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Chester County Economic Development Council Welcomes Seven New Board Members

The Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) is announcing the election of seven new members to its Board of Directors.

“CCEDC board members help shape the future of Chester County’s business community, and they face unique challenges as we continue pandemic support services while planning for a post-pandemic economy,” says Gary Smith, CCEDC President and CEO. “We are pleased to welcome this impressive lineup of new board members, with a cross-section of perspectives from Chester County’s leading industries.”

CCEDC’s new board members are Miguel Baptista, Vice President of Commercial Real Estate, M&T Bank; Joyce Chester, President and CEO, Chester County OIC; Sean Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President/CFO, Chester County Hospital; Al Fuller, HR Manager, Cleveland Cliffs; Sassan Hejazi, Director, Kreischer Miller;  Zeke Li, Senior Vice President, Frontage Laboratories; and Dwayne Walton, Executive Director, Parkesburg Point.

Each board member serves a term of three years. CCEDC thanks the following outgoing members of its Board of Directors for their valued service to Chester County’s business community: Michael Duncan, President and CEO, Chester County Hospital; Trish Faidiga, President, Advantage Building & Facility Services, LLC; Karen Flynn, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Catalent; and Keith Montone, Director, CTDI.

CCEDC’s new officers are Chair Craig Styer of Fox Rothschild LLP; Vice Chair Bill Stedman of Trion Group; Treasurer Michael Hankin of Hankin Group; and Secretary R. Lorraine Bernotsky of West Chester University.