Three New Board Members Approved for WVIA Board of Directors
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
twenty-two counties of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. WVIA Board
Members are drawn from throughout WVIA’s coverage area and represent
leaders of business, education and the arts.
For 30 years Jeanne Shuman Genzlinger has been a partner and general
manager of The Settlers Inn, a country inn and full service restaurant in
Hawley, Pennsylvania and is also a partner in The Sayre Mansion in
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she currently serves as president of that
corporation. Mrs. Shuman Genzlinger is also the managing partner of Ledges
Hotel, 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. Mrs. Shuman Genzlinger is a graduate of Wallenpaupack Area High
School and also attended the Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn,
Kristopher 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 Jurist
Doctorate from Albany Law School. Recently Mr. Jones formed ReferLocal.com
where he serves as CEO. He is also the author of the best-selling book,
“Search-Engine Optimization: Your Visual Blueprint to Effective Internet
Marketing.” In 2008, he was a finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. 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.
Jennifer 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, Ms.
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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