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JOHN P. KEARNEY 
 
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees


John P. Kearney is the current Vice Chairman of the PCOM Board of Trustees, joining the Board in 2002. He previously served as Chairman from 2014-2021, and has chaired the foundation, audit, finance, executive and compensation committees, as well as serving on numerous other committees.

In 2010, Kearney received the President’s Award, the highest honor bestowed upon non-alumni. The PCOM Alumni Association also honored Kearney with their highest honor—the Alumni Award—in 2014. In 2022, Kearney will receive the O.J. Snyder Memorial Award, the most prestigious award given by the College with its recipients exemplifying the highest ideals of the College.

Kearney has served on, and continues as a member of, many community and regional boards and committees. He has received numerous awards for his dedication to the community including the Four Chaplains Bronze Medallion, an award recognizing extraordinary contributions to the well-being of others at the national or world level.

Kearney retired in 2014 after 38 years as president of ERICO Corp, John P. Kearney Associates Inc. and M&K Leasing Inc. He continues to operate Kearney Real Estate. He has also been the recipient of various awards for leadership in his community and industry.

Kearney resides in Moosic, Pennsylvania. He has three surviving children—Elizabeth, Drew, and Adam—and three grandchildren. Kearney maintains a scholarship at PCOM and Wilkes University which he and his late wife, Lois, established in honor of their son John, a PCOM student who passed away in 1999.

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