Team is everything.
The MCC Corporate College team includes visionaries, program professionals, technical experts, customer service specialists, and marketing and public relations experts. All share an unending passion for education, and service to the community and our clients.
Strong organizations have leaders at every level. Read on and learn more about the dedicated leaders at the MCC Corporate College.
Chuck has more than 25 years of experience in the learning and development field, and has worked in continuing education and workforce development at several local institutions. As president of the Continuing Education Association of New York from 2008-10, Chuck helped to shape continuing education policy at the New York state level, and has extensive experience in developing and managing workforce learning and development programs in the Finger Lakes region. Chuck’s education includes a B.A. in education from Johnson State College.Chuck is currently responsible for the management and development of several large programs and diverse topic areas. His specific areas of expertise include: information technology; quality; telecommunications; health care and advanced manufacturing. He has been the driving force in the creation and implementation of Lean Six Sigma training. More than 70 local companies and organizations have participated. Process improvement projects generated by these programs have saved our customers over $24,500,000. In addition to his programs, Chuck has also coordinated several workforce development grants totaling in excess of $1,500,000. Chuck has been with MCC since 1999.
Ross has been in the learning and development field for more than 36 years, and has special expertise in skilled trades and advanced manufacturing. He is well-versed in all aspects of the learning and development process – from needs assessment and development to delivery and post-training evaluation. Ross’ education includes a B.S. in business from the Rochester Institute of Technology, M.S. in adult learning from Syracuse University, and an M.S in management from Nazareth College.Ross ‘s many contributions to MCC includes development of the MCC Applied Integrated Technician A.A.S. degree, the Optics Manufacturing and Machining/CNC Operator Job-Readiness programs, and more. Most recently, Ross developed the Accelerated Precision Tooling Certificate program, which he continues to manage. Other current responsibilities include management of a variety of apprenticeship programs, the MCC Welding & Fabrication Certificate program, and a project to develop short instructional videos in support of curricula in several career technical education programs. Ross is also a member of the MCC Corporate College custom training team, and provides his expertise in curriculum development for several local advanced manufacturing clients. Ross has been with MCC since 2007.
Throughout Kathy’s career, she’s never met a problem she can’t solve! Her diverse professional experience includes corporate, non-profit and academic environments – the common threads being expert problem solving; attention to detail; and project and program coordination.At MCC Corporate College, Kathy is a highly valued member of the operations team, with a laser-focus on customer service. Some of her responsibilities include: managing partner relationships and training programs for community-based organizations; and managing open enrollment programs, including the largest currently offered at MCC Corporate College, Learn2Ride Beginner Motorcycle Rider Course. Kathy has been with MCC since 2004.
Deborah has more than 20 years of customer service experience. She truly enjoys assisting students and clients each day. Her past experience includes customer service in a Rochester area call center, as well as the education department of Duff’s Business Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. Deborah’s education includes an Associate’s degree in specialized business/automated financial management from the Everest Institute, and a Certificate of Advancement through Clerical Training from the Urban League of Rochester.Currently, Deborah supports the Corporate College team by delivering high quality customer service to all clients, students and visitors via telephone, face-to-face and email interaction. She works to ensure that all customers, clients and students get the answers they need, and always with a smile. Deborah also provides valuable support with document processing; records management; course data entry and more. Deborah has been with MCC since 1990.
Colonel Perrone served in the United States Army and Army Reserve for 34 years. In 2001, he was selected to return to active duty as the Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism Chief of the 2002 US Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the aftermath of September 11, Colonel Perrone played a critical role in executing the largest integrated security event of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in US history. After the Olympic Games, Colonel Perrone was Commander of the Joint Detainee Operations Group at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. His duties also included escort operations in and out of Afghanistan, linguist and intelligence support and coordination with numerous federal and state law enforcement agencies. Prior to his return to active duty, Colonel Perrone served in the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department in Rochester, New York for 30 years. John’s education includes a M.P.A. from SUNY Brockport, a B.S in political science from SUNY Brockport, and A.S in police science from Monroe Community College, a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia, and a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.As the Director for the Homeland Security Management Institute, Colonel Perrone is responsible for training and educating first responders and others who play a critical role in preparing, preventing, responding and mitigating major incidents. John works closely with local emergency responders and other special populations in delivering and developing new programs to meet community needs. John has been with MCC since 2003.
Sheila is an expert organizer and implementer! She assists the Director of the Homeland Security Management Institute by managing daily office operations; coordinating schedules, meetings and appointments; planning events; and assembling promotional materials for upcoming courses, seminars and events. She’s always ready to assist students, and make things happen!Sheila has been with MCC since 2005.
Glenn has more than 38 years of professional experience, and as a former lieutenant/commanding officer in the Monroe County Office of the Sheriff, he is no stranger to helping others. The common thread throughout his career is service to others and public safety. His diverse background includes roles such as: criminal investigation and special weapons and tactics officer; security personnel trainer for the 2002 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games; and high-tech training program developer. Glenn’s education includes a B.S. in education from the State University of New York at Cortland.Glenn currently develops and coordinates training programs and events in an effort to prepare public and private employees and officials to prevent, respond to, and manage the impact and consequences of incidents stemming from a terrorist/criminal attack or other manmade catastrophic emergency. He has been with MCC since 2004.
Lomax has more than 11 years of combined professional experience. His expertise spans a number of areas including: strategic management; marketing; project management; entrepreneurship; labor market intelligence; and continuous process improvement. Lomax is a detail-oriented people-person who enjoys resolving complex business problems and deriving insights from working with big data. He has worked as a trainer and adjunct faculty member at several local area institutions. Lomax’s education includes an A.S. in Business Administration from Monroe Community College; a B.S. in Graphic Media Marketing with concentrations in Chinese Language and Culture as well as an Executive M.B.A. from the Rochester Institute of Technology; he is a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional and is currently pursuing a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate from MCC Corporate College.A few of the ways Lomax is putting his skills to work for MCC Corporate College include: serving as a community liaison for various workforce development related initiatives, working on high profile R&D project teams in support of MCC’s commitment to economic development and workforce services, leading Corporate College through a standard operating procedures development and improvement project to gain efficiencies, and managing web-based career exploration and labor market information systems. Lomax has been employed with MCC since January 2011.
Teresa began her career at MCC as a technical assistant and quickly progressed to program coordinator. Her experience includes management of design, development, expansion, and administration of online and classroom courses, online registration process, and social media accounts. Teresa also has a passion for teaching, and has worked as an adjunct math professor for MCC Transitional Studies. Teresa’s education includes a B.S. in interdisciplinary studies – chemistry, and an M.S. in instructional technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.As manager, systems and technologies, Teresa currently provides leadership in the application of various technologies and cloud based systems to support and improve work efficiency and effectiveness. She is the division “go to” person when it comes to identifying and meeting system and web service goals, and her diverse experience brings tremendous value to Corporate College. Teresa has been with MCC since 2004.
With more than 25 years of professional experience in journalism under her belt, Hency has a nose for news. Hency worked for two newspapers in New York— the Elmira Star-Gazette and the Albany Times Union — in various capacities, including as assistant features editor. Her work has garnered honors from the New York Newspaper Publishers Association and the New York State Associated Press Association. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Hawaii.In her current role, Hency manages media relations and uncovers the stories behind MCC Corporate College and workforce development efforts; collaborations with industries and schools; career and technical education and training; cradle-to-career initiatives; and the diverse learners MCC serves. She also coordinates the design and production of several college publications. Hency joined MCC in 2008.
Kristin is a business savvy strategic marketing professional with more than 17 years of experience. She has expertise in integrated marketing, web development, and email marketing, and her specialty is in direct marketing and business-to-business strategy. Kristin has an entrepreneurial spirit, and has spent much of her career working in advertising/marketing firms. She is highly customer service focused. Her education includes a B.F.A. in graphic design from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Kristin will complete an M.B.A. in strategy and management from Western Governor’s University in 2015.At MCC, Kristin is responsible for marketing efficiency, process, technology, metrics, strategy and best practices across the economic development and innovative workforce services division. This includes oversight of the marketing function based on performance, financial management, strategic planning, and resourcefulness, as well as processes and systems related to marketing productivity, data quality, marketing automation, and reporting and analytics. Her recent work for Corporate College includes brand development and roll-out, and building foundational marketing tools and marketing operations processes. Kristin has been with MCC since 2012.
Daren has more than 25-years of experience as a news photojournalist, and 30-years of experience as a commercial still photographer. Prior to his work at MCC, Daren worked as the chief photographer and photojournalist for local channel WROC-TV channel 8; and as a photojournalist for WTVH-5 and TWC/R-News. He is a highly proficient video production technician, and has received numerous Associated Press awards for his work. While working at MCC’s Public Safety Training Facility, Daren received several Law Enforcement Video Association awards and a 2012 Telly Award. Daren also produced a documentary called Locally Grown which features agriculture in Monroe County; this work was developed in partnership with Robert King, Ph.D. and received the prestigious Pegasus award and DV award. Daren’s education includes an Associate’s degree in Applied Technology from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.Daren just completed a 2-year grant project for which he developed more than 100 short instructional videos in support of curricula in several MCC career technical education programs. Daren’s new role as digital production specialist for the economic development and innovative workforce services division includes everything from inception to distribution of training, marketing, educational and informational video programing. Daren also supports Corporate College with digital services for a variety of professional development programs. Daren has been with MCC since 2000.
John has more than 20-years of film and video production experience, and won an Emmy Award for his work on WXXI’s Homework Hotline. Prior to working at MCC, John worked at PBS, ABC affiliate 13WHAM and spent 10-years as camera operator and music director for the NFL team Buffalo Bills. Through his volunteer work, John created public service announcements which aired on MTV and during the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Most recently, John has spent his free time working as Director of Photography for a Hollywood produced feature-length documentary film Beer Pioneers: The American Craft Brewing Revolution to be released in 2014. John’s education includes a B.S in film and video from the Rochester Institute of Technology.Currently, John is part of a team responsible for producing training, marketing, educational and informational video programming. This includes everything from inception to distribution and entails needs analysis, research, scriptwriting, producing, field direction, videotaping, and editing. Some of John’s most recent projects include development of industry sector videos featured on MCC Career Coach, an internal MCC employee video lead by the MCC Human Resources department, and a variety of projects for the MCC Foundation. John also supports Corporate College with digital services for a variety of professional development programs. John has been with MCC since 1995.