Rochester Democrat and Chronicle veteran Ellen Rosen has joined the Rochester Business Alliance Inc. in the newly created position of vice president of marketing, communications and membership, according to a report by Rochester Business Journal reporter Tom Adams.
Rosen has been business editor at the Democrat and Chronicle since November 1999. Before that, she was an assistant metro editor. She joined the daily newspaper in 1981.
“Ellenâ€™s experience will help strengthen our position as the voice of business,” RBA president and CEO Sandra Parker said in a statement. “She’ll also help increase awareness of Rochester Business Alliance products and services through a variety of new marketing and communications strategies.”
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Rosen holds a bachelors degree in English from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern Universityâ€™s Medill School of Journalism. For the past 17 years, Rosen covered business, suburban government, transportation and family issues for Rochesterâ€™s daily newspaper. In addition to her editing duties, she â€œtalks businessâ€? weekly on WXXI-TVâ€™s â€œNeed to Knowâ€? segment and was a frequent guest on WHAM-TV (Channel 13).