With the new year underway, we are excited to share some updates to the EDC and EDC Finance Boards of Directors. We are so incredibly grateful to the many local business and community leaders who generously volunteer their time, expertise, and passion for supporting Lancaster County’s economic growth as EDC Board members!

Thank You Outgoing Members:

The following EDC and EDC Finance Board and Committee members’ terms concluded at the end of 2023.

EDC Board of Directors

  • Mark Fitzgerald, President & COO, High Real Estate Group LLC
    • EDC Board of Directors: 2015-2023
    • EDC Executive Committee: 2016-2023
  • Bret Lieberman, Hay & Forage Global Product Line Leader, CNH Industrial
    • EDC Board of Directors: 2017-2023
    • EDC Audit Committee: 2018-2023
      • Chair (2023)
  • Pedro Rivera, President, Thaddeus Stevens College
    • EDC Board of Directors: 2021-2023

EDC Finance Board of Directors

  • Jeff Bleacher, Managing Partner, Ross Buehler Falk & Co
    • EDC Finance Board of Directors: 2015-2023
      • Chair (2021 & 2022)
    • EDC Executive Committee: 2021 & 2022
  • Mike Peachey, Partner, Acuity Advisors
    • EDC Finance Board of Directors: 2009-2023

EDC Investment & Finance Committee

  • Michael Fessler, Director of Regulatory Affairs, UGI Utilities, Inc.
    • Investment & Finance Committee: 2008-2023
    • EDC Board of Directors: 2005-2013
    • EDC Executive Committee: 2011 & 2012

Thank You For Your Service:

We are grateful to Troy Clair for his vision and leadership as Chair of EDC’s Board of Directors (term concluded at the end of 2023).

  • Troy Clair, President & CEO, Clair Global
    • EDC Board of Directors: 2015-active
      • Chair (2022 & 2023); Vice Chair (2020 & 2021)
    • EDC Executive Committee: 2018-active
      • Chair (2022 & 2023); Vice Chair (2020 & 2021)

New EDC Board & Executive Committee Leadership:

Please join us in celebrating Liz Martin and Michelle Rondinelli as they assume new leadership roles as Chair and Vice Chair of EDC’s Board of Directors and EDC’s Executive Committee!

  • Liz Martin, President, Ironstone Spring Farm
    • EDC Board of Directors: 2018-active
      • Chair (2024 & 2025)
      • Vice Chair (2022 & 2023)
    • EDC Executive Committee: 2018-active
      • Chair (2024 & 2025)
      • Vice Chair (2022 & 2023)
    • Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee: 2019-2023
  • Michelle Rondinelli, Co-Owner & President, Kitchen Kettle Foods, Inc.
    • EDC Board of Directors: 2018-active
      • Vice Chair (2024 & 2025)
    • EDC Executive Committee: 2022-active
      • Vice Chair (2024 & 2025)
    • Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee: 2019-active
        • Chair (2022 & 2023)

Welcome New Board Members:

EDC Board of Directors

  • Karen Biondolillo, Senior VP & CFO, High Industries
  • Robert Brandt III, President & CEO, Benchmark Construction
  • Chris Brown, Vice President of Operations, UGI Utilities, Inc.

EDC Finance Board of Directors

  • Sam Jordan, Controller, Charles F Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.