CenterState CEO Announces Key Promotion and Two New Hires

Posted on November 29, 2022

Image
Nora Rebecca Amina

SYRACUSE, NY – CenterState CEO announced Honora Spillane will serve as vice president of Economic Development. Rebecca Title-Aretsky joins CenterState CEO as marketing and events coordinator at The Tech Garden, and Amina Mambambu joins CenterState CEO as Racial Equity and Social Impact coordinator.

In her new role as vice president of Economic Development, Honora Spillane provides leadership and strategic guidance overseeing the organization’s economic development work. This includes providing support to existing companies and those looking to relocate or expand here. Additionally, she serves as the organization’s representation on the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council. Spillane previously served as senior director of business and economic development. Her extensive experience and knowledge will support CenterState CEO’s economic development projects and initiatives and those of its partners throughout the region. Before joining CenterState CEO in 2019, she served as the deputy commissioner of neighborhood and business development at the city of Syracuse. She graduated Cum Laude from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She also holds a J.D. and an M.P.A from Syracuse University.

As marketing and events coordinator at The Tech Garden, Rebecca Title-Aretsky is responsible for the marketing, strategy, social outreach for CenterState CEO’s innovation and entrepreneurship programs, including the GENIUS NY program. She most recently assisted in the production and promotion of the Friends of the Central Library Author Series in downtown Syracuse, including social media management, communications and marketing. She brings to her role decades of experience in marketing, branding and digital communications. Title-Aretsky graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and continued her professional development at the School of Visual Arts. She is a member of AIGA Professional Association for Design. Title-Aretsky and her husband live in DeWitt with their two children.

As the Racial Equity and Social Impact (RESI) coordinator, Amina Mambambu assists the RESI team in managing programming to maximize client services for existing and potential clients. Additionally, she supports RESI’s race and equity work within the organization.  Mambambu also supports strategies to grow Generation Next programming, and advances opportunities to engage diverse and upcoming leaders in various sectors in the community. She graduated with honors from Buffalo State college with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

To learn more about CenterState CEO, please visit www.CenterStateCEO.com. Headshots for Spillane, Title-Aretsky and Mambambu are attached here for media use. Please credit CenterState CEO.

About CenterState CEO

CenterState CEO is an independent and forward-thinking economic development strategist, business leadership organization and chamber of commerce; dedicated to the success of its members and the prosperity of the region. We serve as an advocate and resource for smart business, catalyze and facilitate regional growth, and promote community prosperity through results-driven partnerships, planning and problem-solving. www.centerstateceo.com

Other
CEO News

Image
Surge Accelerator Teams Innovation Night
CEO News | 02/15/2024

A Reflection on the Past Year, from Syracuse Surge Accelerator Program Manager, Emad Rahim

It is hard to believe it has been a full year since we launched the Syracuse Surge Accelerator. In reflecting on this inaugural year, I am incredibly proud of what we have created through this program, and excited to witness its continued…

Image
GNY Round 8 Applications Graphic
CEO News | 02/08/2024

Empire State Development Announces Application Window for GENIUS NY Round 8 Now Open

Empire State Development (ESD) announced that GENIUS NY – the world’s largest business accelerator focused on uncrewed aerial systems – is now accepting applications for the eighth round of the year-long program.

Image
KeyBank CenterState CEO Check Presentation
CEO News | 02/06/2024

KeyBank Awards CenterState CEO With $500,000 Investment

Funding will support the launch and growth of underrepresented firms through training, coaching, and technical assistance and provide direct lending to and investment in undercapitalized firms.

Image
Rob Simpson at the 2024 Economic Forecast Breakfast
CEO News | 01/31/2024

CenterState CEO President Rob Simpson's 2024 Economic Forecast Remarks

CenterState CEO President Rob Simpson delivered the following remarks at the 2024 Economic Forecast Breakfast event on Jan. 31, 2024.

Image
Crowd at the 2024 Economic Forecast Breakfast
CEO News | 01/30/2024

Economic Forecasters Share Continued Optimism

CenterState CEO hosted its popular Economic Forecast event to share insights into the region’s economic climate from the perspective of regional business leaders and economic experts.

Image
Nominate Business of the Year 2024
CEO News | 01/25/2024

Business of the Year Award Nominations are Now Open!

CenterState CEO is now accepting nominations from members for its 2024 Business of the Year Awards. Deadline is Monday, Feb. 26, 2024.

Image
10th-Annual-Clothing-Drive 2024 Updated
CEO News | 01/12/2024

10th Annual Mark J. Palumbo Memorial Clothing Drive, honoring Nancy Premo

CenterState CEO is hosting the 10th annual Mark J. Palumbo Memorial Clothing Drive in honor of Nancy Premo. Bring gently used items, such as winter coats, hats, sweatshirts, gloves, scarfs, sweaters and warm socks to CenterState CEO's…

Image
Syracuse Surge Accelerator Sign-Speak
CEO News | 01/10/2024

Syracuse Surge Accelerator-Meet the Teams: Sign-Speak

Meet Yamillet Payano, cofounder of Sign-Speak.

Image
Rob Simpson statement of State of the State 2024
CEO News | 01/09/2024

CenterState CEO President Robert Simpson Comments on Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address

Robert M. Simpson, president of CenterState CEO, in Syracuse, issued the following statement following Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address.