Rochester Hispanic Business Association, a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate, elected Grace Tillinghast to a two-year term as chairwoman, effective Jan. 1.
Tillinghast is co-owner of The Battery, a baseball and softball training facility in Gates. She succeeds Vilma Burgos Torres as RHBA chairwoman.
“I am honored to have the trust of the RHBA membership to lead the organization for the next two years,” Tillinghast said. “I will be looking to involve all members to fulfill our mission of promoting the economic growth and development of Hispanic-owned businesses and Hispanic professionals.”
Tillinghast, a native of Argentina, is a former college professor and Eastman Kodak executive. She currently serves as vice chairman of the Monroe Community College board of trustees, member of the board for Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, board member of Rochester Police Department’s Do the Right Thing program and chairman of the scholarship committee and chairman of the Hispanic Scholarship Endowment Fund’s selection committee.
She previously received awards and recognitions for her civic and philanthropic work. She was named Hispanic Business Person of the Year, Latina of Positive Influence and New York State Woman of Distinction.
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