Tony Iannelli is the CEO and President of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Since he took the reins in 1997, what was then the Allentown Chamber has grown under his leadership from just 700 members to over 5,000 and is currently the 7th largest Chamber in the United States covering the entire Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area including Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and eastern Warren Counties.
Tony was appointed to the Kutztown University Council of Trustees by former Governor Tom Corbett and recently served as Chairman of the Regional Salvation Army. He has been recognized with the Latino Leadership Alliance Distinguished Service Award, The William Allen Distinguished Alumni Award, The Kids Peace Community Leader Award, the Muhlenberg College Entrepreneur Award, and the Lehigh Valley Human Relations Award. He also has received the Regional Entrepreneur of the Year Award, an honor bestowed by Ernst & Young to such outstanding business leaders as Bill Gates. Tony has previously served as the chairman of the Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority and has volunteered to assist local charities as honorary chairman of their events. This year Tony is being recognized for 20 years of work on regionalization in the Lehigh Valley.
As host of Business Matters, the region’s premier local business television show, his fast paced, hot topics interview program is broadcast by Channel 69 WFMZ-TV reaching over 7 million people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Tony is also a recurring radio personality on iHeart media and columnist for The Morning Call.