Heather M. Acker
Heather M. Acker was appointed to the Geisinger Health Board of Directors in December 2013 and was appointed to serve as vice chair of the board in December 2016. Ms. Acker serves as vice chair on the Audit and Compliance Committee and is a member on the Geisinger Family, Finance and Emergency Action committees of the board. Additionally, Ms. Acker is also a member of the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Quality Options Inc., and Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company Board of Directors since June 2013.
Ms. Acker is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gentex Corporation in Carbondale, PA. Ms. Acker has held the position of chief financial officer for 20 years and has been executive vice president since 2010. Gentex Corporation designs and manufactures integrated life support systems for human protection in military, homeland defense and commercial markets. She is responsible for all financial and administrative activities, and is involved in business strategy and execution. Customers range from the Department of Defense to safety equipment manufacturers, and products from advanced aircrew helmets to aluminized fabric.
Ms. Acker received her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Bucknell University and received her MBA, with distinction, from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in finance. Ms. Acker's education in math and finance and her experience as a chief financial officer is a significant element to the board's competency in the areas of finance and accounting and her effectiveness as a financial expert of the Geisinger Audit and Compliance Committee and member of the Geisinger Finance Committee.
Ms. Acker currently serves on PNC Bank Regional Advisory Board of Directors, Kania School of Management Advisory Board Council, University of Scranton and The Institute Board. Former board memberships included Penn Millers Board of Directors, chair of the Compensation Committee and on the Special Committee to the Board during its sale. Community Medical Center Board of Directors, past chairman, treasurer Boys and Girls Club of Scranton for 13 years, Scranton Chamber of Commerce and Waverly Community House.
Ms. Acker resides in Waverly, PA, with her husband, Warren. They have three children, Laura, Christine and Warren.