Kara Luzik Canale

Vice President, Chamber Operations

E-mail: kara@hbgrc.org   Phone: 717.213.5030

Current Focus: Kara Luzik Canale is the Vice President of Chamber Operations for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC. Kara is responsible for implementing and developing components of the Chamber & CREDC’s Strategic Plan and oversight of specific areas of operation including membership, events, business diversity, and communications.

Professional Background: Kara comes to the Chamber & CREDC following nearly a decade in strategic communications agencies. A professional problem solver, she’s applied her skills to organizations ranging from regional non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. She played key roles in opening a casino resort, building a major highway interchange and introducing innovative health care programs. A lifelong resident of Central PA, she has developed internship and mentorship programs to strengthen the region’s workforce.

Education: Kara graduated summa cum laude from Elizabethtown College with a B.A. in corporate communications and a minor in political science.

Personal: Kara sits on the board of Harrisburg Young Professionals where she led the development of the Harrisburg Internship Connection, designed to retain future leaders by helping college students discover Harrisburg through a regional mentorship program. She also proudly volunteers for Hospice of Central PA and the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. Kara is a Central Penn Business Journal “Forty Under 40” Award recipient.