Richard Aab Joins University of Rochester Medical Center Board

July 06, 1999

Pittsford resident Richard T. Aab, co-founder, chairman and CEO of US LEC Corp. headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and general partner of MelRich Associates in Rochester, has been appointed to the University of Rochester Medical Center Board.

The principal governing body of the Medical Center and its component parts-Strong Memorial Hospital, Children's Hospital at Strong, the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the School of Nursing, Eastman Dental Center, and the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group-the URMC Board establishes hospital policy and guides institutional management and planning.

Previously, Aab founded and was chairman and CEO for 14 years of ACC Corp., a highly successful publicly owned telecommunications services company headquartered in Rochester. ACC Corp. was acquired for more than $1.1 billion in 1998 and is now part of AT&T. For almost a decade before launching ACC, Aab worked as an investment representative for Merril Lynch and was a vice president at Paine Webber in Rochester.

Aab is involved in many entrepreneurial businesses, charitable, community and educational activities. He is a trustee of Rochester Institute of Technology, a member of its Endowment Committee, and an advisor to RIT's Business School.

He is also a trustee of Public Broadcasting Station WXXI in Rochester where he served as a past chairman of its annual television auction.

As a member of the Republican Eagles, he served on former President Bush's Economic Growth and Trade and Competitors Committees, and he is a life member of the Senatorial Inner Circle organization. He is also a member of the Republican Team 100.

He received a BS degree in Economics from Clarkson University.

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