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Forty Under 40 Class of 2011

Patrick Ahern
Senior vice president, business development
Brand Integrity Inc.
Residence: Pittsford
Favorite quote: “Great moments are born from great opportunities.”—Herb Brooks

Jon Alhart
Director, social and digital media
Dixon Schwabl Inc.
Residence: Penfield
Favorite quote: “It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.”—Betty White
Influenced by: Don Alhart

Claudia Burcke
Vice president, investor and business development
Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc.
Residence: Rochester
Favorite quote: “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”—Winston Churchill

Thomas Carpenter
Clark Patterson Lee
Residence: Greece
Rochester in one word: Variety
Influenced by: Richard Henry III

Joseph Casion
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Residence: Brighton
Favorite quote: “If you do good for your community, your community will do good for you.”—Robert Wegman
Influenced by: Dan Meyers, President, Al Sigl Community of Agencies

Julie Christensen
Director of employment programs, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
University of Rochester Medical Center
Residence: City of Rochester
Favorite quote: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”—Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Influenced by: Chris Pulleyn

Daniele Coll-Gonzalez
Chief operating officer
Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority/RTS
Residence: Irondequoit
Favorite quote: “I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.”—Maya Angelou
Influenced by: Marisa Geitner, CEO, Heritage Christian Services

Jeremy Cooney
Chief of staff
City of Rochester
Residence: Rochester
Rochester in one word: Lovely
Influenced by: Mark Gearan, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Justin Copie
Executive vice president
Innovative Solutions Ltd.
Residence: Webster
Favorite quote: “The difference between those who change the world and those who don’t is that those who do believe they can.”—Simon Sinek
Influenced by: Bob Titus

Brian DiGiacco
Founding partner
Rizzo DiGiacco Hern & Baniewicz CPAs PLLC
Residence: Greece
Influenced by: John Rizzo

Tracey Dreisbach
Executive director
Rochester Rotary Club and Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts Inc.

Erika Duthiers
Deputy general counsel; Interim director of institute audit, compliance and advisement
Rochester Institute of Technology
Residence: Pittsford
Favorite quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”—Oscar Wilde
Influenced by: So many people for so many different reasons!

Joshua Farrelman
Associate vice president for government and community relations
University of Rochester
Residence: East Bloomfield
Favorite quote: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”—Theodore Roosevelt
Influenced by: Peter Robinson, president and chief operating officer for the University of Rochester Medical Center

Area manager
Progressive Waste Solutions
Residence: Camillus
Favorite quote: “An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.”—Dee Hock

Kevin Halpin
Managing director
DeltaPoint Capital Management LLC
Residence: Pittsford
Rochester in one word: Evolving

Rufus Judson
President and chief operating officer
The Pike Co. Inc.
Residence: Rochester
Rochester in one word: Refocused
Influenced by: Thomas Judson Jr.

Wende Knapp
Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Xerox Corp.
Residence: City of Rochester
Rochester in one word: Vibrant!

D-D Flannery
Flannery Public Relations
Residence: Brighton
Favorite quote: “Sometimes we live no particular way but our own”—Grateful Dead
Influenced by: My father, John B. Flannery Jr.

Christina Mancini
Director of institutional advancement
The Aquinas Institute of Rochester
Residence: Rochester
Favorite quote: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”—A.A. Milne
Influenced by: Bob Wegman

David Mandrycky
Director of human resources
Insero & Co. CPAs. P.C.
Residence: North Chili
Rochester in one word: Community

Kelly McCormick-Sullivan
CommuniCare Partners LLC
Residence: Pittsford
Favorite quote: “Do little bits of good where you are. It’s those little bits put together that overwhelm the world.”—Desmond Tutu
Influenced by: Tim McCormick, former CEO, Unity Health System

Kevin Overton
Harris Beach PLLC
Residence: Victor, New York
Favorite quote: “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”—Bill Cosby
Influenced by: Charles Rogers, CEO and founder, CAR Engineering and Manufacturing Inc.

T.C. Pellett
Manager of public relations
Brand Cool
Residence: City of Rochester
Rochester in one word: Misunderstood
Influenced by: Ray Brown, president and CEO of Canfield & Tack, Inc.

Rachel Pickering
Director of community health initiatives
The Children’s Agenda
Residence: City of Rochester
Favorite quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”—Maya Angelou
Influenced by: Wade Norwood

Allen Rossignol
Edge Architecture

Tyler Savage
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Residence: Victor
Rochester in one word: Potential

Kelly Smith
Associate vice president; government, corporate and foundation relations
Roberts Wesleyan College
Residence: Scottsville
Favorite quote: “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”—C.S. Lewis
Influenced by: John Martin (past RWC president)

Shelby Stenson
Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. LLP
Residence: Rochester
Rochester in one word: Home

Matthew Taylor
Vice president—Central New York
AP Professionals
Residence: Webster
Favorite quote: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”—Arthur Ashe
Influenced by: Mark Pautler, president, AP Professionals

Dawn VanDamme
President and CEO
Residence: Pittsford
Rochester in one word: Opportunity

Sara Visingard
Member and partner
Harris Beach PLLC
Residence: Victor
Favorite quote: “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”—Thomas Jefferson

Elizabeth Wehle
Executive director of donor relations
University of Rochester

Melanie Wolk
Trevett, Cristo, Salzer & Andolina P.C.
Residence: Brighton
Favorite quote: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”—Dr. Seuss
Influenced by: Lauren Dixon

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