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Ibero CEO leans on lessons she learned from traveling a rocky road (access required)


At one time, Angelica Perez-Delgado was a teen mom who had dropped out of high school to care for her child. Today, she runs the Ibero-American Action League Inc., a local nonprofit with more than 200 staffers that serves roughly ...

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MCC’s incoming president DeAnna Burt-Nanna a ‘staunch advocate’ for diversity, educational access (access required)


DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna found herself in unfamiliar territory this year, when, in the midst of a global pandemic, she accepted a new job in a new state. The interview process, as well as the search for a new home, were both done virtually before Burt-Nanna had ever set foot in Rochester. “It was ...

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Porter puts her retirement to work for the community (access required)


Aqua Porter spent four decades in the for-profit world before making the switch, while in retirement, to nonprofits. It is a move that has served her, and the community, well. “I was at Xerox for 36 years — right out ...

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Graham Corp. president and CEO says the buck stops with him (access required)


Ten two-letter words help define James Lines’ philosophy about life in general and work in particular: If it is to be it is up to me. “If you want something, go after it; don’t wait for it to happen. Set ...

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Problem solver sits atop Campus ladder (access required)


When Mark Esposito enrolled at the University at Buffalo in 1999, he had plotted out a study path in architecture. Buildings appealed to him, from design to construction. But just one semester into his collegiate education, he altered course. “I ...

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Greenlight Networks founder Mark Murphy helps expand high speed internet access (access required)

Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy had a successful career of almost 20 years as an executive in the high-tech communications industry, with a track record that would have probably led to even more lucrative top-tier job opportunities that would provide long-term financial security ...

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Caregiving is Tamara Davis’ purpose in life (access required)

You could say it was Tamara Davis’ childhood that prepared her for entrepreneurship. Davis’ parents died when she was young, so she spent some time in the foster care system. Ultimately, though, Davis and her siblings were raised in Florida ...

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A mechanical mind (access required)


When his classmates at Aquinas Institute were heading off to football practice or some other after-school activity, Mark Gionta was on his way to work in one of the shops at Rochester Colonial. “The rest of us were doing our ...

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