Rylke named Marketing Director for CCEDC

Leslie Rylke

EXTON — Leslie Rylke has been named Marketing and Creative Services Manager for the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), a private, non-profit, economic development organization promoting smart growth that’s headquartered in Exton, PA.

Since joining the CCEDC in August 2013, Rylke has been charged with communicating the value, benefit and impact of the organization, as well as its numerous industry partnerships and initiatives, and launching the CCEDC’s Weekend Edition e-newsletter in partnership with VISTA.Today.

A skilled project manager, Rylke’s experience includes marketing, communications, special events, social media engagement, community outreach and strategic planning for organizations including the Lionville Community YMCA, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Her previous experiences living and traveling abroad, in addition to studying multiple languages, have been an asset for her work with the Chester County International Business Council. She also draws on her work in the film and television industry to produce CCEDC video segments and the Discover Chester County video series.

CCEDC’s President and CEO, Gary W. Smith noted, “Leslie has not only expanded our internal capacity for designing our communications pieces, she has brought significant creative support to telling the CCEDC story and bringing our brand to the community at-large.”

“Leslie’s commitment to CCEDC’s brand has kept us all focused on our mission, and able to communicate that to the Chester County community we so proudly serve,” says Mike Grigalonis, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of CCEDC. “She has played an important role in collaborating with our partners in the public and private sectors on projects that enhance the business climate in our region.”

Rylke lives in Downingtown with her family, where she enjoys kayaking in Chester County’s scenic waterways. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Penn State University.

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