Linda Gates Elected to Lincoln Board: Dr. Paul Kengor, Colin Hanna, Frank Ryan re-elected to new terms

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June 23, 2009
Contact: Lowman S. Henry
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Linda Gates Elected to Lincoln Board
Dr. Paul Kengor, Colin Hanna, Frank Ryan re-elected to new terms

(West Mifflin, PA) – The Lincoln Institute Board of Directors has elected Linda Lee Gates of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania to a seat on its board. Gates joins Dr. Paul Kengor of Grove City College, Colin Hanna of Let Freedom Ring, USA and Col. Frank Ryan of F.X. Ryan Associates who were re-elected to new terms on the board at the Lincoln Institute’s June meeting held at the Westwood Golf Club in West Mifflin, PA.

"I am pleased to welcome Linda Gates to our board of directors," said Chairman & CEO Lowman S. Henry. "Linda has a strong record of professional and community involvement in south central Pennsylvania and will bring that wealth of experience to the Lincoln Institute during this very challenging time for the nation’s nonprofit sector."

Gates is owner/manager of Linlo Properties, a real estate partnership she co-owns with her husband, Cumberland County attorney Lowell Gates. Mrs. Gates also helped found the law firm of Gates, Halbruner, Hatch & Guise, P.C. and handles the finances for the firm. She has been a board member of Landmark Ministries, Inc. since 1990. Landmark Ministries is a nonprofit corporation concerned with the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of children and young adults in the central Pennsylvania area. She was also treasurer and a director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Central PA Chapter.

A graduate of Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School, Linda Gates attended Dickinson College in Carlisle where she pursued a double major in Fine Art and History and a minor in Spanish. She and her husband, Lowell have four daughters.

The Lincoln Institute’s Board of Directors also announces the creation of a new Directors Emeritus Society and the inaugural election of Charles L. Huston, III; Frederick W. Anton, III and James Trammell to the society. Mr. Huston is a founding director of the Lincoln Institute. Both Mr. Anton and Mr. Trammell have served on the institute’s board of directors for many years.
"The Emeritus Society is a way for those who have been an integral and vital part of the Lincoln Institute’s founding, growth and development to remain active and involved in the ongoing affairs of the organization," Henry explained. "We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to these three gentlemen for their support and efforts on our behalf throughout our 16 year history. Their ongoing association with us will be a vital asset as we continue to grow and develop in the years ahead."

Also continuing their service on the Lincoln Institute’s Board of Directors are Vice Chairman Robert W, Keibler, Board Secretary Marsha Ord, Doris Beaufait, Joseph Geiger, Dr. Jake Haulk, Hilary Holste, Albert Paschall, Susan Staub and David Taylor.

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