Meet the CEL Staff

Erin McGee
Managing Director

Erin works to advance the center's mission of invigorating the Western New York economy and community through entrepreneurial development.  She manages business relationships in the community, and serves as the liaison between the CEL and prospective participants who are interested in the CEL programs. 

Alex Cleary Pelc
Assistant Director

Alex manages the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs program for early stage minority and woman owned businesses in the community. She also coordinates student entrepreneurship initiatives through the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars and the School of Management, including administration of the Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition. 

Headshot of Kate Moody.

Kate Moody
Recruitment and Community Coordinator

Kate’s primary responsibility is managing the operational and forward-facing customer touchpoints for the Core, Mastery Forum & Class Connections programs, including program receivables and class communications.  In addition, she is responsible for recruitment & operations of CEL’s continuing education classes. Kate is also an entrepreneur and graduate of the CEL's Allstate MWEE program.