Jodi Gaines, founder and CEO of CRFS, to be recognized with ATHENA Award

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 January 2018 at 3:43 pm

Jodi Gaines

ROCHESTER – Jodi Gaines, the CEO and founder of Claims Recovery Financial Services in Albion, will be recognized this evening with an ATHENA Award.

Gaines is one of 15 finalists for the award, which is given by the Women’s Council and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes professional women who are leaders in business and community service.

Gaines has grown her company from one employee, operating out of her kitchen to 2002, to more than 500 employees in Albion at the former Chase site on East Avenue.

The company assists banks and investors to recoup money when a home is foreclosed. Gaines and her employees work with attorneys, county clerks, utility companies and investors from all over the country. CRFS works to recover past-due interest, unpaid principal, unpaid taxes and unpaid insurance on houses.

Gaines is on the board of directors for the United Way of Orleans County and also is in the first class of the new Leadership Orleans program. She also was active in Albion’s youth soccer program, serving as commissioner.

For more on the ATHENA Awards, click here.

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