Amy S. Luyster joined The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce in 1998 and is responsible for the coordination and implementation of economic development marketing strategies for The Scranton Plan and workforce development initiatives implemented by 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.
As a member of the Industrial Development team, Ms. Luyster has held the positions of Economic Development Manager, Research and Marketing Director and Scranton Plan Administrator and Assistant Vice President before being named to her most recent role as Vice President for The Scranton Plan, an annual marketing program designed to aid firms interested in moving to or expanding within Lackawanna County.
Since 1998, Ms. Luyster has been actively involved with new construction and expansion projects throughout Lackawanna County. 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.
Ms. Luyster is a graduate of Wilkes University, with 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).
Ms. Luyster was awarded the 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. Ms. Luyster is a member The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association and CoreNet Global.