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Mainstreet Waynesboro hires assistant director of economic development

Scott Hershberger will work under mentorship of current Economic Development Director Pat Fleagle

January 17, 2013
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WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Mainstreet Waynesboro, Waynesboro’s downtown revitalization organization, has hired Scott Hershberger as its new assistant director of economic development. 

Hershberger will begin the part-time position on April 1, according to a news release from the organization.

Hershberger will work under the mentorship of current Economic Development Director Pat Fleagle for up to a year with the intent that Hershberger will assume the full-time position when Fleagle retires, according to the release.

During the transition period, Hershberger will attend Main Street Manager training as required for certification by the Department of Community & Economic Development and the Pennsylvania Downtown Center.

“We are delighted to have Scott on board,” said Kim Shockey, president of Mainstreet’s board of directors.

“He brings many skills and a great enthusiasm to our organization, and has proven himself in the public relations arena.”

Born and raised in Waynesboro, Hershberger graduated from Shippensburg (Pa.) University with a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism. He began his career as a news reporter at WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, where his job included writing news stories, shooting video and editing scripts. Hershberger also produced the news on occasion, and appeared on TV as news, sports, and weather anchors.

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Hershberger currently is a public relations contractor for the Franklin County Visitors Bureau in Chambersburg, Pa., and a public relations consultant for the Waynesboro Industrial Museum. He serves on the board of directors for the Shippensburg University Alumni Association and the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro, and is vice president of consistory at Trinity United Church of Christ.

Hershberger and his wife, Anita, live in Waynesboro.

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