Regional Chamber Promotes Boyarko to Senior VP

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber has promoted Sarah Boyarko to senior vice president of its economic development division. Guy Coviello, vice president of government affairs, will take on new responsibilities in the economic development unit, including shale development, the chamber said.

Both changes are effective Tuesday.

“These organizational changes give us an opportunity to address key components of economic development activity, specifically in the shale industry. The changes also enable the team to plan more strategically and put a greater focus on all facets of economic development,” said Tom Humphries, president and CEO of the chamber in a statement.

Boyarko joined the organization in 2006, becoming vice president of economic development, North America, in 2012. In her role, Sarah has managed the daily activities of the division’s business retention and expansion program and national and international attraction efforts. She and her team of four have overseen $60 million of project investment this year and are managing more than $1.5 billion in pending investment, according tot he chamber.

Coviello joined the chamber as vice president of government affairs in 2014 and has been responsible for representing the interests of the business community with federal, state and local elected officials. He has also coordinated activities of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Council and Grow Mahoning Valley, a coalition of business, government and labor leaders, charged with prioritizing and promoting infrastructure projects in the Mahoning Valley.

Coviello will continue to lead the government affairs division as he takes on his new role in economic development under the direction of Boyarko; his new title will be vice president of government affairs and economic development.

“We look forward to Guy joining our team,” Boyarko said. “He’ll be an excellent addition to manage our relationships and pending opportunities in shale, and his continued activity with government affairs will be supportive to our overall economic development efforts.”

“There are many areas where government and business intersect, including energy policies that impact shale development, so this is a natural fit for me,” Coviello said. “Joining a team of professionals that have amassed such a stellar record of success in business retention, expansion and attraction is pretty exciting.”

Pictured: Sarah Boyarko.

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