Meet the Team
Marshall Snively serves a dual role as President of Lancaster City Alliance as well as the Executive Director of the Lancaster Downtown Investment District. His areas of focus include leading economic development initiatives, coordinating marketing programs, and implementing a business retention, expansion and recruitment strategy for Lancaster City.
Marshall was the Vice President and Interim President of the James Street Improvement District in Lancaster. Prior to moving to Lancaster, Marshall served as Special Projects Director for a Baltimore real estate development company focusing on restoring and strengthening existing urban communities through the redevelopment of historic properties and new construction.
“My life’s work revolves around strengthening urban communities. I live, work and play in Lancaster City and am committed to Lancaster’s vision to be a model city for urban economic development.”
Marshall serves as Vice-Chair of the Planning Commission for Lancaster City and Vice-Chair of the Lancaster Office of Promotion. He is also serving on the boards of the Lancaster Family YMCA Association, Central Market Trust, and Community Basics, Inc.
Marshall – What makes Lancaster cool? Viewing Clipper Magazine Stadium fireworks from our roof deck.
Executive Director of the Downtown Investment District & Director of Clean & Safe Services
As Executive Director of the Downtown Investment District & Director of Clean and Safe Services, David Aichele is responsible for overseeing the Downtown Investment District, the operational, financial and contractual obligations of the Bike Ambassadors and Downtown Investment District Clean Team as well as Lancaster City Alliance’s public safety initiatives.
Dave is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Academy, Pennsylvania Fire and Criminal Justice Academy, and has received numerous Certifications of Training from Federal, State and Local agencies. He is a graduate of the 2007 Leadership Lancaster Class and is a Certified Specialist in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design.
“I really care about helping others and making a positive impact on the quality of people’s lives. It starts with keeping our community clean and safe.”
Dave lives in Millersville where he was previously a member of the Millersville Borough Council.
Dave – What makes Lancaster cool? Going to Central Market,
visiting the stands and picking out my lunch. Then enjoying it
while sitting in Penn Square and people watching.
COLLEEN E. WAGNER
Executive Leadership Teams Manager
Colleen Wagner works with Lancaster City Alliance’s governance Board of Directors and seven Executive Leadership Teams to support and carry out the vision of LCA.
With a background In Business Management and significant career experience working with the Lancaster Alliance and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Colleen is ideally suited to support and execute the strategic vision and goals of Lancaster City Alliance.
“Lancaster is rich with talented individuals who live, love and work in the City. I marvel at the commitment of our community. I’m thrilled that I get to work and engage with so many volunteers sharing in their collective vision for the City.”
Colleen – What makes Lancaster cool? I love warm summer evenings, sitting on a blanket, listening to a variety of music at Long’s Park’s Amphitheater, catching up with friends old and new while watching my children (hula hooping, blowing bubbles,
tossing Frisbee and dancing!)
Community & Economic Development Manager
Jeremy Young assists in implementing and tracking progress on Building On Strength, the City of Lancaster’s 15-year economic development strategic plan. He also focuses on enhancing neighborhood quality of life. He has a broad range of experience in city planning on the east and west coasts of the U.S., including neighborhood organizing and community development, and he has expertise in policy, demographic, and geospatial/GIS analysis.
It was the early years of Downtown and Northwest Lancaster’s revitalization in the early 2000s that inspired Jeremy to pursue a career in urban economic development, which led to an internship in 2010 with the James Street Improvement District, a predecessor of the Lancaster City Alliance, and ultimately landed him at LCA six years later. “In those early years, feeling the energy of Downtown’s rebirth, I asked myself, “What can I do to become a part of this incredible excitement?” I’m so thrilled to now be working for this truly catalytic organization here in my hometown, which has been key in propelling Lancaster to become one of Pennsylvania’s and the Mid-Atlantic’s most vibrant small cities—and to have the opportunity to help expand the vibrancy of Downtown into the City’s neighborhood commercial hubs, to see them become attractive, thriving, and energized places as they once were.”
Jeremy earned a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in Regional Economic Development, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development, from Portland State University in Oregon. He earned a B.A. in Geography from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and is a proud graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School.
Jeremy – What makes Lancaster cool? Lancaster City’s historic architecture is truly world-class. I love strolling through Downtown and city neighborhoods taking in the wide array of styles from the colonial period through the Victorian era and into the roaring 1920s when urban life was at its peak. Some of the best treasures are found, though, and some its coolest grit is seen, when venturing off onto the unbeaten path and down city alleys—where the undiscovered potential still remains.
Anne C. Williams
Director of Communications
Energetic, adaptable, and level headed when it counts, Anne Williams serves as the Lancaster City Alliance Director of Communications. Her professional experience is rooted in communicating to diverse populations for both public and private sector organizations. Anne looks to engage each city community and foster participation to solidify a positive future for Lancaster.
“Returning to Lancaster to find the city thriving and the local community invested in advancing a world-class city has been a real thrill for me. I am honored to be able to use my skills and experience to join the momentum.” Passionate about keeping it simple and being present in the moment, Anne delights in sharing a meal with family and friends, outdoor adventures, and the antics of her dog Pip.
Community Champion – Dynamo – energetic, flexible, optimistic
Anne – What makes Lancaster cool? Lancaster’s church steeples and spires are a real feast for the eyes. I enjoy picking out the details of what’s above us. If you take the time to study them, you’ll find that there is a lot going on up there.
KATHLENE CARROLL SULLIVAN
Social Media & Engagement Manager
As Team Social Media Manager Kathlene Sullivan is responsible for creating timely and relevant daily content on Lancaster City Alliance’s social media platforms. She also assists the Lancaster City Alliance (LCA) Team as photographer for special events, marketing needs and fundraising.
Before becoming a part of the Lancaster City Alliance Team Kathlene was active in the Downtown Lancaster community with social media and marketing for merchants and non-profits. She has a lifetime of experience as a small business owner and brings that perspective and passion for entrepreneurship to her role in the LCA.
“I have lived in Lancaster for a little over a decade, but it still feels new to me every day. There is an energy here that is so unique and keeps me young at heart. This City that has become my ‘second-act’ home and also my family.”
Kathlene translates her Lancaster-Love through the lens of her camera (which she named Reynaldo); you will seldom see her Downtown without it.
Community Champion Trailblazer – ambitious, dreamer, idealistic
Kathlene – What makes Lancaster cool? The rich culinary scene in the City of Lancaster is an extraordinary array of cool places to visit and discover new flavors, exceptional chefs, and stellar food from favorite cafes & restaurants. I am able to experience the diversity of cuisines that include: American, African, Asian, Australian, Ethiopian, French, Greek, Irish, Indian, Italian, Jamaican, Latin, Mexican, Nepalese, Thai, Trinidadian and Vietnamese. Twice a year I eagerly await Lancaster City Restaurant Week as an opportunity to explore some new cool spot or visit ones that have become old friends. It is a deliciously cool way to get to know my second act City!
Lori serves as team coordinator for Lancaster City Alliance providing administrative support to the President and Vice President. She also supports community programs such as the Building On Strength economic development plan, the Downtown Investment District, and Lancaster’s thriving merchant community.
Prior to joining the Lancaster City Alliance Lori served as General Manager of The Hotel Lancaster and was a partner in the hotel’s revitalization. Lori also brings 33 years of experience as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Willow Valley Associates, Inc.
A lifelong resident of Lancaster County, Lori appreciates the opportunity to experience the revitalization of our city as a resident of downtown Lancaster. “The farmland and country sides of Lancaster County are beautiful, but the positive energy you feel in the City is amazing. The restaurants and shops, theatres and historical sites, and lovely green spaces like Musser and Binns Park, offer no shortage of things to do and experience.”
Lori is thrilled and honored to be part of the Lancaster City Alliance Team to support and be part of our vibrant City.
Lori – What makes Lancaster cool? Being able to walk everywhere – to work, to Central Market, to enjoy the historical architecture, to watch the Lancaster Barnstormers, to shopping at Festoon and…. eating ice cream at Lancaster Sweet Shoppe!
Board of Directors
Peter Barber, Two Dudes Painting – Chair
Robert “Teke” Drummond, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health – Vice Chair
Deborah Brandt, Fig Industries – Secretary
Lori Pickell, Irex Corporation -Treasurer
Craig Roda, Fulton Financial, Retired – Past Chair
Mark Fitzgerald, High Real Estate Group, LLC
Ralph Martin, Steinman Communications
Mark McCollom, Fulton Financial
Robyn Piggott, Franklin & Marshall College
Dr. Vilas Prabhu, Millersville University
John T. Reed, Barley Snyder
Pedro Rivera, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Richard Rankin, Murray Securus
Beverly Wise, Wise Leadership Strategies, LLC
Randy Patterson, City of Lancaster: Ex officio
Executive Leadership Teams
ELT Roster 2018
For a list of current LCA Committees and Volunteer Groups click here.