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Please call us at 570-823-2101 or e-mail us using the format: (E-mail addresses are not printed here to prevent spam.) Direct Dial Phone Numbers begin 1-570-408-1xxx where xxx is the listed extension, unless otherwise noted.

Please direct press inquiries to Lindsay Griffin at 570-408-1724 or

Wico van Genderen

Wico van Genderen

President/Chief Executive Officer

Governance/Board Relations, Community Partnerships, Executive Leadership & Strategy, and Capital and Infrastructure Investments

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Lindsay Griffin

Executive Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce and Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry
Extension 724 or (Cell) 570.436.0453
(she, her, hers)

Chamber Program Oversight & Strategy, Economic Development, Organizational & Operations Management, Capital & Community Investments, Executive Strategy & Leadership Development

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Matthew Bickert, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Extension 723 or (Cell) 570.239.4358

Financial Reporting, Accounts Receivables, Payroll Processing, Bank Relationship Management, General Ledger Management, Budget, and Human Resources

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Everal "Ben" Eaton

Senior Director of Membership and Strategic Development

Extension 728 or (Cell) 570.884.2400

(he, him, his)

Chamber Membership, Membership Onboarding, Tiered Dues, Membership Retention, Governance, Board Development, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

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Dr. Anthony Johnson

Director of Workforce Development and Wilkes-Barre Connect

Extension 732

Wilkes-Barre Connect Programs and Initiatives, Wilkes-Barre's THINK Center Management, Co-working Management, and Workforce Development

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Ahmad Ali

Director of Membership and Community Engagement

Extension 715

Signature Events, Young Professionals Council, Wilkes-Barre Connect Events, Community Outreach, and Chamber Membership

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Meghan Flanagan

Director of Communications and Major Projects

Extension 733

(she, her, hers)

Internal and External Communications, Social Media and Content Marketing, PR, Project Management, Women's Council, and Internship Program

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Michaela Benczkowski​

Program Engagement Manager

Extension 721

Chamber and Wilkes-Barre Connect Event Coordination, Event Promotion, Membership Onboarding, and Membership Benefits and Retention

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Timothy Ooms

Data Analyst and Public Policy Manager

Extension 717

Wilkes-Barre Connect Programs and Special Projects, Data Analysis, Database Management, Reporting, and Economic Development Research

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Shanie Mohamed

Economic Development Specialist 

Extension 720 

Wilkes-Barre Connect Core Programming, Economic Development Special Projects, and Entrepreneurial Services

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Katie Spencer

Administrative Assistant

Extension 710 

Scheduling, Administration, Office Management

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