Board of Trustees of the Reading Zone Community College Foundation
Four new members have recently been added to the Foundation Board. They were unanimously elected for a three-year term on the Foundation Board, from July 1 to June 30, 2024.
Virginia Rush has been Vice President of the Wyomissing Foundation since 2015. She has been involved in grantmaking, community outreach, the 13th Street Partnership Task Force, the West Reading Task Force, and the Family Grants Program. In 2017, she became Executive Director of the Berks County Capital Campaign Review Board. Currently she is a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Ready.Set.READ !. She was recently a committee member for Opportunity House and the Berks Community Health Center, and has been involved with the Berks County United Way for many years.
Steve Ehrlich is a retired banker with over 35 years of banking experience. He founded Affinity Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Affinity Bank of Pennsylvania, in 2003 and served as its president, president and chief executive officer until its merger with First Priority Bank in 2018, where he served as president and chief executive officer. from management until the sale of the bank in 2018. Following the sale of First Priority, Ehrlich served as Chief Strategy Officer and Consultant of Riverview Financial Corp. He has been involved in numerous charitable endeavors and has served on various nonprofit boards over the years including the Wilson School District, Berks Alliance and the Hawk Mountain Council.
Eric Burkey is the President and CEO of Burkey Construction and Burkey Development Group, based in Reading. Burkey is the third generation owner of the 75-year-old company, which provides construction services throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. He is committed to serving the Greater Reading community and is currently active on several nonprofit boards such as the Berks County Community Foundation, the YMCA of Reading and the Capital Campaign Review Board of Berks County. Eric has previously been involved with Mary’s Shelter, Greater Reading Young Professionals, Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and several fundraising campaigns for local non-profit organizations.
Kristi Gage-Linderman is an owner and partner at Gage Personnel, she currently leads the team as COO and the third generation of leaders in a family business. She is currently chair of the Berks County Workforce Development Board and is also a board member of the Berks Business Education Coalition, the Berks County Capital Campaign Review Board, the TempNet Staffing Association, and the Greater Reading Young Professionals Advisory Board. She is also a champion of the Career Ready PA Coalition and a member of the GRCA Economic Development Council. She is part of the GRCA Next Gen Advanced MFG IP leadership team and is a team leader for the Talent Attraction and Retention Action Team.
Andrew B. Sachs, a lawyer with nearly 13 years of experience in the areas of securities and corporate law with a focus on advising companies and their boards of directors on a variety of growth issues and expansion, joined as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He replaces Michael A. DeTommaso, who is stepping down from these roles. DeTommaso will remain with the bank as senior legal counsel until the end of the year to help with the transition.
Sachs was a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he was an investment management lawyer, focusing his practice on exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, investment advisers, mergers and acquisitions and securities prior to join Customers Bancorp. more than six years in the information technology industry. Sachs and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton supported Customers Bank, the community banking subsidiary of Customers Bancorp, in the initial launch of its hybrid community bank-fintech business model used to ultimately fund approximately 340,000 loans from the Bank’s Check Protection Program. pay CARES Act.
Sachs graduated with Magna Cum Laude from Wake Forest University Law School and the University of Pennsylvania.
Donegal Insurance Group
Dan DeLamater has been appointed senior vice president of field operations and national accounts, effective January 2022. He will succeed senior vice president and chief of field operations Richard G. Kelley, who will retire early from 2022.
DeLamater is currently leading Donegal Country Agency Relations efforts and is Chairman of Southern Mutual, a member company of Donegal Insurance Group.
Originally from Georgia and based in the Donegal office in Athens, Georgia, DeLamater draws on extensive experience including roles in underwriting, product management and marketing, before becoming Vice President and then President of Southern Mutual. . In 2020, he was hired to lead Donegal’s new National Accounts team, which serves as a strategic channel and shared resource between regional and national agency clusters and regional and head office executive teams in Donegal.
DeLamater will split his time between Donegal’s Marietta, Lancaster County Home Office and Athens, where he remains active in the community as a member of the board of directors of the Athens chapter of Rotary International and the Mercy Health Clinic, as well as the board of directors. member and former president of the Athens Touchdown Club.
A graduate from Georgia State University with a BBA in Risk Management and Insurance, DeLamater is a guest lecturer at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and is an active member of various boards of the National Association. mutual insurance companies.
Kelley’s retirement follows a 42-year career in insurance, including the last two decades with Donegal.