Vice president, finance and administration, YMCA of Greater Rochester
Education: MBA, accounting, Rochester Institute of Technology; B.A., English literature, New York University
Family: Husband, Dean; four children, ages 19 to 27
Professional and community leadership: Board vice chairwoman, Rochester Area Multiple Sclerosis; board member, Alternatives for Battered Women; board member, Al Sigl Center for Rehabilitation Agencies Inc.
Two values American business needs more of:
1. Honesty. 2. Respect. The lack of these values in business and government has contributed to a society full of distrust and suspicion that threaten individual safety, happiness and fulfillment.
What I’ve learned about myself in the past year: The experience of training for and completing my first marathon taught me that I have the self-discipline and dedication to achieve anything I set my mind to.
What motivates me profoundly: The chance to use my specific talents to help my organization make a difference in the lives of families and young children
Advice to young businesswomen: You can do anything you want to!