Rochester Chapter Board

Elevating humanity through business

CaTyra Polland


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Love For Words is an editing boutique for writers and authors. CaTyra recently released her first book of poetry, Dear August, Love August. and is also an editor, speaker, and instructor. She is the Creator/Hostess of Editor Knows Best, an international writing and editing podcast for literary professionals. She is also the publisher of Write, […]

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Mohammed (Mo) Ahamed


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My work as an equity, diversity and inclusion practitioner is centered around making organizations a better place for all their employees with a special focus on those who are marginalized. Thus, the idea that business can and should serve a role in addressing the pay, racial and gender inequities in our society, is something that […]

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Mubarak Bashir


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Mubarak has extensive experience in nonprofit management, including program administration, strategic planning, and building effective partnerships. Prior to joining Greyston as regional director of its Rochester Center for Open Hiring, he worked at the Urban League of Rochester for over 11 years in a variety of roles, most recently as head of its workforce development […]

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Haris Arshad


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As the Human Resources Executive at CleanCraft LLC, a commercial cleaning company, I oversee the HR and Technology department for the company. I was introduced to the term “Conscious Capitalism” by Ty Hookway (owner of CleanCraft) when I first joined the company, back in 2017. As I learned more and more about the company culture […]

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Jim Nortz


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Jim Nortz is an attorney and a nationally recognized expert and thought leader in the field of business ethics and compliance who has served as Senior Counsel and an Ethics and Compliance Officer for six multinational corporations. He is currently President and Founder of Axiom Compliance & Ethics Solutions LLC, a firm that helps clients […]

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Jim Armstrong


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Jim is founder and creative director of Good For Business, a purpose-led branding firm. Founded in 1999, the firm was certified as a B Corp in 2010. Jim also serves as Project Director of Climate Changers, a nonprofit focused on featuring and sharing the uplifting actions taken by people from around the world to address […]

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Ty Hookway


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Ty Hookway is founder and president of CleanCraft, a commercial cleaning company based in Rochester NY and covering upstate NY. CleanCraft was founded in 1995 and currently employs over 300 people. The company’s guiding tenet is that there is infinite power, dignity and healing provided by work and that gainful employment adds impressive and positive […]

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Andrew Brady


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Andrew is the Chief EVOLutionary Officer of The XLR8 Team, where he works with leaders to evolve themselves toward realizing their purpose and evolving their company’s culture into a competitive advantage. Andrew’s forthcoming book, For The EVOLution of Business, explores how the principles of evolution reveal a path toward a more “conscious” capitalism and why […]

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Michelle Roberts


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Michelle is President and Brand Expert of Novus, Be – Known, Inc. She believes you can do anything when you realize your potential. She provides strategic branding and contract marketing services. She helps evolving organizations ignite purpose at the core to have a greater impact on the world. She does this by clarifying and communicating […]

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