SYRACUSE, NY – MACNY, The Manufacturers Association of Central New York, is pleased to announce the promotion of Amanda Rice, MPA, to Manager of Workforce Operations and Advancement.

Amanda first joined MACNY in February 2022 as the Finance & Contract Administration Specialist. In this role, Amanda 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.

Through her meticulous and diligent approach to the work, Amanda has demonstrated exceptional skill in managing essential elements to MACNY’s Workforce Development goals. In her new role, she will use these skills to

spearhead efforts to research, develop, and apply for new grant opportunities while also collaborating closely with the Finance Team to optimize the utilization of grant awards. She will also oversee crucial initiatives including the development and maintenance of both data and time tracking systems and other relevant technologies.

MACNY Executive Vice President, Mike Frame, states, “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.”

Prior to joining MACNY, Amanda was the Economic Development Specialist at the Fulton Community Development Agency (FCDA), and interned with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Market Characterization & Evaluation Team. Amanda holds a Master of Public Administration and a dual concentration in Public Economics & Finance and Environmental Politics & Policy from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from SUNY College at Geneseo.