavor: law, finance, education, government, health care, business and nonprofits. 

This, our second annual list, was compiled by the editorial staff and leadership team at the Central Penn Business Journal. You’ll find some familiar names from last year’s list plus some newcomers who are leaving their mark. This is not a ranking. There is no score. Our goal with these profiles is to showcase these men and women in a way that offers insights into their accomplishments and reveals something meaningful about who they are and what makes them tick.   

We hope you enjoy this special section.   

Ernest Long 

Managing Editor 


Raja Abass
Ethos Clinic

Mike Adams
NAI Summit

Sanford Ames Jr.
Astound Broadband Powered by RCN

Richard A. Anderson
St. Luke’s University Health Network

Abe Atiyeh
Pennsylvania Venture Capital

Mike Axiotis
Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group

Gene Barr
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

Chris Barrett
Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau

Wayne Barz
Ben Franklin Technology Partners – Northeastern PA 

Anne Baum
Capital Blue Cross

Dr. Ann Bieber
Lehigh Carbon Community College

Daniel C. Bosket
Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown 

Becky Bradley, AICP
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Gregory Brennan
Alfred Benesch & Co.

Gunnar Brunius
Mack Trucks, Lehigh Valley Operations 

Kevin T. Campbell
Barry Isett & Associates Inc.

Dave Capitano
Baker Tilly US, LLP

Ernie Choquette
Stevens & Lee

Melissa Confalone
Fraser Advanced Information Systems

Michael Conkey
Albarell Electric

Donald Cunningham
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.

Luke Cunningham
West Side/Hammer Electric .

Tony DaRe
BSI Corporate Benefits

Gregory E. Deavens
Independence Health Group 

Nancy Dischnat
Workforce Board Lehigh Valley

Jeffrey C. Euclide
Entech Engineering Inc.

David Evans
HADC Allentown

Michael Fehnel
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom 

Steve Fisher

Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr.
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba PC

Doug Frederick
Howard Hanna the Frederick Group

Jim Gerlach
Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Seifi Ghasemi
Air Products 

James J. Greenfield, OSFS
DeSales University

Jack Gross
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Cassidon Realty

John F. “Jack”  Gross
Gross McGinley LLP

Mike Harakal
Whitehall Township

Daniel Harrigan
Spillman Farmer Architects

Mike Wayne Hawkins
Netizen Corp.

Kenneth Hawkinson
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Amy Hawley
SVN/Imperial Realty

Sean Albert Henry
Obiant Incorporated

David Holmberg
Highmark Inc.

Christopher Hudock
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley 

T. Anthony Iannelli
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

Mark Jaindl
American Bank of Allentown

Loren K. Keim
Century 21 Keim

Mike Kelly
KCBA Architects

Gregory Kile

Ginger Kunkel
Tompkins Community Bank 

Timothy Kurtz
HMK Insurance – An Alera Group Company 

Christian Y. Leinbach
Berks County Commisioners

Louis LeMaster
Buckno Lisicky & Co

Leonard Lightner
City of Allentown

David Lobach, Jr.
Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley

Donna LoStocco
First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union

John R. Loyack
Alvernia University

Steve Massini
Penn State Health

Jared Mast
Greater Easton Development Partnership

Lamont G. McClure
Northampton County

Mary Kay McMahon
Fellowship Community

Howie Meller
People First Federal Credit Union

Eddie Moran
City of Reading

Kevin K. Murphy
Berks County Community Foundation

George Nahodil
Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Brian Nester
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Salvatore J. Panto Jr. 

D. Brad Patt
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors & The Trident Group 

P. Sue Perrotty
Tower Health

Elaine Pivinski
Franklin Hill Vineyards 

Craig Poole
Reading Hospitality

Joe Posh
Posh Properties Real Estate Services

Tarah Probst

Chris Pruitt
East Penn Manufacturing

J. William Reynolds

Todd Robbins
Robbins Rehabilitation East

Kristine Roddick

George Rudolph

James J. Schlegel
Kutztown Borough 

Todd Shamash
Capital Blue Cross

Tom Shaughnessy
J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc.

Alan Shuman
Shuman Development Group

Sam Sidhu
Customers Bank

Abby Silfies
American Heart Association

John D. Simon
Lehigh University

Jay Snowden
Penn National Gaming

Vincent Sorgi

Barry Spayd
Pagoda Electric

Michael Spigel
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

Jane Spradlin
Concannon Miller & Co. CPA

David Stonesifer
Herbein+ Co. Inc.

Edward J. Swoyer Jr.
Greater Berks Development Fund

Richard Thompson

Matt Tuerk

R. Scott Unger
Allentown Economic Development Corp.

John N. Vanarthos
Norris McLaughlin P.A.

John P. Weidenhammer

Ted Witman
Concannon Miller & Co. PC

Rich Wuerthele

Frank Zukas
Schuylkill Economic Development Corp

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