Orange County Partnership Hires Two Economic Development Professionals

Real Estate In-Depth | July 2018

Lindsay Newler

GOSHEN—The Orange County Partnership reported recently that Lindsay Newler has joined the economic development organization as the Director of Business Attraction and Kaitlynn Perez is now serving as its Economic Development Specialist.

Newler graduated from Indiana University with a major in Telecommunications and concentrations in industry and management and media and society. Later, she embarked on a career rich in the development of marketing plans and project management. Throughout her job history, she has used her command of social media to build long-standing, trustworthy relationships with existing and potential clients and fellow team members, the Partnership stated. She has a background in real estate and has applied her talents to raise affiliate public relations and marketing strategies to a new level.

Newler has won both national and global marketing awards and organized and raised thousands of dollars for not-for-profits.

Maureen Halahan, President & CEO of the Orange County Partnership said, “Lindsay’s skills, innovation and enthusiasm is what separated her from the more than 100 applications received for this position.”

Kaitlynn Perez

Perez is a lifelong resident of Orange County with extensive experience in the customer service, human resource and administrative fields. Her organizational and planning skills have fueled her success in her professional life.

She achieved (as a member of the Dean’s List) a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the State University of New York, New Paltz. She is currently pursuing an MBA at Johnson & Wales University with a concentration in hospitality to hone her event coordination and planning skills.

Prior to joining the partnership, Perez worked for Orange County businesses where she excelled in cultivating client relationships, managing accounts, setting goals and team building.

According to Halahan, “I was looking for someone with a research, sales, account management and technology background that is able to interface with clients, but also conduct the necessary research to stay ahead of market trends. Kaitlynn’s prior work history prepared her for this opportunity. We are taking a full team approach to economic development. With change comes great opportunity.”

Halahan added, “With our new team in place, The Orange County Partnership will continue to stand out among our economic development peers by continually drawing innovative, successful companies to our region, while earning the respect of top-tiered corporate leaders and esteemed site selectors in the process.”