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Rick Gromis and his wife Sue
 
 D7430 District Governor 
 
2017-18
 

Rick was born and raised in the Reading area, attending high school at Reading Central Catholic. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA.

Shortly after graduating from LVC Rick met and married his wife Susan. (Sue is also a Rotarian and President-Elect of the Birdsboro Rotary Club) They have a daughter Melissa and son Timothy. They are also blessed with two wonderful grandchildren.

Rick spent 38 years in the banking industry. Half of those years were spent in executive level management positions. In these positions Rick provided long term strategic direction as well overseeing lending, branch and operational functions at the banks for which he worked. Rick was associated with three start-up banks in his career including being the President and Chief Operating Officer and Senior Lender for Berkshire Bank. He also served on the Board of Directors as well as being an original "Organizer" of the Bank.

In 2012 Rick joined the executive management team of Good Life Advisor Systems, LLC as their Chief Operating Officer. The rapidly growing startup company, which provides turnkey solutions and systems for financial advisors, moving to an independent platform, now has affiliated offices in 10 states.

Rick first joined Rotary in 1975, becoming a member of the Northeast Reading Rotary Club. After a job related hiatus from Rotary, Rick joined the Mt. Penn Rotary Club and then returned to Northeast Reading Rotary, where he served as President in 1990-1991. In 2006 he joined the Spring Township Centennial Club and served as their President during the 2010-2011 Rotary year. In 2012 he was named the Assistant Governor for area 4, filling that position for three years. Sue and Rick have also enjoyed hosting Group Study Exchange participants in their home.

Over the years Rick held positions with many professional organizations including being a Past President of the Berks County Bankers Association and serving on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers.

In addition, Rick has been involved in numerous charitable organizations over the years. He has held positions with the Boy Scouts, Berks County Association for the Blind and the BCPHC, to name a few.