Buckno Lisicky & Co.
LeMaster became a CPA and joined Buckno Lisicky & Co. in 1993. He was promoted to shareholder in 1998. He also serves the firm’s health professionals clients and start-up and development-stage businesses.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
He and his family live in Lower Macungie.
Dr. Ann Bieber
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Bieber is celebrating her 40th year at Lehigh Carbon Community College, having held numerous positions and becoming president in 2014.
She is most proud of securing millions of dollars of donations from community members for scholarships for students.
“Education changes lives, and these scholarships provide the opportunity for people in our community to achieve higher education degrees and further enhance economic development in our region,” she said.
Bieber enjoys baking and finding new healthy recipes to share with family and friends. She also makes silk flower wreaths, which she gifts to others on special occasions and donates for student clubs and raffles.
President & CEO
P P L
Sorgi leads a team of more than 12,000 employees in the U.S. and U.K. that are aligned around a singular mission: to provide electricity and natural gas safely, reliably and affordably to more than 10 million customers each and every day. Along with PPL’s leadership team, he is focused on setting the strategy and direction for the company so it can continue delivering long-term value for customers and shareowners. Priorities for 2021 and beyond include advancing P P L’s clean energy strategy, further enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion at PPL and building strong communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, and customer assistance..
He became president and CEO in June 2020. Prior to that Sorgi served as president and COO since July 2019 and as CFO from 2014 to 2019.
“I’m incredibly proud of the work we do at PPL to make life better for those we serve. We deliver a service that is essential to our way of life and that reality brings with it an awesome responsibility, but it also offers a sense of purpose that is just incredibly rewarding,” Sorgi said, “I feel the most joy and pride in seeing others develop into great leaders. In my opinion, the greatest compliment to a leader is when they move on and no-one notices.”
Most important life lesson: “My parents instilled in me the value of an honest day’s work and a job well done at a very young age. But it’s important to not get lost in your goals and to always remember the Golden Rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. To be fair and compassionate, I try to view and appreciate a situation from other people’s points of view,” he said.
For Sorgi, family is a huge part of who “I am today and what drives me”. “We enjoy spending time together whether we are on a mountain skiing, a lake boating or just hanging out at home. I also love to relax by playing guitar or going for long walks,” he said.
Christian Y. Leinbach
Commissioner and Board Chair
Berks County Commissioners
Leinbach helps oversee more than 2,300 employees providing a variety of services to Berks County residents. He has held his role since 2008.
“Berks enjoys the highest bond rating in our history because of a consistent commitment to fiscal responsibility,” he said. “Our bond rating increased three times since 2008 and is currently AAA+ rating, the highest rating possible. We controlled our spending, keeping it well under inflation. We owe that to our taxpayers.”
He relaxes by gardening and hiking.
“I love gardening; planning, planting, harvesting and preserving the harvest,” he said. “My favorite place to hike is the Appalachian Trail and especially the Pinnacle in Albany Township in Berks County. A hike to the Pinnacle is rewarded with a spectacular view.”
HMK Insurance – An Alera Group Company
Kurtz has worked at HMK Insurance for 25 years and is in his fifth year as managing partner.
“I’ve been fortunate to be able to train and mentor a lot of the people that work at HMK, and I enjoy seeing them develop and excel both personally and in their careers,” he said.
Kurtz has a sign with a quote from Gary Player hanging in his office that says, “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”
“You can be anything you want in this life if you are willing to take personal responsibility and work hard,” he said.
Kurtz loves to play horseshoes, quoits and cornhole with family and friends.
President & CEO
Kile has more than 35 years of experience in health care management. He is also chief insurance officer at Lehigh Valley Health Network. He leads the development of LVHN’s insurance-related competencies and advances the Populytics platform to create health plan projects for the region.
Kile was the founding executive director of the Lehigh Valley Physician Hospital Organization Inc. for 19 years. He was chief innovation officer at Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, now Highmark, for three years.
Principal of Project Development
Kelly joined KCBA in 2006. He has played a key role in many of the firm’s high-profile projects with a special focus on educational and religious initiatives, such as the renovation and expansion of Pottsgrove High School. He leads the firm’s strategic planning and business development efforts.
He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University.
Loren K. Keim
Century 21 Keim
Keim oversees 100 brokers and agents handling every aspect of real estate sales in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey including residential, commercial and investment. He trains realtors worldwide through Realogy and is a professor of real estate at Lehigh University and a published author.
“Our relationships are critical,” he said. “Any meaningful accomplishment requires an effective and dedicated team of great people. Everyone is capable of doing the extraordinary and, to achieve long-term success, we need to empower those around us to exceed their own expectations.”
Keim loves to travel, read, watch movies and spend time with his family.
Chairman, President & CEO
American Bank of Allentown
Jaindl has served as the chairman of the board of American Bank Inc. and American Bank since April 2004 and president and CEO of American Bank since 1997 and of American Bank Inc. since 2001.
He is a trustee for the Jaindl Foundation, an organization benefiting charitable causes in the Lehigh Valley. He served on the advisory council of the dean of business and economics of Lehigh University from 2011 to 2018. He is board president of Camelot for Children, which provides care to children with pediatric cancer, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other developmental disorders.
T. Anthony Iannelli
President & CEO
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
Since Iannelli started leading the chamber in 1997, the former Allentown Chamber has grown under his leadership from 700 members to more than 5,000.
He was appointed to the Kutztown University Council of Trustees by former Gov. Tom Corbett and recently served as chairman of the regional Salvation Army. He has been recognized with the Latino Leadership Alliance Distinguished Service Award, the William Allen Distinguished Alumni Award, the Kids Peace Community Leader Award, the Muhlenberg College Entrepreneur Award and the Lehigh Valley Human Relations Award.
He hosts Business Matters, the region’s local business television show broadcast by Channel 69 WFMZ-TV.
Associate Executive Director for Business Development
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
Hudock has worked for the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley for 15 years, helping individuals to realize their dreams by offering both financial and technical small business assistance.
“You need to work hard, for you are not entitled to anything,” he said.
Hudock said it is just as important to play hard as it is to work hard. He mountain bikes, paddle boards, and spends time with family and friends.
Sean Albert Henry
Founder & President
With Henry at the helm, Obiant LLC recently completed a “true turnaround” with a local six-unit restaurant group doing about $8 million in revenue per year.
“Four years ago, they were losing about $500,000 per year,” he said. “We helped them streamline and digitize their business. Now they are back in the black, and business is up 46 percent in the face of coronavirus restrictions and shutdowns.”
Henry said “time is money” is the biggest business lie ever told.
“If you lose a dollar, you can find or make another,” he said. “If you lose a minute, you can never replace it. Time doesn’t equal money, it is more valuable. It’s priceless.”
Henry volunteers in his community through the IFAAM Masons.
“It has been said that the Masonic way is to give without remembering and to receive without forgetting,” he said. “Nothing makes me happier than being able to work towards leaving the world a better place, starting in my hometown. ”