READING, PA – September 13, 2019 – Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, the tourism bureau for Berks County, PA, welcomed new members to its Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The newly elected Board members include Mike Becker, Reading Fightin’ Phils; Sagar Shah, Best Western Plus Reading Inn & Suites; Chip White, The Works/Building 24; and returning Board Member Mark DiPiazza, Crowne Plaza Reading.
Crystal Seitz, President of non-profit commented, “I am pleased to welcome our new and returning members to the Board of Directors. They each bring a unique background, with diverse experiences that make them an asset to the Visitors Bureau and our partners.”
The Bureau’s twenty-two member Board, led by an Executive Committee, oversees the operations of Pennsylvania’s Americana Region and its staff.
The Bureau’s 2019 – 2020 Board of Directors:
2019 – 2020 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Nathan Brant, Chairman, South Mountain YMCA
Mark DiPiazza, Vice-Chair, Crowne Plaza Reading
George Reinoehl, Jr., Treasurer, RKL
Chris Kraras, Secretary, White Star Tours
Tim Joyce, Past Chairman, Lamar Advertising
2019 – 2020 DIRECTORS:
Charlie Adams, Travel Writer & Consultant
Kevin Barnhardt, County Commissioner (permanent seat)
Mike Becker, Reading Fightin’ Phils
Debbie Bertolet, Building A Better Boyertown
EmmaRose Boyle, Barley Snyder
Hamid Chaudhry, Wyomissing Family Restaurant
Dan Clouser, Big Vision Foundation
Barry Endy, Fraser Business Equipment
Robyn Jones, Berks County Living
Rachael Kehler, Peppermint Stick Candy Store
Meggan Kerber, Berks Arts Council
Deena Kershner, Our Town Foundation
Craig Poole, DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Reading
Sagar Shah, Best Western Plus Reading Inn & Suites
David Tanner, Albright College Center for the Arts
Cathy Wegener, Berks County Parks & Recreation Department
Chip White, The Works/Building 24
In addition to welcoming the new directors, Ms. Seitz thanked departing board members, Connie Andrews, Reading Eagle; Jake Henschel, Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Convention Center; Scott Hunsicker, Reading Fightin Phils; Ted Kolva, Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex; and Luis Pereira, Stokesay Castle for their time and dedication to the visitors bureau and its mission.
Information about Pennsylvania’s Americana Region and its tourism partners can be found at VisitPaAmericana.com or contacting the Visitors Bureau at 800.443.6610.