UBCC Welcomes 2016 Board of Directors & Officers

The Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its Officers and Board of Directors for 2016.

The 2016 Officers are: President, Tom Klee, QNB; 1st Vice President, Jason Wehrung, Wehrung’s Lumber & Home Center; 2nd Vice President, Patrice Bulter, Chick-fil-A; Treasurer, Randy Rush, Dunlap & Associates and Immediate Past President, Tom Merrick, Tom’s Help Desk.

The 2016 Board of Directors are:  Robert Cormack, Bucks County Economic Development; Miralys Sanchez, Univest; Mark Somers, Broker 1 Appraisals; William Dudeck, Eastburn & Gray, PC; Joseph G. Wingert, Bucks County Herald; Pamela Zitta, Barmar Travel; Laurie Heuckeroth, First Savings Bank; Todd Baringer, Baringer Associates, Inc.; Anthony Rachuba, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, PC and Kathy Ramson, St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus. 

The newly elected directors include: J. Mark Horne, Grand View Health Network; Jarod Sands, Sands Auto Group; Doug Propst, Kwik Goal Ltd. and Chuck Hotter, Hotter Painting.

J. Mark Horne, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Grand View Health, has been with the company for 17 years. Grand View Health is a community health system that has served generations of Bucks and Montgomery County residents since 1913. Mr. Horne is responsible for all clinical, ancillary, and support services at Grand View Health.

Jarod Sands has been the Owner/Vice President of Sands Auto Group for over 16 years. Sands Auto Group has been providing quality vehicles and service for over 85 years. Since their first dealership was established in 1926, customer satisfaction has always been their number one goal.

Doug Propst, Chief Financial Officer at Kwik Goal Ltd., has been with the company for seven years. Kwik Goal, Ltd., manufactures soccer goals, field and training equipment, team seating, as well as accessories for coaches, referees and players at all levels. Kwik Goal is a Technical Partner to U.S. Soccer, a Corporate Partner to the U.S. Soccer Foundation, an Official Supplier to the Canadian Soccer Association, and Official Partner to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Chuck Hotter, Owner of Hotter Painting, has been family owned and operating since 2003. They specialize in residential & commercial painting, certified lead paint removal, interior painting, exterior painting, power washing, deck staining, wallpaper removal, wallpaper install, industrial coatings, waterproofing, epoxy floors, caulking, and drywall repair.

The UBCC is fortunate to have such a diverse and talented group of individuals representing not only our chamber but also the Upper Bucks Region. A special thank you goes out to each and every member of the board. The time and commitment that is extended to the chamber from this group is immeasurable as we face the many challenges of our ever-changing business community.

For more information please contact the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce at 215.536.3211 or log onto      

The Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, 501C6 organization. Its mission is to advance the principles of free enterprise; to serve the membership; and to enhance the quality of life in Upper Bucks County.

The Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce fulfills its mission by: Developing programs, partnerships, and services that promote community and economic development.