PBC Smart Seminar: Imagine Monroe
DescriptionOn January 25th, the Penfield, Webster and Brighton Chambers of Commerce will jointly host a lunch presentation by Jeff Adair, Monroe County's Chief Economic Development Officer and Executive Director of Imagine Monroe, Monroe County's Industrial Development Agency.Jeff will speak about Monroe County's economic development programs-- including the new "LadderzUP" job training program and the "Recruiting on the Road" job fairs. This is also a great opportunity to discuss with Jeff issues that you encounter working in or owning a business in Monroe County.Jeff Adair is the Director of the Monroe County Department of Planning & Development, the Executive Director of Imagine Monroe, the County’s Industrial Development Agency, as well as Executive Director of the Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation. Prior to his September 2016 appointment, Jeff spent over 30 years in the food industry beginning his career as a delivery person for a regional bakery and retiring from the world’s largest baking company as a Director of Sales. Jeff is well known for his executive leadership as he established strategies to increase company growth, managed both employees and independent operators and forged strong relationships with customers including Wegmans, Tops Markets, Walmart, and Olean Wholesale.
Jeff spent 20 years as a local elected official first serving as a Town Council member in the Town of Wheatland and ending his political tenure as President of the Monroe County Legislature. The combination of Jeff’s private and public sector experience endows him with an invaluable understanding of the complex set of challenges businesses face.
Jeff currently serves on the Greater Rochester Enterprise Board of Directors.