Founded in 1915, CGR has been delivering expert support to the public, nonprofit and private sectors for a century. Originally, we were incorporated as the Rochester (NY) Bureau of Municipal Research, and were established by founder George Eastman with a mandate to “get things done for the community” we call home. Although our passion for delivering promising solutions has never changed, both the geographic area and clients we serve have broadened dramatically. Today we have a national reach and can be found working with a diverse range of agencies, organizations and communities.
In an arena served almost exclusively by for-profit consultancies, CGR stands apart. Since our founding, we have operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a status that insulates us from political bias and holds us accountable to our clients’ true shareholders – the communities they serve – positioning them as more desirable places to live and work.
Just like our clients, we’re in the business of making a difference.
Sandra A. Parker
President & CEO (retired)
Rochester Business Alliance
Chief Executive Officer
O'Connell Electric Co., Inc.
The Pike Company
St. John Fisher College
Regional Director, Key Insurance and Benefit Services
Former Vice President, Marketing
President & CEO
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
SVP Healthcare & Network Management
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Associate VP, Government & Community Relations
University of Rochester
ESL Federal Credit Union
Monroe Community College
Provost & SVP for Academic Affairs
Rochester Institute of Technology
President and Executive Director
Rochester Area Community Foundation
Tompkins Bank of Castile
NYS Board of Regents
Director of Community Engagement
Common Ground Health
Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
Former President and CEO