Joseph L. Searles, Jr., Trustee

A Rochester native, Joseph Searles holds a position in Human Resources as Corporate Diversity Relations Director for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Under his leadership, the organization has evolved its diverse and inclusive culture and as a result has received local and national.  The recognition includes: “Diversity Leader Awards” from Profiles in Diversity Journal; and “Best Place to Work for LGBT Policies” from Human Rights Campaign; and the “Community Service Award” from Ibero American Action League.


Mr. Searles has earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College and he enjoys photography, traveling and spending time with his family.