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John J. Lawless

Mr. Lawless, Dunmore, Pa., has worked in the automobile industry for his entire life, starting at Bradley Lawless Motors, Inc., where he served as president and own of both Nissan and Pontiac franchises. He sold that family business in 2001, and currently owns and operates John J. Lawless, Inc., an automotive, financial, and real estate enterprise.

He served for two years as the chairman of the Business Advisory Council to the School of Business and Global Innovation at Marywood University, where he led efforts to increase enrollment and alumni participation. He is a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Dunmore, where he served on the Parish Finance Committee and was president of the Holy Name Society. Mr. Lawless has also served on the board of directors for the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services of Lackawanna County for the past 25 years and currently sits on its Executive Committee. He works beside his entire family on the Planning Committee for the Jude Zayac Foundation, raising funds for SIDS research and the St. Joseph’s Center Baby and Children’s Pantry, in memory of his late grandson, Jude. A graduate of the Scranton Preparatory School, Mr. Lawless attended Marywood and graduated from Thomas A. Edison University is a bachelor of science in business administration degree in marketing.