CHAMBER AND CREDC’S TAYLOUR TROSTLE PROMOTED TO GOVERNMENT RELATIONS DIRECTOR

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC has announced the promotion of Taylour Trostle to Government Relations Director. The new title reflects Trostle’s experience managing and directing various government relations and advocacy programs at the Chamber & CREDC.

“Taylour has developed into a key member of our staff that understands the legislative process and players at the state and federal levels, as well as local government in Pennsylvania,” said David Black, President & CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC. “She has developed key working partnerships with public education sectors to address workforce issues and has demonstrated an understanding of how the complex pieces of public education, legislative process and personalities impact public policy. Taylour has also been a key part of strengthening our collaboration with our colleagues in York, Lancaster and Reading. Her promotion to Government Relations Director is a reflection of the results of her work.”

Under Trostle’s leadership, government relations committees have thrived at the Chamber. Trostle manages two committees, the Government Relations Committee and the Education Business Partnership Committee, as well as five subcommittees under the Government Relations branch: Environmental & Energy, Transportation, Health, Local Government, and Tax. In addition to her numerous advocacy responsibilities, Trostle also leads the Chamber High School Business Challenge, a shark tank-style competition for high school students to learn about business plans and compete for scholarship dollars.

“I’m extremely pleased to hear of Taylour Trostle’s promotion to Director of Government Relations for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC, a very well-deserved acknowledgment of the outstanding work Taylour has done for the Chamber and its membership since she came on board nearly three years ago,” stated Sheilah Borne, Assistant Vice President of Governmental Health Relations at Penn State. “I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with Taylour as the previous co-chair of the Government Relations Committee and a member of the Chamber Board and Executive Committee and I couldn’t be more impressed with the level of poise, professionalism and subject-matter expertise she has demonstrated in her young career. She has shown a remarkable ability to navigate politically-charged issues with grace and aplomb, always educating and informing Chamber members with a measured and balanced perspective and, as such, has established herself as an indispensable resource for the Government Relations Committee and the greater Chamber membership. I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Taylour on a job well done and look forward to working with her in her new capacity.”

Trostle joined the Chamber over two years ago as Government Relations Manager. She was previously Public Relations Account Holder at Quantum Communications, where she served clients in the government, education, health and energy industries. Trostle is a native of South Central Pennsylvania and a graduate of Slippery Rock University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and a minor in Political Science.

“It’s my privilege to work alongside the members of our region to build a strong voice of advocacy through our government relations program,” Trostle said. “I’m grateful to represent the interests of our business community in a way that inspires positive public policy change.”

ABOUT HARRISBURG REGIONAL CHAMBER & CREDC

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties through bold leadership, visionary members and powerful results. The organization provides a unique blend of business, community/economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost the economic vitality and livability across our region. The Chamber & CREDC has been accredited with five stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce—a distinction achieved by less than 2 percent of chambers across the nation.