Raymond Santillo has been hired as the new Executive Director for the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce. As a lifelong resident of Ellwood City Ray has great pride in the community, and is excited to be a part of that growth.
Ray was a Middle School Teacher and Coach at Riverside School District in Beaver County until 1996. He then continued with the District when he became the Elementary School Principal until 2011 when he retired. He and his wife now own and operate the Half-Pint Kids, Inc. Company in Ellwood City.
Ray already has a tremendous amount of involvement in the Ellwood City community. He has been very involved in sports throughout his life, the Wolves Club for years and served on several committees and boards. Ray was part of the group that founded the Gobblers Gallop in 1995 and is still the Head Timer at the event that just celebrated its 20th year. He was also involved with starting the Annual Ellwood City Octoberfest in 2010 with the Wolves Club.
Ray lives in Ellwood City with his wife, LuAnn and they have four grown children. He is looking forward to starting with the Chamber officially, Monday, January 11th!
Ray’s favorite motto is “Don’t Fear Criticism – The galleries are full of critics. They play no ball, they fight no fights and they make no mistakes, because they attempt nothing. Down in the Arena are the Doers. They make mistakes, because they attempt many things.”