Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Appoints Melinda Stumpf, Regional Affairs Director, Ppl To Carbon Chamber And Economic Development Corp. Board


The Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation has appointed PPL’s Melinda Stumpf, Regional Affairs Director to their Board of Directors effective September 21.

The CCEDC is dedicated to bringing its members together to create cooperative and prosperous businesses that enhance the community, while providing opportunities for networking, and growth in community and business within the Carbon County.

“Melinda brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization and we are excited for the opportunity to partner with PPL on initiatives to support and inform the local community and strengthen the workforce of Carbon County”, Marlyn Kissner Executive Director, CCEDC.

Melinda Stumpf is the Regional Affairs Director at PPL, a fortune 500 global energy company headquartered in Allentown, PA.  Melinda is the principal company contact between PPL Corporation and federal, state, county, and local governments, civic and community organizations, and the news media in Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill, Bucks, and Montgomery counties.  She provides leadership in addressing important regional issues such as job retention, economic growth, educational improvements and environmental protection.

“As the organization continues to provide support and programs to the businesses of Carbon County, PPL will also continue to provide guidance and support to assist them in their mission” states Stumpf “We are very dedicated to the businesses of Carbon County and pleased to partner with this valuable organization.”

Melinda graduated from Northampton Community College in 2001 with an A.A. in Business Administrative.  She went on to pursue a B.A in Business Administration from Muhlenberg College and in 2007 she received an MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

In 2012 Melinda became the regional affairs director at PPL.  Her primary role is to be the principal communication contact with communities, local news media, elected and appointed officials and community leaders.

Since 2001, Melinda has been active in the community.  She was one of the founders on the Latino Leadership Alliance and has served on the following boards: General Supply Company, St. Luke’s Hospital Allentown Campus, Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, American Cancer Society, YWCA of Bethlehem, SafeKids Allentown/Bethlehem Coalition, Neighborhood Housing Services of the Lehigh Valley, SkillsUSA Council, and the Hispanic Business Council.

About The Carbon County Chamber Of Commerce: The members of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce are a catalyst for continuously creating cooperative and prosperous businesses to enhance our community. To host a business spotlight or for more information contact Heather McClure at 610.379.5000 or via Email: