Amy Luyster

Amy Luyster joined the Chamber in 1998 and is responsible for the coordination and implementation of economic development marketing strategies for The Scranton Plan and workforce development initiatives for Skills in Scranton. As vice president, she provides site location and financial assistance to firms interested in moving to or expanding within Lackawanna County and oversees all workforce aspects of the Chamber’s industrial/economic development operations.

Luyster has held the positions of economic development manager, research and marketing director and Scranton Plan administrator and assistant vice president before being named vice president for The Scranton Plan. She has played a key role in bringing CIGNA HealthCare, McLane Company, Sears Logistics, Maximus, Select Tissue of Pennsylvania, TMG Health- A Cognizant Company and TJX to Lackawanna and surrounding counties.

A graduate of Wilkes University, Luyster holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational communications, concentrating in public relations with a minor in business marketing. In addition, she is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management at Villanova University and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Business Leads Fellowship Program. She is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie program and The Economic Development Course in Pennsylvania, accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

Luyster was awarded Top 25 Women in Business and Top 20 Under 40 by the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal and Northeast Woman by the Scranton Times-Tribune. She serves on the boards and committees of the Lackawanna County Workforce Investment Board, The Advocacy Alliance, Lackawanna County Commission for Women, Penn’s Northeast, The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Bioscience Initiative, Geisinger’s School of Medicine Black Ties for White Coats Gala Committee and the Women’s Whistle Stop Advisory Committee. In addition, she has served as a past Trustee for the Everhart Museum, a member of the Marley’s Mission Gala Committee and the Susan G. Komen 25th Anniversary Gala Committee. She is also a member The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association and CoreNet Global.

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