Vice President of Economic Development
Current Focus: 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.
Professional Background: Melissa was CREDC’s Business Finance Officer from 2006 – 2010. Prior to her new position with CREDC, Melissa worked for Graystone Tower Bank. There, she created a small business underwriting department supporting the entire company’s footprint of small business lenders at fifty branch locations. Most recently, Melissa served as an AVP and Regional SBA Business Banker for Susquehanna Bank. In this role, she provided government guaranteed lending expertise to businesses in five South Central Pennsylvania counties. Melissa has been in banking since 1995 including retail branch management and business lending.
Education: Melissa graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1992. She obtained the professional certification of EDFP (Economic Development Finance Specialist) in September 2015 after 160 hours of training and a series of 4 certification exams.