Chamber welcomes new board members

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber has brought on 10 new members to its board of directors, named officers for 2023 and reappointed several members to new terms.

New board members are:

• Anthony Cafaro, Jr., co-president, Cafaro Co.;

• Nikki Carter, chief strategy officer, Mercy Health;

• Jim Dascenzo, principal, Hill Barth & King;

• Chuck George, CEO, HAPCO;

• Julie Larson, CEO, Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors;

• Kareem Maine, plant director, Ultium Cells;

• Derek Penn, board member, Charles Schwab;

• Alexa Sweeney-Blackann, consultant, #1 Cochran;

• Don Thomas, broker, Platz Realty; and

• Josh Toot, executive vice president / market president, Premier Bank

The board’s officers for 2023 are:

• Chairman — Jim Gasior, senior executive vice president and corporate development officer, Farmers National Banc Corp.;

• Immediate Past Chairman — Michael Schrock, senior vice president and human resource manager, Huntington National Bank;

• First vice chair — Matt Blair, attorney and partner, Blair & Latell Co., LPA. Blair was also reappointed to a new term;

• Vice chairs — Dr. Ron Dwinnells, CEO, ONE Health Ohio; Scott Fleming, co-president, Aim Transportation Solutions; Jackie Stewart, director, External Affairs, Encino Energy; and Shelley Taylor, owner and president, Paige & Byrnes Insurance Agency, Inc.; and

• Treasurer: Eric Shuster, president, Vallourec

Directors reappointed to new terms include:

• Rob Berk, president, Berk Enterprises, Inc.;

• Paul Hammond, general manager, Lordstown Distribution Center, The Anderson-Dubose Company; and

• Jeanne Mosure, vice president public affairs / regional director of northeast Ohio, ms consultants, inc.


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