Pocono Leadership Class Welcomes area Business Leaders for Board Workshop


Mount Pocono, PA –  Recently, the Leadership Pocono Class of 2011 welcomed instruction from a variety of area experts, including Deborah Huffman, an attorney at Cramer, Swetz and McManus, P.C.  Huffman explained in depth how boards govern corporations, as well as board members specific fiduciary duties and responsibilities overall.

Gregory D. Malaska Esquire of Young and Haros, LLC followed with the planning and management of board members.  The class learned facts critical for serving on a board.

To complete the morning Scott Miller of Riley and Company, Inc. discussed reading and understanding financial statements.  Miller did a hands-on exercise to help class members understand the differences in financial statements and how to analyze them.  The class broke up into small groups and analyzed three different company’s financial statements.  They came to consensus on which company was performing better using Miller’s tools.

Lunch with the student’s mentors was sponsored by the beautiful Inn at Pocono Manor.  Immediately after lunch, class groups presented their live project plans.  Each group’s presentation was incredible, exceeding everyone’s expectation.

The afternoon included two more presentations.  Jeff Gilbert, board member of Leadership Pocono, reviewed the book The Imperfect  Board Member further clarifying responsibilities of both organizations and  board members.  Finally, Bradford Bason of North Central Digital Systems, Inc. did a wonderful job of getting everyone in the class up and moving, while teaching them communication skills in a positive way.

Leadership Pocono is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce and was established in 1997.  Leadership Pocono provides the identification, development and empowerment of excellence in business, personal and community leadership.  A learning experience like no other, where those who shape our community tomorrow develop leadership skills from those who are doing it today.   Over 165 individuals have successfully completed this intensive program and are contributing to the communities they live and work in.  For more information, visit the Leadership Pocono website at www.LeadershipPocono.org

Photo Caption: Deborah Huffman, an attorney at Cramer, Swetz and McManus, P.C., explains how boards govern corporations.