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Three board members approved for WVIA Board of Directors

February 20. 2013 1:06AM
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Jeanne Shuman Genzlinger, Kristopher B. Jones and Jennifer D. Wilson have been elected to the board of WVIA Public Media. The 21 member board governs the region's public broadcasting organization, which provides non-commercial television and radio programming to over 22 counties of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. WVIA Board Members are drawn from throughout WVIA's coverage area and representleaders of business, education and the arts.For 30 years Shuman Genzlinger has been a partner and general manager of The Settlers Inn, a country inn and full service restaurant in Hawley and is also a partner in The Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem, where she currently serves as president of that corporation. Shuman Genzlinger is also the managing partner of LedgesHotel, a new boutique hotel in Hawley. She is active in the hospitality and tourism industries and is a past president and current member of the executive committee of The Pocono Mountain Visitor's Bureau. She is a director of The Dime Bank in Honesdale, Pennsylvania and serves on the advisory board of the Hawley Silk Mill and Kiesendahl School at Lackawanna College. Shuman Genzlinger is a graduate of Wallenpaupack Area HighSchool and also attended the Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn. Jones is a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Penn State as well as a Master's Degree in experimental Psychology from Villanova and JuristDoctorate from Albany Law School. Recently Jones formed where he serves as CEO. He is also the author of the best-selling book, Search-Engine Optimization: Your Visual Blueprint to Effective InternetMarketing. In 2008, he was a finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Jones serves on numerous technology, educational and non-profit boards including Misericordia University,Greater Valley Technology Alliance, and the CAN BE Business Incubator to name a few. Wilson is the president and CEO of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, a regional community foundation serving non-profits and philanthropists of north central Pennsylvania. A Williamsport native and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she spent the early part of her career in sales and marketing and discovered a passion for fundraising after joining the development office of Lycoming College. She ultimately served as their director of development and was the manager of their successful 43 million dollar comprehensive campaign. With a decade of experience in higher education fundraising, she became the vice-president of Philanthropic Service at the Community Foundation in 2010 and was named president in July of 2011. In her current role, Wilson provides leadership to staff and volunteers and is responsible for the management and operations of the foundation's endowment that in 2011 provided $2.4 million in grants and scholarships and received over $2 million in charitable donations.

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