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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.

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Janet Anderson Director of Economic Development

Janet Anderson, Director of Economic Development


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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.

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Patrick Bourque

Patrick Bourque, Destination Sales Manager


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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.

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Mary Breaithwaite

Mary Breaithwaite, Director of Finance & Administration


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Breaithwaite comes to CAEDC with over 15 years of accounting and human resources experience for large-scale financial organizations.

As the Director of Finance and Administration, Breaithwaite will manage all financial activity to ensure regulatory compliance, accounting principles and policies, and organizational cash-flow, including the annual budget cycle and investment strategy. In this role, Breaithwaite will also act as a credit officer for all internal and external loan programs to ensure delinquency risks are minimized, as well as supervise the loan processing.

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Stacey Cornman

Stacey Cornman, Content Marketing Manager


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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.

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Katie Gray, Workforce Development Manager

Katie Gray, Workforce Development Manager


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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.

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Rafael Hernandez

Rafael Hernandez, Creative Services Manager


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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 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.

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Lauren Yinger

Lauren Hostetter, Social Media & Program Manager


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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.

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Aaron Jumper

Aaron Jumper, Public Relations Manager


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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.

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Ashley Kurtz

Ashley Kurtz, Marketing Manager


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Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Penn College and has over ten years of marketing experience. As the Marketing 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.

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Lori Lighty, Office Manager

Lori Lighty, Executive Assistant


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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.

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Sara McKinney, Finance and Grants Compliance Manager

Sara McKinney, Finance & Grants Compliance Manager


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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.

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Kristen Rowe

Kristen Rowe, Director of Destination Marketing


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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.

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