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Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation Staff

Experience Has Its Rewards

At the LCEDC, our experienced economic development professionals understand the complicated demands of starting and growing a business. We are here to offer you over 75 years of combined experience to make the process simpler.

LINDA D. NITCH, CEcD
Executive Director

Linda has been the Executive Director of the LCEDC since November of 1999. She is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration, has earned an Economic Development Finance Specialist Certificate from the National Development Council, and is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council. Linda has over twenty-five years of economic development/finance experience through career positions including Licensed Financial Consultant with A.G. Edwards & Sons and Director of the City of New Castle’s Community Development Department. Linda has served on the board of a number of local, state and regional organizations and is the past president of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association. Born and raised in Mercer County, PA., Linda has been a long-time resident of the City of New Castle.

Linda is responsible for the daily operation of the LCEDC, staff management, planning and policy functions, coordination of committees, liaison to government bodies, development agencies, industrial education bodies, and transportation groups.

Contact Linda at nitch@lawrencecounty.com

DIANE LYNN RICHARDSON, CEcD
Assistant Director

Diane Lynn has been with the Corporation since June of 1991. She holds a B.A. degree in Art History from Mansfield University, an Associates Degree from Butler County Community College, a Paralegal Certificate from Penn State University, an Economic Development Finance Specialist Certificate from the National Development Council, and is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council.  Diane was raised in Lawrence County, PA, lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for ten years, returned to Pennsylvania in 1991, and has resided in Lawrence County since that time.

Diane’s primary responsibilities include the identification of project-specific loan and grant funding opportunities, preparing, processing and administering of funding awards and applications for use by the LCEDC and/or Lawrence County businesses from various government sources, website management, preparation of in-house marketing materials, bookkeeping, preparation of various financial summaries, and addressing site/facility inquiries.

Contact Diane at richardson@lawrencecounty.com

ERIN L. ORRICO
Executive Assistant

Erin is the newest addition to the LCEDC staff having joined the Corporation in June of 2012. Ms. Orrico is a graduate of Mohawk High School and a life-long resident of Lawrence County. Prior to taking up her position as our Executive Assistant, Erin was the Sales Secretary for Central Heating and Plumbing located in New Castle, PA.

Erin is Ms. Nitch’s assistant and responsible for general office administration, meeting coordination, and maintenance of the Business Call Program database.

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