Jessica CronauerProgram Director
Jess Cronauer became a member of the Leadership Wilkes-Barre team in June of 2014, but she has believed in the mission and potential of Leadership Wilkes-Barre since she graduated from the Core Program in 2004. As Program Director, Jess is grateful for the opportunity to work with and learn from dozens of exceptional educational institutions, committed community leaders, businesses and extraordinary individuals on a daily basis. She is humbled by the generosity and support of the Northeastern Pennsylvania community that makes LWB possible.
Jess currently serves on the Board of Directors for Luzerne County Dress for Success, the United Way of Wyoming Valley and as a member of the Luzerne County Youth Aid Panel.
Educated at the University of Scranton, New York University and King’s College, Jess is a Pennsylvania State Certified teacher in Secondary English, with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology. She received a certificate in Leadership Development from Wilkes University in 2015, and an Advanced Leadership Development certificate in 2016. A passionate learner, traveler and student of life, Jess is always looking for the next adventure. Prior to joining the team at LWB, Jess has worked in both the public and private education sector, workforce development and communications.