CPGLCC Hires Executive Director

Posted On On: October 20, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

The Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CPGLCC) is excited to announce the hiring of its first Executive Director, Brad Biren. The CPGLCC has experienced significant, consistent growth in both membership and impact since its founding in 2007.  Hiring an Executive Director will ensure the organization’s sustained growth through focused dedication on its members and mission.


Harry Young, President and CEO of the CPGLCC announced that, ‘”Brad brings a wealth of knowledge and varied experience in business and with nonprofit organizations,  offering a fresh perspective to our organization as we work to advance our mission.’” Russ Boggs, current Treasurer and Founding President of the CPGLCC, stated that “Brad’s legal background and impressive experience  make him a true asset to our organization – I look forward to working with him to serve our members and achieve our mission.”


About Brad Biren


Brad Biren is a native East coaster, where he grew up in New York City and attended Cornell University before pursuing his law degree at the University of Iowa, College of Law.  A child of immigrants, Brad was raised surrounded by entrepreneurs and small business owners.  Before moving to Hershey with his husband, an assistant professor of music at Lebanon Valley College, Brad had his own law practice and consulting office in New Jersey.  Mr. Biren is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar’s LGBT Rights Committee and has experience providing management support to the nonprofit sector.  He looks forward to working with the business community in Central Pennsylvania and achieving greater development and support for the local LGBT community.




The Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is committed to expanding the economic interests of LGBT owned and allied businesses through advocacy, education, and partnerships with the local business community. The chamber has been nationally recognized three consecutive years by the NGLCC (National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) with the following awards: 2014 Excellence in Community Impact; 2013 NGLCC Chamber of the Year; and in 2012 Excellence in Communications.  For additional information, visit www.cpglcc.org.