Frank DuRoss

General Management Exec with Success in Corporate, Entrepreneurial & College Environments

Frank DuRoss | UNY50 Leadership NetworkFrank DuRoss a proven leader with an established track record in change-management and start-up strategies. Frank’s functional competencies include outstanding skills, business development, sales and marketing, accounting and finance, public and private capital funding, human resource management, real-estate development, environmental management and higher educational settings.


Frank is the co-founder of the Utica Comets and the driving force behind relocating this American Hockey League affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks to Utica, New York, an effort that has revitalized the Mohawk Valley.


He is also the current Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC). In this role Frank has been instrumental in reaching out to community stakeholders and campaign donors, which has enabled MVCC to award more than $327,000 annually in scholarships to more than 550 students.


In 2015, Frank launched the thINCubator, an incubator in Utica for high-growth startups.