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Peter C. Pecor Appointed Executive Director of RochesterWorks Inc.

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 quality services.”

“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.


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