10 New Leaders 2019

Get a jump start to enhanced leadership growth.


Christopher Boyd Account Executive, Conexus

Christopher Boyd, an account executive with Conexus, Inc, appreciates how fortunate he is to be working for a company who shares the same core values as he does. Conexus' vision statement of 'Make Life Better' is something that Christopher not only uses in his professional career but also in his life as a whole.READ MORE

Kara Luzik Canale Vice President, Chamber Operations, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC

Kara Luzik Canale is the Vice President of Chamber Operations for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC. Kara is responsible for implementing and developing components of the Chamber & CREDC’s Strategic Plan and oversight of specific areas of operation including membership, events, and communications.READ MORE

Ettel Feinberg Manager, Employee Experience, U-GRO Learning Centres

Ettel Feinberg is the Manager of Employee Experience (HR) at U-GRO Learning Centres, where she leads the HR team with a primary focus of providing a best-in-class employee experience for over 350 team members. Prior to expanding her scope further into the Human Resources field, Ettel specialized in staffing and recruitment for the IT and healthcare industries, allowing her to gain deep understanding of the importance of talent acquisition, as well as the various drivers that lead to employee turnover in the workforce. READ MORE

Danielle Mariano Director, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management, PA Dept of Education

Continually motivated to achieve what others think is impossible, Danielle creates results-oriented, customer-focused, and quality-minded cultures in the organizations she leads. She is passionate about demonstrating that teams in any sector can achieve efficiency, provide value and identify practical solutions. Danielle also believes that people are the key to achieving success and that a leader’s job is to help each employee reach their full potential.READ MORE

Allan Mitchell Project Engineer, KCI Technologies, Inc.

Allan Mitchell is a structural engineer and licensed professional engineer in several Mid-Atlantic states. He has been working in the fast-paced telecom industry for over seven years and has recently made a transition into general building structures design. READ MORE

Luke Salter Account Leader, Wenger Feeds

A resident of Lancaster, PA, J. Luke Salter served as SRT Operator and Foreign Weapons Specialist in the United States Marine Forces Reserve before pursing his passion for all things poultry as an Account Leader for layer and pullet feeds at Wenger Feeds, LLC, a division of The Wenger Group.READ MORE

James Scott CEO, Team Scott Inspire

"Scottie" James Scott is the CEO and Co-Founder of Team Scott Inspire, leading the community with a Desire to Inspire Kindness through building partnerships within the community. Through making connections with diverse organizations, community members and business leaders he helped establish the Students Achieving Success program.READ MORE

Joelle Shea Corporate Communications Manager, Gannett Fleming

Joelle Shea is the corporate communications manager at global infrastructure and engineering firm Gannett Fleming. In that role, she is responsible for developing and executing integrated internal and external communications that support the firm’s strategic action plan and advance thought leadership.READ MORE

Andy Shoop Controller, Advanced Powder Products

Andy Shoop is the Controller of Advanced Powder Products (APP) and resident of Hollidaysburg, PA. A Central Pennsylvania native, Andy recently moved back to the area to join APP and is enjoying being part of the team leading a rapidly growing, high technology manufacturing company close to his hometown.READ MORE

Julie Walker Executive Director, The Peyton Walker Foundation

When life threw her a curveball in 2013 with the tragic and unexpected death of her 19-year-old daughter, Julie Walker dusted herself off and immediately launched a highly impactful, results-oriented nonprofit in response to this incredibly devastating loss.READ MORE

Each New Leader will receive:

  • Attendance at the annual Evolution Leadership Conference Find out more

  • A 45-minute VIP training session from the speakers at the Evolution Annual Conference

  • 90 days of executive coaching from a Vistage coach

  • 90 days of membership in a Vistage Executive Peer Group

  • Meet and Greet event with peers

  • Two executive coaching sessions with JD

A Special Thank You

to our four distinguished judges

  • Una Martone Leadership Harrisburg Area
  • Mike Mitchell High Family Business Center
  • Dave Schankweiler Founder, and Former CEO and Owner of Journal Multimedia
  • Lee Peters Vistage Regional Executive