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ICDC announces board changes

on April 27, 2014 1:50 AM

James Wiley, president of the Indiana County Development Corporation, has announced the retirement of longstanding board member Marv Mensch.

Mensch served on the ICDC board from March 2000 through January 2006 and again from January 2009 through April 1.

Professionally, Mensch has spent 21 years with NBOC Bank, later First Commonwealth Bank, in various positions. He also served as president and CEO of Westsylvania Heritage Corporation and most recently as senior vice president at Indiana First Bank.

As he reflected on his tenure with the ICDC, Mensch said the development of the Indiana County Corporate Campus business park in Burrell Township and the associated impact of Wyoming Technical Institute (WyoTech) on rental and retail opportunities in and around the township and Blairsville Borough have given him the most satisfaction.

“The current Windy Ridge Business and Technology Park and 119 Business Park projects, I believe, will provide huge economic benefits to our region. In retrospect, realizing the number of jobs that have been created and saved, as well as the expansion of numerous businesses within the county, is the true highlight of my ICDC service,” Mensch said in a release.

He also said that over the years the ICDC has often been the conduit to bring diverse groups of partners together to improve everything from sewer and water availability to fiber optic services and job creation. Always active in the community, Mensch is a past president and campaign chairman for the Indiana County United Way, a board member for the American Red Cross, a member of the Indiana County Robertshaw Incubator board of directors, a member of the Indiana County Endowment and a past honorary chairman for the Junior Achievement fundraising campaign.

Mensch and his wife, Kathy, are the parents of two children, Jeff and Debbie, and five grandchildren.

Stepping in to fill Mensch’s unexpired term on the ICDC board is Tim Kronenwetter, president and CEO of Indiana First Bank, president of InFirst Financial Advisors and president and CEO of InFirst Bancorp.

Kronenwetter’s community service includes serving as president of the Indiana Community Guidance Center, past chairman of the board for the Foundation for IUP, board member of Indiana Regional Medical Center, board member of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers and board member of the Indiana County Parks and Trails.

His Business/Economic Services sector ICDC board position will expire in January 2016.

The Indiana County Development Corporation, an affiliate member of the Indiana County Center for Economic Operations, is a private, nonprofit, industrial development corporation that seeks to create an environment that supports the creation and retention of quality jobs in Indiana County by developing and maintaining an inventory of quality business park sites and multi-tenant buildings.

The ICDC operates through a self-appointing board of 13 directors who represent businesses in Indiana County.

The ICDC now owns and operates five multi-tenant buildings and one single-tenant industrial building, totaling about 300,000 square feet of space and hosting an employment base of more than 300 area residents.

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