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RBJ’s Power 100 2023

RBJ’s Power 100 2023

We are excited to continue our Power List project with our third annual Power 100 list.

Ben Jacobs
Ben Jacobs

Many people who appeared on this list last year are still significant power players in our region and appear here again. But there are several new faces, and we expect to see those additions continue to make a big impact on our community.

As with last year, the mix of industries represented is no surprise.

The health care industry and the nonprofit sector, which are heavily intertwined in Rochester, have faced significant challenges over the past three years and many leaders from these areas appear on this list.

Banking and finance, education, law, manufacturing, technology, and real estate and construction also have a significant presence here and in our local economy.

Over the rest of the year, as we did last year, we will delve deeper into several of these industries — banking and finance, accounting and insurance, health care, law, real estate and construction — with Power 30 lists that will allow us to highlight more people who are working to make an impact in Rochester.

As with previous Power Lists, rather than tell you about all of these power players’ accomplishments and accolades, we decided to give them a chance to tell you more about themselves through their answers to a few different questions. For anyone who was unable to complete our questionnaire, we put together a small profile.

The Power 100 is presented in alphabetical order; selecting 100 power players was hard enough without trying to rank them. We are optimistic that the people and organizations listed here will play a large role in helping Rochester continue to move forward and shape its “new normal.” We also look forward to seeing who steps up even more over the next year to earn a spot on the 2024 Power 100.

We know that any endeavor such as this is sure to generate lots of opinions, and not everyone will agree with our choices. I welcome any feedback you have at [email protected]. You can also make suggestions for people to appear on next year’s Power 100 or any of our future Power Lists at

Ben Jacobs
Associate Publisher and Editor

Power 100 2023

Jose Acevedo
Finger Lakes Health

Kim Allen
Dixon Schwabl + Co.

Simeon Banister

Denise Battles
SUNY Geneseo

Adam Bello
Monroe County

Marty Birmingham
Five Star Bank

Michael Broderick
Monro Inc.

Galin Brooks
Rochester Downtown Development Corp.

Rev. Myra Brown
Spiritus Christi Church

Dan Burns
M&T Bank

DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna
Monroe Community College

Julie Camardo

Alex Castro

George Conboy
Brighton Securities

James Continenza

Courtney Cotrupe
Partners + Napier

Maria Cristalli

Richard “Chip” Davis
Rochester Regional Health

Andrea DeMeo
Trillium Health

John L. DiMarco II
DiMarco Constructors

Michael Donoghue
Premium Mortgage

Sandra Doorley
Monroe County

Bob Duffy
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Vincent Esposito
Empire State Development

Malik Evans
City of Rochester

Andy Gallina
Gallina Development

Bret Garwood
Home Leasing

Mark Gearan
Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Marisa Geitner
Heritage Christian Services

John Gibson Jr.

Ken Glazer
Buckingham Properties

Tom Golisano
Paychex, Golisano Foundation

Bill Goodrich

Frank Hamlin
Canandaigua National Bank

Janice Harbin
Anthony L. Jordan Corporation

Seanelle Hawkins
Urban League of Rochester

Myra Henry

Ed Hourihan
Bond Schoeneck

Robert Hurlbut
Hurlbut Care Communities

Matt Hurlbutt

Marc Iacona
Jazz Festival and Simcona Electronics

Ray Isaac
Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning

Chris Jagel
Harris Beach

Don Jeffries
Visit Rochester

Kimberly Jones

Rufus Judson

Mark Kovaleski
Mengel Metzger Barr

Sabrina LaMar
Monroe County Legislature

Ernest Lamour
YMCA of Greater Rochester

Brian Lewis
ROC the Future

Stefani LiDestri
LiDestri Food and Drink

Jared Lusk
Nixon Peabody

Heidi Macpherson
SUNY Brockport

Sarah Mangelsdorf
University of Rochester

Faheem Masood
ESL Federal Credit Union

Colleen Matteson
Bank of America

Marc Mayer
Manning & Napier

Theresa Mazzullo
Excell Partners

Celia McIntosh
McIntosh Advocacy and Consulting

Steven Metzger

Joe Morelle

Kevin Mulvehill
Phillips Lytle

David Munson

Phil Muscato

Shaun Nelms
East High/UR

Bill Newlands
Constellation Brands

Wade Norwood
Common Ground Health

Mitchell Nusbaum
Woods Oviatt

Bryan O’Donovan
Lifetime Assistance

Beth Paul

Philip Pecora
Genesee Regional Bank

Carmine Peluso
Rochester City School District

Angelica Perez-Delgado

Rick Plympton

Aqua Porter

Deana Porterfield
Roberts Wesleyan

James Reed
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

David Riedman
Riedman Companies

Gerard Rooney
St. John Fisher

Jaime Saunders
United Way

James Senall

Andrew Sewnauth
CDS Life Transitions

Naomi Silver
Rochester Red Wings

Angela Sims
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Elaine Spaull
Center For Youth/Fashion Week

Joseph Stefko

Mark Taubman

Julia Tedesco

Matthew Tipple
JP Morgan Chase

Erin Tolefree
Baldwin Richardson

Jerome Underwood
Action for a Better Community

Lori Van Dusen
LVW Advisors

Miguel Velazquez

Jerry Warner

Colleen Wegman

Darrell Whitbeck
Ability Partners

Tom Wilmot Sr.

Craig Wittlin
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Louise Woerner
HCR Home Care

Bruce Zicari
The Bonadio Group