Program Manager, Springfield Office
Elizabeth Toner is Greentown Learn’s Program Manager in the Springfield office at the Springfield Technology Park. In this role, Elizabeth identifies and manages opportunities for hardware startups to collaborate and utilize the rich network of manufacturing resources offered in western Massachusetts. In an effort to bridge the gap between east and west, startups and manufacturing, she provides resources such as facilitating factory tours, manufacturing workshops, networking events, and open office hours.
A native of the Pioneer Valley, Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and German from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. After graduating, she worked in the Massachusetts State Senate, most recently as Chief of Staff for State Senator Jim Welch of West Springfield. In this role, she managed the Senator’s offices in Springfield and at the State House and worked closely with local organizations to advocate for their needs in Boston. Elizabeth is excited to continue making east-west connections and to help foster innovation and economic development in western Massachusetts in her position at Greentown.
Elizabeth is an avid reader and a novice runner. She volunteers as an English tutor at the Gray House in Springfield and especially enjoys spending time on Cape Cod with her husband, Jack.