Chief of Staff
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
Marc Cohen became Chief of Staff at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce in December 2018. Marc directly oversees government relations, legislative affairs, and advocacy, and is the primary policy advisor to the Rochester Chamber’s CEO, Robert J. Duffy. Additionally, Marc is charged with identifying process improvement opportunities, best practices, and cost-saving measures, working with partners to promote and enhance regional workforce and economic development efforts, serving as Mr. Duffy’s and the Rochester Chamber’s representative at outside forums and on community work groups, and overseeing the daily operations of the executive office.
Prior to joining the Rochester Chamber, Marc served as a Trustee for the State University of New York and as President of the SUNY Student Assembly, elected to represent the 1.4 million students across SUNY’s 64 campuses. During his time with SUNY, Marc worked on issues including food insecurity, college access and affordability, diversity and inclusion, and mental health. Marc grew up in Amherst, NY and graduated summa cum laude from the University at Albany before completing his Master of Public Administration from UAlbany’s Rockefeller College.