Elena is the rock star of the FuzeHub team who leads everyone in executing FuzeHub’s mission to help manufacturers grow and thrive in New York State.
Elena Garuc is the Executive Director of FuzeHub, New York State’s statewide Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center. For over a decade, Elena has championed economic development initiatives and major marketing programs. In 2012, she was named to the Albany Business Review’s “40 Under 40”, a prestigious group of up-and-coming business leaders in New York’s Capital Region. Before joining FuzeHub, Elena served as Director of Communications and Marketing for the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), the NY MEP center for the Capital Region. At CEG, she directed economic development initiatives and created successful programs such as an upstate venture capital forum, a biotechnology network, and a technology roadmap portal.
Today, Elena leads FuzeHub’s operations and works closely with its Board of Directors to realize strategic goals. As a FuzeHub founder, she has guided the organization from inception while growing its staff from two to fourteen staff members and securing funding for the organization to work as an MEP center. Before becoming Executive Director, Elena shaped FuzeHub’s marketing and brand strategy, and its nationally-recognized web-based portal. By connecting small-to-medium sized manufacturing enterprises with public and private resources, FuzeHub is helping to fuel economic growth.
A graduate of the College of Saint Rose, Elena holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing. She makes her home in Greene County, New York.