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2013 Forty Under 40 Contents

This publication celebrates the honorees of the 19th annual Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 awards, a group of young professionals who have made noteworthy contributions to the Rochester community. The Rochester Business Journal and sponsors the Bonadio Group, Garber Automotive, First Niagara and the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School applaud the honorees for their accomplishments.

3    Looking back
    By Kerry Feltner
    Forty Under 40 alums have a few words of advice for their         20-year-old selves.

4    Why Rochester?
    By Lori Gable
    The next generation of leaders finds many reasons to call         Rochester home.

5    Surprising turns
    By Mike Costanza
    Dream jobs can come from false starts and unexpected experiences.

9    Profiling the honorees


Mollene Benison   
Senior manager   
DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP

Jeremy Cooney   
Vice president of development       
YMCA of Greater Rochester

Molly Mesko   
Vice president and marketing manager   
First American Equipment Finance    

T.C. Pellett
Public relations manager
Brand Cool

Justin Runke
Harris Beach PLLC

Cover design by Linda Race Buckbee

President and publisher: Susan R. Holliday; Editor and vice president: Paul Ericson; Managing editor: Mike Dickinson; Associate editor: Smriti Jacob; Copy editors: Karen Beadling, James Leunk; Special projects editor: Sally Parker; Online editor: Molly Cappotelli; Photographer: Kimberly McKinzie; Research director: Andrew Green; Reporters: Thomas Adams, Will Astor, Andrea Deckert, Nate Dougherty, Kerry Feltner; Reporter/editorial assistant: Velvet Spicer; Director of advertising: Jo Ann Geiger; Sales administrator: Kayle Ross; Senior account manager: Linda Covington; Account managers: Jean Moorhouse, Frank Stamski; Classified account manager: Siyani J. Fullerton; Special publications/contract advertising: Michelle Sanfilippo; Director of circulation: Lorraine Stinebiser; Circulation sales coordinator: Rebecca Spoont; Art/production director: Edward C. Fowler; Graphic designers: Linda Race Buckbee, Melanie A. Watson; Controller: Rebecca Donohue; Administrative assistant: Karen Keefer; Executive assistant to the president: Ruth German; Events and special projects director: Melissa Wilson

11/15/13 (c) 2013 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.


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