Meet the New Foundation Board Members
Retired Chief Diversity and Community Affairs Officer, Eastman Kodak Company
Essie Calhoun-McDavid, retired Chief Diversity and Community Affairs Officer at Eastman Kodak Company, began her Kodak career in 1982 and held positions in marketing, sales and public affairs. She was elected a Corporate Vice President by the Kodak Board of Directors in 2000.
As Director of Community Affairs and President of the Eastman Kodak Charitable Trust, Essie oversaw Kodak's coporate philanthropy and community involvement worldwide for two decades.
As Chief Diversity Officer (2003-2010), she was the primary driver of Kodak's global diversity and inclusion strategies.
Essie is currently chair of the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.
Hiram Hernandez, Sr.
President and Chairman, First Capital Payments
Hiram Hernandez, Sr. is President and Chairman of First Capital Payments, a member service provider for Visa and MasterCard Associations which sets up and maintains the credit card payments system for over 2,000 merchants.
He spearheaded the company's growth from a single-room office to a sophisticated operation; providing several thousand merchants with innovative and pratical solutions.
Hiram has been instrumental in providing opportunities for merchants to build better businesses so they are better able to contribute to a thriving local economy.
He is involved with many organizations including: the Rochester Hispanic Business Association; the Political Action Committee for the Rochester Business Alliance; and the Rochester Regional Veterans Business Council.
Hiram was voted Hispanic Business Person of the Year in 2008.
Chairman, Klein Steel Service, Inc.
Joe Klein is the Chairman of Klein Steel Service, headquartered in Rochester, New York. Klein Steel is a perennial Rochester Top 100 Growth Firm, was rated the 2010 top Best Places to Work manufacturer in NY State and was IndustryWeek Magazine's Best Plants of North America Award winner in 2012.
Joe was the founding board member of the three Rochester Prep charter schools managed by Uncommon Schools. He currently serves on the board of the Center for Government Research, and is a past board member of Troy Prep. Joe has served on numerous boards and was the chairman of Rochester's Literacy Commission.
In 2011, Joe recevied a master's degree in Education Policy from Harvard and has started E3 Rochester, a charter incubator organization. E3 Rochester's mission is to expand the number of high quality K-12 education seats for low-income children living in the city of Rochester.
President, CEO and COO, Rochester Community Baseball, Inc.
Naomi Silver is presently the President, CEO and COO of Rochester Community Baseball, Inc. She has been a strong leader and supporter of the Rochester community for years.
Naomi is currently involved with many area boards, including: United Way; Young Entrepreneurs Academy; and the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards and was recognized as an Athena Award nominee for four years. Naomi has served mulitple times as chairman for the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure and has been an honoree of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She was given an Ambassador of Humanity Award in 2007. In 2008 she became the first woman to receive the Minor Executive of the Year Award by Baseball America.
Naomi is currently the recipient of the PRISM Award CEO of the Year 2012.
Gary Squires '76
President, Manning Squires Hennig Co., Inc.
Gary Squires is the President of Manning Squires Hennig Co., Inc. He started at Manning Squires in 1976, working with his father who started the business in 1958.
Gary's company has been ranked among Rochester's Top 100 companies several times and boasts that they are the only firm in the Rochester area where 100 percent of their field employees belong to a craft union.
Gary volunteers in our community as a member of the board of trustees of the Seneca Park Zoo Society; the Rundel Foundation; McQuaid Jesuit High School; and formerly with the United Memorial Medical Center Foundation.
While at MCC, Gary was a member of the 1973 Tribune's soccer team. Gary was inducted into MCC's Alumni Hall of Fame in 2010.