The Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation’s staff is comprised of professionals experienced in all phases of economic development, including workforce, commercial and industrial real estate, financing, infrastructure and business retention. If we can be of any assistance, please call as at (570) 839-1992. You can e-mail any of our staff by clicking on their name.
CHARLES A. LEONARD, EDP – Executive Director
PMEDC Executive Director Chuck Leonard
Chuck has a BA in Liberal Arts/Political Science from Lock Haven University and a Master of Public Administration from The Pennsylvania State University. He is the Immediate Past President of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association and is Board Chairman of Penn’s Northeast, a regional economic development marketing organization. He is one of Monroe County’s representatives on the Pocono Counties Workforce Investment Board and is a Northeastern PA Alliance Board member. He has also served on the Team Pennsylvania Foundation Board of Directors. He is certified by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Assocation and the Northeastern Economic Developers Association.
MICHELLE BISBING, EDP – Director of Marketing
She has a BA in Political Science and Journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and currently holds a certification as a Workforce Development Professional. She is also certified by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association and the Northeastern Economic Developers Association. She has served as Chairman of Leadership Pocono and Chair of Women in Business for the chamber. She currently serves as Chair of the Marketing Committee for Penn’s Northeast, a regional economic development partnership. She is also a member of the Northeastern Economic Development Association and the International Economic Development Council.
DENNIS NOONAN – Economic Development Specialist
Dennis handles prospects seeking opportunities in Monroe County, business retention and expansion, business financing programs and construction/engineering management. He is also the designated Keystone Opportunity Zone Coordinator for Monroe County.
BONNIE SCHWARTZ – Administrative Assistant