Photo: Alan Apt

Alan Apt is the company founder, president and chief executive of Aptcor Commercial, Realtors established in 1979 and is a co-founding member and officer in Eagle Property Management, LLC. In addition, Mr. Apt is a partner/member in various real estate development and investment companies active in owning, managing and developing commercial real estate. Mr. Apt is one of the most recognized brokers of commercial real estate in the Philadelphia metropolitan region and has been active in broad sectors of the industry including brokerage, leasing, land development, build to suit, investment, management, valuation, ad valorem taxation, consulting, business brokerage, financing and exchanging. Mr. Apt is a founding, charter member of TriState Realtors Commercial Alliance for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, having served on the board of directors from 1992 to 1998. He has been a member of the National Association of Realtors and the statewide Pennsylvania Association of Realtors since 1973. Mr. Apt served on the board of directors of Community Housing Services, a Montgomery County based 501(c)(3) housing agency providing self-sufficiency and housing initiatives to low- and moderate-income clients, from 2002 to 2006 and has served as an elected director of the Norristown Area School District.

Photo: Matthew "Bo" Bates

Matthew B. Bates is the chief executive officer of West Motor Freight and executive vice president of Evans Delivery Company and All Points Transport. In 1988, Mr. Bates joined his father-in-law, Albert L. Evans Jr., in the family-owned business. Mr. Bates managed the newly acquired West Motor Freight of PA. West Motor Freight, combined with Evans Delivery Company Inc., operated about 200 trucks in the northeastern United States. During the past 18 years, the Evans Group of companies grew organically and through acquisition. Today, the group includes Evans Delivery Company Inc., West Motor Freight, All Points Transport, Hale International Division, DM Transportation and 562 Terminal Facility Limited Partnership. The group operates over 1,200 trucks from over 60 locations and provides transportation and logistics services throughout the United States.

Photo: Robert L. Brant

The principal in the Trappe law firm Robert L. Brant & Associates, LLC, Mr. Brant concentrates his practice in the areas of zoning, land use, real estate, municipal and business law and related litigation. He is Solicitor to five zoning hearing boards, three municipal authorities and several municipalities. Mr. Brant has also served as Special Counsel and Conflict Counsel to numerous municipalities with regard to litigation before municipal bodies, courts and governmental agencies, including the Environmental Hearing Board. He has handled diverse land development projects and obtained municipal approvals for hotels, shopping centers, surgical hospitals, a solar farm, expansion projects on college campuses and apartment complexes. A member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, Mr. Brant received his B.A. from Ursinus College and J.D. from Temple University School of Law. He is on the Board of Trustees of Ursinus College.

Photo: Michael Eddinger

Michael Eddinger is a principal and co-owner of Suburban Water Technology located in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania since 1992. A successful entrepreneur, he and his brother have built a fast-growing and profitable enterprise specializing in the sales and service of commercial and residential water treatment equipment. He began his career in the commercial refrigeration business, with hands-on drafting and sales engineering experience. Mr. Eddinger is also a partner in several real estate development and construction projects in Florida, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The scope of these projects has included land acquisition, land development, construction, sales and property management. He is a life-long member of the Boyertown Community, serving as a member of the Berks County Community Foundation, a member of the Boyertown Area Grant-making Board, and the board of the Boyertown Area YMCA since 1995, serving on both the Strategic Planning Committee and the Building and Grounds Committee.

Photo: Steven D. Gilmore

Steven D. Gilmore is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gilmore & Associates, Inc. (G&A). G&A is a civil engineering and consulting services company founded in 1918 and currently employing 160 persons working from 5 office locations throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. Mr. Gilmore has 35 years of experience concentrating in the design of residential, industrial, and commercial real estate including permitting and approvals at all levels. Additionally he has focused on providing municipal consulting services to numerous municipal entities throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. G&A is annually ranked one of the top 25 engineering firms in the Philadelphia region by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Mr. Gilmore has recently received the 2015 Business Achievement Award from the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, an award acknowledging "the consistent growth, stability and use of business resources to aid community and social action projects over the firm's history". Mr. Gilmore is a graduate of Villanova University and a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has also served on numerous Boards of Directors including; the Regional Advisory Board — National Penn/First Service Bank, Bucks County Community College Foundations and the Central Bucks Family YMCA. 

Photo: Kevin Johnson

Kevin L. Johnson, PE is the president and founder of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD), consistently ranked over the past eight years as one of the fifteen best medium sized places to work in Pennsylvania by the Team Pennsylvania Foundation including attaining the number one ranking in 2004. For the past ten years, TPD has been ranked as one of the ten best medium sized civil engineering firm to work for in the United States by CE News Magazine including attaining the number one ranking in 2009. TPD is a member of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Hot Firm Hall of Fame for having been ranked as one of the 100 fastest growing businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region for five years in succession. TPD is also one of the twenty largest engineering firms in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Mr. Johnson sits on the Board of Directors for several organizations including the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) where he serves as Chairman of both the Audit and Operations committees. In 2011, Mr. Johnson was one of three engineers to serve on Governor Corbett Transportation Funding Advisory Commission. Mr. Johnson is the past president of the American Society for Highway Engineers, Delaware Valley section and is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Mr. Johnson is also a major supporter of the University of Pennsylvania’s Transportation Systems Engineering Alumni Club.

Ms. Judge is the Co-Chair of the Health Law Department at Stevens & Lee, a regional law firm with 250 professionals. She previously served as President of Community Hospital of Lancaster and was formerly its chief financial officer. She received her B.S. in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. Joanne focuses her practice in transactional and regulatory matters for health care systems, long-term care and senior living organizations, and physician practices, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and reorganizations, health care contracting, licensure, and compliance-related issues. Joanne served as the National Chairman of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and was honored in 1999 with the Frederick C. Morgan Individual Achievement Award. She has served in leadership capacities in community and professional organizations, including Chairman of the Lancaster and Reading YMCAs and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. 

She is the Immediate Past Chair of the board of Alvernia University and the Vice Chair of the Lancaster Bar Foundation, Chair of the Berks Workforce Investment Board and on the Reading Public Museum Board. She was previously honored as one of Pennsylvania’s inaugural Best 50 Women in Business and received the Athena Award from the Berks Chamber of Commerce in 2009. As published in Philadelphia magazine, Joanne has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the last seven years.

Photo: Joseph W. Major

Joseph W. Major is the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of The Victory Bank, and has served as the president and chief executive officer of two other financial services companies, Vartan National Bank, a privately held commercial banking company headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Patriot Bank Corp., a $1.1 billion bank holding company headquartered in suburban Philadelphia. Mr. Major is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, and formerly served as a director of The First National Bank of Liverpool and a director of ETA, a bank data processing service bureau located in central Pennsylvania. He also served as a director of the PBA’s Advanced School of Banking and is currently a member of the faculty. In addition to his undergraduate degree in business, Mr. Major holds a JD from the University of Akron, and is an honor’s graduate of the ABA’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking (98), where he currently serves as a Capstone Advisor to members of the third year class.

Ms. Touey is the controller of Women’s Healthcare in Pottstown. She previously held various sales & marketing positions in the Ford Motor Company. Including roles in Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Parts & Service Division, Lincoln/Mercury, and its’ previously owned Premier Automotive Group (Jaguar/Land Rover/Aston Martin). She is a graduate of the State University of New York Oswego with a B.S. in Applied Mathematical Economics. Ms. Touey also serves as a catechist at St. Eleanor’s parish and has served as a parent advocate on Spring-Ford School District’s Project MAX initiative; helping to build awareness, empower families, and foster high expectations for students with complex instructional needs.

Photo: Dennis Urffer, CPA

Dennis R. Urffer has been a certified public accountant and shareholder with Resnick Amsterdam Leshner, PC, an accounting firm located in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, since 1989, and he currently serves as the Chairman.Estate and Gift Tax Department of the firm. Mr. Urffer.s areas of expertise include closely-held corporations involved in manufacturing, real estate developers, engineering, professional services and wineries. He specializes in business planning, tax planning, estate planning, estate tax compliance and retirement planning. Mr. Urffer is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. His former and present community affiliations include service with the following organizations: former treasurer and board member of the Boyertown Area YMCA; founding member and former board member of the Berks Mont Business Association; first president and former board member of Building a Better Boyertown; and current member of Boyertown Area YMCA Endowment Committee.

Photo: Karl Glocker

Karl Glocker is the president of Glocker & Co. Inc., a full-service residential and commercial real estate broker, appraisal service and insurance company. The company operates two offices in North Coventry Township in Chester County and in Boyertown in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He is a long-standing member of the Central Montgomery County Board of Realtors, the Pennsylvania State Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors, including their appraisal section. Mr. Glocker has also served on various other charitable and non-profit boards throughout his 50-year career in the real estate business.