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Forty Under 40 Class of 1998

Rachel Baker August
President and owner
Baker August Consulting
Residence: Pittsford
Favorite quote: “And don’t criticize what you can’t understand.”—Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’

Marlene Bessette
President and CEO
Catholic Family Center
Residence: Pittsford
Favorite quote: “We make a living from what we get, we make a life by what we give.”—Winston Churchill

Lisa Brubaker
Senior vice president
Regence BlueCross Blue Shield

Nancy Catarisano
Managing partner
Insero & Co. CPAs P.C.
Residence: Penfield
Influenced by: Peter Ciaccia

Brett Costello
US Airports Flight Support / Anthony J. Costello Development
Residence: City of Rochester
Rochester in one word: Fertile
Influenced by: My father

Donna Dedee
President and CEO
Rochester School of the Holy Childhood

Carol Anne
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester N.Y. Inc.
Residence: Pittsford
Favorite quote: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”— Maya Angelou

Paul Holloway
Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP

John McClurg
Auto retailer
McClurg Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Inc.
McClurg Chevrolet Buick Inc.
Residence: Perry
Rochester in one word: Home
Influenced by: Jim Fulmer, Tompkins Bank of Castile

Steven Modica
Principal owner
Modica & Associates, Attorneys PLLC
Residence: Spencerport
Rochester in one word: Outstanding!
Influenced by: Jules Smith of Blitman & King.

Jessica Murray
Co-director, Community Development Law Clinic
Syracuse University College of Law
Residence: Rochester
Rochester in one word: Comfortable
Influenced by: Justin Vigdor

John Partigan
Nixon Peabody LLP

Mary Manard Reed
Executive director
High Falls Film Festival
Residence: Penfield
Favorite quote: “Failure is Impossible.”—Susan B. Anthony
Influenced by: Ann Turner

Lesia Telega
Director of membership
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
Residence: Irondequoit
Favorite quote: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Influenced by: Louise Woerner

Bernadette Weaver-Catalana
Of counsel
Lavin O’Neil Cedrone & DiSipio (Philadelphia)
Residence: Rochester
Favorite quote: “Why not have a big life?”— Emily Dickinson
Influenced by: The late Paul Grant Jr., formerly of Garrison Litigation Management

Julie Wegman
Director of business development
Martino Flynn LLC

Bruce Zicari
The Bonadio Group LLP
Residence: Rochester
Rochester in one word: Home
Influenced by: My partner, Tom Bonadio. He has been a great mentor and positive influence to me over the last 18 years that I have worked with him.

Mindy Zoghlin
Bansbach Zoghlin P.C.
Residence: Hilton
Favorite quote: “It’s not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer could have done them better. The credit actually goes to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly … who at best knows the triumph of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails by daring greatly.”—Theodore Roosevelt

Leslie Zornow
Manager, branding and advertising
ESL Federal Credit Union
Residence: Victor
Favorite quote: “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”—Nelson Mandela 
Influenced by: Tom Bowers, former president of Columbia Banking and Savings Bank of the Finger Lakes, chairman, First Niagara Financial Group.

11/14/14 (c) 2014 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.


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