Monaca, PA – The CCBC Board of Trustees will welcome a new member at their board meeting on Tuesday, September 19. Brian Gelb has been appointed to fill an unexpired vacancy on the CCBC Board by the Beaver County Board of Commissioners.

Mr. Gelb is currently employed by Royal Dutch Shell as the Human Resources Manager for its Pennsylvania Chemicals Project where he will play a key role in ensuring that the newly constructed ethane cracker plant in Monaca is staffed with professionals who can perform the duties necessary to run the plant.

As an HR professional for the last 24 years, Gelb has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects with globally recognized companies such as Shell and Nestlé Ice Cream Company, and brings to the Board insights into various aspects of business operations, including manufacturing and supply chain management.

“I will be honored to share these experiences with colleagues on the Board, and will enjoy the opportunity to join with others in fostering the continued success of the College,” stated Gelb.

"Our board set out to search for a new member distinguished for their leadership and achievements in the advanced manufacturing sector,” said CCBC Board Chair Dr. Robert Postupac. “We are now proud to announce those efforts have culminated in the addition of Brian Gelb to the CCBC Board of Trustees. His contributions will be immediately notable in advancing our mission to develop dynamic partnerships within the region’s rapidly expanding petrochemicals industry.”

Members of the CCBC Board of Trustees are appointed by the Beaver County Commissioners as the local sponsor for CCBC. Trustees provide a public service aimed at establishing and overseeing college goals, ensuring financial integrity, hiring and evaluating the president, and supporting and advocating college initiatives to serve students and the region.

“We enthusiastically welcome Brian Gelb, whose expertise will benefit CCBC as the college continues to build upon its already strong relationship with Shell Chemicals and other advanced manufacturing organizations. CCBC is honored to lead a new Tristate Energy and Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Consortium as a result of the College’s close and long-standing partnership with Royal Dutch Shell and the entire regional petrochemicals industry,” said CCBC President Chris Reber.

Gelb received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL.

He joins current Board of Trustees members Dr. Robert H. Postupac, Chair; Pamela M. Johnson, Vice Chair; John A. Kochanowski, Secretary; Stephen W. Robinson, Treasurer; Edward A. Palombo; Frederick Retsch; Dr. Zachery Saunders, Genetha M. Woods-Short, and Zachary Cipolla, Student Representative to the Board.

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CCBC transforms lives through personalized education, dynamic partnerships, and high impact practices. The college has an annual enrollment of 6,800 credit and non-credit students. CCBC is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and offers 75 degree, certificate and diploma programs, hundreds of Continuing Education and Workforce Development programs, seamless transfer to a wide variety of baccalaureate and graduate institutions, and a nationally distinctive high school academy dual enrollment program. In 2017, the Aspen Institute named CCBC one of America’s Top 150 community colleges.

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Brian Gelb, Royal Dutch Shell’s Human Resources Manager for its Pennsylvania Chemicals Project, has been appointed to the CCBC Board of Trustees.