Contact Us

Our Staff

For additional information and assistance, please contact any staff member as follows:

Mark Ickes

Executive Director

Patrick Schurr

Director of
Partnership Development

John Scarfone

Marketing Design
& Tech Coordinator

Sue Broadwater

Visitor Services & Administrative Specialist

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Jodi Cessna

Central PA Community Foundation

Jeff Cipriani

Past President
Hampton Inn

Sam McCloskey

Vice President
McCloskey Builders/Days Inn

Jane Sheffield

Vice President
Allegheny Ridge Corporation

Dustin Delozier

US Hotel Tavern/Liberty Hall/Boro Coffee Company

Mark Ickes

Explore Altoona


Carl Crider, Jr.

DelGrosso’s Park/Laguna Splash

Alicia Grabill

Gardners Candies

Pam Snyder Etters

Central PA Festival of the Arts

Erica Kilbride

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Cory Tubo

Reliance Bank

Joe Basil

PA DCNR - Canoe Creek State Park


Jerry Stern

Former PA House of Representatives
Majority Chairman – House Tourism & Recreational Development Committee

Ex Officio

Dave Kessling

County of Blair
Chairman, Board of Commissioners

Mailing Address & Administrative Office

1415 Eleventh Avenue, Suite 2
Altoona, PA 16601

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