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Forty Under 40 Class of 2010

Wanda Acevedo
Wilson Commencement Park
Residence: Greece
Rochester in one word: Resourceful
Influenced by: Jim Fonzi, president of Gates Automotive

Scott Bader
Senior vice president, technology services director
Five Star Bank
Residence: Albion
Rochester in one word: Home: After living in several out-of-state locations for several years, I can confidently say there is no better place to call home and raise a family.

Jennison Bielemeier
Director of financial development
Heritage Christian Services Inc.
Residence: Webster
Favorite quote: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”—Dr. Seuss, “The Lorax”
Influenced by: Bob Porretti, EFP Rotenberg

Amy Brisson
DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP
Residence: Spencerport
Rochester in one word: Home
Influenced by: David DeJoy

Gavin Brownlie
Crosby-Brownlie Inc.

Melisza Campos
Vice president and master trainer
Dale Carnegie
Residence: Rochester
Favorite quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”—Marianne Williamson
Influenced by: My father, Doug Escher, and Bob Wegman

Andrew Claus
Vice president
AmBuild Company LLC
Residence: Pittsford
Rochester in one word: Encyclopedic
Influenced by: Brian Sampson

Michael Colyer
Chief procurement officer; Vice president, global strategic sourcing
VWR International
Residence: Victor
Favorite quote: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”—Henry Ford
Influenced by: John Engels

Michael Doody
EFP Rotenberg LLP
Residence: Webster
Favorite quote: “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”—Napoleon Hill
Influenced by: Terrence McNamara, former partner at EFP Rotenberg

Adam Fay
Senior vice president
First American Equipment Finance
Residence: Henrietta
Favorite quote: “Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”—Unknown
Influenced by: Bill Verhelle, CEO, First American Equipment Finance

Peter Glennon
Principal and litigation attorney
The Glennon Law Firm P.C.
Residence: Pittsford
Favorite quote: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”—John F. Kennedy

Roderick Green
Regional executive director of strategic growth and expansion
Hillside Work Scholarship Connection
Residence: Penfield
Favorite quote: “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.”—John Rockefeller
Influenced by: John Summers

Kara Halstead
Senior administrative director
University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

Will Hoy
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Kate Jacus
Marketing manager
Genesee Regional Bank
Residence: Penfield
Favorite quote: “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”—Confucius
Influenced by: Phil Saunders
Kimberli Johnston
Chief financial officer
Epilepsy-Pralid Inc.
Residence: Fairport
Rochester in one word: Home
Influenced by: Kristen Clark

Kurt Koczent
Executive vice president and chief operating officer
Thompson Health
Residence: Geneva
Favorite quote: “Faith without discipline serves no useful purpose.”—Jim Rohn

Hawks Lyttle
Vice president, product and contract development
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Elizabeth Harness Murphy
Global director of external communications
Alcon, a Novartis Co.
Residence: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Favorite quote: “We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.”—Anais Nin
Influenced by: Marc Jaromin

Chris Peterson
Vice president of finance
Rochester Regional Health System
Residence: Webster
Influenced by: Thomas Crilly

Curt Provenzo
Vice president
M&T Bank Corp.
Residence: Fairport

Laurie Robb
Director of shared services
DiMarco Group
Residence: Henrietta
Rochester in one word: Engaging
Influenced by: Jim Redmond, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Stephanie Seiffert
Nixon Peabody LLP
Residence: Penfield
Favorite quote: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”—Abraham Lincoln
Influenced by: Nancy Tourje

Joseph Tobin
Senior vice president and branch manager
Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
Residence: Rochester
Rochester in one word: Wonderful
Influenced by: My dad, Bob Tobin

Lovely Warren
City of Rochester

Jeremy Wolk
Nixon Peabody LLP
Residence: Brighton
Favorite quote: “There are no problems … only solutions.”—John Lennon

Susan Yussman M.D.
Associate professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine, Golisano Children’s Hospital
University of Rochester Medical Center
Residence: West Irondequoit
Influenced by: Elizabeth McAnarney M.D., professor and chair emerita, Department of Pediatrics, URMC

Alex Zapesochny
President and chief operating officer
iCardiac Technologies Inc.
Residence: Brighton
Influenced by: Mikael Totterman

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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