Jake Hickman is serving in his fourth year as a Venango Chamber Board Member. Jake is a Production Manager for Emlenton-based Hickman Lumber, founded by his great-grandfather, where he has worked for 11 years.
Jake and his wife Kendall are the parents of two sons, Eli (3) and Henry (18 months). Kendall is a Title 1 Reading Specialist with the Keystone School District.
Jake enjoys the quiet lifestyle that living in Venango County affords but appreciates the proximity to the things to do in Pittsburgh and even Baltimore—a short day’s trip. Living in Emlenton means a short commute to work and the luxury of being very close to family.
Jake has been active as a member of the Golf Committee during his tenure and especially enjoys attending events where he can bring the family along.
Reflecting on his time on the Board of the Chamber, Jake says: “It has been great to gain a better understanding of what goes on behind the scenes. I have watched the continued diversity of the board and membership, as well as the development of the current staff. I am encouraged that we have the right people working to advance the work of the Chamber.”
This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s November 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.