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.
Fellows are non-voting members of the CGR Board whose expertise span a range of industries and leadership roles.
W. Reynolds Bowers, Chair Emeritus
Harter, Secrest & Emery
Daniel J. Burns
President & CEO
School of the Holy Childhood
R. Thomas Flynn, Chair Emeritus
Monroe Community College
George W. Hamlin IV
Chairman, Trust Officer &
Sr. Policy Advisor
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
Harter Secrest and Emery LLP
Jeanne B. Hutchins
Thomas F. Judson, Jr., Chair Emeritus
Chairman & CEO
The Pike Company
Richard A. Kaplan
Chief Executive Officer
CurAegis Technologies, Inc.
Klein Steel Service, Inc.
R. Wayne LeChase
President and Executive Director
Rochester Area Community Foundation
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
Clayton Osborne, Chair Emeritus
VP of Human Resources (retired)
Bausch & Lomb
Sandra A. Parker, Chair Emeritus
President & CEO (retired)
Rochester Business Alliance
Thomas S. Richards
City of Rochester
Clover Capital Management, Inc.
Albert J. Simone, Chair Emeritus
Rochester Institute of Technology
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Richard S. Warshof
VP & Director of Marketing (retired)
Robert D. Wayland-Smith
VP & Manager, Upstate Trust and
Investment Division (retired)
Chase Manhattan Bank