Beaver County Commissioner – Jack Manning
Jack Manning began working in Southwestern Pennsylvania in 1998 and relocated to the Chippewa Township / Beaver Falls area with his wife, Diane, in 2000. His son Jeff, daughter-in-law Kelly Harsh Manning, and granddaughter Charlotte Manning reside in Patterson Heights; his son Justin, daughter-in-law Emmy Hayashi Manning and new grandson Jack Mackenyu Manning, reside in Hawaii and Japan.
Jack is the owner and principal of Pinebrook Cottage Consulting, which he started after more than 35-years in the chemical and plastics industry. He consulting included serving as president and executive director of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce from 2015 - 2019, and as executive director of the Beaver County Partnership for Community and Economic Growth during that same time. He also was contracted with Town Center Associates as a consultant for coordination of municipal services for downtown revitalization efforts to multiple communities with traditional downtown business districts in Allegheny, Beaver, and Lawrence Counties from 2012-2017.
Jack was formerly employed by NOVA Chemicals Corporation as their regional manufacturing director and plant manager, responsible for overseeing operation of the Beaver Valley Site (Monaca, Pa.), as well as facilities in Belpre and Painesville, Ohio. He was also the former plant manager of NOVA’s Chesapeake, Va., chemical facility. Prior to his manufacturing assignments with NOVA Chemicals, he served as North American director of People Services in their Moon Township headquarters, overseeing HR activities for multiple locations across the US and Canada. Jack held a similar position as director of human resources with Huntsman Chemical Corporation in Chesapeake, Va., prior to his relocation.
He holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Rowan University at Gloucester County in Sewell, N.J., and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Mountain State University of Beckley, W.Va.
He and his wife have donated their time and resources to many non-profit and charitable organizations over the years, including his serving on the boards of the United Way and the Friends of Old Economy Village. Jack was appointed to two terms on the board of trustees to the Community College of Beaver County (2003-2010), serving as the vice-chair of the trustees from 2008-2010, and served as chairman of the CCBC Foundation Board from 2010-2011. He was on the board of directors for Gateway Rehabilitation Center from 2004-2013 and served as their board secretary from 2011-2013. Prior to being named executive director, he served on the board of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce from 2012-2016, where he founded and served as chair of the chamber’s Economic Development Taskforce.
Jack currently serves on the board of the Beaver County Humane Society; is a board director for the Ohio River Trail Council and the Junior Achievement of Beaver County Advisory Board, as well as serving as a member of the Inclusion, Diversity and Awareness Council (IDAC) of Beaver County. He and Diane have also been part of the organizing committee for Beaver County BookFest since its inception ten years ago. Jack is also a member of the Beaver-Lawrence Farm Bureau and is active in the farm-to-table economy.