Lesley Ridge Allen joins the team in the Business Outreach Specialist position in the Economic Development division at the Erie Regional Chamber.
Lesley is primarily responsible for connecting business to organizations within the Economic Development ecosystem to further their success in the business community and providing assistance with key business activities such as workforce development, financing, succession planning, recruitment and training, strategic planning, and business growth.
Lesley returned to Erie in 2012 after working for a marketing agency in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to her new role at the Chamber, Ridge Allen ran a local digital marketing agency, partnering with local small businesses and professionals throughout the greater Erie area as well as organizations in New York City, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 with a BA and MA in Professional Writing with