Meet our Member Spotlight for February: Ashley Kertes, Executive Director of the Greensburg Community Development Corporation.
The Greensburg Community Development Corporation (GCDC) is a private, non-profit organization established to assist with the development of downtown Greensburg. Their mission is to assist the City of Greensburg, businesses, institutions, and organizations in the development and implementation of plans and programs encompassing total community development. Over the past 40 years, they have obtained dilapidated properties for redevelopment, secured land for new structures, and helped to attract new businesses to the city. As Executive Director, Ashley serves as the face and voice of the organization to the downtown businesses and property owners within the City of Greensburg. She also serves as a connector between business, community, and organization leaders, making downtown revitalization an important part of every conversation in the community.
Ashley says that the most rewarding part of her career is seeing an idea become reality. “I also love that I get to do something different every day while expressing my creativity,” she adds. “Working for a nonprofit organization allows me to continuously think of new and innovative ways to better my community.”
What does Ashley enjoy most about being involved with the Chamber? She says, “Last year, I had the honor of being accepted into the Chamber’s Leadership Westmoreland 2019/2020 Cohort. This program has taught me essential leadership skills that I will carry with me throughout my career. I am thankful for such an amazing opportunity!”
When she’s not working, Ashley enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her family and friends. “I also enjoy traveling when I actually have time to do so,” she adds.
Find out more at www.ThinkGreensburg.com.