Frank A. Cania, M.S.Emp.L., SPHR - President 

Frank Cania is the president of DRIVEN HR, LLC (formerly CaniaHR, LLC), a Fairport, NY-based human resource consulting firm he founded in 2006, and CPE Workshops, a professional education and training company established in 2012.   An HR professional for more than 15 years, Frank’s professional passion and primary focus is on helping business owners and managers navigate the complex waters of the human resource function, such as state and federal employment laws and regulations, compensation and overtime, disabilities, workers' compensation, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, family and medical leave, and terminations.   

In 2011 Mr. Cania graduated summa cum laude from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s Degree in Employment Law, and he has been certified by the HR Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 2006.  

Frank is a frequent speaker on HR-related topics, and has presented at a number of workshops and conferences sponsored by professional organizations such as PayScale.com, HR.com, the Genesee Health Facilities Association, and several chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management.  Frank is also frequently quoted in the Rochester Business Journal, authored An Employer’s Guide to Compliance with New York Correction Law, Article 23-A (2012), provided a case study for the textbook, Group Dynamics and Team Interventions: Understanding and Improving Team Performance (2012), and recently completed a 35-hour web-based training series designed to assist HR professionals in preparing for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exams, for Skillsoft, an international provider of e-Learning solutions.  In addition, Frank is an adjunct instructor at a Rochester, NY-area college, currently teaching a class on Employment Law.

A dedicated husband and proud father of a son and daughter, Frank believes strongly in sharing his time and talents through active volunteer roles, including the Society for Human Resource Management.  He currently serves as the Federal Advocacy Director for the NYS SHRM Council, as a Team Captain for the SHRM National Legislative Advocacy Team, and in the past has served as Treasurer (2004 – 2007) and President (2008 – 2012) of the Genesee Valley Chapter of SHRM.  In addition, Frank serves as a member of the executive compensation and human resource committees for the YMCA of Greater Rochester, and is involved with the Fairport Raiders Cheerleading booster club.


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