Greater Rochester Enterprise, a regional economic development organization, announced today the addition of Claudia Burcke to its team. Burcke will join GRE as managing director of business development.
In this role, Burcke will work to attract new businesses to Rochester by promoting its plentiful assets specifically within the region's four key industry sectors: optics, alternative energy, biotechnology and food and beverage. She will also work directly with corporations, as well as with national site selectors, who are increasingly called upon to help companies identify relocation and expansions locations.
"We're thrilled to have someone with Claudia's depth of experience join the GRE team," said Mark Peterson, CEO of Greater Rochester Enterprise. "She will be an asset to GRE and the region as she works to attract new businesses to the area."
Burcke recently served as planner/program administrator for Labella Associates where she worked as project coordinator for the Midtown Redevelopment Project: SEQR/Environmental Impact Statement. Her duties included reviewing multiple technical documents and reports and integrating technical data into a reader friendly document. Additionally, Burcke analyzed and evaluated program information to identify effectiveness and opportunities, presenting results and recommendations to the senior Project Manager.
Burcke is actively involved in the community serving as an avid supporter of the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, Seneca Park Zoo, World Wildlife Foundation, World Society for the Protection of Animals, Sea Turtle Inc., Save Darfur Coalition, Veterans Outreach Center and Mama Cindy's Soldier Program. She is also a member of the Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC), YWCA Board of Directors Nominating Committee and NextGen (Giving Circle through Rochester Community Foundation), serving on the Grants Committee.
Burcke received her Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Economics from the Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts. She resides in Charlotte.