Dawn is the Executive Director of the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation and also has a dual role as the Director for the Carbon County Economic Development Department.
has held both positions since February of 2009.
is responsible for supporting local businesses, attracting new business, and developing entrepreneurs in Carbon County
Prior to her role in Economic Development, Dawn was a business and technology consultant and was a project manager on large implementations for Verizon, AT&T, and many other Fortune 500 clients for more than 17 years.
Prior to working in the corporate world, Dawn owned her own business in San Francisco for five years and participated in an Entrepreneurship program (www.rencenter.org) that gave her training and financing to get her business going.
is a strong proponent of entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy, especially in smaller rural areas.
is looking to bring an entrepreneurship coaching program to Carbon County
(and surrounding Counties) that works to develop the capabilities of small business owners.
Dawn has a degree in Broadcasting from San Francisco State University and began her career in the multimedia industry in the Bay Area developing educational and game titles.
She is also currently enrolled in the Master's program at Pennsylvania State University in Community and Economic Development.
She is a member of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association and well as the International Economic Development Council where she is participating in a coaching program for economic developers.
Originally from California, she
has lived in Denver, CO and Bridgewater, NJ prior to moving to Pennsylvania where she
has resided since 2002.