Board of Directors


Chairman – Mike Wood

Wilkes University

Vice Chairman – Bob Borwick

2B Realty

Secretary¬†–¬†James Casey
Casey House

Treasurer – Charles Barber

Downtown Resident

Executive Director – Larry Newman, AICP

Board Members

Greg Barrouk
Lewith & Freeman Real Estate

Jim Bell
James A. Bell, R.A.

Ruth Borland, Esq.
Borland & Borland

Bob Borwick

2B Realty

Tony Brooks
Wilkes-Barre City Council

Mayor George Brown
City of Wilkes-Barre

Gus Genetti
Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center

Beth Gilbert
Wilkes-Barre City Council

Lindsay Griffin
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry

Mark Grochocki
Office of Pennsylvania State Senator John T. Yudichak

David Jolley

Public Relations & Communications Counsel

Bill Jones
United Way of Wyoming Valley

Janet Kobylski
King’s College

John Maday
Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association

John Malta
Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance Company

Ken Marquis
Marquis Art & Frame

Jack McNulty
Office of State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski

Kerry Miscavage
The Times Leader

Teri Ooms
The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development

Patricia Parks
Downtown Residents Association

Brian Rinker
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Zubeen Saeed

Building Blocks Learning Centers

Reverend Bob Zanicky
First Presbyterian Church

Joel Zitofsky

Design & Development Co.