Community Foundation Elects Officers & Trustees

July 09, 2018

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The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the election of officers and four Trustees at its Annual Meeting, which was held this past June.

Elected as Chairman of the Board was Lynne R. Stout.  Stout is an employee of her family’s business, Atlas Services Corp., in Eighty Four.  She previously served as a social services coordinator in the healthcare industry and a legislative aide to a former president pro tempore of the Pennsylvania State Senate.  A graduate of California University of Pennsylvania holding a degree in gerontology, she is a Past President of the Alumni Board and member of the Foundation for California University of Pennsylvania Board. 

“The WCCF is a dynamic organization that truly understands our community, its needs, and how charitable support can impact lives locally. It is my sincere hope that I will be able to make a meaningful contribution to this good work in my role as Chairman,” Stout remarked.

Also elected as officers were: Vice Chairman and Chairman-Elect Thomas F. Hoffman, Secretary Richard L. White, and Treasurer Sandra K. Guthrie.

Hoffman is President of Carbon Communications Consultants, a corporate and energy communications consulting firm he founded in 2010 following a 36-year career in the energy industry.  He holds a Master of Science degree in geology from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Dickinson College, and attended the Darden School Executive Program at the University of Virginia.

White is the retired President of Washington Federal (now Washington Financial) and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.  A Founding Trustee and past Chairman of the WCCF, White was recognized for his exceptional, long-standing commitment to the Foundation in 2012 when the Board of Trustees presented him with the inaugural Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service.

Guthrie is a partner at Guthrie, Belczyk & Associates P.C. in Eighty Four.  She has considerable experience in public accounting for non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California University of Pennsylvania and is both a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner. 

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Also at the meeting, Patrick G. O’Brien was elected to return to the Board, while Michael S. Anderson, Debra E. Keefer, and Michael K. Mackin were newly elected as Trustees.

O’Brien is President and CEO of CB Financial Services, where he previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President.  O’Brien earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Waynesburg University.  He is also a graduate of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking at Bucknell University, and the American Bankers Association, National Commercial Lending School, Southern Methodist University.

Anderson, a certified public accountant and co-founder of Imperial Tax South Hills, is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Washington & Jefferson College and is enrolled in the Quickbooks Pro Advisor Program.

Keefer is recently retired from the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, where she served as Executive Director since 1997.  She earned an associate’s degree from Robert Morris College and is currently pursuing a degree in communications from California University of Pennsylvania through the College Advantage Program for Pennsylvania residents age 60 and older. 

Mackin is the Director of External Affairs for Range Resources Corporation, where he manages a staff of professionals responsible for corporate communication, public relations, and local government affairs on the company’s behalf.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from Westminster College.

Serving as a grant-maker, fundraiser, community leader, and donor service organization, the WCCF promotes and facilitates local philanthropy.

For complete biographies on all of the Foundation’s Trustees, please visit