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Current City/State: 
Rochester, NY
Alum / Grad dates: 
76 MBA
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  • Observe and judge student presentations

Kathleen R. Whelehan joined The Upstate Bank on April 11, 2011 as President and CEO. Prior to this position, she held executive roles at United Way of Greater Rochester, Bank of America and HSBC where she was Rochester Regional President and Consumer Finance EVP.

Whelehan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Nazareth College and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where she graduated Phi Kappa Phi. She received the Athena Award and was honored by RIT’s School of Business as a distinguished alumna. She was a Federal Reserve Governor (Buffalo Branch). She currently serves on the Saunder’s School Dean’s Advisory Council for RIT, and holds Board positions for Highland Hospital, Al Sigl Foundation, Rochester Childfirst Network Foundation, Episcopal Senior Life Communities, Geva, Independent Bankers Association of NY, Genesee Valley Club, Visiting Nurse Services and serves on the Advisory Group for Monroe Community Hospital.

Kathleen R. Whelehan *

United Way of Greater Rochester
Senior Vice President