Staff Directory Cumberland 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. Patrick Bourque, Destination Sales Manager 717-240-7191 email@example.com Read Patrick's Biography Patrick joined our team in March, 2020 bringing over 6 years of destination sales experience with him. A resident of York County and a graduate from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, Patrick will be overseeing Meeting, Sports and Group Sales for the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation. Valerie Copenhaver, Director of Community Development 717-240-7193 firstname.lastname@example.org Read Valerie's Biography Valerie is the Director of Community Development 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 Manager 717-240-7198 email@example.com Read Stacey's Biography Stacey 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, COO 717-240-7196 firstname.lastname@example.org Read Shireen's Biography A 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 Manager 717-240-7186 email@example.com Read Donna's Biography Donna 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 Manager 717-240-7194 firstname.lastname@example.org Read Rafael's Biography Rafael 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 & Travel Media Manager 717-240-7185 email@example.com Read Aaron's Biography Aaron 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, CEO 717-240-7181 firstname.lastname@example.org Read Jamie's Biography Jamie is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC). He joined CAEDC in June 2019. Jamie has over 30 years of experience in real estate, planning as an AICP-certified land use planner, business development, marketing, management and leadership development. He has served as a community leader on various community boards, including the Hampden Township Zoning Hearing Board, and as Chairman of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce Board, the Monroe County Workforce Investment Board, and the United Way. As CEO, he is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of all economic development and destination marketing activity for Cumberland Valley. Jamie is a Shippensburg native, graduate of Bucknell University and a resident of Cumberland Valley. Ashley Kurtz, Marketing Manager 717-240-7192 email@example.com Read Ashley's Biography Ashley 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. Lori Lighty, Office Manager 717-240-7184 firstname.lastname@example.org Read Lori's Biography Lori joined the CAEDC team in January of 2020. As Office Manager, Lori works closely with CAEDC’s Board of Directors and Committee Members and provides excellent customer service. She is able to quickly resolve any issues that may arise and connect you with the perfect CAEDC team member. She promotes continuous improvement to ensure that your CAEDC experience is of the highest quality. Lori is responsible for maintaining daily office function as well as the first voice you will hear or person you will meet when contacting our office. Lori is an honors graduate of York Suburban High School, in neighboring York County. Lori now resides in Adams County with her husband, Robert, and their cat, Kashmir. Lori has 36 years of experience as a legal assistant/paralegal working in both large and small law firms. Lori is also a notary public and has had her commission for more than 30 years. When Lori is not at work you can find her relaxing with a book, watching a mystery, or looking to try a new dining experience in Cumberland County. Laura Potthoff, Director of Business & Workforce Development 717-240-7197 email@example.com Read Laura's Biobraphy Laura 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 Sales, Marketing & Communications 717-240-7195 firstname.lastname@example.org Read Kristen's Biography Kristen Rowe is a resident of Cumberland Valley and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Journalism from Shippensburg University. As the Director of Sales, 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. Lauren Yinger, Promotions Coordinator 717-240-7187 email@example.com Read Lauren's Biography Lauren 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.