Elena Garuc is the Executive Director of FuzeHub, New York State's newest 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 NYMEP Center for the Capital Region. At CEG, she directed economic development initiatives and created successful programs such as an Upstate venture capital forum, biotechnology network, and technology roadmap portal. Today, Elena leads FuzeHub's operations and works closely with its Board of Directors to realize strategic goals.