Bob Rossi

Bob Rossi

When leading NYSBC efforts, Bob draws from his diverse experience in sustainable business, nonprofit development, community organizing, and activism. Bob has been instrumental in several sustainable business startups including a skateboard manufacturer, bio-composite manufacturer, green building worker-owned cooperative, a web development firm, and a coworking space. In 2002, Bob cofounded an ultimate frisbee league in Ithaca, NY and then, over the course of 5 years, grew the league to become the largest per capita in the United States. In the nonprofit sector, Bob cofounded and served as president of the Green Resource Hub, a nonprofit focused on the marketplace for sustainable products and services. Bob then cofounded a “triple bottom line” business network called the Sustainable Enterprise & Entrepreneur Network (The SEEN), which he helped grow to over 100 members. Bob’s early activism included LGTBQ+ rights actions and the anti-fracking movement in New York. Bob was also a Seneca Lake Defender and served on the coordinating committee of We Are Seneca Lake.