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Michael G. Demko

As Executive Director, Michael Demko is responsible for directing the administrative and business operations of the PLCB and managing the executive team. In this role, he provides leadership, strategic planning and recommendations for agency initiatives to the Board.

Prior to his appointment as Executive Director for the agency in August 2020, Michael served as PLCB Chief Operating Officer, as well as Director of Finance. Michael brings more than 30 years of professional retail, licensing and wholesale experience in accounting, finance and operations to the PLCB. Before joining the agency in October 2018, he served as vice president/controller of Nine West Holdings, Inc. (formerly the Jones Group), an American designer, marketer and wholesaler of women’s wear. Prior to that, he worked as a manager and controller in the restaurant industry. He brings with him a solid background focused on financial controllership, strategic planning, forecasting, budgeting and financial analysis. Michael’s primary goal is to implement initiatives that streamline overall operations for the agency.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from King’s College and an Associate degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Luzerne County Community College. Currently, he serves as an appointed trustee for Unity College in Unity, Maine, as well as a trustee for his local church. 

Michael lives in Mountaintop, Luzerne County, with his wife, Jacqueline. They have two adult daughters.