Niagara Frontier Industry and Education Council, Logo Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council, Inc.
(716) 249-6991

When You Give a Student Career Skills, You Give Them Lifetime Employability

Your Membership Gives You Access To Our Programming and Support

The Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council in western New York, provides very worthwhile benefits to business, industry, and education. Our student assistance  and member service programs include:

• Access to the CCP Portfolio and Scholarship Program (CCP)
• A network and direct link between the corporate sector and education leaders in our community of partners
• Ability to impact future workforce trends and gain support from local business leaders
• Symposiums and conferences targeting workforce trends and issues
• Ability for Students to share portfolios with businesses
• Workshops and seminars for educators to garner information about local career pathway opportunities
 The means to obtain information regarding employment trends, skill requirements, and industry specific competencies to share with students, parents, teachers and school counselors
• An opportunity to learn about products and services manufactured in WNY
• Active participation in the education process
• An atmosphere of trust and sharing among business, industry, labor and educational communities

BEEP Scholarship Meeting

Support Us

As a not-for-profit (501-c-3) corporation, all memberships are tax-deductible. Membership is available as a BOCES Co-Service support for local school districts in Western New York, through Erie 1 BOCES Co-Ser #501 (Distance Learning) if bundled with our Digital Portfolio Service.  Monetary donations can be given directly by offering a sponsorship at a forum event, donating to the CCP Scholarship Fund, or to sponsor specific services we provide to educators and business partners.  All sponsored funding is to support our program operations.

Joseph Steinmetz, Deb Pease NFIEC Chair, Forum 2016, Spring Forum 2016

NFIEC Board of Directors 2022-2023

Our Board of Directors support overarching policies and program directions in all areas of  our service platform. NFIEC also has a vareity of committee groups in Executive, Program, Membership, and Fiscal Responsibility areas.  All members are invited to any NFIEC Board or Committee Meeting. 

For more details on becoming a member, please contact the office using our contact area of this web site or email Kelly Oldenburg

Board Officers & Executive Committee

Robert Merkle, Ed. D- President (West Seneca Central Schools)

Colleen Christmann, Vice-President (individual member): retired from West Seneca Central Schools

Joseph Steinmetz- Treasurer (individual member): retired from Orleans/Niagara BOCES

Lisa Earle- Secretary (Erie 1 BOCES)

Board of Directors

Mary Busse-Erie County Association of School Boards

Anthony Casinelli- individual member

Robert Christmann- NYS Leadership Council, LLC

Theresa Kazmierczak- M&T Bank (retired) 

Susan Toomey- individual member

Nancy Pray-Ken Ton Union Free School District

Rebeccal Holman-Local 17 Operating Engineers

Paul Stasiak-Niagara Frontier Auto Dealers Association

Anedda Trautman- Erie 1 BOCES

NFIEC Membership 2022

Akron Central Schools
Erie 1 BOCES*
Orleans-Niagara BOCES 
Sgroi Financial Services
Lumsden & McCormick
West Seneca Central Schools*

Hamburg Central Schools
E.I DuPont de Nemours *
Fredonia Central Schools
Dunkirk Central Schools
Local #22 Plumbers & Steamfitters 
Pioneer Central Schools
Evans-Brant Central Schools
Bryant & Stratton College
Salamanca Central Schools
Financial Trust Credit Union
Niagara Frontier Auto Dealers Association (NFADA)*
Chautauqua Lake Central Schools
Local #41 Electrical Industrial Education
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Local #17 Operating Engineers*
Depew Central Schools
Anthony Casinelli *
Theresa Kazmierczak *
Clarence Central School District
Attica Central School District
Ken-Ton UFSD*

Tonawanda City Schools


*Denotes members of the Board of Directors