Meet Richard Lasek

 In Blair County, Business, entrepreneur

I am the Manager of Loan Servicing and Entrepreneurial Development at the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation.  With more than 13 years of commercial banking and economic development experience, I am here to help get your ideas to the market.

My background includes over 10 years as a commercial loan analyst, underwriter & small business lender with FNB Corporation, a $30 billion regional bank.  My economic development experience includes serving as Assistant Director of Huntingdon County Business & Industry, where I managed accounting and oversaw the various business lending programs for the agency.

Growing up in Meadville, PA, I attended Allegheny College, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a minor in Computer Science.  I moved to Blair County in 1992 and have made the area my second hometown.

I believe that how we live is as important as where we live.  It is my commitment to ensure that Blair County, our First Frontier, is a vibrant community, open to new ideas and opportunities.  My goal is to help entrepreneurs, so they can play their part in growing a community where we all prosper, and to create an environment where people want to live.  Our locally-born businesses employ more than 9,000 local-residents and contribute more than $100 million in economic impact each year.  The real key to economic development is through the support of local entrepreneurs and small businesses.

In my spare time, I enjoy rugby, good craft beer and hiking with my dog.

Give me a call. 814-944-6113 or send me an email at

I am looking forward to hearing from you!