Manufacturer & Business Association Announces New Hire, Promotion


ERIE – The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) recently announced that Melissa Lesniewski has joined the not-for-profit employers’ organization as an accounts receivable specialist, while Tracy Daggett, PHR, has been promoted to manager of Professional Development Training Services.

In her role, Lesniewski is responsible for handling the MBA’s billing, daily receivables and collections, a position she held at the Association from 2007 to 2015. She rejoins the Association after working at the LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center as a Member Services supervisor.

Lesniewski earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in psychology from Gannon University.

Daggett, who served as an MBA Training specialist since 2013, is now responsible for overseeing all the MBA’s staff-conducted training programs, including its regionally recognized Supervisory Skills Certificate Series, Leadership for Team Leaders Certificate Series, one-day Food Safety Certification courses, topic-specific professional development workshops and computer training offerings. He also is responsible for training scheduling, as well as helping to develop the department’s marketing materials and responding to member and nonmember inquiries for onsite training classes.

Daggett, a Union City native, is a management professional with 18 years of experience in the retail industry, including general management, finance and production management, and general sales management. As a former store manager for Family Dollar, Rite Aid Pharmacy and Walmart, and HR manager for Lowe’s, he has extensive experience in the establishment of programs to increase sales, improve productivity, reduce costs and improve customer relations. He earned his Professional in Human Resources® (PHR) certification in 2017.