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Seeley to head up RochesterWorks after leaving Irondequoit supervisor post

Irondequoit Supervisor Dave Seeley, who will be RochesterWorks' next executive director.

Irondequoit Supervisor Dave Seeley will be the next executive director for local employment and training organization RochesterWorks. 

Seeley announced in January he would be running for another term this fall, and then, this past week, he said he would have to leave the supervisor’s post on July 31 because of a new job he was taking.

RochesterWorks announced on Friday that Seeley will succeed the late Peter Pecor as executive director. Pecor died earlier this year after leading the organization for more than 10 years.

After reviewing 50 candidate applications, a selection committee screened and interviewed a cohort of applicants with varied backgrounds.

Workforce Development Board Chair Sergio Esteban said of the committee’s selection: “Dave has the skills and experience to carry RochesterWorks into the future.”

When Seeley assumes the role this summer, officials with the organization say that he will work closely with staff and the Monroe County/Rochester Workforce Development Board to ensure RochesterWorks can continue to adapt to serve job seekers, youths, and businesses through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

One of Seeley’s first acts as director will be to oversee the reopening of RochesterWorks' three Career Center locations to in-person appointments and services, including recruitment events, workshops, and other workforce development programming. 

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.