15 finish chamber leadership program

Graduation ceremonies will be held Thursday for the Leadership Blair County Class of 2021.

This year’s 15 members bring the total number of people who have completed the program, sponsored by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce to 535.

This is the 26th class.

The program is designed to develop and enhance community leadership by preparing individuals from diverse backgrounds to assume more active roles in addressing communities needs.

Each class selects a community service project.

The 2021 LBC Class raised money for the Blair County COVID-19 Response Fund managed by The United Way of Blair County.

This year’s class includes:

Jaime Bianconi of Altoona, branch coordinator, Reliance Bank, 1119 12th Ave., Altoona; community service activities: Relay For Life

Eammon Clarke of Bedford, director of petroleum distribution, CLI Transport LP, 5700 Sixth Ave., Altoona; community service activities: AMBUCS board member, Bedford High School football and wrestling booster, Special Olympics polar plunge, Faith Assembly small group leader

Rebecca Culp of Hollidaysburg, team administration, Berry Solutions Group, 3900 Industrial Park Drive, Suite 11, Altoona; community service activities: Cresson Lake Playhouse costume shop cleanup, St. Leonard’s Home various events and holiday celebrations, local veterans organization events

Jessica Fisher of Duncansville, attorney, McQuaide Blasko Inc., 601 Hawthorne Drive, Suite 2A, Hollidaysburg; community service activities: United Way of Blair County, Blair Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Blair County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Morgan Fochler of Duncansville, manager of process unvolvement, Ward Transportation & Logistics, 1436 Ward Trucking Way, Altoona; professional interests: Volunteer work, development of management skills

Ashely Gay Vocco of Duncansville, victim services program director, Family Services Inc., 2022 Broad Ave., Altoona; community service activities: Chair of the Legislative Public Policy Committee at PCADV

Jared Keller of Hollidaysburg, civil designer, Keller Engineers Inc., 420 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg; community service activates: Blair County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Steering Committee and Public Policy Committee, Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership, Bishop Guilfoyle assistant track coach, Hollidaysburg Rotary

Aaron Lantzy of Altoona, AVP/business banker, Altoona First Savings Bank, 203 N. Logan Blvd., Altoona; community service activities: Tyrone Chamber, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, F&A Masons, Jaffa Shrine, We Care Foundation

Benjamin Miller of Roaring Spring, CPA, Young Oakes Brown & Co, PC, 1210 13th St., Altoona; community service activities: Sunrise Rotary Altoona Club

Elizabete Mills of Altoona, banquet manager, Blair County Convention Center, One Convention Center Drive, Altoona; community service activities: Blair County Headstart chairman of Policy Council, Child Advocates of Blair County

Ashley O’Neil of Bellwood, accounting assistant, P. Joseph Lehman Inc, Consulting Engineers, 117 Olde Farm Office Road, Duncansville; community service activities: Logan Valley Baptist Church deacon president and pulpit committee chair, Lehman Engineers Trail Ride Silent auction coordinator

Scott Robertson of Altoona, endpoint unit manager, Sheetz Inc., 243 Sheetz Way, Claysburg; community service activities: Altoona Area baseball coach

Kaitlyn Tomlinson of Hollidaysburg, mortgage loan originator, First Commonwealth Bank, 1913 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg; community service activities: Treasures for Children, Thanksgiving turkey drives, the Altoona Salvation Army

Kate Whysong of New Paris, VP/commercial banking officer, CNB Bank, 107 Lampost Lane, Duncansville; community service activities: Friends of Shawnee State Park, YEA! mentor

Grant Wills of Altoona, GIS coordinator, Blair County, 423 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg; community service activities; Google Local guides


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