875 E. Main Street, Ste. 140, Rochester, NY 14605  //  585.325.7701

About Us

About Us

Established in 1991, Leadership Rochester identifies 35-45 emerging and existing leaders each year and brings them together for monthly sessions with key leaders to discuss the significant issues affecting Rochester and Monroe County. Participants in this dynamic, tuition based, 9 month program represent a diverse cross section of private, non- profit, government and faith based sectors of the community.

Leadership Rochester’s unique format makes Rochester and Monroe County the classroom. Programs are strategically designed to move to unique locations to give participants a comprehensive look at our community along with influential organizations and individuals that shape our region.

Our Vision

To create and continuously support a legacy of principled leaders for the Greater Rochester community.

Our Mission

To provide established and emerging leaders with knowledge and access to resources, enabling them to understand and respond to the quality of life challenges facing the Greater Rochester region.

Our Staff

  • Gwen Van Laeken, Executive Director
  • Karen McArthur, Program Manager - Emerging Leaders
  • Joan Roby Davison, Program Coordinator - Adult Program