Board Members
Our Board of Directors enables the Chamber to affect business development.

The Chamber’s commitment to promoting economic vitality with a strong emphasis on community leadership has brought us to the forefront of commerce in the Perkiomen Valley. This relentless dedication of the Chamber has inspired corporate and small business owners alike to seek new opportunities, imagine new potential, and respond in a fresh way to many growing challenges.

Executive Committee

  • Bob Clark
    Past Chair
    Bob Clark
    Past Chair

    Bob Clark is Principal & Owner at Interface Financial Group which provides short-term working capital for small businesses who are tight on cash flow, but are not able to secure adequate traditional bank financing.  He joined IFG four years ago when he left the corporate world to follow his passion of helping small businesses grow.

    Prior to IFG, Bob held senior business leadership positions at large companies including ARCO Chemical, FMC, Draeger Medical and Aramark, as well as at a small startup company which won an Inc500 Award.  He and his family enjoyed a two-year overseas assignment in the UK.
    Bob is a life-long area native and received a degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Finance, both from Drexel University.  He and his wife, Cindy, live in Eagleville, PA where they raised three daughters, who are now all married and live in Central PA.  Bob is active in his church and enjoys sports and family travel vacations.

  • Joe Bergquist
    Joe Bergquist

    Joseph Bergquist has been in commercial banking for 19 years. He began his career working for Commerce Bank (currently TD Bank). He is currently Vice President, Commercial Lender at Harleysville Bank. Joseph is a doctoral candidate in the D.B.A. program at Wilmington University.

    In 2001, he received his undergraduate degree in Finance from St. Joseph's University. In 2014, he graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. After graduating, Joseph was invited back to become a faculty member in the Stonier program. In 2015, he graduated from Widener University receiving his MBA with a concentration in Business Process Management. He is a Certificated Business Process Associate ("CBPA") through the Association of Business Process Management Professionals ("ABPMP").

    Joseph has a wide range of experience in commercial banking that includes sales, marketing, product development, portfolio management, balance sheet management, project management, risk analysis, digital transformation, BPM, and business intelligence.   

    Joe has also served on various boards throughout the communities he has worked and lived in. He formerly served on the Parks and Recreations Board and Zoning Hearing Board for Lower Providence Township and as a Board member and Treasurer for Family Services of Montgomery County.

  • Brian Dubas
    Vice Chair
    Brian Dubas
    Vice Chair

    Brian Dubas joined Pine Run Construction, a family-owned business in 2011.  Named as Pine Run Construction’s Vice President of Administration and Business Development, Brian’s key responsibility is to carve out new directions by growing the company’s current business and identifying future opportunities.

    Previously, a vice present with Meridian, TD and Commerce Banks, Brian’s business acumen helps him to serve existing clients while expanding business.  He graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Marketing.  Brian has a history of growing branch offices, managing a one billion dollar regional deposit portfolio, and leading large teams to success.  Brian resides in Collegeville with his family.

    In addition to his active involvement with the PV Chamber, Brian served as President of the Collegeville Economic Development Corp., Montco Banker’s Association, and the Kiwanis Club of Lower Perkiomen Valley.  Currrently, Brian serves as a member of the Collegeville Planning Comission, and as a member of the Central Perkiomen Valley Regional Planning Commission.  He is President-elect of the Tank Installers of Pennsylvania, and is involved in other industry groups

  • Matthew Baker
    Matthew Baker

    Matthew Baker is a CPA at Maillie, LLP.  His areas of expertise include employee retirement plans audits, closely held business and individual tax planning, and not for profit accounting.  Originally from Landisville, PA, Baker is a 2001 graduate of Hempfield High School.  He then attended the Pennsylvania State University and received his Accounting degree in 2005.  Baker began his accounting career at Maillie and has been working there for the past eight years. Baker currently resides in Royersford with his wife, Katie, daughter and son.  He enjoys playing golf, volleyball and listening to classic rock.

  • Phil White
    Phil White

    Phil White opened Signarama in Royersford in 2004 and relocated the business to its current location on Ridge Pike in Limerick in 2014.  Signarama is a full service sign shop with employees trained in all aspects of the sign industries.  Phil is President of the company and personally gets involved with all client projects.

    In addition to running a successful business, Phil holds the position of President of the Rotary Club of the Spring-Ford Area. He has served on the boards of the Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA Golf Outing. Phil has been on the PV Chamber Golf Outing Committee for eleven years and is very active in our events. 

    Phil and his wife Mary have resided in Collegeville for 16 years with their three children, Kevin, Michael, and Megan.  

  • Susan Graham
    Board Member
    Susan Graham
    Board Member

    Susan Graham, is the Marketing Director at Tower Health / Phoenixville Hospital.

    Susan brings more than 20 years of marketing experience to the role. She worked as a principal with SG&G Marketing Consultants prior to joining Tower Health. She held marketing positions at Main Line Health from 2003 to 2014, including as Marketing Manager of Bryn Mawr Hospital from 2009 to 2014.

    Her previous experience also includes six years as a product manager and account executive at TRIAD ML Marketing in Wayne, Pa. Susan is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

    In addition to PVCC Board, Susan serves on the Unit Council for Girls Scouts of America.

    At Phoenixville Hospital, Susan is responsible for developing and executing annual marketing strategies that support the hospital's business goals and objectives.

Board of Directors

  • Lynn Fleisher
    Legal Counsel
    Lynn Fleisher
    Legal Counsel

    Lynn Fleisher is a partner with the firm and a trial attorney who handles all aspects of civil litigation matters.  She has extensive experience in personal injury cases including auto accidents, premises liability, product liability and medical malpractice. With over 25 years of experience, Lynn has helped her clients obtain substantial settlements against insurance companies. She has extensive experience in Montgomery, Chester, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Bucks counties.

    Lynn also navigates clients through the family law system in matters of divorce, support, custody, adoption and protection from abuse matters.  She represents both individuals and organizations and has served as counsel to the board of directors of several non-profit corporations.

    Ms. Fleisher received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Juniata College. She serves as an arbitrator for the Montgomery County Arbitration program, is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania and Montgomery County Bar Associations, and serves in the Montgomery County Friend of the Court Program.

    Lynn has lived in the Collegeville area with her husband Dr. Steven Fleisher and their two sons for over 20 years.  She is the past president of the Collegeville Rotary Club and has been a member of the PVCC for fifteen years.

  • Kaitlyn Kelly
    Board Member
    Kaitlyn Kelly
    Board Member

    Katie is a licensed Property & Casualty insurance representative who specializes in Commercial Lines at Patrick J Kelly Insurance Group, LLC since 2006.  She is also a notary public, and serves as President of Collegeville-Trappe Tags & Notary doing business as CT Tags which is another service offered by Kelly Insurance.  She started the Small Business Sales and Service Unit to provide personalized attention to our small business customer base. Katie now handles both small and larger accounts in the Commercial Department. 

    Katie was born and raised in the local area. A 2002 graduate of Villa Maria Academy in Malvern, PA.  Then, she attended Lebanon Valley College and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Katie resides in Collegeville and enjoys coaching and playing softball, golfing, snowboarding, traveling, supporting Philadelphia sports teams, and spending time with her family.

  • David Akers
    Board Member
    David Akers
    Board Member

    Dave Akers is President / CEO at LMS Solutions Inc. and The Big Kahuna at Too Cool Apparel, Inc.  He has over 20 years of hands-on experience helping businesses drive revenue, build high-performing teams, become more effective and profitable, while empowering customer service and team morale. LMS Solutions is recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the region’s top integrated marketing agencies.

    David holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management and a Master Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Villanova University.

    David and his wife, Lenore, live in Spring City. They have three children and one granddaughter.

    David is the author of Win! A Leader’s Guide to Building a Winning Team.

  • Barbara Russell
    Board Member
    Barbara Russell
    Board Member
    Sodiah Thomas
    Board Member

    Sodiah’s Biography
    I discovered my passion for entertaining in my mom’s kitchen,” reflects Sodiah Thomas, creator, chef, and owner of S&B Event Concepts and Catering. And those homey roots influence every aspect of Sodiah’s catering from her soulful fare, personalized service, and custom menus to her distinctive presentation of food and décor.

    Always entertaining…
    Sodiah grew up in Northern New Jersey and Colorado, but in 1990 she was married and packed all of her belongings into a U-Haul and moved to Philadelphia, PA. Her early days in Philadelphia were filled with a new husband, creating a home, preparing for children, and entertaining. Indeed, at every opportunity she threw parties for friends and family that included creatively themed menus, décor, and activities. Entertaining has always been in this self-taught cook’s blood, so no one was surprised the year she decided to start her catering business.

    Let the catering begin…
    In 2008, Sodiah translated her passion for cooking, creating memorable events, and making people happy into a business—S&B Event Concepts and Catering. In the beginning, S&B specialized in “Cater to You Dinner for Two”, a personal chef service provided in private homes and serving tasty food at local events. But Sodiah had a grander vision in mind and she quickly transformed the business into a full-service catering company serving weddings, business luncheons, special events, and private parties.
    Sodiah’s meticulous nature, hands-on approach, and passion for her work have made S&B Event Concepts and Catering what it is today. Thirteen years after its creation, Sodiah continues to work as chef as well as oversee the business’s day-to-day operations and kitchen management. In her efforts to stay sharp and on the cutting edge of catering, she also regularly attends professional seminars on cuisine, décor and design, and technique.

    Not your typical catering company…
    The fruit of Sodiah’s labor-of-love is a catering company that stands apart from others. S&B Event Concepts and Catering is socially conscious, donating food and services to shelters, non-profits, and fundraisers, purchasing free range and locally grown meat and produce, and recycling. S&B Event Concepts and Catering is also particularly distinctive in its personal approach to event planning. For every occasion Sodiah and her staff work one-on-one with clients to create a unique and memorable menu, plan décor, and customize staffing. With individualized attention to detail as the company’s cornerstone, S&B Event Concepts and Catering has won a reputation for hosting successful events that are fun and have flair. S&B’s goal is for clients and their guests to be wowed by flavor and presentation, and this is surely something Sodiah and her staff achieve over and again. They CREATE DELICIOUS MEMORIES!

  • Lori Colasanti
    Board Member
    Lori Colasanti
    Board Member

    Lori L. Colasanti started The Job Exchange Associates, Inc. was started in 1998. The Job Exchange is a staffing firm specializing in direct hire, temp-to-hire and temporary placements of candidates in the administrative support, customer support, accounting/finance and human resources fields.  Lori is a graduate of Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Lori has received the professional designations of Certified Search Consultant® and Certified Staffing Professional® by the American Staffing Association.  The Job Exchange has worked with more than 300 area employers and placed close to 3000 people in local jobs.

  • Dave Maris
    Board Member
    Dave Maris
    Board Member
  • Tim Uehling
    Board Member
    Tim Uehling
    Board Member
  • Maureen Cumpstone
    Board Director
    Maureen Cumpstone
    Board Director
    Marc Umstead
    Board Member
  • Steve Earhart
    Board Member
    Steve Earhart
    Board Member