Frank A. Cania, M.S.Emp.L., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Frank Cania is the president and managing partner of DRIVEN HR, LLC (formerly CaniaHR, LLC), a Fairport, NY-based human resource consulting firm he founded in 2006.  An HR professional for more than 19 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 is certified by the HR Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and the Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).  

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,, and several chapter affiliates of the Society for Human Resource Management.  Frank is the author of An Employer’s Guide to Compliance with New York Correction Law, Article 23-A (2012), as well as the primary contributor for the Employers' HR Advisor blog.  He also provided a case study for the textbook, Group Dynamics and Team Interventions: Understanding and Improving Team Performance (2012), and continues to work with as a subject matter expert and presenter for a number of web-based HR training videos for Skillsoft, an international provider of e-Learning solutions.  In addition, Frank is an adjunct instructor at a Rochester, NY-area college, teaching classes 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.  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.

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