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Connie Ruhl, as Executive Director, brings experience as a former Vice President of Mellon Bank and Director Operational Training; owner of a small business (Training USA); Director of Education - Greater Airport Area Chamber (nonprofit); PA State Treasury Office (government); adjunct professor at two universities and currently active on several educational boards. Combining this experience with her love of this community and interest in business, she leads the Chamber. Promoting and supporting business, educating home-based and small business potentials to initiate and sustain their businesses, as well as, providing workforce opportunities and adding to the quality of life in our communities.


Barbara is a Bethel Park High School and Clarion State College graduate.  Barbara began working for Waldenbooks at South Hills Village in high school as a bookseller.  After college she returned to Waldenbooks as a Store Manager. Barbara was promoted to the Waldenbooks Home Office in Stamford, CT as a Training Store Manager.  She was then promoted to Buffalo, NY as a District Manager and later transferred to Columbus, OH as District Manager for stores in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.  After thirty-eight years with Waldenbooks, Barbara joined Barnes and Noble College Bookstores at the Capital Law bookstore for nine years. In 2015, Barbara retired and moved back to her hometown, Bethel Park, PA.


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Bethel Park Chamber
2975 South Park Road
Bethel Park, PA  15102



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