Get Involved


Staff Contact: Kate Gaudet, 717.771.4576
Chair: Amy Haines, Absolutely Secure Technology

Ambassadors encourage new and existing members to get involved through participation. They are the Alliance’s “Meeters and Greeters” at events and are the backbone of volunteers within the Economic Alliance. Must be a member for at least one year.

Volunteer Committees

DrawDown & Silent Auction Committee

Staff Contact: Mary Walker, 717.771.4575
Chair: Jeff Kile, The Glatfelter Agency

This committee meets three or four times a year prior to the Directors’ DrawDown & Silent Auction, which takes place in November. Committee members determine the event format and ticket price, provide ideas for marketing, contact members for donation of silent auction items and assist at the event.

Golf Outing Committee

Staff Contact: Mary Walker, 717.771.4575
Chair: Amy Reinert, Express Employment Professionals

The Committee is involved in planning the golf outing format, contests within the tournament, prizes and food selection. Committee members are also encouraged to work the event as well as seek other Economic Alliance members to become sponsors.

Marketing Committee

Staff Contact: Wilda Alessi, 717.771.4581
Chair: Fred Botterbusch, MANTEC

The York County Economic Alliance Marketing Committee focuses on maximizing marketing efforts for the Economic Alliance through internal marketing for the membership programs and identifying ways to add member value through marketing. The committee also serves as an advisory source of professional marketing expertise and experience, by supporting York County Economic Alliance marketing staff in proactive external marketing efforts to improve business retention and business attraction activities.

Membership Committee

Staff Contact: Wilda Alessi, 717.771.4581
Chair: Glenn J. Smith, Shareholder and Partner at CGA Law Firm

The Membership Committee meets bi-monthly and focuses on membership and event sales, and identifying ways to add member value and grow the Economic Alliance. Must be a member for at least one year.


Appointed Committees

The following committee members are appointed to the respective committee by the Board of Directors, Committee Chairs or staff members.

Annual Dinner Committee

Staff Contact: Mary Walker, 717.771.4575
Chair: Douglas L. Berman, CPA

The Annual Dinner Committee meets three to four times a year to plan the Annual Dinner scheduled early in the year. Meetings are held in the morning and are approximately one hour in length. Responsibilities of the committee include: entertainment, invitation and program design, theme, decorations, meal selection and marketing ideas.

Business Advocacy Committee

Staff Contact: Janelle Black, 717.771.4577
Chair: Shanna Terroso, Realtors Assoc. of York & Adams Counties

The Business Advocacy Committee acts as a business advocate and serves as a liaison between Alliance members and elected officials on the local, state and federal levels. The Council meets once a month to review government issues affecting York County businesses and taking a position when appropriate.

Finance Committee

Staff Contact: Nancy Barry, 717.771.4578
Chair: Claire Forbush, ACNB Bank

The Finance Committee reviews the Economic Alliance financial statements and investment performances monthly. The Committee also finalizes the annual budget and presents it to the Board for approval.

Governance Committee

Staff Contact: Darrell W. Auterson, 717.771.4585
Chair: Douglas L. Berman, CPA

The Governance Committee consists of Alliance officers and board members as designated and oversees all operations, programs and events.

Human Resources Committee

Staff Contact: Nancy Barry, 717.771.4578
Chair: Jennifer Geesey, Central Penn Benefits

The Human Resources Committee oversees internal organization human resource decisions and is made up of Board members and volunteers.

York County Workforce Advisory Committee

Staff Contact: Ellie Lamison, 717.771.4584

The Workforce Advisory Committee engages employers, educators and community partners to create a life-long learning environment that will attract and retain strong businesses and a diverse, talented workforce critical for sustaining a vibrant community and a growing, innovative economy.

Economics Club

Staff Contact: Kate Gaudet, 717.771.4576.

The Economics Club is the economic development membership arm of the York County Economic Alliance. The purpose of the Economics Club shall be to keep its members fully conversant in current economic and development issues affecting the York region through a series of programs consisting of 10 monthly Economics Club Breakfasts and the annual Spirit of York County Awards Breakfast. Economics Club members are also invited to the Economic Alliance Holiday Open House.


Entrepreneurial Support Alliance (ESA)

Staff Contact: Aeman Bashir, 717.814.8879

ESA is a collaboration of the key entrepreneurial support providers in York County. The mission of ESA is to synergistically mobilize the diverse resources of member organizations to support start-up and existing businesses in the communities that we serve.

NutriCore NorthEast (NCNE)

Staff Contact: Aeman Bashir, 717.814.8879

NutriCore is a 501(c)3 whose mission is dedicated to food and nutrition research. In 2011, NutriCore developed the Shared Kitchen Incubator of York (YorKitchen).

Partnership for Economic Development of York County (PEDYC)

Staff Contact: Kim Hogeman, 717.771.4583
Chair: Darrell W. Auterson, York County Economic Alliance

PEDYC is a 501(c)3 that serves to stimulate interest in and to assist in the promotion of plans that promote the industrial and economic development of York County. Projects include economic development initiatives such as the Creativity Unleashed branding campaign, fiscal sponsorship program and the Municipal Outreach Program.

York County Economic Development Corporation (YCEDC)

Staff Contact: Jill Rexroth, 717.718.7849
Chair: Douglas L. Berman, CPA

YCEDC was created in 1958 to promote economic development in York County.



Board members for the following Authorities are appointed by the County Commissioners.

General Authority of South Central Pennsylvania (GASP)

Staff Contact: Jill Rexroth, 717.718.7849
Chair: James Hogg, Retired

GASP serves as a municipal financing authority for economic development and non-profit projects in South Central Pennsylvania. GASP is authorized to issue bonds for eligible tax-exempt and taxable projects.

Redevelopment Authority of the County of York (RACY)

Staff Contact: Blanda Nace, 717.771.4589
Chair: Austin Hunt, Three M Tool & Die Corp.

RACY works redevelop blighted industrial sites and to forge innovative strategies for redevelopment projects throughout York County. Projects include Keystone Weaving Mills and Hanover Shoe.

York County Hospital Authority (YCHA)

Staff Contact: Jill Rexroth, 717.718.7849
Chair: James Hogg, Retired

YCHA finances public or non-profit hospitals and hospital facilities.

York County Industrial Development Authority (YCIDA)

Staff Contact: Kim Hogeman, 717.771.4583
Chair: Jack Kay, Susquehanna Real Estate

The YCIDA invests in local industrial parks and projects throughout York County that facilitate job creation. Projects of note include creation of three industrial parks, development and ownership of Santander Stadium, redevelopment and creation of Marketview Arts and redevelopment of the Harley-Davidson West Campus.