Founder, Past Chairman, President and CEO Paychex / Chairman, Golisano Foundation / Founder, Grand Oaks Capital
Years in current role: 51
What was your biggest success in 2021?
Investing more than $330 million during 2021 in 11 growing companies located predominantly in Upstate New York.
What are your expectations for 2022?
I don’t have a crystal ball, but it is my hope that the economy will continue to bounce back as people go back to work and as the virus continues to decline. I also hope more students stay in high school and graduate and consider a career in the skilled trades.
What is your biggest takeaway from dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?
I was shocked to see how the COVID virus shut down and impacted so many sectors of our society and our daily life. I am sorry for the tremendous loss of life.
What is your favorite thing about the Rochester community?
Summers in the Finger Lakes.