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. Janet Anderson, Executive Director 717-240-7197 [email protected] Read Janet's Biography Janet Anderson comes to CAEDC with 36 years of experience in business development, grant administration, account management, and strategic planning from organizations like the PA Department of Labor and Industry, Northwest PA Regional Planning & Development Commission, PA Department of Community and Economic Development, the office of former State Senator Jane Earll, Gannon University Small Business Development Center, and most recently at Partners for Performance. Patrick Bourque, Destination Sales Manager 717-240-7191 [email protected] Read Patrick's Biography Patrick Bourque 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. Stacey Cornman, Content Marketing Manager 717-240-7198 [email protected] 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 Content Marketing Manager, she manages visitor guide distribution and fulfillment and oversees the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center. Stacey joined the Visitors Bureau in January 2011. Frank Flamini, Workforce Development Manager 717-240-7182 [email protected] Read Frank's Biography Flamini comes to CAEDC with 33 years experience in education, including his role as Supervisor of Student Services at Cumberland Perry Area Career and Technical Center, Assistant Administrative Director at Dauphin County Technical School, and Administrative Director at Adams County Technical Institute. He holds a Master of Education from Penn State University. Katie Gray, Workforce Development Manager 717-240-7193 [email protected] Read Katie's Biography Katie Gray comes to CAEDC with more than 20 years of experience in education, data analysis, marketing and public relations, sales development, and account management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Public Relations from East Carolina University. As the Workforce Development Manager, she provides leadership on workforce development initiatives and partnerships and supports businesses, educational institutions, and communities with preparing Cumberland County’s growing labor force. She joined Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation in October 2022. Rafael Hernandez, Creative Services Manager 717-240-7194 [email protected] Read Rafael's Biography Rafael Hernandez is a resident of York County and a graduate from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. He has over 20 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. Lauren Hostetter, Social Media & Program Manager 717-240-7187 [email protected] Read Lauren's Biography Lauren Hostetter is a 2008 graduate from Shippensburg University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. As the Social Media & Program Manager 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. Aaron Jumper, Public Relations Manager 717-240-7185 [email protected] 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 Public Relations Manager includes social media initiatives, travel media outreach and developing online content. He joined Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation in April 2014. Ashley Kurtz, Marketing & Tourism Grant Manager 717-240-7192 [email protected] Read Ashley's Biography Ashley Kurtz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Penn College and has over ten years of marketing experience. As the Marketing & Tourism Grant Manager she is responsible for marketing strategy, research, advertising, campaign activation, product development and tourism grant administration. Ashley has been with CAEDC since June 2008. Lori Lighty, Operations Manager 717-240-7184 [email protected] Read Lori's Biography Lori Lighty joined the CAEDC team in January of 2020. As Operations 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. Sara McKinney, Finance & Grants Compliance Manager 717-240-7186 [email protected] Read Sara's Biography Sara McKinney is a graduate from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has over 6 years of team leadership and comes from a background in loan financing and underwriting. As the Finance and Grants Compliance Manager, she will oversee the day-to-day loan processing and grant writing by analyzing each individual financial situation. She hopes to offer a fresh perspective to help grow her native Cumberland Valley home. Iris Peters, Economic Development Coordinator 717-240-7181 [email protected] Read Iris's Biography Iris joined our team in May 2023 and will soon graduate from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Iris is responsible for supporting the Economic Development team. She holds prior experience in digital marketing, downtown revitalization, and Main Street initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and reading. Kristen Rowe, Director of Destination Marketing 717-240-7195 [email protected] 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 Destination Marketing she oversees tourism efforts and CAEDC’s creative services, communications, advertising, destination sales and visitors services. Kristen has been with the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation since May 2008. Matthew Simmons, Marketing & Sales Coordinator 717-240-7181 [email protected] Read Matthew's Biography Matthew Simmons joined our team in May 2023. He is a recent graduate of Messiah University, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Christy Zitsch, Economic Development Manager 717-240-7196 [email protected] Read Christy's Biography Christy is a native of Central Pennsylvania. After a stint in the Marine Corps, she returned to the area to complete a B.A. in Art & Architectural History at Dickinson College. She has over 12 years of experience in real estate development & management, preservation, and strategic marketing. She is an avid runner, biker, general outdoor enthusiast, and travels often. Christy is responsible for cultivating partnerships to promote business retention & expansion to include aiding in site selection and facilitating financial arrangements in order to meet the economic development goals within the Cumberland County. She joined CAEDC March of 2023.