The BAC will represent Cumberland Valley communities and businesses, and serve as a forum to exchange ideas, provide advice and guidance on the brand's strategic direction, marketing strategies, and education and training needs.
Members will serve a three-year term and attend regular meetings under the leadership of the CVVB's Brand and Marketing Manager. "While the overall management of the brand will reside with the CVVB, all citizens own it and having it embraced by forward-thinking leaders within Cumberland Valley is vital to the success of this initiative," said Brand and Marketing Manager Valerie Copenhaver.
Below are the BAC members and the area they represent:
Chris Dudding - Out-of-County, Roundtop Mountain Resort
Melissa Keebler - University, Dickinson College
Heather Kattouf - Hotel & Downtown Advocate, Comfort Suites Hotel-Carlisle
Alan Duxbury - Bed & Breakfast, Carlisle House B&B
Chris Hann - Attraction, Carlisle Events
Larry Knutson - Business Professional, Penn Trails, LLC.
Pam Line - Meetings/Conventions, The Conference Center at Shippensburg University
Cindy Washburn - Shopping, Oxford Hall Celtic Shop
Jason Zimmerman - Outdoor Recreation, Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Caren Senter - History, Cumberland County Historical Society
Lorraine Luciano - Resident, South Middleton Township
Mark Blum - Media, The Sentinel
Joshua Neyhart - Shippensburg University Student
Ken Mark - University & Attraction, Oakes Museum at Messiah College
The mission of the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau is to promote Cumberland Valley as a tourist destination, attract visitors to the area, enhance the visitor's experience, and to encourage and promote overnight stays.
The Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau is also part of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country Roads region, the number one visited region in PA, a true vacation destination where country meets city and the past lives side-by-side with the present.