Amanda Glover, Director of Economic Development & Tourism
Amanda Glover’s expertise is in developing creative rural economies, providing economic opportunities for entrepreneurs, and enhancing a diverse business climate. She develops and implements economic development initiatives that are focused on attracting, growing, and retaining corporate headquarters, advanced manufacturing, value-added agriculture, and creative professionals. She coordinates economic incentives with businesses using return on investment models and spearheads the business retention and economic development marketing efforts for Augusta County.
Amanda is a member of the International Economic Development Council, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Virginia Economic Developer’s Association. She serves as Chair of the Membership Committee for the Virginia Economic Developer’s Association and also serves on the Shenandoah Valley Partnership’s marketing committee and education and workforce committee. Governor McAuliffe recently appointed Amanda to serve on the Virginia Manufacturing Development Commission.
Prior to joining Augusta County, Amanda served as the Assistant Director of Economic Development for the City of Staunton for seven years and before that, served as the first-ever Business Development Coordinator for the City of Buena Vista. Amanda earned a B.S. in Applied Economics, Environmental Economics, and Management & Policy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 2002. She holds a Masters Certificate in Local Government Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, and studied at The Center for European Studies and Architecture, in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. Ms. Glover resides in Augusta County with her husband, John, and their border collie, Hank.
Rebekah Castle, Marketing Coordinator
Rebekah Castle is responsible for assisting in attracting new business and investments to the County as well as strong retention of existing businesses within the County. She specializes in marketing initiatives in economic development as well as tourism. She serves as the Secretary to the Economic Development Authority.
Rebekah is a member of the Virginia Economic Developers Association, Shenandoah Valley Partnership Marketing Committee, and the Fields of Gold Marketing Committee.
Prior to joining Augusta County, Rebekah served as the Events Coordinator for the Shenandoah Valley Partnership. Rebekah earned a B.S. in Communication Studies from Bridgewater College in 2004. She is a Shenandoah Valley native and resides with her husband in Augusta County.