The Greater Chamber of Commerce recently named Shannon Ealy as manager of its Office of Future Leadership.
CEO Bob Duffy created the office to focus on workforce development in the Greater Rochester region and to equip young professionals to lead the chamber into the future of business, politics and community action.
Ealy is a Rochester Young Professionals member, co-chairman of the Employment Action Team for RocCity Coalition’s Vision 2025 initiative and a member of its advisory committee.
“Today’s young professionals are the business leaders of tomorrow,” Duffy said. “We created this position to proactively get them involved in Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce activities and events, and to make us a stronger organization and a stronger community moving forward. Shannon is the perfect fit for this role because of her connections in the young professional community and her commitment to improving the Finger Lakes region served by Rochester Chamber.”
Ealy previously served as public policy and advocacy coordinator. She will be responsible for working with young professional organizations such as RocCity Coalition and Rochester Young Professionals in gathering input on business policy reform priorities including health care, infrastructure, worker’s compensation and education as well as highlighting emerging leaders’ achievements in Rochester Chamber publications.
She started at Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Syracuse University.