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By Journal Staff


CenterState CEO has announced it promoted HONORA SPILLANE to VP of economic development. In her new role, she provides leadership and strategic guidance, overseeing the organization’s economic-development work. This includes providing support to existing companies and those looking to relocate or expand here. Additionally, Spillane serves as the organization’s representative on the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council. Spillane previously served as CenterState CEO’s senior director of business and economic development. Her extensive experience and knowledge will support the organization’s economic-development projects and initiatives and those of its partners throughout the region. Before joining CenterState CEO in 2019, she served as deputy commissioner of neighborhood and business development for the city of Syracuse. Spillane graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She also holds JD and MPA degrees from Syracuse University.

REBECCA TITLE-ARETSKY has joined CenterState CEO as marketing and events coordinator at The Tech Garden. In this role, she is responsible for the marketing, strategy, and social outreach for CenterState CEO’s innovation and entrepreneurship programs, including the GENIUS NY program. Title-Aretsky most recently assisted in the production and promotion of the Friends of the Central Library Author Series in downtown Syracuse, including social-media management, communications, and marketing. She brings to her role decades of experience in marketing, branding, and digital communications. Title-Aretsky graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and continued her professional development at the School of Visual Arts.

AMINA MAMBAMBU has joined CenterState CEO as racial equity and social impact (RESI) coordinator. In this role, Mambambu assists the RESI team in managing programming to maximize client services for existing and potential clients. Additionally, she supports RESI’s race and equity work within the organization. Mambambu also supports strategies to grow Generation Next programming, and advances opportunities to engage diverse and upcoming leaders in various sectors in the community. She graduated from Buffalo State College with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

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