Meet Our Board – Alan McBride

Alan McBride has served on our board since the beginning of this year. He has worked with the Komatsu Mining Corp. for six years in recruiting and talent management. His position is focused on employee-development, which has allowed Alan to experience a new perspective and truly make an impact on the organization.1-DSCF5759

Alan also serves as VP/secretary of the Chamber’s young professionals organization, Future Leaders and Entrepreneurs Exchange (FLEX). He enjoys bringing Komatsu’s summer interns along to FLEX’s annual Summer Kickoff event to expose them to networking opportunities in our region.

Outside of the Chamber, Alan also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for United Way of Venango County. In his free time, Alan enjoys golfing as a member of Wanango Country Club. He also loves spending time on the river and exploring the area’s many trails.

Alan loves being a part of a smaller community. He feels that efforts made to improve the area have effects both regionally and globally. He is passionate about drawing people to the area and is very proud to work for a global engineering base located in Franklin.

“My goals align with the goals of the Chamber, especially when it comes to growth in the area,” said Alan. “Identifying emerging talent in our region invigorates and excites me.”

As a board member, his focus is on implementing the strategic plan to cause economic growth and development in our region.

“I really want to help create a community where young professionals can thrive,” Alan said.

Alan’s passion for the community drives him to continue to work towards creating a bright future for the region.

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s August 2017 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.