Commissioner Biographies

Scott Boyd

Commissioner Scott Boyd is a first term Republican Commissioner and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board. He graduated from Lakeview High School and earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics/Business and Political Science from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Scott has over 38 years of business experience in for-profit and non-profit organizations serving in the roles of chief financial officer and operations officer. His experience includes senior care, manufacturing, church administration, and healthcare. He earned recognition as a Certified Medical Practice Executive and served 16 years in healthcare management.

He was raised on the family farm in New Vernon Twp., been very active in his church and community, supports volunteer and charitable work here and abroad, served on the school board of Lakeview School District, and as an elected township official.  Scott enjoys music, outdoor activities, classic cars, and family life with his wife Donna. He has two daughters, Rachel (husband Michael) and Rebecca (husband Benjamin), and three granddaughters Madison, Taylor, and Torrin.


Phone: 724-662-7533


Matthew B. McConnell

Commissioner Matthew B. McConnell is a second term Republican Commissioner and serves as Chairman of the Mercer County Board of Commissioners.  Matt holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania graduating with honors.  He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina.

Matt has over 26 years of business experience in management consulting, manufacturing, commercial lending, real estate, senior care, and behavioral health.  Matt has worked with many leading companies including Deloitte & Touche Consulting, The Hackett Group, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Sharon Steel, Northwood Realty, McConnell Construction, and he also started his own manufacturing company.

Matt was born and grew up here in Mercer County.  He and his wife Angela have chosen Mercer County to raise their two young children.  Matt has been involved with numerous civic, economic development, fraternal, and philanthropic organizations in the communities in which he has lived.

Phone: 724-662-7532

Timothy M. McGonigle

Commissioner Timothy M. McGonigle is a first term Commissioner and lifelong Mercer County resident. He graduated from Kennedy Christian High School in 1985. Tim studied at Gannon University, Erie; and Penn State University (Shenango Valley Campus).  He graduated in 1989 from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and received his Pennsylvania Funeral Director’s License in 1990. While enrolled in mortuary school, he also became an emergency medical technician and worked for his families ambulance company.

 Tim is the Vice President and co owner of the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Sharon and New Castle (Lawrence County), and an officer and co owner at McGonigle Ambulance Service, Inc., Hermitage. He is a member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage. Tim has been involved with numerous civic, fraternal, and charitable organizations throughout Mercer and Lawrence Counties.

Prior to serving as Commissioner, he served on the Hermitage School Board for several years. Tim’s hobbies include archery hunting, snowboarding and biking. He is married to the former Christina Elisco and together they have three daughters, Lauren, Sarah and Caroline

Phone: 724-662-7531

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