Officers

President: Lori Aratari
Vice President: Wesley Bedford
Treasurer: Rebecca Cohen
Secretary: Jake Whiting

Board of Directors – Voting Members

  • Lori Aratari – UMMC Foundation, Executive Director
  • Wesley Bedford – M&T Bank, Senior Branch Manager
  • Jake Whiting- Attorney
  • Rebecca Cohen- small business owner
  • Derek Geib – small business owner
  • Chris Fix- former City Councilwoman
  • Steve Pies – Max Pies Furniture, small business owner
  • Nate Varland- Batavia Housing Authority
  • Rachael Tabelski, Acting City Manager, Ex-Officio Member

Board of Directors – Non-voting Members (Advisory)

  • Pierluigi Cipollone – past City Councilman, small business owner

Staff

Andrew Maguire, Director of Economic Development
amaguire@bataviadevelopmentcorp.org

Former Director Rachael Tabelski (2018- 2019)

 

2019-2020 Committees and Workgroups:

Governance Committee

Meets as needed

Wesley Bedford, Chair

Jake Whiting

Lori Aratari
Rebecca Cohen
Rachael Tabelski
Nate Varland

 

Audit & Finance Committee

Meets as needed
Lori Aratari
Jake Whiting
Wesley Bedford
Rebecca Cohen
Rachael Tabelski

 

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
Beth Kemp (BID)

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