PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Board of Directors

PEDA Officers

  • President
    Michael Grigalonis
    COO & Executive Vice President
    Chester County Economic Development Council
    737 Constitution Drive
    Exton, PA 19341
    610-458-5700
  • 1st Vice President
    Steve McKnight
    President & CEO
    Altoona - Blair County Development Corp
    3900 Industrial Park Drive
    Altoona, PA 16602
    814-944-6113
    814-946-0157 (fax)

  • 2nd Vice President
    Laura Goodrich Cairns
    Deputy Director of Commerce
    Delaware County Commerce Center
    100 West Sixth Street, Suite 100
    Media, PA 19063
    610-566-2225
    610-566-7337 (fax)
  • Treasurer
    Robert Swales
    Chief Executive Officer
    Clearly Ahead Development
    511 Spruce Street, Suite 5
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    814-768-7838, ext. 204
    814-768-7338 (fax)
  • Secretary
    Melissa Stone
    Vice President of Economic Development
    Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC)
    3211 North Front Street, Suite 201
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    717-213-5042
    717-232-5184 (fax)
  • Immediate Past President
    James Becker
    Executive Director
    Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County
    789 Bessemer Street
    Meadville, PA 16335
    814-333-2299
    814-337-8282 (fax)

Directors (Voting Members)

  • Kevin Abrams
    Executive Director
    Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission
    312 Main Street
    Towanda, PA 18848
    570-265-1500
    570-265-7585 (fax)
  • Angela Annibale
    Deputy Executive Director
    Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County
    789 Bessemer Street
    Meadville, PA 16335
    814-333-2299

  • John Biemiller
    Director, BRE
    Economic Development Company of Lancaster County
    115 East King Street
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    717-696-6222
  • Michelle Bisbing
    Director of Marketing
    Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation
    701 Main Street, Suite 407
    Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    570-839-1992
    570-839-6681 (fax)

  • Phil Eastman
    Director of Economic Development
    PECO, an Exelon Company
    2301 Market Street, S-16-3
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-841-5640
    215-841-5661 (fax)
  • Ryan Glenn
    Director of Statewide Initiatives
    Ben Franklin Technology Partners
    1010 North 7th St. Suite 307
    Harrisburg, PA 17102
    717-948-4317 Office
  • Kenetha Hansen
    Director, Economic Development & Financing
    York County Economic Alliance
    144 Roosevelt Avenue
    York, PA 17401
    717-848-4000

  • Carol L. Kilko
    Deputy Secretary for Business Finance
    Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
    400 North Street, 4th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17120
    717-720-1402

  • Patrick Miller
    Executive Vice President
    Altoona - Blair County Development Corp
    3900 Industrial Park Drive
    Altoona, PA 16602
    814-944-6113
    814-946-0157 (fax)

  • Lisa Nentwick
    Manager, Economic Development
    FirstEnergy Corporation
    701 West New Castle Street
    Zelienople, PA 16063
    724-453-3438
    330-255-1008 (fax)
  • Richard Novotny
    Executive Director
    Corry Area IDC
    1524 Enterprise Road
    Corry, PA 16407
    814-664-3884
    814-664-3885 (fax)
  • Ernie Post
    State Director, Pennsylvania SBDC Network
    Kutztown University
    15155 Kutztown Road
    Kutztown, PA 19530
    484-646-4002
    484-646-4009 (fax)

  • Ryan Unger
    President and CEO
    Team Pennsylvania Foundation
    240 N. 3rd Street, 2nd Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    717-233-1375
    717-233-0986 (fax)
  • Mary Beth Wood
    Executive Director
    Wayne Economic Development Corporation
    32 Commercial Street, Suite 1
    Honesdale, PA 18431
    570-253-2537
    570-253-0818 (fax)

Committee Chairs (non voting members except where noted above)

  • Advocacy
    Steve McKnight
    President & CEO
    Altoona - Blair County Development Corp
    3900 Industrial Park Drive
    Altoona, PA 16602
    814-944-6113
    814-946-0157 (fax)

  • Awards
    James Becker
    Executive Director
    Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County
    789 Bessemer Street
    Meadville, PA 16335
    814-333-2299
    814-337-8282 (fax)
  • Conference
    Michelle Bisbing
    Director of Marketing
    Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation
    701 Main Street, Suite 407
    Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    570-839-1992
    570-839-6681 (fax)

  • Finance
    Robert Swales
    Chief Executive Officer
    Clearly Ahead Development
    511 Spruce Street, Suite 5
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    814-768-7838, ext. 204
    814-768-7338 (fax)
  • EDC
    Robert Swales
    Chief Executive Officer
    Clearly Ahead Development
    511 Spruce Street, Suite 5
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    814-768-7838, ext. 204
    814-768-7338 (fax)
  • EDC
    Vacant

  • Membership & Communications
    Angela Annibale
    Director of Business Development
    Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County
    789 Bessemer Street
    Meadville, PA 16335
    814-333-2299


  • Nominating
    Steve McKnight
    President & CEO
    Altoona - Blair County Development Corp
    3900 Industrial Park Drive
    Altoona, PA 16602
    814-944-6113
    814-946-0157 (fax)

  • Pennsylvania DCED
    Carol L. Kilko
    Deputy Secretary for Business Finance
    Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
    400 North Street, 4th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17120
    717-720-1402



PEDA Staff

  • Joshua Skopp
    Executive Director
    908 North Second Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17102
    717-441-6047
    717-236-2046 (fax)
    jskopp@wannerassoc.com
  • Alex Rahn
    Government Relations
    908 North Second Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17102
    717-441-6047
    717-236-2046 (fax)
    arahn@wannerassoc.com
  • Jason Tobias
    Membership & Registration Coordinator
    908 North Second Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17102
    717-441-6047
    717-236-2046 (fax)
    jtobias@wannerassoc.com
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