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Chapter History

We have over a half century of distinctive history with leading Lehigh Valley and national corporations.
Please join us to help us build the next 50 years.

April 29, 1962

  • Applied for charter with National ASTD
  • President: Irving R. Yeager, Western Electric
  • 8 members

May 23, 1962

  • Officer: Edward T. Servatka
  • 13 members

1969

  • Officially chartered with National ASTD
  • President: Irving R. Yeager, Western Electric
  • 20 members

1978

  • President: Paul Egehaaf, Bank America

1979 - 1981

  • President: Dr. Alec Calamidas, Penn State
  • Vice President: Gene Chommicky,
    Cement Manufacturers of America
  • Secretary: Jim Brown, Lehigh University
  • Chapter grew from 25 members to 105 members

1982 - 1983

  • President: Curt Waller, PPL
  • Board Member: Pat Feaster, Southland Corporation
  • Approximate meeting attendance: 20
  • Curt Waller and Pat Feaster married
    and transferred to Washington, DC

1984

  • President: Robert G. Clark,
    Northampton Community College
  • 100 members

1985

  • President: Sandy Orlando, Chrysler First
  • Newsletter named the Eastern PA Connection

1986

  • President: Jim Dennison, Consultant
  • Vice President: Pat Dennison
  • Treasurer: Dorothy Kaplan,
    Northampton Community College
  • Reading formed their own chapter- RATO

1987

  • President: Sandy Orlando, Chrysler First
  • President Elect: Mary Wilson, Bethlehem Steel
  • Treasurer: Dorothy Kaplan,
    Northampton Community College

1988

  • President: Rich Behring, Serono Baker, Inc.
  • Average meeting attendance is 8 people
  • 100 newsletters circulated, 6 times per year
  • 85 members

1989

  • President: Mary Wilson, Bethlehem Steel
  • Vice President: Jon Harrington
  • Treasurer: Donalee Titchenal
  • 60 members

1990

  • President: Donalee Titchenal, Merchants Bank
  • 103 members

1991

  • President: Bill Gardner, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
  • 84 members

1992 -1993

  • President: Dennis Alimena
    Lafayette College/Wellbeing Systems, Inc.
  • 120 members

1994

  • President: Sam Iorio, Leadership Institute, Inc.

1995

  • President: Griff Dudding, PPL

1996

  • President: Katie Iorio, Leadership Institute, Inc.

1997 - 1999

  • President: Marilyn Marles, ChangeWorks

1999 - 2002

  • Troika leadership design

2003 - 2004

  • President: Sherri Leggett, Fisher Clinical Services

2005

  • President: Kim Jamison, Lafayette Ambassador Bank
    147 members

2006

  • President: Meloney Sallie-Dosunmu, Just Born

2007

  • President: Don Dutko, 151 members

2008

  • President: Pedro Anes, 182 members

2009

  • President: Karen Long, 125 members

2010 - 2011

  • President: Rick Kerner, 180 members
2012
  • President: Peggy Salvatore, 150 members
2013
  • President: Suzanne Weaver, 125 members
2014
  • President: Liz Kleintop, 120 members
2015
  • Chapter Co-Presidents:
    Karen Lubrecht and Joan Jachary, 99 members

2016 - 2017
  • President: Joan Zachary
ATD Eastern PA Chapter
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