Andrew Shecktor Biography
I have run my own business for many years, activated for special projects and also for the sale of my artwork. I am a professional artist in oil, acrylic and watercolor and also in photography. I have assisted several communities in the preparation of emergency operations plans and with planning and implementation of emergency operations exercises. I was operations manager for GE capital, in charge of the information services staff, and have worked as call center manager for the former Compaq Computer operations center. I am currently employed as a sales consultant for Network Solutions. I have worked in the political arena as a technology consultant and also as an assistant to former Congressman Lawrence Coughlin in the 13th congressional district. I was voted in to the Berwick Council last year and am serving a 4 year term. On the Council I serve on the Law and Legal committee and on the Fire and Water committee. I am also a member of the Berwick Planning Commission.
Activities and Interests
I am a published non-fiction author and former assistant creative writing instructor, an ma a member of the HTML Writers Association. My interests include computers, arts, crafts, gardening, amateur photography, amateur radio operator. I am a life member and contributor, Handyman Club of America. March of Dimes and American Heart Association walk communications volunteer. I volunteer in many community activities including Berwick "Run for the Diamonds" in November.
F.B.I. Infragard member. Past member Lansdale Jaycees. Former member of the 13th Congressional District Computer Advisory Committee. Significant involvement in community outreach including tax preparation for the Berwick United Way. Participate in many civic organizations in and around my community.
Emergency Service and Emergency Operations
Past officer of the former Berwick Auxiliary Police. I am active in disaster response with the Berwick Chapter of the American Red Cross. Also a current member and Past State Director, Emergency Operations Officer, Interoperability officer and Training Officer PA Army MARS. Former Vice President, First Lieutenant and Corporal Colmar Fire Company. Former member Hatfield Volunteer Fire Company (fire police officer.) Former President, Vice President, Trustee, Secretary of Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company (and current life member). Former Director of Communications and Battalion Chief of Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue (current member.) Current Assistant Chaplain and Parliamentarian and former Second Assistant Commissioner, Public Relations Officer and Secretary of the Montgomery County PA Fire Police Association. Former Secretary Colonial Fire Police Task Force. Member National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR). Active member Columbia and Montgomery County RACES/ARES. ARRL District 4 Emergency Coordinator ARES. N.O.A.A. Skywarn member State College, PA and Mont Holly, NJ (former Skywarn coordinator Montgomery County). Member Columbia Montour Amateur Radio Club. American Red Cross Berwick Chapter emergency operations volunteer. Former EMT.