History

Leadership Cumberland began as Leadership Carlisle in the fall of 1989 after a year of research and planning by the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce.  The name change in 2004 and physical move of the office to the west shore in 2009 reflects a commitment to a more inclusive county-wide program;  yet the mission has not wavered–to develop a program that would serve the county by developing individuals to become effective leaders in the workplace and community.

Since that time almost 500 individuals have graduated from Leadership Cumberland’s Fellow program.  Our Fellows, as participants are called, represent a diverse group of emerging leaders from banking, the law, healthcare, government, production, education and nonprofits.  While differing in age, background and profession they share one common trait—the motivation and desire to take on greater responsibilities in the community and at work.  We support that desire by providing them with the skill sets, information and networking needed to make that happen.

in 2014 LC added Executive Connections to meet the needs of high level managers new to their position and/or the region.  The goal of the series is to acquaint the participants with the history and culture of the region; political and educational structures; economic strengths and challenges; and a view of our future.   The five sessions are held over dinner at destination locations during late winter/early spring,

Past Board Presidents

2016-2017
Joseph Vancosky
2015-2016
TJ George
2014-2015
Curtis N. Stambaugh
2013-2014
David R Galloway
2012-2013
Diana O’Neil
2011-2012
Frederick W. Lovelace
2010-2011
Larry Roberts
2009-2010
Tom Kelly
2008 -2009
Marilyn Zywiec
2007-2008
Sue Otway
2006-2007
Jane Burke
2004-2006
Ivo Otto III
2003-2004
June Shomaker
2002-2003
Rusty Shunk
2001-2002
Mike Halstead
2000-2001
Brad Adcock
1998-2000
Alan Boynton
1997-1998
Robert Freelen
1996-1997
Frank Rankin
1995-1996
Patricia Carlucci
1994-1995
Roy Wilson
1993-1994
Dr. Robert Miller
1992-1993
Col. David Johnson
1990-1992
John S. Smith
1988-1990
Greater Carlisle Area
Chamber of Commerce

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