Meet the cbicc Team
Vern Squier, President & CEO, 814 234-1829
As President/CEO, Vern's primary responsibility is to provide effective leadership to the organization and its members in carrying out the Chamber's mission, directing internal operations, and developing external relationships beneficial to business and community advancement. He oversees the CBICC's economic development activity under the banner of the Centre County Industrial Development Corporation/Centre County Economic Development Partnership.
Jennifer Myers, Vice President, Economic Development, 814 234-1829, ext. 4, firstname.lastname@example.org
As vice president, Jennifer focuses on building private-sector strength in the local economy. In addition to assisting local companies in growth opportunities, she actively seeks out opportunities that can bring new jobs and wealth to Centre County.
Lesley Kistner, Vice President, Communications/Marketing, 814 234-1829, ext. 2, email@example.com
In her role at the CBICC, Lesley focuses on strategic communications and marketing for Chamber activity and programming, as well as for the CBICC's economic development mission. She also is responsible for media relations and other duties.
Nicole Smith, Vice President, Corporate Support/Membership, 814 234-1829, ext. 5, firstname.lastname@example.org
As vice president, Nicole manages overall day-to-day CBICC operations, including various duties related to the Chamber's Board of Directors, as well as member relations.
Mary Resides, Coordinator, Economic Development, 814 234-1829, ext. 3
In her role, Mary is responsible for clerical, administration and portfolio management activities related to the Centre County Industrial Development Corporation. She also serves as the I-99 Corridor Keystone Innovation Zone coordinator.
Liisa Bartges, Coordinator, Events and Membership, 814 234-1829, ext. 1, email@example.com
Liisa is responsible for various member services, including assisting new members and event/membership invoicing, and assists in event planning.
Nate Gilbert, Graphic Designer, 814 234-1829, ext. 6 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nate handles graphic design needs for the CBICC and the Centre County Economic Development Partnership, assisting the the vice president of Communications on various projects.