CARLISLE, PA (March 8, 2012) - Carlisle, PA - Omar Shute, President of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp. (CAEDC), has notified the board of directors of his resignation effective Friday, April 6th, 2012. Shute has accepted a position with a financial institution within Cumberland County. CAEDC is the official and authorized economic development and tourism promotion agency for Cumberland County, PA. CAEDC is better known for its operating units – Cumberland County Economic Development and Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau.

Shute joined CAEDC in 2005 as Financing Manager and was named Executive Director/President on January of 2007. Shute is credited with transforming Cumberland County Economic Development into an award winning agency and is also credited with developing the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau into an important component within Cumberland County's economic development strategy.

The CAEDC board of directors will start an immediate search to replace Mr. Shute. Anyone interested in applying for this position can submit their resume and cover letter to Judith Fissel, Office Manager, at The position will also be listed at Careerbuilder.

CAEDC's corporate mission is to provide integrated economic development and tourism marketing services to, and on behalf of, the citizens of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and the South Central Pennsylvania region.