Graduation ceremonies will be held Thursday for the Blair County Leadership Class of 2021.
This year’s 15 members bring the total number of people who have completed the program, sponsored by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, to 535.
This is the 26th class.
The program is designed to develop and enhance community leadership by preparing individuals from diverse backgrounds to take on more active roles to meet the needs of communities.
Each class selects a community service project.
The LBC 2021 class raised funds for the Blair County COVID-19 Response Fund managed by the Blair County United Way.
This year’s course includes:
Jaime Bianconi d’Altoona, branch coordinator, Reliance Bank, 1119 12th Ave., Altoona; community service activities: Relay For Life
Eammon Clarke of Bedford, director of petroleum distribution, CLI Transport LP, 5700 Sixth Ave., Altoona; community service activities: AMBUCS board member, Bedford High School football and wrestling booster, Special Olympics polar diving, Faith Assembly small group leader
Rebecca Culp of Hollidaysburg, Team Administration, Berry Solutions Group, 3900 Industrial Park Drive, Suite 11, Altoona; Community service activities: cleaning of the Cresson Lake Playhouse costume store, various holiday events and celebrations at St. Leonard’s House, local veterans organization events
Jessica Fisher of Duncansville, lawyer, McQuaide Blasko Inc., 601 Hawthorne Drive, Suite 2A, Hollidaysburg; community service activities: United Way of Blair County, Blair Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Blair County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Morgan Fochler of Duncansville, Head of Process Non-Involvement, Ward Transportation & Logistics, 1436 Ward Trucking Way, Altoona; professional interests: volunteering, developing management skills
Ashely Gay Vocco of Duncansville, Director of Victim Services Program, Family Services Inc., 2022 Broad Ave., Altoona; community service activities: chair of the legislative committee on public policy at PCADV
Jared Keller of Hollidaysburg, Civil Designer, Keller Engineers Inc., 420 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg; community service on the go: Blair County Chamber of Commerce Steering & Public Policy Committee, Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership, Bishop Guilfoyle Assistant Athletics Coach, Hollidaysburg Rotary
Aaron Lantzy of Altoona, AVP / Investment Banker, Altoona First Savings Bank, 203 N. Logan Blvd., Altoona; community service activities: Tyrone Chamber, Big Brothers / Big Sisters, F&A Masons, Jaffa Shrine, We Care Foundation
Benjamin Miller of Roaring Spring, CPA, Young Oakes Brown & Co, PC, 1210 13th St., Altoona; community service activities: Sunrise Rotary Altoona Club
Elizabete Mills of Altoona, Banquet Manager, Blair County Convention Center, One Convention Center Drive, Altoona; community service activities: Blair County Headstart Chairman of the Policy Council, Child Advocates of Blair County
Ashley O’Neil of Bellwood, Assistant Accountant, P. Joseph Lehman Inc, Consulting Engineers, 117 Olde Farm Office Road, Duncansville; community service activities: President of the Logan Valley Baptist Church Deacon and Chair of the Chair Committee, Lehman Engineers Trail Ride Silent Auction Coordinator
Scott Robertson of Altoona, Terminal Unit Manager, Sheetz Inc., 243 Sheetz Way, Claysburg; community service activities: baseball coach from the Altoona area
Kaitlyn Tomlinson of Hollidaysburg, Mortgage Originator, First Commonwealth Bank, 1913 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg; community service activities: Treasures for kids, Thanksgiving turkey drive, Altoona Salvation Army
Kate Whysong of New Paris, Vice President / Commercial Banking Officer, CNB Bank, 107 Lane Lane, Duncansville; community service activities: Friends of Shawnee State Park, YEA! mentor
Grant Wills of Altoona, GIS Coordinator, Blair County, 423 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg; community service activities; Google local guides