Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen, PhD, chancellor of Penn State Worthington Scranton announced that Susan E. Fitch of Thompson, Pa., has been named area representative for Continuing Education at the school. Sue Fitch has extensive business experience in sales, sales management and training throughout the United States. She recently served as group sales director and marketing representative for the Elk Mountain Ski Resort, Union Dale, Pa. and was responsible for promotion of Elk Mountain throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Ms. Fitch was retail sales director of Goodwill Industries of Northeast Pennsylvania. At Goodwill she was responsible for training of all retail personnel. She also managed the Transportation and Donation departments. Her duties included personnel support for retail division employees, budgeting, advertising, training, acquisitions and inventory management.
In Syracuse, New York, Ms. Fitch served as manager for the Agway retail group. At Agway she conducted training and had responsibility for facility maintenance, advertising, sales and human resources.
She served as store manager for the Fremont California-based Natural Wonders where she trained new employees and was payroll representative for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina and Ohio.
In Washington, D.C., she managed three retail locations for Pier 1 Imports. She had responsibility for customer service, profit and loss, merchandising and personnel. Ms. Fitch served as sales and business manager at both Grossman's Lumber and Beverly Healthcare in Northeastern Pa.
Fitch received an associate degree from Keystone College, LaPlume, Pa., where she was named to "Who's Who in American Colleges". She earned a bachelor of science in Communications from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
Active in community affairs, Fitch serves on the board of directors of the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, The Susquehanna County Tourism Committee and is a board member of the Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development.