Erica Frontino, 2020
Shippensburg Area School District
“I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to be part of Leadership Cumberland this past year. The learning and knowledge that I have taken away from this program is life changing, not only professionally, but personally. I will treasure the memories, the relationships I made, and apply what I have learned throughout the rest of my life. Thank you LC2020 for this AMAZING experience! I would strongly encourage anyone to be part of this program if you get the opportunity.”
Jacquie Walters Hower, 2020
Zimmerman's Automotive Service, Inc.
“What an incredible experience to be a part of Leadership Cumberland! I am so thankful for the friendships, leadership development and a better understanding of non profits and our county.”
Melissa McGowan, 2020
“I am so incredibly honored to have graduated from Leadership Cumberland and even more blessed to be a member of specifically the class of 2020. The connections and friendships I've made throughout the last 9-10 months are sure to last a lifetime, and the things we've all been through together have been monumental. A special thank you to our fearless leader, Nicole Deary, for all you did to keep us connected through all the ups and downs, you're one in a million!”
Aileen Delicanna, 2019
“LC exceeded my expectations. I thought this is just one of the leadership trainings I usually attend, listen, and then leave. At the beginning, I was very nervous and anxious of going out of my comfort level. Now, I feel I have developed my confidence and enhanced more of my leadership skills.”
Brooke Murphy, 2019
SEK CPAs & Accountants
“It was a great experience. It was very eye opening to explore ’me’ and learn things about myself, while revisiting what is important.”
Maria Theodoratos, 2019
First National Bank
“I absolutely loved Leadership Cumberland! It exceeded my expectations. I got to meet some amazing people along the way. I got out of my comfort zone many times which caused me to grow and really stop and think about the different topics discussed.”
Austin Wolfe, 2019
Walters & Galloway
“I entered with a good bit of skepticism about the program, as my employer was encouraging me to participate. I have developed a great deal since the beginning of the course. I feel like a different person—more engaged with my community, a better communicator, and equipped to build a stronger network and relationships.”
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
"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
"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."