Officers

President: Pierluigi Cipollone
Vice President: Wesley Bedford
Treasurer: Rebecca Cohen
Secretary: Lori Aratari

Board of Directors

  • Lori Aratari – UMMC Foundation, Executive Director
  • Wesley Bedford – M&T Bank, Senior Branch Manager
  • Jake Whiting- Attorney
  • Rebecca Cohen- small business owner
  • Pierluigi Cipollone – past City Councilman, small business owner
  • Chris Fix- former City Councilwoman
  • Steve Pies – Max Pies Furniture, small business owner
  • Nate Varland- Batavia Housing Authority
  • Dr. Martin Moore, City Manager, Ex-Officio Member

Staff

Rachael Tabelski, Director of Economic Development
rtabelski@bataviadevelopmentcorp.org

Former Director Julie Pacatte (2011- 2018)

 

2018-2019 Committees and Workgroups:

Governance Committee

Meets as needed
Wesley Bedford, Chair
Pier Cipollone
Lori Aratari
Rebecca Cohen
Marty Moore
Nate Varland

 

Audit & Finance Committee

Meets as needed
Lori Aratari
Pier Cipollone
Wesley Bedford
Rebecca Cohen
Marty Moore

 

Small Business Workgroup

Meets second Thursday of every month at 9 A.M.
Pier Cipollone
Lori Aratari
Rebecca Cohen
Wesley Bedford
Steve Pies
Chris Fix
Nate Varland
Johnathan Tretter
Leanna Di Rissio (BID)
Barb Shine
Ryan Smith
Michael Messerly
Matthew Gray
Tom Mancuso/ Jarrod Clark (Harvester BIC)
Sam Campanell (NYS SBDC)

 

Marketing Workgroup

Meets as needed
Steve Pies
Chris Fix
Rebecca Cohen
Jim Krencik (GCEDC)
Leanna Di Rissio (BID)

 

Creek Park Workgroup
Matt Gray
Matt Worth
Tom Turnbull
Paul Viele
Adam Tabelski
Peter Casey
Jay Gsell
Stephanie Call
Steve Pies
Pier Cipollone