Author Archives: Rochester Business Journal Staff

George T. Conboy

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George T. Conboy Chairman, Brighton Securities Years in current role: 10 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? Be patient and listen before you act. What’s been your biggest success? Growth from a small office to an ...

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Thomas Wilmot

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Thomas Wilmot President and CEO, Wilmorite Management Group Years in current role: 40 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? Change is inevitable in every aspect of your business. The key is to try and stay ahead ...

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Sandra Doorley

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Sandra Doorley District Attorney, Monroe County Years in current role: 9 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? One of the most important lessons I have learned in my career is to treat every case and every ...

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Deana L. Porterfield

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Deana L. Porterfield President, Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary Years in current role: 6 1/2 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? The most important lesson I’ve learned in my career is that knowing who you ...

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James S. Branciforte

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James S. Branciforte President and CEO, Lifetime Assistance, Inc. Years in current role: 32 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? An early life lesson from my mom — “always take the high road” — has endured ...

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Raymond Isaac

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Raymond Isaac President and CEO, Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Years in current role: 20 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? The difference between Management and Leadership. Business is two things. First it’s policies, procedures, ...

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Theresa Mazzullo

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Theresa Mazzullo CEO, Excell Technology Venturres Years in current role: 15 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? Your reputation is one of the most treasured and powerful assets to have. It is the foundation for leadership, ...

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Frank H. Hamlin III

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Frank H. Hamlin III President and CEO, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co. Years in current role: 10 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? Ask questions and listen to understand, as opposed to simply listening to ...

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Shaun C. Nelms

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Shaun C. Nelms Director, Center For Urban Education Success & Superintendent of East, University of Rochester Years in current role: 6 What’s been your biggest success? Personally, raising three incredible children. Nia (23), Alexia (17), and Shaun Jr. (13) give ...

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Faheem Masood

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Faheem Masood President and CEO, ESL Federal Credit Union Years in current role: 5 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? The most important thing is understanding people and nurturing relationships. People are constantly changing and we ...

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Elaine Spaull

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Elaine Spaull Executive Director, The Center for Youth Years in current role: 20 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? I have learned the greatest lessons from those around me including the staff and the youth we ...

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E. Philip Saunders

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E. Philip Saunders Chairman, Genesee Regional Bank Years in current role: 25 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? As an entrepreneur, you must be hard working, driven, organized, have a desire to win, and know how ...

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Beth Paul

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Beth Paul President, Nazareth College Years in current role: 8 months What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? I’ve learned that mission is the soul of what we’re doing — it is the power of purpose collectively ...

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Sharon Napier

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Sharon Napier Chair and Founder, Partners + Napier Years in current role: 17 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? Relationships mean everything — and when you take the time to build authentic connections, it pays off ...

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David Riedman

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David Riedman President and CEO, Riedman Companies Years in current role: 27 What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? “As you ramble on through life, Brother, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the doughnut, and ...

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