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Staff

The EDC employs the best of the best. Read about the team members you’ll be working with.

Lisa D. Riggs

President

Lisa Riggs, President, joined EDC in 2014, having most recently served as President of the Lancaster Barnstormers, a professional minor league baseball team.  Lisa is also the past President of the James Street Improvement District (a community and economic development organization focused on neighborhoods in Northwest and Downtown Lancaster City) and was Vice President, Economic Development for the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.

Lisa is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.  She serves the community on the Boards of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, the Lancaster County Community Foundation, and Discover Lancaster.  When she’s not running around the office, Lisa enjoys running outside and between her kids’ soccer and basketball practices.

John W. Biemiller

EVP/COO

John Biemiller, Executive Vice President & COO, has served EDC in varying capacities since 1986.

John earned a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College and is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional.  In addition to his EDC responsibilities, he serves on the Boards of Directors of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association, the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board, and Brethren Village. Outside of work, when not doing laundry, John likes to run and spend time with his family.

Lyle Hosler

Director of Finance

Lyle Hosler serves as Vice President, Director of Finance and is responsible for overseeing EDC Finance Corporation’s loan activity for business and agricultural enterprises.

Before joining EDC, Lyle held finance positions at Fidelity Investments and Fulton Bank. A graduate of Susquehanna University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration, Lyle completed his graduate studies with an M.B.A from Penn State University.  In addition to his work at EDC, he is active with St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, enjoys spending time with his family, and impressively constructs an outdoor ice rink in his backyard during the winter.

Randall M. Johnston

Economic Development Loan Officer

In 2012, Randy Johnston, a well-known figure in the local banking industry, joined EDC as an Economic Development Loan Officer. Active in the Lancaster market since the mid-1980’s, Randy worked most recently at Graystone/Susquehanna Bank as Senior Vice President – Commercial Relationship Manager. He serves EDC Finance Corporation both as a lender in the South-Central Pennsylvania market, and as a banker experienced in lending processes, administration and portfolio management.

Randy earned a B.S. in Business from Miami University, Oxford Ohio and is a self-proclaimed expert of all things baseball. He enjoys golf, tennis, and travel.

Jean K. Rehrig

Portfolio Manager

Jean Rehrig joined EDC in 1995 and is the Portfolio Manager. In this position, Jean works closely with EDC Finance Corporation projects and the Keystone Opportunity Zone program. Jean attended Millersville University and was previously employed in the personnel field.
She is a Hanover Bald Eagle Cam fan and keeps the staff informed of any exciting bald eagle developments.

Leigh A. Bardell

Finance Project Manager

In 2014, Leigh Bardell joined EDC and EDC Finance Corporation as Finance Project Manager where she works closely with EDC Finance loan officers to assemble, analyze, and underwrite EDC Finance’s diverse base of economic development loan projects. Leigh is also responsible for managing EDC Finance Corporation’s loan application material.

Leigh has over 15 years of commercial banking experience, most recently with PNC Bank. She received her Associates Degree in Accounting from Harrisburg Area Community College. She is a proud mother and grandmother, who indulges in a wide range of kid activities. In her free time, she likes to read and enjoy the outdoors.

Jessica A. Hamilton

Funding & Servicing Officer

In 2015, EDC Finance welcomed Jessica Hamilton as Funding & Servicing Officer, where she coordinates loan closings and handles loan servicing requests from existing borrowers. Jessica also works with Next Generation Farmer loan projects in Lancaster County.

Jessica has over 10 years of commercial banking experience, particularly in the areas of loan settlements and asset recovery, most recently with Metro Bank. A graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a B.A. degree in History, Jessica has also obtained her Certificate in Paralegal Studies with National Paralegal College.

Occasionally, the staff reaps the benefits of Jessica’s excellent baking abilities. She also enjoys reading, hiking, and being in the company of her wonderful husband and dachshund, Peanut.

Claudia M. Fisher

Finance Project Manager

In 2015, Claudia Fisher joined EDC Finance Corporation as Finance Project Manager where she works closely with EDC Finance loan officers to assemble, analyze, and underwrite EDC Finance’s diverse base of economic development loan projects.  Claudia is also responsible for managing EDC Finance Corporation’s loan application material.

Claudia has over 10 years of commercial banking experience, having held positions in commercial underwriting and relationship management with several local financial institutions. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Millersville University and completed an MBA from Taylor University.

Laura M. Gebhart

Economic Development Coordinator

In 2015, Laura Gebhart joined EDC as Economic Development Coordinator, helping to extend EDC’s outreach to local businesses and communities, respond to prospect inquiries, conduct economic data collection and research, and provide marketing support for the organization.

Laura earned a B.S. in Community, Environment, and Development from Penn State University, where she was also an All-American field hockey player. In addition to her work at EDC, Laura coaches field hockey at Manheim Central High School.  Occasionally, she is joined in the office by her German Shepard, Duck.