Beth O'Keefe
Business Development Officer
716-362-8374 (direct line) or 716-856-6525 x 158

Beth O'Keefe

As a member of the ECIDA business development team, Beth works with local businesses assisting their growth supported by ECIDA programs such as microloans, participation loans and tax incentives. Beth also focuses on the agency's business outreach aimed at raising awareness of the various economic development programs available to businesses within Erie County. 

Prior to joining the ECIDA in 2008, Beth worked in various roles within the finance industry, most recently as a Client Relations Executive with Fiserv Lending Solutions. Her experience includes 10 years in automotive finance at Mercedes Benz Credit Corporation and Remarketing Services of America in Amherst, NY. She previously served on the Board of the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, is a member of several area Chambers, volunteers with Compeer of WNY and is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Buffalo. A native of CT, Beth received her MS degree in Finance from Fairfield University and relocated to WNY in 1997. 


My Favorite Thing About Western NY is:

"There are lots of great things about this area - my favorites include the bike paths (Clarence & the Outer Harbor Bike Trail), the abundance of locally-owned restaurants and the friendly, wonderful people who live here!"