Meet Michael Moreno, a 2018 graduate of East Stroudsburg University. Michael’s professional pursuits were inspired by his passion for extracurricular activities both on and off campus. At ESU, Michael was well-known for his efforts as President and Program Director of the Biotechnology & Medical Technology Club, as House Manager for multiple theatre productions, and was heavily involved with the ESU SPIRIT Committee.
One of the many projects he developed is the Biotechnology & Medical Technology Club’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner for students and community members, which remains a tradition on campus supporting the Warrior Food Pantry. Michael also attributes his involvement in the SPIRIT Committee to the networking opportunities that led him to his job today as the Assistant Vice President of the Northern Tier for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. While attending ESU, Michael also worked several jobs off campus. He was employed as the Communications and Operations Manager for a local Livery Canoe Company providing trips down the Delaware river and also as a registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Michael attributes his success in life to: Dr. Abdalla Aldras, associate professor of biological sciences; Stephanie French, professor of theatre; and most especially former ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., who retired in July 2020. Michael also spent some significant time with staff members associated with ESU’s Business Accelerator and Entrepreneurship Program, the Warrior Launchpad.
Today, in his post with The Chamber, Michael is a source of business engagement within the Monroe County area. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that Michael remains laser-focused on his mission to increase and constantly improve the quality of life for all within the Pocono community he serves! That includes leading multiple Chamber initiatives such as the LGBTQ+ Business Council, Public Policy Council, Education Committee and West End Committee. He’s also a member of the community’s Global Entrepreneur Week Committee, the Workforce Board and the United Way Community Touch Point Campaign. Michael is a proud ESU Warrior and leads the Pocono Chamber Member Businesses with pride as he helps companies, big and small, reach economic prosperity and engage in community involvement.
Outside of the Chamber, Michael enjoys all that the Pocono Region has to offer. Whether that being canoeing or kayaking down the Delaware River. Biking along the McDade Trail, Skiing down one of the many ski resorts in the area and spending time with his beloved dog Jericho