Robert Hirsch is director of business services and communication for the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce. He joined the chamber staff in January 1978 as job training coordinator/small business liaison. Under his direction, the program assisted more than 1,500 individuals with obtaining employment while assisting local businesses with obtaining and training qualified workers. Mr. Hirsch is currently director of business services and communication for the chamber. Bob was raised in Ellenville, NY and still lives in the family home there. He has an associate degree in business administration from Ulster County Community College and graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management at the University of Delaware. He holds a certificate in organization and management. Currently, Bob serves on the Ulster County Workforce Investment Board and Executive Committee. He also served on boards for the NYS Human Rights Commission Advisory Board for Region III, the Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Mid-Hudson Personnel Association, Society for Human Resource Management’s NYS Council and Ulster County Arts Council.