Contact: Rachelcathellmedia@gmail.com
Experience:
 
Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Coatesville, Pennsylvania 

     Involvement:

     Chair of the Communications Committee

     Develops communication strategies to enhance visibility of the organization. 

      Government Affairs Committee

      Monitors, interprets and communicates public policy, governmental action and legislation on local and state issues of          concern to the business community.

      Regional Planning Committee

      Works on initiatives in regard to issues of a regional or multi-municipal nature to influence economic and community           growth and well-being for the region. 

National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum
Communications Manager
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Cecil County Chamber of Commerce
Membership Respresentative
Elkton, Maryland
Freelance Photographer 2011 to Present
Education: 
Bachelor of Science | Media Design, Digital Publishing
Wilmington University
Internship:
Delaware State Chamber of Commerce | Intern to the VP of Strategic Communications
The Office of Governor John Carney | Intern to the Deputy Communications Director
Wilmington, Delaware 
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 I am Rachel Cathell and I specialize in Media Design, Digital Publishing. My background experience includes print and digital design, brand development, public relations, media marketing and business and political event photography.

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Background: I started my studies at Wilmington University as a marketing major. How grateful I am to have spent my freshman year in introductory marketing classes because unbeknownst to me at the time, I would go on to switch majors to communications; a pathway that is heavily reliant on utilizing media to market. My switch was inspired by my creative spirit. I quickly discovered that I could utilize my creative eye, to drive causes I felt passionate about. In early 2016 I was bit by the Chamber bug, as many say. Interning with the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce revealed to me the ability to utilize my skills to network, advocate and connect public and private, for-profit and non-profit sectors. Throughout the course of the next four years I worked inside 3 different Chambers of Commerce across 3 states, discovering the diverse needs of varying localities from urban cities to rural communities and all in between.  During my career I have worked on projects and issues relating to agriculture, education, economic development, small business, workforce, health and community wellness. I feel blessed to have the opportunities to meet a diverse range of individuals, hear their stories and be able to share those stories with others through my work. 

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