Empowering People
& Revitalizing the Community


Raymond L. Lamboy, President & Chief Executive Officer

Raymond L. Lamboy Laeda President & CEO

Mr. Lamboy has been President & CEO of LAEDA since December of 2007. As a second generation owner of Lamboy Furniture Company, a family-owned business here in the City of Camden since 1970, Mr. Lamboy brings a unique prospective to the economic development mission of LAEDA. Mr. Lamboy believes that the future of the City of Camden rests in strengthening and growing the city’s business community and empowering individuals to own their own businesses. Mr. Lamboy holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University, has been certified by Main Street New Jersey as having completed the Downtown Revitalization Institute year long training program and has attended national training conferences hosted by the National Main Street Center and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) - Urban Forums.

Annabel Soto, Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Soto joined LAEDA in November of 2010 as our Receptionist/Fiscal Management Clerk. In this role, Mrs. Soto was responsible for the management of LAEDA's fiscal operations and communications. Mrs. Soto was promoted to Administrative Assistant in September of 2011. As the Administrative Assistant of the organization, Mrs. Soto coordinates the administrative functions of the organization. She oversees day to day operations of the organization while coordinating executive and program support. As the former Procurement Manager and Special Projects coordinator for APM of Philadelphia and the Enrollment Management Coordinator for the Catholic School Partnership here in the City of Camden, Mrs. Soto brings a wide range of administrative experience to LAEDA combined with an extensive network of relationships throughout the community to LAEDA. Mrs. Soto holds a BA in Business Administration from Pierce College and is fully bi-lingual in Spanish and English. 

Gabriela Santoferraro, Program Manager-Entrepreneurial Development Training Program

Mrs. Santoferraro was promoted to Program Manager in November of 2014.  She joined LAEDA’s staff in January 2011 as Technical Assistant Coordinator for the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP). In her role as Program Manager, Mrs. Santoferraro manages all program staff and is responsible for the production of the Entrepreneurial Development Training Program, follow up technical assistance services and promotion of the program in the wider community.  Mrs. Santoferraro holds a BBA in Finance and International Business from Temple University and is both Bi-lingual and Bi cultural. She interned with Philadelphia International Advisors as Financial Regional Analyst in 2009. Gabriela’s background in international business and finance are a great addition to the LAEDA team.

Jamila Powell, Assistant Program Manager - Entrepreneurial Development Training Program

Ms. Powell started with LAEDA in September of 2015 as an intern responsible for our Dine Around Friday events program.  In December 2015, she joined our team as a program associate supporting the EntrepreneurialDevelopment Training Program (EDTP).  In March 2016, Ms. Powell became a permanent part of LAEDA’s team as our new Technical Assistance Coordinator.  In this role, she supports the operations of EDTP and coordinates the provision of technical assistance services to both in session program participants and EDTP alumni.  She continues to coordinate the activities of the Dine Around Program.  Ms. Powell holds an MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University and two Bachelor’s Degrees from Montclair State for Human Ecology & Business Administration.  Ms. Powell is a Camden native who committed to working to help turn the city around.  Please join us in welcoming her to our team. 

Jamie Shanker, Program Manager - LAEDA Women's Business Center

Ms. Shanker joined the LAEDA team in November 2016 to run the Woman’s Business Center. She is directly responsible for the development, marketing, and provision of all WBC services. She also coordinates and provides one-on-one business counseling and technical assistance to women business owners from every stage of business development throughout South Jersey
Prior to joining LAEDA, Jamie worked with small businesses as the Development Director of the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association and as the Commercial Corridor Revitalization and Business Association Manager for Mt. Airy USA Community Development Corporation. She is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law where she focused on nonprofit law and she received a B.A. in Social Justice from Franklin and Marshall College
Mariana Hinojosa, Marketing & Recruitment Coordinator - Programs

Ms. Mariana Hinojosa joined LAEDA in January of 2015 as the Receptionist/Fiscal Management Clerk.  Ms. Hinojosa was promoted as Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator in February 2016. As the Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator, Ms. Hinojosa is responsible for managing the various marketing strategies to market LAEDA’s program and LAEDA Women’s Business Center, as well as to recruit qualified candidates for LAEDA’s business education programs. Ms. Hinojosa holds a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Business Management and Marketing from Philadelphia University. Ms. Hinojosa comes to LAEDA with a wide range of experience in different industries that will be instrumental in her work and of value to our mission.  Ms. Hinojosa is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish and English. 




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