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Testimonials

  • Taylor Griffiths, 2016

    Assistant Fire Chief, Carlisle Barracks

    "I had no idea what to expect going into the Leadership Cumberland program. the experience was truly engaging from the professional connections developed with peers to the monthly sessions we all attended. Leadership Cumberland also exposed us to so many great aspects of Cumberland County I never knew existed."

  • Ashley Kurtz, 2016

    Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation/Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau

    "Leadership Cumberland was an opportunity for me to network like I never had before. Through meeting, collaborating with and learning from my peers, my professional network has expanded to not just my classmates, but their connections as well. Being in an environment where I was grouped with 20+ professionals that were roughly the same age as me helped to accelerate friendships as we quickly found similarities in our professional and personal lives. It was also an opportunity to really explore our local community through the lens of the businesses that are here, and the people that work in those businesses, rather than reading a list of statistics."

  • Brigid McDougall, 2016

    United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County/Foundation for Enhancing Communities

    "I gained so many things through my fellowship with Leadership Cumberland. Not only did I gain an acute awareness of the issues and resources within Cumberland County, I developed my interpersonal abilities and sharpened skills that have enhanced my professional development, however the most valuable part of Leadership Cumberland was the relationships I gained. I can honestly say the connections I made with my co-fellows are now some of the most important and cherished relationships I have and I owe it all to Leadership Cumberland!"

  • Megan E. Peterson, 2016

    Central Penn College

    "Leadership Cumberland was an absolutely amazing experience. The content in the sessions was informative and challenging, and the connections I made both within the community and with members of my cohort have been incredibly valuable and rewarding."

  • Kellan Lowe, 2016

    Volvo Construction Equipment

    "Leadership Cumberland was a wonderful program, and was a great way to deepen my connection to the Cumberland County area. I was able to learn so much about the history of our area, the complex issues facing our region in regards to education, workforce development, and economic outlook, and to network with business leaders from a variety of fields. LC was a great experience, and I’d strongly recommend it for all existing and future leaders within our community."

  • Susan Drummer, 2015

    American Mint

    "The experience was more than I anticipated. The learning, friends, networking that came from the class was invaluable. The speakers provided information I could use in both my career and personal life. This was an opportunity that I am happy I was able to be a part of."

  • Jeremy W. Freeland, 2015

    Mechanicsburg Area School District

    "My Leadership Cumberland experience was an outstanding experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Not only were we given the opportunity to grow in our leadership, we forged life-long relationships with our cohort. I am very thankful for this program and the friends I now have because of it. Go LC!!!"

  • Christina Nguyen, 2015

    KFJ Enterprises LLL dba Aarons

    "When you think you're good at leadership, search deeper and find a new adventure. Leadership Cumberland has connected the separation between my own self and community. I have become a more effective leader aware of the differences in others and can testify the invaluable experiences from the program through creative workshops, ideation sessions, and team days. I strive to become a leader the next generation will be inspired by."

  • Reed VanDerlyke, 2014

    Orrstown Bank

    "Leadership Cumberland has played a key role in both my personal and professional development. The learning and networking opportunities continue long after completion of the program."

  • Cindy Gleim-Pool, 2013

    John W. Gleim

    "Leadership Cumberland has opened doors for me.  I had exposure to great educators in leadership, networked with people from different professions and learned about the wonderful non-profits that are here in Cumberland County.  This experience will help me to give back to my community and also improve my professional life.    Thank you Leadership Cumberland!"

  • Mike Wilson, 2012

    The Vineyard at Hershey

    "Leadership Cumberland was a first-class experience. While the curriculum and the program provide for a solid core, the relationships one is able to develop with Cumberland County movers and shakers simply cannot be matched. I entered the program knowing none of the other fellows - but left with very close friends and excellent business relationships. The Leadership Cumberland program is worth its weight in gold."