William Ames for Lebanon County Commissioner



William E. Ames, Jr.      

242 Hinkle Road

Annville, PA 17003

Home 1-717-838-0347, Cell: 1-717-554-2163


Objective:                      To serve as Lebanon County Commissioner


Graduate of: Derry Township Schools Hershey, Pennsylvania Vocational                                                            Major (Carpentry)

Graduate of: Hershey Junior College Hershey, Pennsylvania Associate of  Arts (Honors)

Graduate of: Millersville University Millersville, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science n Industrial Arts (Honors)

 Attended:Millersville University (Graduate School of Industrial of Arts) Millersville, Pennsylvania, Masters Equivalency Degree

Attended: Numerous Courses and work shops which include the following:

Dynamics of Leadership, Leadership Development, Policing the Contract, Sales, Technology of Computer Basics, Contract Law

PHD Candidate in

Business Administration:Kennedy, Western University

Education continued:Pennsylvania State University (Graduate School)

                                                East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Attended: East Stroudsburg University (Graduate School)

                                                 East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Attended:Temple University (Graduate School)

                                                 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Attended: Villanova University (Graduate School)

                                                 Villanova, Pennsylvania

Attended:Indiana University (Graduate School)

                                                Indiana, Pennsylvania

Attended: University of Pennsylvania (Graduate School)

                                                 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Workshops and CEU Seminars

  • Dun and Bradstreet- Customer Service
  • BSCAI, Executive Level Regional Seminars (6)
  • Sea Land, Certified Vacu-Flush Technician
  • Introduction to Conversational Spanish
  • Wages, Hours and Pay Seminar
  • CMI Conference: 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Sports Science Course, National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Education Program
  • Harrisburg Area Community College:
    • Total Quality Management
    • Quality Initiatives
    • Getting Started with Quality
    • Quality in Small Business
    • General Session - Small Business
  • Peer Partner Workshop  Hershey Teachers Center
  • PSEA, Pennsylvania State Teachers Association, 1 week summer workshops: 1978-1994
  • Curriculum Development workshop: 1980, 1992, 1994
  • Regal Boats, customer advisory board
  • Served as a member of C.I.P., Career Incentive Program, Derry Township Schools: 1986-1990
  • PSEA, Bargaining Workshop: 1981-1994
  • IAAP, Industrial Arts Association of Pennsylvania, Conference Presenter
  • Pennsylvania State University, Health Hazards in Wood Processing
  • Human Development Training Institute, Human Development Program
  • Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Certified Stage Boating Instructor
  • Hershey Academy, Time Management Workshop
  • Hershey Academy Total Quality Management
  • Fred Pryor - How to Supervise People
  • Clayton Antique Museum, Boat Restoration
  • Newport News Mariners Museum, Boat Symposium and Restoration
  • Contracting 2000 workshop


Awards and Honors

  • Eagle Scout
  • Rotary Boy of the Month
  • Most Likely to Succeed - High School Varsity Letters
  • Risser-Curtis Memorial Scholarship
  • Student Council President
  • 1966 Industrial Arts Teacher of the Year
  • Honors English Award
  • Service Certificate, Hershey Vocational School
  • President Local Teachers Association Two Terms
  • Mechanics Illustrated Certificate of Mention
  • Published in Trade Journals
  • Industrial Arts, Honor Society
  • Treasurer, Charlestown Yacht Club: 1999, 200, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Commodore, Charlestown Yacht Club, Charlestown, MD 1996
  • Certificate of Appreciation North East River Power Squadron
  • Certified Building Service Executive, Building Services Contractors Association, Lifetime
  • Negotiations Chairman and Contract Negotiator: 1980-1995, Hershey Education Association Business Associate of the Year: 1994
  • BSCAI Certificate of Attendance - Completion of the 2000 Executive Level Conference
  • BSCAI Annual Conferences: 1999-2004


Related Experiences

  • Elected Lebanon County Commissioner in November 2011. Served as Commissioner from January 1, 2012 to present
  • Candidate for Township Supervisor, 2005, elected and served 6 year term ,took no salary 
  • Active in local, state and national teachers associations, having served as President, Vice-President, Negotiator, Faculty Representative and Grievance Chairman
  • Certification by Pennsylvania Department of Education, through written and practical testing, in Vocational Building Construction Maintenance
  • Received a Masters Degree Equivalency from Pennsylvania Department of Education in 1969 (36 graduate credits). Since that time, I have completed fifty-one (51) post-graduate credits. (Total 87 graduate credits)
  • Many under-graduate and graduate courses have been in the area of psychology, including extensive workshops training under Dr. William Glasser, based on reality therapy



1987-present                              Ames Services, LTD Division Manager, Chief Operations Officer                                                  

 September 1966-1996                 Derry Township School District, Hershey, Pennsylvania Secondary Teacher Certified in Vocational Education, Industrial Arts Education, Adult Education, Coaching, Department Head, Curriculum Coordinator and Long Range Planning, Assistant Athletic Director (Coached three sports over 25 years)

September 1981-1995                 Served as Summer Education Director for above employer

 September 1968-May 1995          Served as Adult Education Director for above employer

 February 1959-September 1964   Hershey Chocolate Company, Hershey, Pennsylvania Production Worker (Semi-skilled)

 June 1959-February 1959            Lenker Architects Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Construction Foreman

 January 1958-June 1959             Landis Shoe Factory Palmyra, Pennsylvania Production Worker

 June 1958-January 1958             Interstate Forging Company Highspire, Pennsylvania Skilled Woodworking in boat construction

 January 1958-June 1958             Woodbrook Company Amber, Pennsylvania Construction Worker

 April 1957-January 1958            Beetem Lumber Company Lemoyne, Pennsylvania Production Woodwork

Summer Employment


June to September of

1955, 1956 and 1957                   Guide, Indian Echo Caverns

 June 1965 to September 1965      Hershey Chocolate Company Hershey, Pennsylvania Production Work

 June 1967-September 1966         Hershey Chocolate Company Hershey, Pennsylvania Production Work

 June 1967-September 1967         Olin Miller Corporation Hummelstown, Pennsylvania Construction Worker

 June 1968-September 1968         Olin Miller Corporation Hummelstown, Pennsylvania Construction Worker


Note:  In addition to the above job experiences, I operated my own business with a partner from 1968 to 1981 a total of thirteen (13) years. This construction and retail business traded under the name of Ames and Lucas Construction with Hummelstown, Pennsylvania as a base of operations. I was responsible for personnel, payroll, estimating, purchasing and customer relations. At one point in time, this business employed twenty-two (22) people, and averaged fifteen (15) employees


Civic Responsibilities

  • Active in Hershey Education Associations Scholarship Plays
  • Active in church and fraternal organizations
  • Cruise for Kids
  • Charlestown Yacht Club, Fall Classic Festival: Chairman 1995 and 1996
  • Member BSCAI, Building Service Contractors Association
  • Member CMI, Cleaning Management Institute
  • Member TRSCR, Tri-State Cleaners and Restorers
  • Member, Classic Yacht Club of America
  • Member, Antique Boat Museum, Clayton N.Y.
  • Member, Mariners Museum, Newport News, VA
  • Member, FAAM Brownstone Lodge, Hershey PA , 50 years
  • Member, Lebanon Country Club, Lebanon PA
  • Served on Building Service Contractors Association International Board of Directors 2007-2010

Hobbies and Interests

  • Woodworking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Reading
  • Family Activities
  • Antiques
  • Antique cars and boats
  • Travel

Personal Information

 Born: January 21, 1940

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Married, three (3) children, six (6) grandchildren