Staff DirectoryCumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) is dedicated to quality customer service. We strive to exceed the expectations of our clients in order to develop strong, long-lasting relationships to make their project a success. Valerie Copenhaver, Senior Director of Marketing & Tourism717firstname.lastname@example.org Read Valerie's BiographyValerie is the Senior Director of Marketing & Tourism for Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC). She joined CAEDC in March 2008 and has 15 years of experience in communications, business-to-business and consumer marketing, brand development and design. Valerie led the Cumberland Valley branding effort and is responsible for developing strategies to increase visitation and business growth, and for economic impact research and analysis. She also oversees CAEDC’s creative services, communications, advertising and visitors services. Valerie is a graduate of Millersville University and a resident of Cumberland Valley. Stacey Cornman, Visitor Services Manager717email@example.com Read Stacey's BiographyStacey Cornman is a resident of Cumberland Valley and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Dickinson College. She has over 20 years of experience in printing and publishing. As the Visitor Services Manager, she manages visitor guide distribution and fulfillment and oversees the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center. Stacey joined the Visitors Bureau in January 2011. Shireen Farr, COO717firstname.lastname@example.org Read Shireen's BiographyA California native and avid traveler, Shireen relocated to Pennsylvania in 1994 to experience the change of seasons. Shireen joined Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp (CAEDC) in September 2009 as the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau Tourism Director. Shireen brought with her nearly 30 years of experience in information technology, operations, customer service, sales, marketing and finance in the telecommunications and yellow pages industry.In addition to leading destination marketing strategies for the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau, she is responsible for overseeing finance, administration, operations, marketing and strategic planning.Shireen resides in Carlisle with her husband and two cats. Prior to joining CAEDC, Shireen held the elected position of Lemoyne Borough Council President. Shireen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach. Donna Giberti, Program Finance and Grants Compliance Manager717email@example.com Read Donna's BiographyDonna Giberti worked in Cumberland County’s Architectural/Engineering sector for 12 years before joining the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp. in January 2020.A graduate of Penn State University, Donna’s background in accounting, finance, construction project contracts administration, grant writing and compliance will enhance her role as the Program Finance and Grants Compliance Manager. She will support CAEDC’s Business and Workforce Development initiatives, Real Estate Development, and the Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority. Rafael Hernandez, Creative Services Manager717firstname.lastname@example.org Read Rafael's BiographyRafael Hernandez is a resident of York County. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. He has over 16 years of experience in graphic design. As the Creative Services Manger he is responsible for all Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation’s creative design and Web site management. Rafael has been with the CAEDC since October of 2008. Aaron Jumper, Social Media & Travel Media Manager717email@example.com Read Aaron's BiographyAaron Jumper is a 2012 graduate of Millersville University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication. He comes from a background of television and social media, and served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Aaron’s role as Social Media & Travel Media Manager includes social media initiatives, travel media outreach and developing online content. He joined Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation in April 2014. Jamie Keener, CEO717firstname.lastname@example.org Read Jamie's Biography Ashley Kurtz, Marketing Manager717email@example.com Read Ashley's BiographyAshley Kurtz is a resident of Cumberland Valley and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Penn College. As the Marketing Manager she is responsible for advertising, campaign management and grant administration. Ashley has been with the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation since June 2008, when she started as an intern. Prior to starting at CAEDC, she worked as the Office Manager for the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. Mason McClellan, Director of Real Estate Development717firstname.lastname@example.org Read Mason's BiographyMason joined CAEDC as the Director of Real Estate Development in November 2018. He comes to CAEDC with a strong background in community planning, economic development, strategic planning and market analysis. He has a Masters in City & Regional Planning, along with a Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Laura Potthoff, Director of Business & Workforce Development717email@example.com Read Laura's BiobraphyLaura joined Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation in October 2014, as the Director of Business & Workforce Development Laura is responsible for managing CAEDC’s new and existing relationships with Tourism and Economic Development partners to help generate business opportunities and workforce development in Cumberland County.Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dickinson College. Laura comes to us with extensive experience in private higher education, having been an integral part of the Finance team at Dickinson. Laura has experience in program management, relationship management, event planning, recruitment and retention, and budget analysis. Kristen Rowe, Director of Marketing & Communications717firstname.lastname@example.org Read Kristen's BiographyKristen Rowe is a resident of Cumberland Valley and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Journalism from Shippensburg University. As the Director of Marketing & Communications she oversees CAEDC’s creative services, communications, advertising and visitors services and is responsible for local media relations and outreach. Kristen has been with the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation since May 2008. Danielle Vincenti, Destination Sales Manager717email@example.com Read Danielle's BiographyDanielle joined CAEDC in November 2018, where she currently serves as Destination Sales Manager. With 12 years of experience in destination marketing and sales, she will serve as the direct link between meeting planners, event organizers and tour operators and the Cumberland Valley with a focus on driving economic impact by positioning the destination as a premiere meetings, sports and group tour destination. Prior to CAEDC, Danielle held sales positions at Richmond Region Tourism and Bryan-College Station Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as worked on grant projects for Destination Gettysburg. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies from California University of Pennsylvania. Danielle is a Certified Sports Event Executive, recognized as a 2017 Connect Sports Game Changer, and recipient of the 2014 Connect Meetings 40 Under 40 award. Lauren Yinger, Promotions Coordinator717firstname.lastname@example.org Read Lauren's BiographyLauren Yinger is a 2008 graduate from Shippensburg University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. As the Promotions Coordinator she is responsible for providing marketing support and coordinating events for all segments of Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation’s tourism and economic development initiatives and programs. Lauren joined CAEDC in August 2017.