The Downingtown Area Chamber of Commerce was established in 1945 to ensure continuing economic prosperity in the region. We strive to make our Program of Work relevant and useful to all our members. We pursue this through our many volunteer committees, board of directors and an executive director, all helping to make a difference in our economy and community through cooperation, legislation, advocacy and involvement.

As we move forward through this pandemic and devastating flood, together we will recover, rebuild, and be stronger in 2022 and beyond. The Downingtown Area Chamber of Commerce will continue to enhance and adapt our programs and services to meet your changing needs. We will advocate on your behalf to secure the resources you need to navigate this uncertain landscape, and continue to engage with you so that, together, we can positively impact our community as a whole.


Jonathan Wright


The Wright Agency

Susan Smith

Executive Vice President

Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union

Dr. Troy Podell

Vice President

Downingtown Area School District

Jay Fischer, Esq.

Vice President

Valocchi & Fischer


2022 Committees



Linda Draper, Al DiMatteo, Bryan Gift, Patti McComsey, Susan Smith, Stephanie Miller, Jenn Randisi

Business & Education Council

Mike Glover, Dr. Troy Podell, Jonathan Wright, Christine Wick, Sue Smith, Lorraine Harmer, Sheri Houpt, Andrea Vaughn, Linda Lefevre, Carol Reiner


Young Professionals

Dr. Troy Podell, Jonathan Wright, Melanie Crescenz, Charlie Shute, Samantha Dardine, Jill Stoltzfus, Kris Stevenson, Brendan Cawley, Christy Campli

COVID-19 Business Advisory

Al DiMatteo, Bill Covaleski, Dana Petrizzio, Jonathan Wright, Kristen Denne, Mark Kochanowsky, Steve Sullins