Commencement Speaker

December 2016 Commencement Speaker

Graduate Commencement Speaker - Tom Baldridge

Thomas Baldrige
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry President and CEO

Thomas Baldrige, president and CEO of The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, has been confirmed as the commencement speaker for the 2016 Fall Commencement Ceremony, set to take place on Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.

Baldrige has been at the helm of the chamber, a 2,200-member organization dedicated to creating business and community vitality, since 2000. He received the designation of Certified Chamber Executive in 2008 from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.

He serves on a variety of boards and commissions including Leadership Lancaster, Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, Discover Lancaster, the Workforce Development Board, the Lancaster County Transportation Authority and the City Reinvestment and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) Authority. He recently served as chair of the board of directors of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Prior to his current position, Baldrige was president of The Lancaster Alliance. He has also worked as executive vice president and director of government and public affairs at The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, assistant director of communications for the Senate of Pennsylvania and scheduling coordinator for Governor Dick Thornburgh.

Baldrige earned a B.S. from Ithaca College and has completed graduate courses at Elmira College. He resides in Conestoga with his wife Susan, a reporter. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.