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Molly Mesko brings 16 years of business development, marketing, and academic project management expertise to Empire Discovery Institute.  Molly joined EDI following eight years working for Simon Business School at the University of Rochester.  As Executive Director of Recruitment and Part-Time Programs, she successfully managed the part-time graduate degree programs including the International Executive MBA offered as a dual degree with the University of Bern.  Molly launched Simon’s first online Master’s degree program and led the school’s recruitment initiatives.  Prior, Molly held various business development and marketing roles at First American Equipment Finance, a national technology finance firm.  At First American Equipment Finance, she established the company’s marketing department and was later promoted to Vice President of Marketing for the Professional Services Division, the company’s largest revenue-producing division at that time.


Throughout Molly’s career, she has been recognized for developing lasting partnerships with companies, individual clients, faculty, and students.  Molly’s success in business development and program management can be attributed to the strong relationships she has built with her teams.  Molly was a recipient of the Rochester Business Journal “Forty Under 40” award for her leadership, volunteerism and commitment to the Rochester community,.

Molly earned her MBA from Simon Business School and has a B.S. in Biotechnology from the University of Kentucky.

Molly Mesko

Director of Portfolio Development

& Alliance Management

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