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LeTort Trust appoints Gunnison, Schankweiler to board

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Karen Gunnison and David Schankweiler have been appointed to the LeTort Trust board of directors.
Karen Gunnison and David Schankweiler have been appointed to the LeTort Trust board of directors. - (Photo / )

Lower Allen Township-based LeTort Trust has appointed two Harrisburg-area business leaders to its board of directors.

The family-owned trust company has named Karen Gunnison and David Schankweiler to its board.

Gunnison is director of market strategy at Capital BlueCross, an insurer based in Susquehanna Township. Schankweiler is the former CEO, owner and founder of Journal Multimedia, former parent company of the Central Penn Business Journal.

"We are fortunate to have Karen and David join our board of directors," said Katie Clarke, president of LeTort Trust. "Their strong business acumen and in-depth knowledge of the Central Pa. business community will bring a wealth of expertise to our board team and LeTort Trust."

Gunnison has been with Capital BlueCross since 2015. Prior to that, she was the chief of staff to the first lady of Pennsylvania, executive director of the Murata Business Center in Carlisle and a partner in the law firm of Wix, Wenger & Weidner in Harrisburg. She serves on the boards of the Nativity School of Harrisburg, Harristown and the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corp.

Schankweiler ran Journal Multimedia for 32 years before selling the company in 2016 to New Media Investment Group. New Media operates the Business Journal under its business-to-business division, BridgeTower Media, which is part of GateHouse Media.

Schankweiler has served on numerous boards, including nonprofit organizations in the region such as Community First Fund, national industry associations and for-profit boards and as a trustee of King's College.

LeTort Trust, which provides wealth management and retirement-plan services to businesses, institutions and individuals, was founded by Clarke's father, Marty Eichelberger. Her brother, Dan Eichelberger, is the company's chief investment officer.

Last year, the trust company hired veteran banker Janak Amin to be its CEO.

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Jason Scott covers state government, real estate and construction, media and marketing, and Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jscott@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JScottJournal.

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