Meet the Team

Marshall Snively

Marshall Snively serves as President of Lancaster City Alliance. His areas of focus include leading economic development initiatives, coordinating marketing programs, and implementing a business retention, expansion and recruitment strategy for Lancaster City.

Marshall was the Vice President and Interim President of the James Street Improvement District in Lancaster. Prior to moving to Lancaster, Marshall served as Special Projects Director for a Baltimore real estate development company focusing on restoring and strengthening existing urban communities through the redevelopment of historic properties and new construction.

“My life’s work revolves around strengthening urban communities. I live, work and play in Lancaster City and am committed to Lancaster’s vision to be a model city for urban economic development.”

Marshall serves as the Acting Executive Director for the City of Lancaster Revitalization & Improvement Zone (CRIZ), and a board member with Community Basics, Inc., Lancaster County Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Lancaster Equity Community Development Corp.

Marshall – What makes Lancaster cool?  Viewing Clipper Magazine Stadium fireworks from our roof deck.

Dave Aichele

Executive Director of the Downtown Investment District & Director of Clean & Safe Services

As Executive Director of the Downtown Investment District & Director of Clean and Safe Services, David Aichele is responsible for overseeing the Downtown Investment District, the operational, financial and contractual obligations of the Bike Ambassadors and Downtown Investment District Clean Team as well as Lancaster City Alliance’s public safety initiatives.

Dave is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Academy, Pennsylvania Fire and Criminal Justice Academy, and has received numerous Certifications of Training from Federal, State and Local agencies. He is a graduate of the 2007 Leadership Lancaster Class and is a Certified Specialist in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design.

“I really care about helping others and making a positive impact on the quality of people’s lives. It starts with keeping our community clean and safe.”

Dave lives in Millersville where he was previously a member of the Millersville Borough Council.

Dave – What makes Lancaster cool? Going to Central Market,
visiting the stands and picking out my lunch. Then enjoying  it
while sitting in Penn Square and people watching.

Colleen E. Wagner

Executive Leadership
Teams Manager

Colleen Wagner works with Lancaster City Alliance’s governance Board of Directors and seven Executive Leadership Teams to support and carry out the vision of LCA.
With a background In Business Management and significant career experience working with the Lancaster Alliance and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Colleen is ideally suited to support and execute the strategic vision and goals of Lancaster City Alliance.

“Lancaster is rich with talented individuals who live, love and work in the City. I marvel at the commitment of our community. I’m thrilled that I get to work and engage with so many volunteers sharing in their collective vision for the City.”

Colleen is an avid coffee drinker. Hot or iced, there’s no need to discriminate. Life is short, enjoy your coffee!

Colleen serves as President of the Board of Trustees for La Academia Partnership Charter School.

Colleen – What makes Lancaster cool?  I love warm summer evenings, sitting on a blanket, listening to a variety of music at Long’s Park’s Amphitheater, catching up with friends old and new while watching my children (hula hooping, blowing bubbles, tossing Frisbee and dancing!)

Jeremy Young

Jeremy Young

Director of Community & Economic Development

As Director of Community & Economic Development  at the nonprofit Lancaster City Alliance, Jeremy Young facilitates real estate development projects and business recruitment/expansion in the City of Lancaster; plays an active role in several key neighborhood revitalization initiatives including those in southwest (“SoWe”) and southeast Lancaster City; administers a residential/business façade improvement program and plans streetscape enhancement projects; tracks progress on and works with community leaders to advance the implementation of Building On Strength, the City of Lancaster’s 15-Year Economic Development Strategic Plan; coordinates a Finance Squad to identify creative funding solutions to facilitate the plan’s implementation; and coordinates an interagency City Transportation Planning Roundtable.

In addition to his work with Lancaster City Alliance, he serves on the boards of directors of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Lancaster, the Lancaster City Land Bank Authority, the Lancaster Property Reinvestment Board, and the Spanish American Civic Association, and previously served on the C&I Council Board of Directors. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from Portland State University (Portland, OR).  Jeremy and his family proudly live in southwest Lancaster City.

Jeremy – What makes Lancaster cool? Lancaster City’s historic architecture is truly world-class. I love strolling through Downtown and city neighborhoods taking in the wide array of styles from the colonial period through the Victorian era and into the roaring 1920s when urban life was at its peak. Some of the best treasures are found, though, and some its coolest grit is seen, when venturing off onto the unbeaten path and down city alleys—where the undiscovered potential still remains.

Alex Otthofer

Programs & Outreach Coordinator

Living right on the edge of downtown, Alex loves all the amenities that Lancaster City has to offer! Alex graduated from Millersville University in 2017, majoring in Spanish and International Studies. He also studied a semester abroad at the Universidad de Burgos in Spain. Alex currently serves on the executive board for the Lancaster Pride Association and most recently worked at the WebstaurantStore in Customer Solutions. In this free time, he enjoys exploring the business and cafes downtown, and gardening in his urban backyard.

Le presento a Alex. Alex está entusiasmado por la oportunidad de trabajar con la Alianza de la Ciudad de Lancaster. Le gusta pasar el rato en la ciudad ya que vive cerca del centro. Se graduó de la Universidad de Millersville con una especialización en la lengua española. También, pasó 6 meses en España donde estudió en la Universidad de Burgos. En su tiempo libre, sirve en el directorio de Lancaster Pride.

Alex – What makes Lancaster cool? For a smaller-sized city, Lancaster has such a bustling downtown- so much that visitors from other places are pleasantly surprised when they visit Lancaster! I also love the juxtaposition between the dense downtown and the quaint neighborhoods.

Anne C. Williams

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Director of Communications

Energetic, adaptable, and level headed when it counts, Anne Williams serves as the Lancaster City Alliance Director of Communications. Her professional experience is rooted in communicating to diverse populations for both public and private sector organizations. Anne looks to engage each city community and foster participation to solidify a positive future for Lancaster.


“Returning to Lancaster to find the city thriving and the local community invested in advancing a world-class city has been a real thrill for me. I am honored to be able to use my skills and experience to join the momentum.” Passionate about keeping it simple and being present in the moment, Anne delights in sharing a meal with family and friends, outdoor adventures, and the antics of her dog Pip.


Anne serves on the Lancaster Office of Promotion Advisory Board and is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Adamstown Area Library.


Anne – What makes Lancaster cool? Lancaster’s church steeples and spires are a real feast for the eyes. I enjoy picking out the details of what’s above us. If you take the time to study them, you’ll find that there is a lot going on up there

Kathlene Carroll Sullivan

Kathlene Carroll Sullivan

Social Media &
Engagement Manager

As Team Social Media & Engagement Manager Kathlene Carroll Sullivan is responsible for creating timely and relevant daily content on Lancaster City Alliance’s social media platforms. She also assists the Lancaster City Alliance (LCA) Team as a photographer for special events, marketing needs, and fundraising.

Before becoming a part of the Lancaster City Alliance Team Kathlene was active in the Downtown Lancaster community with social media and marketing for merchants and non-profits. She has a lifetime of experience as a small business owner and brings that perspective and passion for entrepreneurship to her role in the LCA.

“I have lived in Lancaster City for a almost twenty years, but it still feels new to me every day. There is an energy here that is so unique and keeps me young at heart. This City has become my ‘second-act’ home and also my family.”

Kathlene translates her Lancaster-Love through the lens of her camera (which she named Reynaldo); you will seldom see her Downtown without it.

Kathlene – What makes Lancaster cool?  The rich culinary scene in the City of Lancaster is an extraordinary array of cool places to visit and discover new flavors, exceptional chefs, and stellar food from favorite cafes & restaurants. I am able to experience the diversity of cuisines that include: American, African, Asian, Australian, Ethiopian, French, Greek, Irish, Indian, Italian, Jamaican, Latin, Mexican, Nepalese, Thai, Trinidadian and Vietnamese. Twice a year I eagerly await Lancaster City Restaurant Week as an opportunity to explore some new cool spot or visit ones that have become old friends. It is a deliciously cool way to get to know my second act City!

Lori Herr

Team Coordinator

Lori serves as team coordinator for Lancaster City Alliance providing administrative support to the President and Vice President. She also supports community programs such as the Building On Strength economic development plan, the Downtown Investment District, and Lancaster’s thriving merchant community.

Prior to joining the Lancaster City Alliance Lori served as General Manager of The Hotel Lancaster and was a partner in the hotel’s revitalization. Lori also brings 33 years of experience as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Willow Valley Associates, Inc.

A lifelong resident of Lancaster County, Lori appreciates the opportunity to experience the revitalization of our city as a resident of downtown Lancaster. “The farmland and countrysides of Lancaster County are beautiful, but the positive energy you feel in the City is amazing. The restaurants and shops, theatres and historical sites, and lovely green spaces like Musser and Binns Park, offer no shortage of things to do and experience.”

Lori is thrilled and honored to be part of the Lancaster City Alliance Team to support and be part of our vibrant City.

Lori – What makes Lancaster cool? Being able to walk everywhere – to work, to Central Market, to enjoy the historical architecture, to watch the Lancaster Barnstormers, to shopping at Festoon and…. eating ice cream at Lancaster Sweet Shoppe!

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