Brother Gene is a graduate of Montoursville High School. He also graduated from Clarion University and from Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education, respectively, while obtaining a Reading Specialist Certificate. He taught reading in Lewistown and Shippensburg Public Schools for 11 years before retiring to pursue careers in business. He has taught as an adjunct professor of marketing at Shippensburg University’s John L. Grove School of Business. He has served as a successful sales representative for 3M Co., a sales executive with The Beistle Co., and, most recently, a sales executive with Fortney Packages.
He has served in leadership capacities on several community boards including the Cumberland County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, the Shippensburg Public Library, the Cumberland Valley School of Music and the Chambersburg Community Theatre.
Brother Gene served as President of the Shippensburg University Alumni Association and as a member of the Council of Trustees of Shippensburg University. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Adams Electric Cooperative and the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association, having served as Chairman of both organizations. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Rural Electric Association.
Brother Gene and his wife, Sally, live in Shippensburg and have a daughter, Andrea, and a grandson, Lyric. Sally is retired as the Executive Director of the Chambersburg Community Theatre. They attend First Lutheran Church in Chambersburg. Both enjoy traveling, and while Brother Gene enjoys reading, Sally enjoys gardening and cooking.