Chloe Lonergan, a junior at SUNY Oswego, recently received a scholarship from the Equipment Dealers Foundation to further her studies in business operations management.
The daughter of Paul Lonergan and niece of Luke Lonergan, founders of Empire Crane Co., not only grew up in the crane industry, but she knew by her junior year in high school that she wanted to make a career out of it. From there, she worked three days a week after school and full time during the summer. “I’d shadow everyone, take phone calls, and then as I got more involved, I’d work on accounts receivables,” she said.
Chloe is set to graduate a semester early and plans on obtaining an MBA after her undergraduate studies. Her long-term goal is to work in the family business, but she said that she wouldn’t discount working for another company as well at the start of her career. Her hope is to follow in her dad’s footsteps, traveling around the country and abroad, developing and growing Empire Crane.
The Equipment Dealers Foundation was established in 1988 to provide scholarship funding to help meet the industry’s needs for trained individuals. EDF also provides temporary assistance for dealerships and its employees affected by natural disasters. Learn more about EDF.