Rachel joined NWCCOG in 1999 and served as member services and communications coordinator for three years. She re-joined NWCCOG in 2008 as economic development director. She is responsible for overall management of the Economic Development District whose mission is to carry out programs and activities that serve to enhance the economic conditions and quality of life in our region. Rachel has a bachelor’s degree in economics and an M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo). She earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) in December 2018, which is a designated granted by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). She has twin 18 year old boys who are freshman in college. She enjoys xc and uphill skiing, cycling, reading, and being outdoors. She was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. and has lived in Summit County for the last 25 years.