Staff Directory

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC staff is comprised of knowledgeable professionals who coordinate events and projects, facilitate volunteer efforts, and administer programs that enhance our region’s business, community and economic development efforts.

 If you’re not sure who to direct your inquiry to, please call us at 717.232.4099 or 1.877.883.8339. You may also email us at

Ryan Bonus, Economic Development Finance Specialist

E-mail                 717.213.5053

Ryan’s main focus is facilitating grants through RACP, to better enable our clients to move forward with projects in the greater Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry area.

Kevin DiGuiseppe, Business Policy & Advocacy Manager

E-mail                 717.213.5041

Kevin manages the design, coordination, activities and operations of the Chamber’s government relations program, serving as the primary liaison between Chamber members and the region’s elected and government officials.

Heather Eyster, Senior Director of Investor and Member Engagement


Heather is responsible for the direction and execution of strategic revenue initiatives including CREDC campaign fundraising, membership sales and retention, advertising sales and event sponsorship sales.

Lindsey Holtzman, Director of Events

E-mail                 717.213.5044

As Director of Events for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC, Lindsey manages sponsorship solicitation and oversees the development and implementation of over 80 events annually, ranging from large regional events to a slew of networking events.

Susan Hunter, Staff Accountant

E-mail                 717.213.5021

As Staff Accountant, Susie reports directly to the Director of Finance and is responsible for the daily financial activities of the organization. She also assists in administering various state programs and related non-profit financials.

Kara Luzik Canale, Vice President of Strategy and Chamber Impact

E-mail                 717.213.5030

Kara is the Vice President of Strategy and Chamber Impact. She leads the implementation and management of our strategic plan and directs chamber operations to produce powerful results for the Harrisburg Region.

Andrew Reid, Director of Regional Economic Strategy

E-mail                 530.305.9023

Andrew guides the completion and implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for South Central Pennsylvania and foster regional collaboration amongst the nine counties as the region advances its economic objectives and leverages its partnerships

Scott Rogers, Vice President of Finance and Administration

E-mail                 717.213.5039

As Vice President of Finance and Administration, Scott’s areas of focus include annual audits, annual budgets, and monthly financials, in addition to HR responsibilities.

Tyler Schwind, Communications Director

E-mail                 717.213.5046

Tyler serves as the Communications Director for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC. Tyler helps tell the story of the Chamber and its members.

Melissa Stone, Vice President of Economic Development

E-mail                 717.213.5042

Melissa serves as the Vice President of Economic Development for the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC), the economic development arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber. Melissa will take on a leadership role within the organization becoming involved in all areas of economic development activities.

Ryan Ulrich, Economic Development Specialist

E-mail                 717.213.5033

Ryan blends his passion for data with personable relationship skills and a professional presentation style with a core purpose to boost the economic vitality of this region for our businesses and residents.

Ryan Unger, President & CEO

E-mail                 717.213.5020

Ryan serves as President & CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (Chamber & CREDC). He provides high-profile leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the organization.

Helen Wallace, Assistant to the President

E-mail                 717.213.5020

As Assistant to the President & CEO, Helen provides support to Ryan in all aspects of his job – including attending meetings regularly and assisting administratively with the Chamber & CREDC Boards of Directors.

Anita Weikel, Lending Officer, Economic Development

E-mail                 717.213.5036

Anita manages the loan programs and loan portfolios, enhance pipeline growth, and nurture client relationships while helping to elevate the potential of the tri-county region of Cumberland, Dauphin, & Perry.