Staff

President/CEO

Bob Garrett

Bob Garrett

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Bob Garrett serves as the President/CEO of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce. He works closely with the Chamber's Board of Directors, committees and affiliates in order to implement and coordinate the Chamber's new strategic plan, the Chamber's mission and the daily activities of the Chamber.

Twenty-three years ago, Bob made the difficult decision to make a career change and go to work for then - Congressman Tom Ridge and ended up serving four different governors at PennDOT in Harrisburg. Before this move, he was very active with the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce as its Transportation Committee Chairman, headed up the Route 15 Coalition and was serving as the Director of the Union County Economic Development Council. Now, after his two-decade Harrisburg stint, Bob is back and ready to work hard on building partnerships, creating an economic development buzz, increasing the Chamber's membership and helping to take the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway from the drawing boards to a ground breaking and, finally, to a ribbon cutting.

Bob grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania, graduated from the Thaddeus Stevens State School of Technology and received his teacher's certification at Penn State. In 1980, he began his professional career at the SUN Area Vocational Technical School. While director of the Union County Economic Development Council, during the 1990's, Bob had a major role in siting the Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex as well as the expansions for several well-known companies.

Executive Director of Operations & Workforce

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Jenny Wentz

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As the Executive Director of Operations & Workforce, Jenny oversees
the daily business activities.  While assessing the needs of the Chamber, she finds ways to contribute to the
big picture by ensuring daily operations run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. As Executive Driector of Workforce, Jenny strives to meet the workforce needs of the local community through the CareerBASICs initiative of the Chamber. CareerBASICs (Building And Strengthening Individual Choices) is a platform that includes the Chamber’s Business & Education Committee activities, the Young Americans Program of events, the Central Pennsylvania Career Pathways Partnership advocacy, pre-apprenticeship programming, and the ‘Clean Slate’ community re-entry programming. Jenny also serves as the Assistant Executive Director of Leadership Susquehanna Valley (LSV), a 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliate of the Chamber.

Jenny graduated as the Valedictorian from McCann School of Business and Technology in 2011, earning an associate degree in administrative office technology, and is a 2016 alumnus of LSV. The Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce has provided Jenny invaluable opportunities over the past ten years, which have allowed her to grow and flourish in her professional development. 


Executive Director of Membership

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Chris Berleth

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As Executive Director of Membership, Chris Berleth works to connect members, prospective members, corporate sponsors, and the community-at-large as they build meaningful relationships in the Valley.  Equally field-deployed and office-based, Chris also serves as Executive Director of Leadership Susquehanna Valley (LSV), a critical partner and Chamber affiliate whose mission is "to provide education and programming to strengthen the skill sets of emerging and established leaders in the Greater Susquehanna Valley."  In addition to his duties with LSV and Chamber membership, Chris serves as staff for the Chamber’s Strategic Membership and Governmental Affairs Committees respectively.  For his efforts, Chris was named as one of Pennsylvania Business Central's "Foremost Under 40" in 2021.  

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Chris is a 2007 alumnus of Gettysburg College and a 2015 alumnus of Leadership Susquehanna Valley. He enjoys volunteering with his church, the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Executives, and the Susquehanna Council, Boy Scouts of America, but spends most of his spare time with his lovely wife Kali wrangling their two beautiful, mischievous boys, Remington (6) and Rutledge (3).  




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