MaryFrances McGarrity is the Senior Vice President, Business Development Services for the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC). In her current role, MaryFrances’ efforts are focused on programs and initiatives that attract, retain and grow businesses in Chester County. At the Council, MaryFrances works with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development as the representative of the Council directly interfacing with the Governor’s Action Team (GAT) and other state agencies as needed. She regularly meets with local corporate decision makers identifying capital, facilitating financing, addressing workforce issues, and assisting with site selection needs.
MaryFrances brings 10 years of sales and marketing experience in commercial real estate while working for Jackson Cross Partners. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Chester County Industrial and Investment Council and West Chester Lightning. She holds a Bachelor of Science from St. Joseph’s University in Management & Marketing from St. Joseph’s University, and a Bachelor of Science from Immaculate University in Elementary Education. She is a member of PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc.) – Brandywine Chapter as a girl’s high school basketball official. She and her family are twenty-five year residents of West Chester, Pennsylvania.