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RBA's Sandy Parker To Stay On Through The End Of 2014

The leader of the Rochester Business Alliance has  set a date for her retirement.

Parker now says she plans to stay on as President and CEO of the business organization through the end of this year. Last spring, she announced she would retire at the end of 2013, but then delayed that move in October in order to oversee issues faced by the RBA.

Parker says that there is still work for her to do in the areas of health care and economic development. She also says she wants to work more with the city school district, and says it would be inappropriate to leave mid-year and have a new leader come with some of these items still in the startup stage.

Parker has led the RBA since 2005. When she announced last October she would delay her retirement, it was around the same time that Lieutenant Governor and former Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy said he would withdraw his name from consideration to succeed Parker as head of the business alliance.

Duffy did not rule out applying for the job again. There has been speculation that Duffy won't be on the ticket with Governor Cuomo this November, but Duffy has said he won't discuss that until sometime in the spring.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.