Speaker Announcement #8: A native of Rochester, NY, Adrian Hale is the Senior Manager of Workforce / Economic Development & Education Initiatives at the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his responsibilities at the Chamber, Adrian serves on several boards in the Greater Rochester community, most notably as a community board member on the Democrat and Chronicle’s Editorial Board. As a United States Marine, he made two combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan and served with the United States Air Force reserves. Adrian graduated from Monroe Community College with distinction in 2014 and was a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Upon graduating from MCC, Adrian transferred to Yale University, where he received his B.A. in Political Science and became a Director’s Fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies with a focus on education reform, and police accountability.