Monday 23 April 2018
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Erie Community Foundation Announces New Board Trustees

ERIEThe Erie Community Foundation is proud to announce the addition of three new trustees to the board: William M. Hilbert Jr., president and CEO of Reddog Industries, Dionne Wallace Oakley, senior vice president, Human Resources at ERIE Insurance, and David M. Tullio, president and CEO of Custom Engineering Company and Lamjen, Inc.

“We are excited about the additions of Bill, Dionne and David, who will bring fresh perspective to our board” said Foundation President Michael L. Batchelor. “They will serve three-year terms, renewable to nine years, which assures continuity of input and the presence of strong civic leaders guiding our Foundation.”

Hilbert started his career in manufacturing in 1981, after graduating from the University of Dayton. In service to his community, he currently serves on several Boards of Directors, including the Manufacturer & Business Association, Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, Camp Notre Dame, Inc., University of Dayton Advisory Council for the School of Arts and Sciences, Sisters of St. Joseph Missions & Ministries Foundation and the Erie Regional Manufacturer Partnership.

Wallace Oakley began her professional career with State Farm Insurance as a summer intern auto underwriting. After graduating from Delaware State University earning a dual bachelor’s degree in marketing and business administration, she returned to State Farm and progressed through various positions and disciplines in multiple geographic locations. She earned a master’s degree in Human Resources Development from Towson State University and a Certificate in General Insurance. She is a Toastmaster, CTM, and a published author. Wallace Oakley serves on the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board and is a director on the Team PA Foundation. She also serves on United Way of Erie County’s Resource Development Committee and the Board of the Erie Zoo.

Tullio has worked in various management positions within the manufacturing industry for over 30 years, and assumed his current position at Custom Engineering in 1997. He earned his B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Northwestern University, and his MBA from the Behrend College of Penn State University. Tullio has spent much of his career actively involved in economic and workforce development in the Erie region. He currently serves on the boards of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership and the Northwest Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center. He is a past chairman and board member of the Manufacturer and Business Association, a former member of Northwest PA Workforce Investment Board, and currently serves on Penn State Behrend’s Council of Fellows.

The Erie Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life for all in our region by evaluating and addressing community issues, building permanent charitable endowments and promoting philanthropic and community leadership. To learn more, visit