Rachel Fawcett, ED, named to ‘Foremost Under 40’

Congratulations to our Executive Director, Rachel Fawcett, for being nominated and selected as one of PA Business Central’s Foremost Under 40.

This highly-anticipated list is one that acknowledges young professionals under the age of 40 who are on the move and on the “watch list” – the movers and the shakers who are going to shape the destiny of our regional B2B markets in the years ahead.

This annual list is a reminder that despite the many economic challenges that face businesses and the young people who run them, the generation on the rise is more than capable of meeting those challenges.

This year, 36 finalists were selected from the largest pool of nominations ever collected in the history of “Foremost Under 40.” This year’s winners include a variety of professions, including bankers, accountants, CEOs, executive directors, real estate agents, self-employed business owners and entrepreneurs.

Read Rachel’s Foremost Under 40 feature below:

Rachel Fawcett, Executive DirectorRachel Fawcett serves as the Executive Director of Centre County Housing and Land Trust, a non-profit organization that strengthens communities through the development and stewardship of permanently affordable homes for people of low- to moderate-income.

As Executive Director, Fawcett is primarily responsible for developing strategies to continuously and strategically bring resources to CCHLT. She promotes these strategies through community outreach via speaking engagements, local fairs, and networking groups; marketing via CCHLT’s website, social media, and events; and communication via newsletters, donor updates, and press releases.

“I believe a successful community enables each resident to have a home, specifically one that is decent and affordable to them,” said Fawcett. “I am thrilled to make the dream of homeownership a reality for people in Centre County.”

Fawcett, a North Irwin native who currently resides in State College, PA, earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Penn State University and is a LEED Green Associate. In addition to her position with CCHLT, Fawcett works as a model shop technician for the Stuckeman School in the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State. She is active in the community through the Centre County Affordable Housing Coalition, Housing Co[LAB], and State College Alliance Church.

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