Meet The Team

Thomas C. McKeon, AICP, CEcD - Executive Director

Thomas C. McKeon, AICP, CEcD

Executive Director

Tom brings a depth and breadth to industrial development rarely seen in the industry. As Executive Director of the BCIDA, he was principally responsible for the development Berks Parks 78, which now hosts over 1,600 employees and 3 million square feet of logistics and distribution space. Serving the residents of Berks County for nearly 30 years, Tom started out in community and economic development, moving over to the IDA thirteen years ago. Prior to Tom’s work in Berks County, he ran various transportation, housing and community development programs in Delaware County and Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey. Tom holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Rutgers.

Jeremy Zaborowski - Deputy Director

Jeremy Zaborowski

Deputy Director

Jeremy joined the BCIDA in March 2019 and hit the ground running. In his first month on the job, Jeremy structured the financing needed to preserve the AW Golden project, a $6 million revitalization of a plaza in south of Reading, which is expected to create 180 jobs and provide grocery amenities in a part of the region considered a food desert. Prior to his work in Berks County, Jeremy worked in economic development, site selection and wholesale power origination in Austin, TX. An Erie native, Jeremy is excited to be back in Pennsylvania and apply his experience and knowledge to expand the economic opportunities in Berks County. Jeremy holds a BA from Houghton College, a masters in regional planning from Cornell University and an MS in energy and earth resources from the University of Texas Austin.

Vicki L. Bentz - Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper

Vicki L. Bentz

Admin. Assistant / Bookkeeper

Vicki, a life-long resident of Berks County, joined the BerksIDA team 11 years ago and manages all back office operations, including administration of the Authority’s entire portfolio of outstanding loans, TIFs and grants as well as accounting, record maintenance and general operations . As the administrative assistant/bookkeeper, Vicki is the liaison between banks, municipalities and Federal and State agencies with funding proposals, bond projects and grant applications/payments. Vicki brings incredible experience to the BerksIDA, serving in senior loan official and operations roles at banks and paralegal/office management roles at a law office specializing in real estate and property management. Vicki has a Business Administration degree from RACC and has taken numerous banking and tax return courses. In her spare time, Vicki volunteers at the Humane Society of Berks County and previously volunteered at horse therapeutic programs. Vicki and her registered therapy dog visit residents at nursing and assisted living homes.