Longtime area educator named executive director
Kysor entering role at Huntingdon County Business and Industry
HUNTINGDON — A long-time educator has been named as executive director of Huntingdon County Business and Industry.
Darwin Kysor succeeds Robert Reitman, executive director since 2016, who submitted his resignation effective Sept. 20.
Kysor spent the majority of his career in higher education with more than two decades at Juniata College. He most recently was the Director of Career Development, establishing lasting relationships with the business community, both locally and regionally, in order to best serve the students he was committed to prepare for transition into the workforce.
Prior to his role at Juniata College, he was the Coordinator of Job Placement & Cooperative Education at Harford Community College in Maryland and the Cooperative Education Coordinator/Career Counselor at Georgia Southern University.
He graduated with a bachelors degree and masters degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University.
The board of HCBI looks forward to Kysor continuing its mission to expand the economic interests of Huntingdon County.
“Darwin is the right person to compliment the team we have built at HCBI. We want to draw new businesses into the area, but also gain a better understanding of the needs of our existing business community. We continue to seek ways in which our organization can expand the services we offer to meet those needs — whether it is through entrepreneurial workshops, business coach program, loan services, facilitating dialogue between private and public sector, or through collaboration with career service organizations like the PA Careerlink,” said Cory Sisto, board president in a statement.
“I know that Darwin will be able to easily carry forward these efforts, but I’m also excited to see what new directions he takes the organization in advancing our mission. The work is never done for our organization. We have an energized board that will stand with Darwin and our staff
to continue promoting Huntingdon County and our business community,” Sisto said.