Baden Street Settlement has selected Michael Marsh as the nonprofit agency’s new executive director. Marsh will replace Ron Thomas, who is retiring.
Marsh comes to the agency from the Cincinnati area, having most recently served as an entrepreneur in residence at the University of Cincinnati Venture Lab. He brings more than three decades of experience in business management, organizational development, strategic planning, legal and nonprofit board service to the role.
“Michael’s leadership, energy and vision make him an ideal fit for leading Baden Street,” said board Chairman Tyrese Bryant. “Michael brings a track record of success in business administration and a passion for community collaboration. We believe that his experience will significantly advance the work of Baden Street within the Rochester community.”
Prior to his time at University of Cincinnati, Marsh spent nearly 20 years in Rochester serving in leadership roles at Eastman Kodak Co., Nixon Peabody and the Monroe County District Attorney’s office.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Baden Street Settlement,” Marsh said. “The agency is at an exciting point of transition and opportunity and its work in serving the community remains critical. I look forward to working with the Baden Street staff, the board of directors and the wider Rochester community to shape the future of the organization together.”
Marsh has a J.D. from the Cornell Law School and a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York. Under his leadership, Baden Street Settlement will continue its commitment to eliminating the causes of poverty through education, social support and cultural development.
The agency is a nonprofit that was founded in 1901 that serves residents in northeast Rochester.
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