Dec 17, 2020
Marlyn Kissner, Exec Dir Greater Poc & LV Chamber
“Leading with Passion: Path to Servant Leadership”.

 

Marlyn Kissner

Executive Vice President, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director, Pocono Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director, Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corp.

 

Named one of the “Top 25 Women in Business” in Northeast PA and Lehigh Valley Businesses Journal “Power Player”.

 

Marlyn Kissner leads the strategic positioning and partnership efforts for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce to ensure local chamber empowerment, member retention and growth, leadership development and succession planning. Marlyn oversees the Chamber’s Northern Region and serves as the Executive Director of the Pocono Chamber of Commerce and the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation.

 

Marlyn facilitated the opening of the organization’s fifth office location in Nazareth and led the Chamber’s regionalism efforts securing a partnership with the Nazareth Chamber of Commerce in addition to the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce.

 

Through the Chamber’s grass roots efforts, Marlyn works closely with volunteer leaders to support and strengthen communities and our local economy by implementing programs and networking opportunities for chamber businesses. In addition, Marlyn supports and connects with local government to spearhead business advocacy.

 

With a strong knowledge of business development and recruitment, she completed projects with the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board on grant programs as a project manager. Marlyn instructs various chamber businesses and local colleges on Professional Business Etiquette training.

 

Marlyn holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from Rosemont College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Kutztown University. She serves as a board member on both the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and NEPA Alliance. In addition, Marlyn is a volunteer for the Carbon County Special Olympics, Franklin Township Fire Company, serves on the Lehigh Carbon Community College Career Development Advisory Committee and is a member of the Palmerton Women’s Concourse Club. She resides in Franklin Township with her husband, the Hon. William J. Kissner. She loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, biking and kayaking in the beautiful Pocono Mountains.