Mission: The Bedford County Chamber involves and unifies its members to promote continuous improvement of the business climate in our region.

The organization’s leadership consists of up to 25 directors who serve on the governing Board of the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. These volunteers directors provide direction and recommendations on policy, activities and programs. Board members are elected to serve a three year term, and may serve no more than two consecutive terms (which may be extended if the director is serving term(s) as a member of the Executive Committee.) The board is diverse and includes representatives from throughout the geographic area served by the Chamber. It represents large and small businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations.

2021 Officers/Executive Committee

  • Chair – Tina Molski, REI
  • 1st Vice Chair – Mary Colledge, Homewood at Spring House Estates
  • 2nd Vice Chair – Pastor Brian Swain, Real Life Church
  • Treasurer –Bob Octavio, Bedford County Airport/Bedford Elks Lodge
  • Secretary – Marcia O’Rear, StelTek Graphics
  • Immediate Past Chair – Allen Harr, Altoona First Savings Bank
  • Russell House Board Lead – Tim Weaverling, Reed Wertz & Roadman


  • Matthew Bullington, Bullington Financial Services
  • Berneta Gable, Snider Homestead Farm
  • Annette Godissart, UPMC Bedford Memorial
  • Jim Gonsman, Hometown Bank of PA
  • Donna Himes, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
  • Greg Knisely, Knisely and Sons
  • Renee Nicholson, Everett Flower Shop
  • Tina Russell, Bedford Grange Mutual Insurance Company
  • Tom Salmon, Golden Eagle Inn
  • Dr. Allen Sell, Bedford County School District
  • Kyle Shaffer, Somerset Trust Company
  • Shane Weyant, Creative Pultrusions
  • Lori Whetstone, Coldwell Banker SKS Realty/Thirty-One Gifts
  • Kevin Ziance, Corle Building Systems

Ex-Officio Members

  • Stacey Gould, Downtown Bedford, Inc.
  • Tammie Hess, Office of Rep. Jesse Topper
  • Rodney Jenkins, Saxton Chamber of Commerce
  • Bette Slayton, BCDA
  • Ken Tewell, EABBA
  • Dennis Tice, Bedford County Visitors Bureau