Patricia Bucek has been named the new vice president of chamber operations for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corp., according to the chamber.
She replaces Amma Johnson, who left for a job in government relations with The Hershey Co. Johnson had been with the chamber since 2005.
Bucek was the executive director of the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, a regional nonprofit organization that serves 28 counties. Before that, she was a director of business development for senior health management and a program director for PinnacleHealth System in Harrisburg.
In her new role, she is responsible for the creation, administration and implementation of programs, organizational structure, operational procedures, budgeting and financial performance, community development and support of membership services, membership growth and staffing. She also oversees the organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
“In addition to her nonprofit experience and connections within the community, (Patti) brings great enthusiasm and a vision, which will help to build the success of our organization as we help our members build their businesses and grow our region,” said David Black, the chamber’s president and CEO.
Bucek earned her bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from Elizabethtown College.