Cook named president of Continental 1

Posted on January 20th, 2015

from the Daily American

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G. Henry Cook, president and CEO of Somerset Trust Co., has been elected president of the Continental 1 board of directors. Cook has been a board member since 2010.

The nonprofit organization lobbies for the completion of a 1,500-mile trade corridor from Toronto, Canada, to Miami, Florida, in support of business growth, a strategic linkage of communities and faster, safer travel. The corridor includes Route 219 in Pennsylvania. Work is underway to extend the four-lane highway 11 miles between Somerset and Meyersdale.

“The vision of Continental 1 is succeeding because of our dedicated team of volunteers and supporters,” Cook said in a news release. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead the Continental 1 board of directors in what will be a very busy and productive year.”

Cook is the fifth generation of his family to head Somerset Trust Co. as president and CEO. He is involved in many organizations and activities, including the Flight 93 National Memorial, Somerset County Economic Development Council, Somerset Historical Center, Mary S. Biesecker Public Library and Somerset Volunteer Fire Department.

Tom George, surface transportation director for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in Buffalo, New York, will serve as vice president. Jack Ampuja, president of Supply Chain Optimizers in Getzville, New York, and Mike Glesk, executive director of the Bradford Alliance in Bradford were named treasurer and secretary, respectively.

Continental 1 members also represent New York and Maryland.