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Staff and Board


Meet the Team

Executive Director, Lancaster Downtown Investment District

Marshall Snively serves a dual role as President of LCA 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.



Project Executive

As Project Executive for Lancaster City Alliance (LCA), Bob Shoemaker is responsible for leading efforts on specific initiatives within LCA’s Strategic Game Plan. Bob utilizes his  background that combines finance and customer relationships, having a career progression that encompasses personnel recruiting, retail and commercial banking, and economic development.

Bob is a true family man; nothing trumps family time and family growth. Experiencing the great outdoors on the water, slopes, trails, and backyard are high on the family agenda.


Vice President Neighborhoods and Community

Shelby Nauman serves as Vice President, concentrating on Neighborhoods and Community. Shelby coordinates outreach and engagement focused on quality of life and community development.

Shelby formerly worked in City Government, serving as Mayor’s Chief of Staff from 2001-2004 and in Television News for Hearst Broadcasting, parent company of WGAL-TV. Shelby is a proud West Chester University graduate.

“I am passionate about working with the grassroots community in our City to ensure residents have a voice in revitalizing our neighborhoods and commercial centers. It is thrilling for me to facilitate connections that create a vibrant and more sustainable community.”

Shelby is very active with the City’s green infrastructure and bike plan and helping to implement practices to enhance multi-modal opportunities leading to a healthier, cleaner and safer City.


Director of Clean & Safe Services

As Director of Clean and Safe Services, David Aichele is responsible for overseeing the operational, financial and contractual obligations of the Bike Ambassadors and Downtown Investment District Clean Team as well as LCA’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 continues his Community Service as an Elected Official serving as a member of the Millersville Borough Council.


Executive Leadership Teams Manager

Colleen Wagner works with LCA’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 LCA.

“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 is an avid coffee drinker. Hot or iced, there’s no need to discriminate. Life is short, enjoy your coffee!



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 LCA, 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.


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.


Social Media 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 LCA 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.


Board of Directors

2017 Officers

Craig Roda, Fulton Financial  Chair
Peter Barber, Two Dudes Painting – Vice Chair
Deborah Brandt, Fig Industries – Secretary
Lori Pickell, Irex Corporation-Treasurer


Robert “Teke” Drummond, Lancaster General Health
Mark Fitzgerald, High Real Estate Group, LLC
Ralph Martin, Steinman Communications
Robyn Piggott, Franklin & Marshall College
Dr. Vilas Prabhu, Millersville University
John 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 2017


For a list of current LCA Committees and Volunteer Groups click here.