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Alumni Hall of Fame - Joseph L. Wesley

JOSEPH L. WESLEY ’83
Director of Strategic Workforce Development,
Wegmans Food Markets
Nominated by Anne Kress

Business leader who pursues excellence by creating career opportunities and
helping reduce poverty in Greater Rochester.

Joseph “Joe” Wesley remembers well the diversity of students he met as a
student at MCC and credits MCC as providing an excellent foundation for
his career and current role as director of strategic workforce development
for Wegmans Food Markets. Joe earned his associate degree in accounting
at MCC and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. John Fisher College before beginning his career at Wegmans more than 30 years ago. His career at Wegmans includes roles in a variety of areas, including accounting, store management, construction, procurement, and manufacturing.

He serves as the lead Wegmans representative on the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative at the United Way of Greater Rochester. He also serves on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council where co-chairs the Pathways to Prosperity workgroup that promotes skill development, job growth and efforts to reduce poverty in the region. Joe is also a member of the Education, Employment, and Training Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as the Workforce Investment Board for Monroe County.