Our Sponsors and Partners

For nearly 20 years, TGCC has been leading the tri-state region forward because of the generosity of our members. Thank you for your leadership, your time and for your financial commitment. It is with your support that our role in regional economic development is possible.


ALLEGANY COUNTY, MD

Peter Bajc, AES Warrior Run - CC
John H. Balch, PharmaCare of Cumberland - CC
Dr. Cynthia Bambara, Allegany College of Maryland - CC
Carl O. Belt, The Belt Group - CC
Matthew Brewer, Bennett Brewer & Associates, LLC. - CC
Mirjhana Buck, Wells Fargo Advisors - CC
Rick Collins, MBS Keystone - CC
Dr. Eric Davidson, UMCES–Appalachian Laboratory - CC
Skylar Dice, Rocky Gap Casino Resort - CC
Thomas B. Finan, Jr., Private Investor - CC
Dustin Freas, Care Ventures, Inc. - CC
Mark Fulchino, Fundamental Lifetime Care - CC
J. Matthew Gilmore, Geppert, McMullen, Paye & Getty - CC
Steve Jenkins, Allegany Coal and Land Company - CC
Kim Leonard, Bella, Inc. - CC
Mike Marchini, CBIZ - CC
Dr. Ron Nowaczyk, Frostburg State University - CC
Dr. Jeffrey Poland, Lifetime Eyecare Center - CC
Barry Ronan, UPMC Western Maryland - CC
John Smyth, CBIZ/Smyth & Pyles - CC
David Turnbull, Turnbull, Hoover & Kahl - CC
William Valois, Grow West - CC
Cliff Wendricks, Ironworkers Local Union 568 - CC
Roy “Bucky” Whiteman, Progressive Physical Therapy - CC
Stephen C. Wilkinson, Stephen C. Wilkinson, LLC - CC
John Will, Standard Bank - CC
Briana Willetts, Willetts Systems - CC
John Yoder, Walter N. Yoder & Sons, Inc. - CC
Jeremy Irons, The Belt Group - AM
Jeff Kirk, Allegany College of Maryland - AM
Lee Fiedler, former Mayor, City of Cumberland - HON
Wayne Spiggle, Retired - HON
Colleen T. Peterson, TGCC Executive Dir. (2006-2011) - HON
John Emerick, Retired - LL
Jeff Barclay, Allegany County Economic Development - PiP
David Cotton, Maryland Department of Planning and ARC - PiP
Stuart Czapski, Allegany County Chamber of Commerce - PiP
Paul Kelly, Cumberland Economic Development Corp. - PiP
Leanne Mazer, Tri-County Council of Western MD - PiP
Juli McCoy, County United Way - PiP
Wendolyn McKenzie, HRDC - PiP
Jim Pyles, Allegany County Dept. of Emergency Services - PiP
Deidra Ritchie, Canal Place Preservation Authority - PiP
Leah Shaffer, Community Trust Foundation - PiP
Ryan Shaffer, Potomac Highlands Airport Authority - PiP
Elizabeth Stahlman, City of Frostburg - PiP
Courtney Thomas-Winterberg, Allegany County Department of Social Services - PiP

BALTIMORE, MD

Pam Ruff, Maryland Economic Development Association - PiP
Andrew Sargent, Maryland Department of Commerce - PiP

GARRETT COUNTY, MD

Shawn Bender, Beitzel Corporation - CC
M. Kendall Ludwig, CurlyRed - CC
Bill Meagher, Lakeside Creamery - CC
Dr. Richard Midcap, Garrett College - CC
Phil Rodeheaver, First United Bank & Trust - CC
Frank Vitez, Phenix Technologies - CC
Bill Grant, Retired - LL
Nicole Christian, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce - PiP
Michael Hough, Garrett County Economic Development - PiP
Duane Yoder, Garrett County Community Action Agency - PiP

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD

Robert Caret, University System of Maryland - HON
Brit Kirwan - HON

ERIE COUNTY, NY

Craig Turner, Continental 1 - PiP

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA

Michael F. Delligatti, M&J Management Corporation - CC

BEDFORD COUNTY, PA

Kellie Goodman Shaffer, Bedford County Chamber of Commerce - PiP
Bette Slayton, Bedford County Development Association - PiP

BLAIRE COUNTY, PA

Reynolds Baldwin, L. S. Fiore Construction - AA

CAMBRIA COUNTY, PA

Linda Thomson, JARI - PiP

FULTON COUNTY, PA

Jim Crowder, FirstEnergy - CC

SOMERSET COUNTY, PA

G. Henry Cook, Somerset Trust Company - AA
Ron Aldom, Somerset County Chamber of Commerce - PiP
Josh Boland, Somerset County Econ. Development Council - PiP

WEST MORELAND COUNTY, PA

David Friend, Laurel Renewable Partners, LLC - CC

HARDY COUNTY, WV

Charles Terrell, Eastern WV Community & Tech. College - AA

MINERAL COUNTY, WV

Timi Hadra, IBM - CC
Jerry Brode, Northrop Grumman - CC
Wayne Hatcher, Potomac Valley Hospital - CC
Terry Stephens, Retired - LL
Kevin Clark, Mineral County Development Authority - PiP
Randy Crane, Mineral County Chamber of Commerce - PiP
Troy Ravenscroft, Mineral County Schools - PiP

PRESTON COUNTY, WV

Randall Underwood, Clear Mountain Bank - CC

CC = Corporate Council;
AA = Area Affiliate;
AM = Associate Member;
ENT = Entrepreneurship;
PiP = Partner in Progress;
LL = Leadership Legacy;
HON = Honorary


A very special thank you to our North/South Appalachian Highway Partners for their additional financial commitment to this critical program of work:

G. Henry Cook, Somerset Trust Company • Jerry Brode, Northrup Grumman • Kim Leonard, Private Investor • Linda Thomson, President and CEO, JARI Garrett County Government • Allegany County Government • Somerset County Government • Mineral County Government

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