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Forty Under 40: Jon Alhart

Public relations supervisor

Dixon Schwabl Advertising Inc.

Age: 32

Education: B.S., television-radio, Ithaca College

Family: Wife, Valerie

Residence: Penfield

Professional responsibilities: A founder of T.I.P.S., Dixon Schwabl’s integrated approach to digital marketing. Helps to bring new business to the agency. Oversees and provides daily traditional and social media public relations support for accounts that include Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc., SentrySafe and Pluta Cancer Center. Produces and hosts "Eyes on the Future" on WHAM-AM 1180.

Professional and community leadership: President-elect, Pen-Web Rotary Club; mentor, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College; PRism committee member, Rochester Chapter, Public Relations Society of America; marketing committee member, Fairport Baptist Homes; volunteer, Greater Rochester Red Cross

Surprising fact: At home, I have a Bea Arthur autographed picture in a frame. She wrote: "To Jon-Peace. Bea Arthur." I admit it: She’s my favorite character on "The Golden Girls," and yes, I have a favorite character on "The Golden Girls." Very troubling, I know.

Ten years from now: My wife and I enjoying our family. I look forward to continuing to grow, pushing myself to be ahead of the curve and to embrace new, innovative solutions. Serving in a leadership role and continuing to give back to the Rochester community through Rotary and other endeavors. Hopefully celebrating the Bills’ second Super Bowl title in the last 10 years.

11/11/11 (c) 2011 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or e-mail rbj@rbj.net.

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