Board of Directors

Left to right: Lawrence Biemiller, Bennett Levin, Wick Moorman, Henry Posner III, Jane Sheffield, Brad Esposito, David Brightbill. Photo by Matthew Malkiewicz.

The EBT Foundation, Inc., was incorporated in January 2020 to acquire, preserve, and operate the East Broad Top Railroad. It aims to restore the railroad for tourist operation and to educate visitors and fans about the history of the railroad and the region. It also aims to expand opportunities for tourism and economic development in and around southern Huntingdon County. The foundation has filed an application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the Internal Revenue Service.

Henry Posner III is chairman of the Iowa Interstate Railroad and of the Railroad Development Corporation, of Pittsburgh. Initially, Mr. Posner will chair the EBT Foundation’s board.

Wick Moorman is former chairman and CEO of Norfolk Southern and former CEO of Amtrak. Mr. Moorman will be the foundation’s first president.

Bennett Levin is owner of the Juniata Terminal Company, of Philadelphia.

Brad Esposito is former assistant general manager of the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, a Genesee & Wyoming, Inc., company, and a longtime member of the Friends of the East Broad Top. Mr. Esposito will be the East Broad Top’s general manager

David Brightbill is the longtime office manager of the East Broad Top Railroad and also a longtime volunteer at the Rockhill Trolley Museum. Mr. Brightbill will be the foundation’s treasurer and will continue as the railroad’s office manager.

Lawrence Biemiller is a former senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education and a member of the Friends of the East Broad Top board. Mr. Biemiller will be the foundation’s secretary.

Jane Sheffield is the executive director of the Allegheny Ridge Corporation, a regional-development agency based in Altoona.

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