Colin Coyle has been appointed as a Lower Makefield supervisor following a unanimous vote Friday by the board of supervisors.
This appointment is to complete the unexpired term of supervisor Dr. Frederic Weiss, who has resigned.
“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to serve the community by joining the Board of Supervisors in this interim role,” Coyle said in a statement. “The people of the Township and its many wonderful organizations, such as PAA (Pennsbury Athletic Association), have given so much to me and my family in my life and I hope that this service gives me the opportunity to return some small measure of that support.”
According to the same press release, the board interviewed 10 people who were interested in the position.
“We were fortunate to have had so many capable and qualified people express an interest in this position,” said Supervisor Suzanne Blundi. “It is a true testament to the strength of our community.”
Coyle lives in the Mirror Lake neighborhood with his wife, Lina, and their three daughters, Toma, Eva, and Talia.
He is the senior vice president of sales for Haivision, a video technology company that provides solutions for global broadcasters as well as federal and public safety missions. During Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, he created the “Graduation On-Demand for Deployed Soldiers” program in partnership with VBrick Systems, LTI DataComm, and Operation Homefront. It provided live and on-demand streaming of high school graduation ceremonies at no cost to service members stationed overseas.
Coyle has also served on the Lower Makefield Township Planning Commission since February. He is expected to be sworn in Wednesday.