Lisa Riggs serves as President of the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County and EDC Finance, having joined the organizations in July 2014. She has led the organization’s increased focus on supporting existing businesses to stay and grow in Lancaster, while adding data analytics to underpin EDC’s economic strategies. Prior to joining EDC, she served as President of the Lancaster Barnstormers, a professional minor league baseball team, based in Lancaster, PA, and as President of the James Street Improvement District (JSID), a community and economic development organization focused on parts of the City of Lancaster.
The first phase of Ms. Riggs’ career occurred in Baltimore, MD. She served as Vice President of Economic Development for the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. Prior to that she helped shape the early years of the Greater Baltimore Alliance, a regional economic development marketing effort.
Ms. Riggs resides in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, with her husband and one high schooler. Her daughter is a sophomore at Penn State University in State College. Ms. Riggs is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves her community by serving on the Boards of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association, Discover Lancaster, and the Lancaster STEM Alliance. She also chairs the Steering Committee of the Lancaster Clean Water Partners and serves on the Lancaster County Agricultural Council and the Lancaster County Transportation Technical Advisory Committee.