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

Lisa D. Riggs


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.

Lyle Hosler

Vice President

Lyle Hosler serves as Vice President 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.

Naomi Young

Director, Center for Regional Analysis

Naomi Young, Director of the Center for Regional Analysis, joined EDC in 2018. She most recently served as a senior research economist for the Environmental Finance Center based at the University of Maryland. Naomi has dual master’s degrees in economics and public policy and management.

Leigh A. Bardell

Portfolio Manager

Leigh joined EDC in 2014 and now serves as Portfolio Manager.  In this position she works closely with EDC Finance borrowers on all servicing matters.

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.

John W. Biemiller

Director, Business Retention & Expansion

John Biemiller, Director, Business Retention & Expansion, 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 Development Board, and Brethren Village. Outside of work, when not doing laundry, John likes to run and spend time with his family.

Joseph Flanagan

Economic Development Financing Manager

Joe joined EDC in 2020 as Economic Development Financing Manager and will work with the business retention and expansion team.

Joe earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Elizabethtown College.  He went on to receive his M.S. in Accounting from Liberty University.  In his free time, he enjoys playing sports and spending time with family and friends.

Jessica A. Hamilton

Director, Project Management

In 2015, EDC Finance welcomed Jessica Hamilton as Funding & Servicing Manager, 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.

April Hennessey

Project Loan Administrator

April Hennessey joined EDC in 2021 as Project Loan Administrator for the finance team. She will play an important role in supporting the organization’s primary mission to work with existing businesses to stay and grow as well as supporting intentional and other business opportunities. April will interact with EDC Finance’s portfolio of commercial and agricultural loans as she provides key support to all phases of a project.

Randall M. Johnston

Lending Director

In 2012, Randy Johnston, a well-known figure in the local banking industry, joined EDC to serve as Lending Director. 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.

Amanda Mosso

Operations & Communications Manager

EDC welcomed Amanda in 2017. In her position as Operations & Communications Manager she provides administrative support to all areas and manages the organization’s digital presence.

Amanda earned a B.A. in Business and Art from Juniata College and captained the Juniata field hockey team. She has spent time coaching field hockey at the club, scholastic and collegiate levels. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, fitness and spending time with family.

Jean K. Rehrig

Operations Director

Jean Rehrig joined EDC in 1995 and is the Operations Director. In this position, Jean ensures EDC and its business units are in compliance and operating efficiently. 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.

Ezra Rothman

Manager, Economic Development Strategies

Ezra Rothman joined EDC in 2018 and is the Manager, Economic Development Strategies. In this position, Ezra provides leadership and support to priority long-term economic development strategies and will continue to cultivate relationships between EDC and a range of business, government entities, individuals and community partners.

Ezra earned a BA in Government from Franklin & Marshall College and a MS from Elizabethtown College. Outside of work, Ezra enjoys fishing, cycling and just about anything else outdoors. He is a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.