Maureen Riester

Economic Development Specialist

As the Economic Development Specialist for CEDA, Maureen works to retain and expand existing businesses, as well as to attract new businesses to expand or relocate to Cayuga County. To do so, she identifies available commercial sites and buildings, and helps businesses navigate the myriad of programs and incentives at the local, state, and federal levels.

Paul Viggiano

Small Business Development Specialist

As the Small Business Development Specialist for CEDA,  Paul likes to think of himself (and his colleagues) as creative problem solvers – here to guide and assist, anyone with a new business venture and of course, any established businesses by pairing them with the correct resource, whether it be local, regional, state, or federal.

Lauren LaGreca

Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager for CEDA, Lauren LaGreca’s goal is to not only promote CEDA’s offerings but to increase engagement and visibility through storytelling of county businesses, partnered events and programming and more. Lauren’s collaborative nature and passion for people are welcomed assets to the team.

Prior to joining the CEDA team, Lauren has been serving others through a variety of roles in the hospitality industry including launching an external events program at Saint Peter’s University. Her most recent role was Operations Manager for a business incubator and co-working space in Washington County, PA established to build capacity and sustainable success for businesses throughout the county. Lauren and her husband, Kris, reside with their son in Auburn.

Peter King

Economic Research Analyst

As the Economic Research Analyst for CEDA, Peter acts as the organization’s informational backbone for funding,  opportunity sources, and reporting. Peter works to stay abreast of developments at all levels while seeking to uncover connections between programs and firms to help drive economic development in Cayuga County.

Catherine Moran

Bookkeeper/Office Manager

Katie joins our team as our Bookkeeper/Office Manager. Katie has strong experience in non-profit leadership, accounting, office administration, and grant writing/administration. In her role she will provide direct support to our clients and CEDA’s internal operations and compliance requirements. Katie is a graduate of Brown University and attained her MBA from Syracuse University. After living in a variety of cities, including Providence, Rhode Island, Boston Massachusetts, Florence, Italy and Washington DC, Katie returned to the place she likes best for its beauty and quality of life – Cayuga County.