Pamela-Shupp-HeadshotGreater Reading Economic Partnership is pleased to announce Pamela J. Shupp, AICP CEcD, has been named President and CEO, effective July 1, 2016.

Shupp, who joined the organization in 2006 as Director of Economic Development and most recently served as Vice President, has over 30 years of professional experience in community and economic development. During her tenure with the organization she has managed economic development leads and prospects and served as a liaison to real estate brokers, developers, corporate relocation specialists, site selection consultants, and municipalities to promote new and existing business growth in Berks County.

“Pamela has been instrumental in the strategic growth of the organization,” said John Gallen, Board Chairman. “She has extensive professional experience and is a recognized leader in economic development across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Greater Reading community.”

As the President and CEO, Shupp will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for GREP’s staff, programs and execution of its mission. She will oversee the development and implementation of GREP’s marketing plan, budget process and prospect management. In addition, Shupp will collaborate more extensively with the economic development community in Berks County.

A native of Berks County, Shupp received a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Urban and Regional Planning from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. She is a certified planner through the American Planning Association’s American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council.

In addition to her role with the Economic Partnership, she is the president of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA), the Northeastern Economic Developers Association Board of Directors and the Team PA Foundation Board of Directors.

For more information, feel free to contact Pamela Shupp.