Rochester, NY—May 1, 2008 --Peter C. Pecor has been
appointed Executive Director of RochesterWorks, Inc., the not-for-profit organization that administers two RochesterWorks!
Career Centers and funds for employment and training
services. Pecor succeeds Matthew Hurlbutt, who resigned to
join Greater Rochester Enterprise.
Pecor served as the Regional Administrator for the New York
State Department of Labor from 2000 to 2008, where he
directed labor exchange operations and employment
programs for the nine-county Finger Lakes region. He has
also served on the Monroe County/Rochester Workforce
Investment Board that has overseen RochesterWorks! since
its inception in 2000.
George Scharr, Chair of the Workforce Investment Board and a partner at Flower City
Printing said, “Peter’s extensive experience in workforce development combined with his
knowledge of RochesterWorks! since it was established will be invaluable as he takes
the helm and continues to drive the organization’s reputation for innovation and high
“RochesterWorks! is a unique resource that I have had the pleasure of being a part of
and seeing grow,” said Pecor. “It is an exemplary collaboration of business, community
and government that has helped thousands of people find good jobs, and hundreds of
businesses connect with qualified employees and get funding to build employee skills. I
look forward to my new role in this outstanding organization and continuing its fine
service to the community.”
Prior to serving at the New York State Department of Labor, Pecor held positions in the
banking industry in commercial lending and business development.
He has served on boards and committees of numerous regional organizations during his
career including Rural Opportunities, Empire Zone, BOCES I, Finger Lakes Wired,
Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, International Association of Workforce
Professionals, and Rochester General Hospital Foundation. He was a member of the
Monroe County Legislature from 1991-2000, an Irondequoit Town Councilman from
1986-1990, and chaired the Irondequoit Planning Board from 1982 -1986.
Pecor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Relations from LeMoyne College
in Syracuse. He is a lifelong resident of Irondequoit.