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Bob Russell, President & CEO

Bob Russell President & CEO Rochester Hearing & Speech Center

"I don't just believe that I've found a home at RHSC, I know that I have!" - Bob

Bob has found a home at Rochester Hearing & Speech Center not only because he and the agency share a commitment to excellence, but also because of his personal experience. As a child, Bob was impacted by his own hearing and speech challenges. He truly understands how important it is for RHSC to help each client with their specific needs so that they are able to “Communicate for Life”.


“Bob has a great deal of experience as a leader in the non-profit sector. The search committee and Board of Directors voted for him unanimously. "We are excited to have Bob as the next leader of our team!” said Board Chair, Dave Pitcher. Prior to joining RHSC, Bob was the Executive Director for the Upstate NY Region of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) where he oversaw the region of Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Albany. Prior to joining the ADA, he served as the CEO of Gilda’s Club Rochester - a cancer support community. He also served as the Executive Director of The Little Theater Film Society and was the Director of Marketing for the Geva Theatre Center. Before coming to the non-profit sector, Bob spent 16 years as an executive in the professional sports industry with the Buffalo Sabres, Rochester Americans, and Rochester Rhinos. Throughout his career, Bob has led organizations that were honored with the “Organization of the Year” award, including Rochester Rhinos Soccer Club, The Little Theater Film Society, and Gilda's Club Rochester.


Bob said, “The common thread that has tied together these experiences has been the commitment to excellence that I have shared in leading these organizations for the people that they served. My commitment to the clients, staff, partners, and friends of RHSC will be no different. I am excited to take RHSC into its next 100 years of serving the Rochester community!”

Read Full Press Release (November 5th, 2020): Click Here

Good Day Rochester Interview (November 13, 2020): Click Here


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