About Lindsay

I’ve always been a solutions driven individual as well as someone who is passionate about serving others. I grew up in a working middle-class family and I am running for State Representative to represent you in Harrisburg because through being a small business owner, school board director, and community leader, I believe the voices of everyday Pennsylvanians go unheard far too often. We need public servants, not politicians, and I want to be a conduit for the voices of our district and amplify them in Harrisburg. 

It was through a personal tragedy that I was set on a path I believe has culminated to this moment and the decision to run for office. 12 years ago, my life as I knew it changed in a moment the day my younger sister was killed suddenly in a vehicle accident. Experiencing such incredible loss and grief, I resolved to find purpose while honoring her life, and decided from that moment forward, I wanted to live a life that helped others live tremendously alive ones. My sister Jessica epitomized the concept of paying it forward during her far too short time – inspired by her, I’ve made it my life’s work to try and do the same. 

I’m a single mom to an incredible 10 year old boy. In my day to day life, I am a self-employed business owner and the President and Founder of the Jessica Drew Sunshine Memorial Fund, a non-profit organization honoring the life of my sister through giving back to our community, just as she did every day. I’ve held a number of various volunteer leadership roles and presently am proud to serve Derry Township as an elected School Board Director, where I am currently Treasurer of the Board. We’ve delivered balanced budgets, responsible spending, and despite the funding shortages in Pennsylvania public education, we’ve always worked as hard as possible to reduce the impact for our constituents while also meeting the social, emotional, and educational needs of students. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to work with cancer survivors as an advocate to ensure patients have access to oral chemotherapy treatments. Not only did our advocacy succeed, we got the bill passed unanimously in both the PA House and Senate. Now, I’m ready to use the experiences I’ve gathered, earn a seat on the other side of the table, and use my voice to ensure so many other important priorities are accomplished. 

For too long, good legislation – which fights for the rights, voice, and benefit of every day hard working Pennsylvanians – has continued to be left in darkness never seeing the light of day because our current leadership’s agenda does not prioritize us. As your representative I will fight to ensure all students in Pennsylvania receive a world class education regardless of their zip code, that our workers are paid a living wage and have the protections they need, and that all of us have access to affordable healthcare. 

I am in this race because I am driven by the belief we rise by lifting others and that we have so much that we can accomplish together in Harrisburg if we elect legislators who care. It is far past time the 106th district had a representative who represents the interests of people like you and me. A leader who understands what it means to worry about paying bills, how we will get by if we or a loved one gets sick, and the desire to feel our children are safe in their classrooms.

All Pennsylvanians deserve to have the same opportunity to thrive. As your State Representative, I will be a voice for the people and will work tirelessly for the common good.

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Community Experience

  • Derry Township Municipality
    • Zoning Hearing Board Member appointed January 2019 for five-year term
    • Community Center Capital Campaign, Fundraising committee, 2018
  • Derry Township School Board of Directors
    • Elected Member, November 2017 & Re-Elected November 2019
    • Vice President – December 2018 – December 2019
    • Current committee work:
      • Communications and Community Engagement Committee (Chair), Athletics and Activities Committee, Curriculum Committee, Finance Committee, Human Resources Committee (Co-Chair)
    • One of lead board members for projects including collective bargaining negotiations, contract renewals, and Superintendent evaluation process.
    • Legislative Liaison, PA School Board Association, 2018-current
    • Board Liason to Trojan Foundation Board
  • Derry Township School District
    • PTO and Classroom Volunteer, 2016-current
  • Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area
    • Board Member, 2010-2012
  • Leadership Cumberland Leadership Development Program
    • Program participant, 2008
    • Board of Directors, 2009
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central PA Board of Trustees 2012-2018
    • Board President, 2014-2017
    • Event Chair Man & Woman of the Year Campaign, Lancaster/York, 2013
    • Committee Work
      • Volunteer Communications Committee (Chair 2012-2014), Advocacy Committee (Chair, 2017-2018), Mission Committee (2014-2017)
      • Pennsylvania Advocacy Network Representative, 2017-current
      • Hershey Indivisible Team
        • Education Committee, 2017-current
      • Advocacy work
        • Cancer Coalition; represented the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in meetings with legislators in Pennsylvania House and Senate to secure co-sponsorship for H.B. 60 up through unanimous passage and bill
        • Delegate for Central Pennsylvania in Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. with offices of Senator Bob Casey, Representative Charlie Dent, Representative Scott Perry, Senator Pat Toomey
    • Professional Speaking
        • Pharmacy Marketing; Value Drug Company Annual Trade Show
        • PA Non-Profit Association: Servant Leadership Panelist

Accomplishments & Awards

  • Central Penn Business Journal Top 25 Women of Influence – Community Achievement Award recipient, 2016
  • Finalist, Leadership Excellence, Nonprofit Innovation Awards, 2016
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Business Leadership Award Recipient – 2013
  • 40 Under 40 Award Recipient – Central Penn Business Journal – 2012
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central PA Woman of Year for 2012 (raised $54,900 in 8 weeks.) and 2017 All Star Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year (raised $102,000 in 10 weeks)
  • PNC Bank – Quarterly Sales Leader award in all five lines of business for entire PA region. First Business Banker to ever achieve this.
  • Awarded “Best Lending Support”– Commerce Bank – 2006

Professional Experience

  • iChase Solutions, LLC/iMarketRx
    Founder & President,  1/11-current

    • Marketing/Consulting firm located in Hershey, PA with a specializing in small business and non-profit organizations
    • Lead team in execution of marketing & account management consultative services including media relations, event planning, new product merchandising and marketing, logistics execution for corporate events including but not limited to trade shows, wholesale distribution, leadership meetings, education conferences, campaign strategy, and other special
    • Developed and launched iMarketRx in 2013, a program for independent community pharmacy industry client with comprehensive approach to social media management, e-marketing strategy, brand integration, creative development, web design, and communication/content development
  • Find It Media
    Consultant/Director of Social Media,  8/11-8/15

    • New media consulting firm specializing in online marketing action plans for any small business or corporation needing process development and implementation.
    • Consulting services include Google directory listings, website design, hosting and content development, GEO-targeted campaigns, online PR/branding campaigns, search engine optimization, Training & Education
  • PNC Bank
    Vice President, Relationship Manager,  11/10-8/11

    • Managed banking relationships and originated commercial lending for business banking clients up to $20MM in annual sales
    • Engaged and managed relationships on behalf of clients with business partners from all business lines including deposit banking, treasury management, wealth management, commercial real estate, private banking and personal banking
  • M&T Bank
    Asst Vice President, Relationship Manager,  8/07-11/10

    • Managed banking relationships and originated commercial lending for business banking clients up to $20MM in annual sales
    • Engaged and managed relationships on behalf of clients with business partners from all business lines including deposit banking, treasury management, wealth management, commercial real estate, private banking and personal banking
    • Relationship development with centers of influence in local business community
  • The Jessica Drew Sunshine Memorial Fund, Inc.
    President, 4/08-current

    • 501(c)(3) founded in memory of my late sister, Jessica.
    • Plan, coordinate & execute annual golf outing fundraiser for 200+ attendees
    • Raise funds of $50,000/avg net proceeds at annual fundraiser through soliciting corporate sponsorships & personal donations
    • Provide high school scholarships & monetary donations to other non-profit organizations
  • Metro Bank (formerly Commerce Bank)
    SBA Loan Administration Officer & Relationship Liaison, 9/05-8/07

    • Work with lending team on sales generation, underwriting, documentation, origination & servicing of all loans guaranteed by Small Business Administration
    • Conduct loan closing in accordance with federal regulations & bank credit policy
    • Managed SBA loan servicing team
    • Participate in regulatory audits by government officials
    • Portfolio servicing & client management

Education

  • Hershey High School (Hershey, PA)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, PA)
    • General Education Coursework
  • Kutztown University (Kutztown, PA)
    • Coursework in Business Management and Psychology
  • Baker College (online) (Flint, MI)
    • Coursework in Human Resources and Business Management