Matt Miller, Executive Director/President
Matt serves as the Executive Director/President of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation. He brings a vast amount of knowledge in the areas of business development, workforce development, business attraction, retention and expansion. Matt worked as the CEDC’s Economic Development Specialist for over 4 years before being named Executive Director in August 2020. Prior to becoming employed with the CEDC, he worked at First Peoples Community Credit Union as their Business Development Officer.
Born and raised in the tri-state area, Matt has a passion for the success of Cumberland. After graduation from West Virginia University, he immediately sought to become actively involved in our community. His work with local non-profit organizations, particularly in the arena of event planning, has showcased his skills and passion for the work he does. His main project has been the creation of the Tri-State Wing-Off, an event fundraiser that has grown to attract people from all of the country and thousands of dollars each year to help support 15 area non-profit organizations. Matt has been involved in countless charitable events and organizations and is well-known in the community for his philanthropic devotion.
Matt is working to finalize his official CEcD certification for Economic Development, a title earned through multiple economic development training courses and strenuous testing administered by the International Economic Development Council. Matt has successfully completed such courses as Business Retention and Expansion, Neighborhood Revitalization, Workforce Development, Economic Development Finance Programs and Real Estate Development Strategies.
Matt’s enthusiasm and dedication toward community betterment will help enable the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation to reach the goals of their strategic plan. Matt is fully focused on, and attentive to, thoughts and concerns from our citizens as he is devoted to job creation and improvement of quality of life.
Stuart C. Czapski
Stuart C. Czapski is the Economic Development Specialist for the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation. Stu was previously the Executive Director of the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce. A position he held for over 10 years.
Prior to his position with the Chamber, Stu worked for 25 years in the financial services industry including Branch Management, Cash Management, Investment Counseling and Business Banking. He received a BS in Business Management/Marketing from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Frostburg State University. Stu served four years on the Allegany County Chamber Board of Directors and is a Past Chairman. He is a 1999 graduate of Leadership Allegany! and is a Past Chairman and Treasurer for the program. Stu serves on the Allegany County Local Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education, the Western Maryland Workforce Development Board, the Allegany County Solid Waste Management Board, the Allegany County Health Planning Coalition, the Western Maryland Health System Community Advisory Board, and the First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Committee of United Way of Allegany County, the Canal Place Preservation & Development Authority, the Task Force for the Economic Future of Western MD and is a Past President of the Cumberland Rotary Club.
Stu has also been an adjunct instructor at Frostburg State University when needed. His past community involvement includes Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach at Bishop Walsh High School, other youth athletic coaching positions and volunteer work with Junior Achievement, the City of Cumberland Economic Development Commission, Resource Building Workgroup Chair for Bridges to Opportunity, Cumberland Neighborhood Housing, Horizon Goodwill Industries, LaVale Athletic Association, LaVale Swim Club, Cumberland YMCA, The Cumberland Theatre, Lions Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care and the Bishop Walsh Athletic Association. Stu and his wife, Elizabeth McMullen, reside in Cumberland and have four children, Ann, Catherine, Maggie and Jack.