ARCC board of Directors

Valerie Pedigo

President

Valerie earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in International Business & Economics, Japanese, and Spanish from the University of Mount Union in Alliance, OH and has completed work toward a Master’s of Business Administration from Texas A&M University in Commerce, TX.

In business for herself as a consultant and real estate investor, she has many years of experience encouraging and demonstrating the entrepreneurial spirit.

For the past 15 years, she has also held various roles in the financial services industry. 

She has resided in Western PA with her family for almost 10 years, with the last 5 in Ambridge, PA.

Valerie is extremely active in the community, serving on the Board of the Ambridge Regional Chamber of Commerce, elected School Board Director for the Ambridge Area School District, and many other local committees focused on the development of Beaver County and the Pittsburgh region as a whole.

Amy Buckler

Vice President

Amy has always lived and worked in Beaver County, born and raised in Rochester, now living in Monaca with her husband, Bill, and just down the street from her daughter and son-in-law.

 

She enjoys being outdoors: hiking, fishing or just spending time with her family. Amy started her career in banking over 20 years ago as a part- time teller at Huntington Bank and has been the branch manager since 2015. 

 

She has had the opportunity to help many people with their finances, seen businesses grow, and have gotten to know so many great people and value every one of them.

 

Amy is excited to see what the future holds for Ambridge and proud to be part of a group that promotes growth and opportunity for local businesses as well as the community.

Kim Villella

Past President

Kim Villella is a lifelong resident, business owner and community leader in the Pittsburgh area with Southwestern PA values. As an Entrepreneur with 38 years of domestic international experience in manufacturing, service and retail, Kim believes that success in a business derives from passion, hard work and heart. 

"You need to put passion, hard work and heart into your business and put your business into your heart, your hands and your soul."

Being a "Main Street America" small business owner since the age of 19 is what Kim deems as one of her most fulfilling achievements. 

Kim is an active member of many civic and business organizations, including Vice President of Ambridge Downtown Economic Development Council and Past President of the Ambridge Regional Chamber of Commerce.

"As an innovated entrepreneur, community leader, wife, mother and grandmother with 38 years of executive management experience, I have gained the ability to organize, plan, coordinate and execute business and its development to meet the needs and wants of my customers and of our community."

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