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Forty Under 40 Class of 2012

Mark Allen
Region executive, Upstate NY and North Central PA; Chase Commercial Banking
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Residence: Pittsford
Favorite quote: “Yes, sir!”—Verne Lundquist, 1986 Masters
Influenced by: Bob Ryan, former market executive for Chase Commercial Banking and current group president at Brinkman International

Elizabeth Amato
Director of statewide services
New York eHealth Collaborative
Residence: Fairport
Favorite quote: “Achievement is talent plus preparation.”—Malcolm Gladwell

Mollene Benison
DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP
Residence: Rochester
Favorite quote: “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”—Tom Peters

Jean Bezek
Key account manager
Second Avenue Learning
Residence: Webster
Favorite quote: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”—Socrates
Influenced by: Suzanne Seldes

Lanie Bittner
Licensed associate real estate broker
Nothnagle Realtors
Residence: Pittsford
Rochester in one word: Resilient

Christopher Brodhead
Director, investor relations
Broadstone Real Estate LLC
Residence: Pittsford
Rochester in one word: Comeback
Influenced by: Gerry Wenzke

Tamu Brown-Hutchinson
Director of finance and IT
The Center for Youth Services Inc.
Residence: Rochester
Rochester in one word: Resilient
Influenced by: Elaine Spaull

Jason Brownlie
Executive vice president
Crosby Brownlie Inc.

Scott Burdett
Vice president, marketing and brokerage services
Flaum Management Co. Inc.
Residence: Pittsford

Rory Burrill
Vice president, business development
Logical Images Inc.
Residence: Pittsford
Favorite quote: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”—Martin Luther King Jr.

Amy Calabrese
Vice president, member services
Reliant Community Federal Credit Union
Residence: Canandaigua
Favorite quote: “You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.”—Evan Esar
Influenced by: Pamela Heald, president and CEO, Reliant Community Federal Credit Union

Emily Casey
Benefit and planning counselor
Principal Financial Group
Residence: Henrietta
Favorite quote: “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily.  The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”— John C. Maxwell
Influenced by: Douglas Parker

Kim Clark
Director of development and corporate communication
Heritage Christian Services Inc.

Courtney Cotrupe
Senior vice president, director of client service
Partners + Napier Inc.
Residence: Brighton
Favorite quote: “Great moments are born from great opportunity.”— Herb Brooks
Influenced by: My father, Gordon Gray

Brendon Crossing
Vice president
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co.
Residence: Victor
Favorite quote: “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”—Sir Edmund Hillary

Melissa Daminski
RF design engineer
Harris Corp.
Residence: Rochester
Favorite quote: “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”—Thomas Jefferson

Penny Dentinger
Xerox Corp.
Residence: City of Rochester
Rochester in one word: Home
Influenced by: George Eastman

Bret Garwood
Senior vice president, multifamily programs
New York State Homes and Community Renewal
Residence: Albany
Influenced by: Anne Peterson

Krista Gleason
Gleason Writes
Residence: Penfield
Favorite quote: “If you are good, life is good.”—Roald Dahl, “Matilda”

Stephen Griffin
Finger Lakes Economic Development Center
Residence: Penn Yan
Favorite quote: “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”—Aristotle

Jared Haims
Cooper/Haims Advisors LLC
Residence: Pittsford
Influenced by: Bob Yawman

Christopher Johnston
EFP Rotenberg LLP
Residence: Greece
Favorite quote: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” —Mark Twain
Influenced by: Terry McNamara

Matthew Kilmer
Senior vice president, wealth management
Merrill Lynch
Residence: Pittsford
Rochester in one word: Livable
Influenced by: Chandler Root, resident director, Central NY Complex, Merrill Lynch
Michael Linehan
Premier Laser Spa
Residence: Pittsford
Rochester in one word: Family

Langston McFadden
Attorney and partner
Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow PLLC
Residence: Greece
Rochester in one word: Home
Influenced by: Andrew Brown

Molly Mesko
Vice president, marketing
First American Equipment Finance
Residence: Hamlin
Favorite quote: “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.”—Unknown

Todd Oldham
Vice president, economic development and innovative workforce services
Monroe Community College
Residence: Pittsford
Rochester in one word: Legacy

Todd Pagano
Associate professor and director
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Residence: Chili
Favorite quote: “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.”—Margaret Fuller
Influenced by: Gerry Buckley, RIT/NTID

Spencer Read
Vice president, Mitchell Construction; Senior project manager, Mitchell Architecture
Mitchell Design Build
Residence: Irondequoit
Favorite quote: “A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working”— Frank Lloyd Wright
Influenced by: Rick Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Construction and Mitchell Architecture, who has been an amazing teacher and mentor.

Brian Reh
President and CEO
Gorbel Inc.
Residence: Victor
Rochester in one word: Potential

Justin Runke
Harris Beach PLLC
Residence: Fairport
Rochester in one word: Rising

Lisa Santelli
Senior legal counsel
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Residence: Penfield
Rochester in one word: Inventive

Fina Santiago
Vice president
Vargas Associates
Residence: Irondequoit
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: Ursula Burns

Galinski Thrall
Senior director of development
Rochester Institute of Technology

Miguel Velazquez
Chief information officer
Rochester Genesee Regional Transporation Authority
Residence: Pittsford
Favorite quote: “The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.”—Steve Jobs
Influenced by: Fabricio Morales

Todd Zyra
Klein Steel Service Inc.
Residence: Brockport
Favorite quote: “Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.”—Henry van Dyke
Influenced by: John Engels

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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