Amanda Slider Appointed Director of Development & Marketing

Friends of Drake Well is pleased to welcome Amanda Slider as the new Director of Development & Marketing.  Amanda will manage day-to-day operations for the organization with a special emphasis on development and marketing efforts, and will work alongside Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission staff to ensure ongoing operational excellence at Drake Well Museum and Park.

Amanda comes to Drake Well Museum and Park after nine years at the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning & Development Commission.  While at the Northwest Commission, she served as Loan Program Manager, overseeing the agency’s business loan program.  Amanda’s background includes strategic planning, launching new program initiatives, facilitating public-private partnerships, marketing, public relations and fundraising. 

Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Albright College and a master’s degree in business administration from Clarion University.  She is a Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council and an Ice House Entrepreneurship Training Facilitator with the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative.

Amanda is a native of the Oil Region and resides in Oil City with her children.  A passionate supporter of non-profit work, she serves on the Advisory Board of Hope 21 in Oil City, is a member of the Bridge Builders Venango County Board of Directors, and is an active member of the Free Methodist Church in Oil City. 

Located off Route 8 South of Titusville, Drake Well Museum and Park is open year round.  Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information about the museum and its programs, visit, call (814) 827-2797, or find them on Facebook.

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s May 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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