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MACNY names manager of workforce operations and advancement

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Amanda Rice

DeWITT, N.Y. — MACNY, The Manufacturers Association of Central New York, says it has promoted Amanda Rice to manager of workforce operations and advancement.

She first joined MACNY in February 2022 as the association’s finance and contract administration specialist. In this role, Rice has managed MACNY’s state and federal grants in addition to sourcing and administering various funding opportunities. She has been an “integral part of developing and implementing new processes that impact multiple departments as well as internal and external reporting activities,” MACNY said in a recent release.

In her new role, Rice will use her skills in managing essential elements of MACNY’s workforce-development initiatives to lead efforts to research, develop, and apply for new grant-funding opportunities, while also collaborating closely with the organization’s finance team to optimize how grant money is allocated and used. She will also oversee key initiatives including the development and maintenance of both data and time- tracking systems and other relevant technologies.

“Amanda has consistently demonstrated remarkable dedication to optimizing processes with a keen understanding of the intricacies involved in managing our workforce development portfolio. We are confident Amanda will continue to excel in her new role and significantly contribute to the success of our programs and the broader mission to serve the manufacturing community and the MACNY membership,” Mike Frame, MACNY executive VP, said in the release. 

Prior to joining MACNY, Rice worked as an economic-development specialist at the Fulton Community Development Agency (FCDA), and also previously interned with NYSERDA’s market characterization & evaluation team. Rice holds an MPA degree, with a dual concentration in public economics & finance and environmental politics & policy from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at SUNY Albany. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from SUNY Geneseo.

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