On Friday, February 10, PBA members gathered at The Hotel Hershey to install and celebrate the 2023 officers. The dinner was preceded by a reception featuring a silent auction that raised nearly $1,500 for the Endorsed Trade Program.
During the dinner, Immediate Past President Cathy Sloan and Past Treasurer Richard Clawson were both recognized and thanked for their dedicated service to PBA.
Officers on hand to take the oath of office were Nicky Paterson, 2023 Executive Officers Council President; Regional Vice Presidents Gene Horomanski (Midwest Region) and Sam Carlo (Southeast Region); Regional Legislative Officers Heather Dieckmann (Southwest Region), Thomas McCosby (Northwest Region), and Robert Wright (Mideast Region); and Senior Officers Thomas McCosby, Vice President; Dean Hilliard, Secretary; Donald Olsommer, Jr., Treasurer; Andrea Bledsoe, Associate Vice President; and Cathy Sloan, Immediate Past President. Other Regional Officers not able to attend included: Darrell Adams, John Bear, Paul Bell, Steve Brown, Richard Carroll, Matt Houser, Hurley Kane, Matt Keith, Richard Kichline, Kevin Kozo, and Michael Troutman.
Incoming 2023 PBA President asked his longtime friend Joe Harcum to administer the oath of office. Following remarks by President Olson, the gala continued with fun and dancing.
Thank you to all the sponsors for making the event possible: Babst Calland, Reception Sponsor; The Duck Harbor Company, Platinum Sponsor; Blue Ridge Lumber, Gold Sponsor; Pella, Silver Sponsor; Association Sponsors Wayne Pike BIA, Pocono Builders Association, Carbon Builders Association, and the Home Builders Association of Northeastern PA.