Leadership

Executive Committee Chair

  • Chris Hill 
    Vice President
    I. Gordon Corporation

Immediate Past Chair

  • Dr. Joel Frater
    Retired

Vice Chairs

  • Jim Brown
    Executive Director
    JAF Rochester Riverside Convention Center
  • Tim Corcoran
    CFO
    CGI Communications
  • Steve Dubnik
    President and CEO
    The Strong
  • Brian Flanagan
    Partner & General Counsel
    Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Bret Garwood
    Chief Executive Officer
    Home Leasing
  • Chris Mannelli
    Executive Director
    Geva Theatre Center
  • Roosevelt Mareus
    Dean/Executive Director
    Rochester Educational Opportunity Center
  • Joe Rizzo
    Manager
    Economic Development & Community Relations, NYSEG and RG&E
  • Victoria Van Voorhis
    CEO
    Second Avenue Learning
  • Christine Vargas
    Founder & Owner
    Vargas Associates

Treasurer

  • Brie Harrison
    CFO
    Rochester Public Library

Secretary

  • Pete Giovenco
    President & CEO
    Bergmann Associates

Additional Board Members

  • David Beinetti
    Principal & CMO,
    SWBR
  • Ebony Miller-Wesley
    Director
    RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship
  • Craig Burton
    Senior Vice President & Commercial Real Estate Executive
    Five Star Bank
  • Keith Cleary
    VP/Director — Business Banking
    ESL Federal Credit Union
  • Jim Doser
    Director
    Institute for Music Leadership, Eastman School of Music
  • Patrick Dutton
    President
    Dutton & Company
  • Josh Farrelman
    Associate Vice President for the Office of Government and Community Relations
    University of Rochester
  • Ken Glazer
    Chairman
    Buckingham Properties
  • Andy Gallina
    President
    Gallina Development Corporation
  • Francis L. Gorman III
    Senior Counsel
    Harris Beach PLLC
  • Ken Hall
    CFO
    Riedman Companies
  • Bob Healy
    President
    LaBella Associates, P.C.
  • Kate Karl
    Partner, Chair of Banking/Real Estate Groups
    Underberg & Kessler LLP
  • Ben Keller
    Partner
    Real Estate Development & Finance Group, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
  • Paul Kremp
    General Manager
    Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester
  • Peter Landers
    Managing Member
    Landers Management LLC
  • Dr. Art Papier
    Co-Founder & CEO
    VisualDx
  • Michael Pietropaoli
    Vice President Senior Relationship Manager
    KeyBank
  • Jim Redmond
    Regional VP – Communications
    Excellus BCBS
  • Naomi Silver
    President, CEO & COO
    Rochester Red Wings
  • Steve Webster
    Owner
    Webster Properties
  • Dawn Williams-Fuller
    Owner
    Ambassador Union Street, LLC
  • Alex Castro
    President & CEO
    PathStone Corporation
  • Dave DiProsa
    Regional Director
    Digital Hyve
  • Steve Epping
    Senior VP, Commercial Lending
    M&T Bank
  • Roseann Schmid
    CEO
    Fisher Associates