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REGIONAL CHAMBER EXECUTIVE STAFF BIOS





Thomas M. Humphries
President & Chief Executive Officer
Humphries has been the president and CEO of the Regional Chamber since April 1997. He oversees the operational functions for the organization and initiates, leads and facilitates the overall strategic plan of economic development and member service issues and promotes and enhances the Chamber’s image throughout the service region. Under his leadership, the organization has enjoyed unprecedented growth in both total number of members and membership services provided. The more than 2,500 member companies and organizations today represent well over 150,000 employees.

Prior to taking the helm at the Chamber, Humphries was a general manager for Sprint’s Ohio East region. He is a principal of Data Voice Systems Review, Inc., which audits, analyzes and implements telecommunications and associate services for companies across North America, and his experience in the telecommunications industry has spanned 40 years.

Humphries is a member of the Ohio Board of Regents and Ohio Local Government Innovation Fund Council, a founding member and board member of Team NEO, and past chairman of the Metro Chambers of Ohio.



Sarah A. Boyarko
Vice President, Economic Development, Business Retention & Expansion
Sarah A. Boyarko has been employed by the Regional Chamber since October 2006, serving as Vice President of Economic Development, Business Retention & Expansion since April 2012. In this role, Boyarko oversees the daily activities of the Economic Development Division and ensures that the public and business community are aware of the many economic development services provided by the Regional Chamber. Since 2009, Boyarko has had significant involvement in 28 successful economic development projects resulting in investment of more than $215 million, 2,005 new jobs and 2,839 retained or maintained jobs.

Boyarko also represents the Regional Chamber through positions on the Ohio Economic Development Association, Cleveland + Business Development Council, Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium Marketing Committee and Workforce Investment Board of Trumbull County.

Boyarko is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Mahoning Valley and a 2009 honoree of the Mahoning Valley Young Professional’s 40 Under 40 Award. She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees from Youngstown State University.



Kim Calvert
Vice President, Marketing & Business Services
Calvert had been part of the Marketing and Communications team at the Regional Chamber since 2001, when she began as communications specialist. She was promoted in 2004 to manager and again in December 2006 to vice president of Marketing & Communications. In September 2008, she was made vice president of Marketing & Business Services. In this position, Calvert is responsible for overseeing all events/programs, membership and advertising sales, member services and the management of Leadership Mahoning Valley. She retains marketing duties, including the supervision of all Regional Chamber publications, the website and other marketing materials.

Before joining the Chamber, Calvert's positions included communications and marketing specialist for Phar-Mor Corporation in Youngstown and staff writer/reporter for Salem News in Salem, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in professional writing and editing and her Master of Business Administration from Youngstown State University in 1997 and 2005, respectively.



Angela Neely
Chief Financial Officer

Neely became part of the Regional Chamber in 2012. In this position, Neely is responsible for the generation of accurate, timely and meaningful financial reports that enable management and the board of directors to efficiently and effectively react to changing economic conditions.

Before joining the Chamber, Neely was the Accounting Manager and CFO for the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., and her Master of Business Administration from Murray State University in Murray, Ky.




Tony Paglia
Vice President, Government Affairs
Paglia joined the Regional Chamber in May 2007. He advocates at federal, state and local levels for issues important to the Mahoning Valley’s business community. He also promotes important Chamber initiatives, including government reform, county home rule charter government, regional collaboration and shared services among local governments and school districts and improved preparedness for people running for local government office.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Paglia was senior regional editor at The Vindicator for 19 years. He also spent time at the newspaper as Trumbull County editor, Warren bureau chief and as a reporter. During his tenure, he and his staff received more than 40 reporting and writing awards. Prior to his employment with The Vindicator, Paglia was press secretary in Washington, D.C., for a U.S. Congressman from Erie, Pennsylvania, and political reporter for the Sharon Herald in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He also has served as an adjunct journalism instructor at Youngstown State University. He is a graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
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