November 21, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YMBL ELECTS PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE YEAR 2020Harvey Zernial was elected President of the Young Men’s Business League at the annual YMBL Election meeting held November 13, 2019 in the Exhibition Hall at Ford Park and will be installed into office at the organizations first Board of Directors Meeting January 23, 2020.
Zernial is employed with the Southeast Texas Food Bank as Community Outreach Manager. He and his family reside in Lumberton. Harvey has been an active member of the YMBL and has held multiple leadership positions with the organization since joining in 1993. His 2020 serve will be his eleventh term on the YMBL Board of Directors. His commitment and dedication to the organization will be a tremendous asset as the YMBL begins its 103rd year of service to Southeast Texas.
The YMBL was founded in 1917 with Ed Paggi serving as its first President. As he prepares himself to lead the group into its 103rd year, Zernial says, “My expectation is to continue to involve the YMBL membership and resources in meeting community needs.”
Also elected, and will serve as officers, were John Myers, First Vice-President; Sal Guerrero, Second Vice-President; Hayward Green, Third Vice-President; and Gerard Celestine, Treasurer. Donnie Warner the 2019 President will automatically return to the board.Re-elected to the Board of Directors in addition to the officers were , David Knight, Mitch Macon, Chuck Kiker, Bill Collins, Joe Ochoa and Greg Wall.
New board members elected for 2020 were: Marc Richardson, Dohn Labiche, A.J. Boudreaux, Gary Wallace, Clint Turner, Brad Penisson, Chase Kiker, Jimmy Ward, Norbert Romero and Gerard Celestine. The new officers and directors offically assume their duties January 1, 2020.