CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -  Five community 'difference makers' -- Celia Colbert, Diane Gallo, Pamela Gumport, Greg Hybl, and Paul Kieltyka -- will be honored by the Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council at the 2018 Summit Good Scout Awards Dinner April 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Grand Summit Hotel.

Co-chaired by Annette and Terry Dwyer, the event will recognize the five outstanding citizens for their community service, as evidenced by their leadership and interests within the Summit community, and for their embodiment of the values of the century old Scout Oath and Law in their personal and professional lives.

Celia Colbert is a trustee of the Summit Area Public Foundation and the Summit Free Public Library. She is a past president of the Summit Board of Education, where she served for six-and-a-half years, and of S4A, the Summit African American Action Association. In addition to her local activities, Colbert serves on the Board of Directors of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the Board of Trustees of Colgate University. She is a retired Senior Vice President, Secretary and Assistant General Counsel of Merck & Co., Inc.

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Pamela Gumport has been involved with Bridges Outreach Inc. since 1991, having served as its Board Chair, twice and also as Treasurer. Today, she continues as Co-chair of Bridge’s board. Gumport is working on her second term as Treasurer at Reed-Reeves Arboretum and has helped assure the institution’s continued prosperity. Pam has also served on the Overlook Foundation Board as Vice Chair, the Outreach Committee for the Community Congregational Church in Short Hills and, for seven years, Gumport served on Summit’s Zoning Board of Adjustment including one year as Vice Chair and three years as Chair. She also served on the Summit Master Plan – Housing Committee in 2016. Gumport is a sales associate for the successful Peck-Gumport Team at Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Reality in Summit.

Diane Gallo is an active member and Past President of the Summit League of Women Voters. She volunteered, served on the board, and worked for The Connection. Gallo served on the Summit Board of Education, following that, she served as President of the Summit Educational Foundation. She serves on the board of The Mayor’s Committee on Public Art, Summit Public Art, and helps to bring art to public spaces in the city. For the past 12 years, Gallo has been active on the Board of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, a professional ensemble company in Summit, where she now serves as Board President. When she worked for Summit Downtown, Inc., Diane was instrumental in starting the Summit Farmers’ Market, which is still going strong today.

Paul Kieltyka has served as President and CEO of the Summit Area YMCA since 2014. He has spent the last 24 years at several Y’s in New Jersey. Building upon a lengthy playing career in lacrosse, Kieltyka remains very involved as a coach and administrator for youth boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. Additionally, he is currently a volunteer part-time coach for Kean University Men’s Lacrosse team and President of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Lacrosse Club.  Having adopted Summit as his second hometown, Kieltyka is active in several organizations in and around Summit including the Summit-New Providence Rotary and Summit Mayor’s Forum on Diversity.

Greg Hybl serves as assistant Scoutmaster in Boy Scout Troop 67 in Summit, where his two boys have benefited from the knowledge, leadership skills, and self-reliance that comes from an immersive experience in Scouting. As Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Strategic Partnerships, Hybl is responsible for strategy and development of Amex’s largest strategic partnerships at an enterprise level. He joined Amex in 2009 and has held a variety of positions increasing in responsibility across the Merchant Services and Commercial Payments businesses within Amex. A former Board Member of the U.S. Travel Association, Hybl currently sits on the board of United Negro College Fund. 

The Summit area is a part of the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America which serves more than 16,000 youth in over 400 Scouting units in communities like ours throughout Morris, Middlesex, Somerset, Sussex, and Union Counties.

For event ticket and advertising / sponsorship information, contact Jennifer Volz, Development Director, at jennifer.volz@scouting.org or call at 973-765-9322, ext. 249.