John J. LaCarte, 49, is President of LaCarte Enterprises, Inc., a family owned holding company that operates business interests in dry cleaning, industrial laundry, apparel sales and real estate. In total, these operations employ approximately 300 people and service thousands of customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
In addition, Mr. La Carte is the President of LaCarte Development Company that has developed tracts of land for residential and industrial use in Washington and Westmoreland County.
Prior to returning to work with his family in 1992, Mr. LaCarte was an Associate in the Corporate Finance Department for both PNC Financial Services in Pittsburgh, PA and Chemical Bank in New York City.
Mr. LaCarte served as a director and past Chairman of the Board for First Federal Savings Bank from 1998 until it merged with Community Bank in November of 2014. Mr. LaCarte continues to serve on Community Bank's Board of Directors.
Under Mr. La Carte leadership, the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce has recognized the LaCarte family for Outstanding Business Development and its real estate projects have been recognized for regional excellence.
Personally, Mr. LaCarte received the Edward R. DeVogue Award in 2007, which recognizes a business leader 40 years old or younger that has achieved a high level of success uncommon for relative career experience. In 2010, Mr. La Carte was recognized by the Salvation Army with its "Doing the Most Good" service award. In 2013, Ernst & Young honored Mr. LaCarte as a Pittsburgh regional Entrepreneur of the Year.
An Active Member in the community, Mr. LaCarte currently serves as the President of the Middle Monongahela Industrial Development Association and is a Trustee of the Charleroi Recreational Board and the Mon Valley YMCA Board of Trustees.
His past services have included Chairperson of the Major Employers for the Mon Valley United Way, Chairman of the Washington County American Heart Walk, President of the Charleroi Rotary Club and Director of the Mon Valley Regional Chamber and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. LaCarte earned both his MBA and BA from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He currently resides in Belle Vernon, PA with his wife Michele and two children Grace and Jack.