Michael J. Sullivan
Matthew M. Osterberg was born in Staten Island, NY in 1957 and moved to Pike County, Pennsylvania in 1974 where he still resides with his wife, Carol He is a 1983 Penn State Graduate with a B.A. in History. Matt served on the Milford Borough Council from 1987 to 2011, serving as Council President from 1990 to 2011. Matt also worked at the former Luhrs ACE Home Center, from 1983 until it closed in 2014. In 2012, Matt ran for Pike County Commissioner and today serves as Pike County Commissioner, Vice-Chairman. Matt plan to run again in 2015 for a second term.
Matt has published five books relating to local history within Pike County, PA and in the neighboring City of Port Jervis, NY. In 1999 he received the Heritage Award from the Upper Delaware Heritage Alliance and in 2002 he received a Proclamation from the City of Port Jervis, NY.
Matt has also been heavily involved in various community organizations. He has served as Fundraising Chairman for Saint Patrick’s Church, Director of the Minisink Valley Historical Society, member of the Pike County Republican Committee, Milford Enhancement Committee, Historical Preservation Trust of Pike County and several other local organizations.
Gerald Najarian is the emeritus principal of The Remington Group, LLC, a management consulting firm serving the manufacturing industry Prior to association with The Remington Group, Mr. Najarian was The Chief Financial Officer of a publicly held manufacturing/distribution company and was a management consulting partner in a “big four” accounting firm. On a recent leave-of absence from the firm, he served as the CEO of a surgical device manufacturing company. A business executive and consultant with more than forty years in manufacturing company management, he has led numerous initiatives to improve manufacturing performance numerous advanced management and economics based techniques. He is a past president of the Princeton/South Jersey and of the West Jersey Chapters of APICS and is a member of The Institute of Management Accountants, The Association for Manufacturing Excellence. He is a past area vice president of Financial Executives International and a past New Jersey Chapter president. A frequent author and speaker on topics of importance to the manufacturing industry, Mr. Najarian, a CPA, holds a BBA degree from Iona College and an MBA from the City University of New York’s Baruch School of Business.
Maryanne Monte became a Director of the Board of the Pike County Economic Development Authority in 2010 as she semi-retired from a career at Orange-Ulster BOCES She has been was devoted to public service throughout her life, including her positions with the US Attorney’s Office and United States Southern New York District Court (SDNY). Maryanne’s commitment to sharing her experience as a grant writer and talents for the betterment of the community, make her a tremendous asset to the Board.
Tom Hogan, Pike County Economic Development Authority’s Treasurer, has been a member of the board since 1996 and a member of the Pike County business community for more than 40 years. As the owner of local business Hogan Homes, Tom brings hands-on business experience to every decision as a board member of the Pike County Economic Development Authority.
Life long resident
A Pike County Economic Development Authority Board Member since 1994, Kathy and her husband Leroy are long-time residents of the community. A banquet and group sales manager for one of the largest employers in hospitality in the county, Woodloch Pines, Kathy volunteers her time for not only the Economic Development Authority, but also the Pike County and Pocono Lake Region Chambers of Commerce. Helping businesses through the Economic Development Authority’s programs and being a part of the decision making process that helps Pike County businesses prosper is rewarding to Kathy. Kathy has recently been appointed to served as a Pike County Commissioner for a term in 2011.
Michael J. Sullivan
Mike joined the Pike County Chamber in February of 2012. His background over the past 30 years includes a variety of key business roles. Mike served for 7 years as the Executive Director of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce in Middletown, NY. Later, he worked for, and retired from, the Times Herald-Record where his last position was that of the Marketing Director. In the interim, he served as the President of the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development, also for 7 years. Most recently, before coming to Pike County, Mike worked as the Director of Campus Sales for the sale and disposal of Arden Hill and Horton hospitals when these buildings were replaced by the new Orange Regional Medical Center. Mike loves all things related to business, marketing, commerce and trade. He is married to his wife of 41 years, Linda Jean. His daughter and her family live close by and they have two children. Mike and Linda also have a son who is a lighting engineer who lives in Newport Beach, CA. Mike is a veteran of the Marine Corps.
Mike moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania from sunny Southern California. Not the smartest idea to some people But it moved him from being the Director of Marketing Services in a small boutique advertising agency, to the Regional Sales Manager of a spa manufacturer in charge of the 13 states in the Northeast. However, too much time on the road and too much time away from his family caused he and his wife, Kim, to look for a local business opportunity.
With his wife not just as a life partner, but also business partner, they purchased a local deli, Ryan’s Deli in 2005. Ryan’s has grown from its cozy 900 square feet to now occupying a newly built 6,000 square foot facility serving all of Pike County.
Mike has a Bachelors degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.
Mike has been a member of the Wallenpaupack Area School District Board of Directors since 2007, and was also recently appointed to the Pike County Conservation District board.