Christina Shupe serves as the Commission’s Director. Ms. Shupe joined the Commission’s staff in January 2011, initially serving as a Senior Analyst, IT Projects Manager, and Operations Manager before becoming the Director. Prior to joining the CRC, Ms. Shupe was the Business Development Manager for a 12-state regional trade association representing a twenty-three billion dollar industry. During her time there she created partnerships between industry, government, and media to build respected education & networking programs. Ms. Shupe’s background includes technical consulting experience with numerous corporations, including Intel, Applied Materials, and Apple Computer. Additionally, she owned and operated a small business consultancy for 7 years, specializing in project management for startups and organizational transitions.