President & Chief Executive Officer
The CGR Board selected Erika Rosenberg as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2019. Ms. Rosenberg joined CGR in 2005 after a career in journalism covering state and local government, and education policy and urban schools. She leads CGR’s expanding portfolio of work with nonprofits and foundations in community indicators, evaluation, asset mapping and landscape scans, and collective impact. Ms. Rosenberg is a trained facilitator, having completed training with the Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Institute, with three years of experience facilitating diverse groups of parents in an adult education setting touching on critical subjects such as racial equity.
Ms. Rosenberg has directed a wide variety of projects, including CGR’s Community Indicators projects, program/policy evaluations, and environmental scans. Her passion is helping communities, institutions and groups make meaningful use of data, analysis and research to inform strategic priorities and collaborative solutions. In her time at CGR, she has successfully completed projects for dozens of clients ranging from nonprofit agencies such as Ibero-American Action League and the YWCA in Rochester to funders such as the United Way of Greater Rochester and the Walmart Foundation to governments and agencies including Rochester City Council and the City’s Department of Recreation and Youth Services.
Ms. Rosenberg has led data analysis and interpretation across a variety of topic areas and is well-versed in working with different types of datasets and using a variety of analytical techniques. A seasoned facilitator and presenter, she has led conversations about data, community trends and strategies to achieve change across the country, ranging from the State of Delaware to Little Rock, AR to Erie, PA.
Ms. Rosenberg serves in key community positions including co-chair of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative’s Data and Evaluation Working Group and chair of ROC the Future’s Data Advisory Team, as well as membership on the Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute’s Civic Design Team and the Governmental Research Association Board.
Prior to joining CGR, she worked for Gannett News Service in Albany, New York as a statehouse reporter, where she covered an array of public policy topics. While with Gannett, she was responsible for reporting on state politics and government for nine dailies, including news organizations covering metropolitan Rochester and Westchester, New York. During her years in journalism she also covered education, mental health, immigration and voter registration issues for newspapers in Rochester, New York and Little Rock, Arkansas. She earned her B.A. degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
She earned her B.A. degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.