William F. Hecht

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"Mr. Hecht is the retired chairman and CEO of PPL Corporation. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Lehigh University and is a graduate of the Cornell University Executive Development Program. Mr. Hecht is chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, where he has served as a director since January 2004. He is past chair of the Pennsylvania Business Roundtable. Mr. Hecht serves on the Board of Directors of DENTSPLY International, York, Pa., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of dental products, and RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., a global provider of reinsurance and insurance. He is a trustee for Lehigh University, president of the Lehigh Valley Partnership, and a former chairman of the Lehigh Valley United Way campaign. He has been honored as Community Leader of the Year by the Arthritis Foundation and as Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the Sales and Marketing Executives of the Lehigh Valley, the Minsi Trails Council Boy Scouts of America, and the Discovery Center for Science and Technology. He and his wife, Peggy, live in Allentown." [1]


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  1. Lehigh Valley Health Network Trustees, organizational web page, accessed February 21, 2013.