Jack H. Coleman
Chief Executive Officer
Jack is the founder of all the VETPA entities. He enjoyed a 10-year career in commercial and investment banking, where he attained a position as V.P. and Regional Manager of a mid-size commercial bank. During that time he was involved not only in lending, capital formation, and management but was also involved in “community service” on behalf of the bank, where he enjoyed his initial success as a fund-raiser for the benefit of non-profits and charities such as WQED, Easter Seals, the YMCA, Western PA School for the Blind, and many others.
In 1971 he embarked on his entrepreneurial odyssey primarily in the energy and raw materials industries. His activities would later include the recycling of industrial materials. During this period he applied his banking and financial knowledge to his own businesses and developed several proprietary programs for use in financial analysis, business planning, budgeting, and strategic planning.
During his entrepreneurial years Jack continued his charitable activities with involvement, primarily in fund-raising activities, with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the Leukemia Society, and others. He has also devoted literally thousands of hours to charitable work in alcohol and addiction treatment. In 1990 he was awarded the Abraham Twersky Volunteer of the Year award for his work with geriatric alcoholics and addicts at St. Francis Hospital.
Jack is a 1959 graduate of Westminster College. In 1963 he completed a course of study and graduated from the Pennsylvania Bankers Association School of Banking at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.
He has been married for 54 years, has 2 children and 3 grandchildren and resides in the Pittsburgh suburb of Fox Chapel.