Economy
9:58 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Parker Delays Retirement from RBA

Credit Rochester Business Alliance

Rochester Business Alliance President and CEO Sandy Parker will be delaying her planned retirement, she said in an announcement this morning.

Parker, who earlier this year said she would retire at the end of 2013, said she foresees 2014 as a "year of major change and transition in our community" and wants to lead the organization through that period.

Parker cited the repurposing of Eastman Business Park, progress on economic development projects throughout the city of Rochester and Finger Lakes region, and the impact that the Affordable Care act on RBA members and local health care systems as factors leading her her decision.

There have been recent rumors that Lt. Governor Bob Duffy will return to Rochester to take over RBA leadership when Parker retires.  Duffy has refused comment on the reports, other than to say that he will not be making a decision about his political future until Governor Cuomo announces his plans next year.