ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Former CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance, Sandy Parker, has died.
According to the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Parker became the head of the Rochester Business Alliance in 2005 and retired in 2015.
Before her death, Parker said the RBA and the group Unshackle Upstate, which she co-founded, gave businesses a collective voice in Albany.
In 2010, Parker and her Unshackle counterparts created a grading system for state lawmakers, determining how business-friendly their voting record is.
The RBA is made up of more than 2,000 members and works to expand private sector jobs in the nine-county Finger Lakes Region.