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Oct 16, 2023

CEO Kim Allen a calming force at Dixon Schwabl + Company

Her trait as a self-starter and her ability to bring out the best in others are some of what brought Kim Allen to Dixon Schwabl 22 years ago.

Aug 14, 2023

Cassandra Rich — Increasing engagement, mentorship for young attorneys through MCBA

“She’s aware that if you’re going to take on something new, that probably means something else needs to be taken off the plate. She’s really sharp in terms of the financial circumstances of the association and how we work and what we’re capable of doing,”

Jul 31, 2023

Alex Wilkes: Living his dream job as president of CooperVision, Americas

In his role, Wilkes, 45, is responsible for the executive leadership and driving the growth of the company’s largest region, determining the strategic direction for the United States, Canada and Latin America. 

Jun 23, 2023

Allendale Columbia’s Shannon Baudo: A model for leadership | Profile

Baudo, 44, is the Head of School at Allendale Columbia School, an independent, co-ed school in Rochester for students in Little School (ages 18–36 months) through grade 12.

Jun 2, 2023

Laura Fox O’Sullivan and the art of problem solving

Empire State Development is the economic development wing of New York state, and Fox O’Sullivan is responsible for ESD projects in a nine-county area.

May 18, 2023

Brighton school promises a new model for higher education

Ian Mortimer’s comfort with ambiguity is probably a good thing as he settles into his role as the inaugural president of the newly established Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship.

May 4, 2023

Genaro Felix a maitre d’extraordinaire for Genesee Valley Club | Profile

His welcoming greeting, warm smile and desire to make every visit perfect have made him Rochester’s most famous maître d. He is a fixture at the front door, in the Founders Room and on the terrace, and surely is more well known than most of the club's 600 members.

Apr 27, 2023

Lori O’Brien succeeds Kenneth Perri as executive director of LawNY | Profile

“Lori O’Brien is the perfect leader to follow Ken Perri,” said Retired Court of Claims and acting state Supreme Court Justice Richard A. Dollinger, a member of the LawNY Board of Directors.

Mar 27, 2023

Jim Reed’s best business advice: ‘Make a friend first’

Jim Reed has had more than 25 years of working at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to prepare for his current role as president and CEO; and he wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Mar 3, 2023

Mark Whitford is committed to maintaining culture of success at Barclay Damon – Profile

Mark Whitford’s goal as the new managing director of the Rochester office of Barclay Damon LLP is to maintain the success of his predecessor.

Feb 14, 2023

Maria Cristalli: ‘An authentic and caring leader’ at Hillside

“There is an incredible need for our services and an inability to meet that demand because of workforce challenges,” Cristalli says, adding she gets frustrated when she sees youth waitlisted for needed services for an extended period.

Dec 19, 2022

‘Blue-collar CEO’ Jim Continenza steers Eastman Kodak in new directions

“We might not get back to what we used to be, and we don’t have to,” Continenza says. “We will get to where we’re supposed to be and continue to grow.”