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Supko elected to chair Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Chamber board

| Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, 1:48 a.m.
Don Orlando (left), immediate past chairman of the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce board, congratulates newly elected Chairman Jerry Supko, who stepped into the leadership role Jan. 1, 2018.
Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce
Don Orlando (left), immediate past chairman of the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce board, congratulates newly elected Chairman Jerry Supko, who stepped into the leadership role Jan. 1, 2018.

The Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce board has elected Jerry Supko as its new chairman.

A senior vice president at Commercial Bank and Trust of PA, Supko began his chamber leadership role Jan. 1.

He said his goals include “working to expand our membership, maintain and grow our events and explore and research the possibility of adding events.”

He succeeds Don Orlando, director of public relations at Saint Vincent College, who completed two one-year terms as chairman. Supko's strong presence in the community will benefit the chamber, said Orlando, who will continue to serve on the board and its executive committee.

A Homer City native who claims Latrobe as his adopted home, Supko is the incoming president of the Latrobe Rotary Club and is board president at Greensburg's Blackburn Center, which serves victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

He is a board member of Adelphoi USA and chairs the Adelphoi Education Board.

With a small staff, the chamber is “stronger than we've ever been, and our membership is indicative of that,” Orlando said.

“Whatever success we have depends largely on our corps of volunteers, and we're very grateful to them,” Supko said.

Other officers on the 15-member chamber board include: Vice Chair Andrea Cuda of the Ramada Ligonier hotel; Treasurer Maryann White Helfferich of Kelly, Sparber, White and Associates; and Secretary Madalyn Kalning of Gutchess Hardwoods.

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