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Chester County Economic Development Council Welcomes Six New Board Members 

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

“CCEDC’s board members are uniquely positioned to influence the future of Chester County business as the pandemic rebuilding process advances,” says Gary Smith, CCEDC President and CEO. “We look forward to the contributions of each of these impressive individuals, drawing from their experiences in a variety of Chester County industries.”

CCEDC’s new board members are Matt Adams, Leasing/Acquisitions, E. Kahn Development; Perry Bentley, Senior Director of Data Operations, Bentley Systems; Mike Cappelletti, Senior Account Representative, Warfel Construction; Kathy Gorman, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning & Marketing, Penn Medicine/Chester County Hospital; Rachel Roberts, President, American Mushroom Institute; Greg Vietri, President, G.A. Vietri, Inc.

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: Dave Dadoly, Vice President of eSales, Bentley Systems; Sean Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President/CFO, Chester County Hospital;  Duane Knecht, Founder, DK Enterprises; Adam Loew, President, J. Loew & Associates.

The Chester County Economic Development Council is a private, non-profit economic development organization promoting smart growth in Chester County and the surrounding region for more than 60 years. The CCEDC provides proven financing solutions, cultivates workforce talent, leverages business partnerships and fosters entrepreneurial collaboration. Together, with the support of the private and public sectors, CCEDC initiates, implements and innovates programs that improve the business community and enhance the quality of life in Chester County. For more information, visit