HARRISBURG – Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) recently was recognized with the “Man of the Year” award by the Phi Sigma Kappa, Penn State Kappa Chapter for his ongoing commitment to serving the community in his role as a state representative.
“As part of the fraternity’s 150th anniversary celebration, I was both honored and humbled to receive this award,” Barton said. “My commitment to our communities has its roots in my experiences with Phi Sigma Kappa, and I will be forever grateful for the lessons learned and relationships formed there. Thank you for this recognition and WE ARE proud.”
Barton is serving his first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, after being sworn in at the beginning of January. He has spent the past 33 years of his career in the energy industry as the vice president of Jack Rich Inc. He studied business at Penn State University and later Alvernia University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and was awarded the Community Service Award.
Barton is extremely active in his community. He serves on the board of directors for the Big Impact Group of Schuylkill County and Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce, and volunteered as an instructor at the Young Entrepreneur Academy. He also is a past president and current member of the board of directors for the Orwigsburg Lions Club and volunteer fundraiser for the Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet. He serves as a lay pastor and Sunday school teacher and has served as president and consistory member at his church, St. Johns UCC in Orwigsburg.
Barton serves on the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association board of directors and has served as an adjunct professor at Penn State. He is a member of the Anthracite Region Independent Power Producers Association and the Berks/Schuylkill Oil Dealers Association. Jamie served on CITGO Petroleum’s Marketer Council from 2016-19.
Phi Sigma Kappa is celebrating 150 years as a national Greek organization with many chapters across the country. The organization is a lifelong brotherhood dedicated to the betterment of the individual, the university community, and the world, by giving its members opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in service to others, achieve academic excellence, experience cultural diversity and practice personal integrity.
Rep. Jamie Barton
124th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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