Mr. Calkins was graduated from Hamilton College in 1954 with a BA as a chemistry major. He is the chairman and CEO of Rochester Midland Corporation, a leading supplier in North America of industrial cleaners and other chemical products. Mr. Calkins serves on the boards of numerous business and philanthropic organizations, including Security Trust, Highland Hospital, the Al Sigl Foundation, and Rochester Telephone, all in Rochester, New York as well as Norstar Bank, in Buffalo, New York; and Malden Trust, in Malden, Massachusetts.
At Hamilton College he was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and DT, Was Los, and Pentagon societies. He co-captained the soccer and baseball teams. After graduation, he worked two summers for the Pittsburgh Baseball Corporation. In 1956-1957, he served in the United States Army in counter-intelligence while stationed in Japan. In 2010, Mr. Calkins was inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame.
“I am pleased to welcome Harlan to the AHI Board of Directors,” said AHI President Richard Erlanger. “His extensive financial /management background and experience will certainly benefit all of our operations and resolution of strategy issues.”
“Harlan ‘Dinney’ Calkins is a successful, prominent member of the Rochester, N.Y. community,” added AHI Director Carl Menges. “He is the CEO of an important manufacturing company and an active participant in the city’s cultural and civic affairs. As an undergraduate colleague at Hamilton in the early1950s, I knew him as a motivated student and athlete and a highly respected leader on the campus. Well known and well liked, he will contribute effectively to the affairs of the AHI.”