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Sue Stewart:
A strong force for change in the community

At the beginning of her career as a lawyer, Sue Stewart thought she would change the world by working in the criminal justice system. Three decades later, she has become the managing partner of the Rochester office of Nixon, Hargrave, ...

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Steve Dubnik Title: Chairman and CEO, Choice One Communications Inc. Home: Brighton Family: Wife, Claire; daughter, Carolyn, 3; son, Colin, 10 months Education: B.A., mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984; MBA, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School ...

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Steve Dubnik:
Putting a new telecom venture on speed dial

Each Monday morning, Steve Dubnik meets with his entire work force. That might not be unusual for a 6-month-old start-up, except Choice One Communications Inc. has roughly 100 employees. Since June, Choice One has grown from Dubnik and three co-founders ...

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John Hover Title: President, Hover-Davis Inc. Home: Hilton Family: Wife, Marcia; sons, Brett, 14, Cody, 10 Education: SUNY College of Technology at Canton, certificate in industrial machine tools, 1971 Interests: Golf, family activities; owns two Harley-Davidson motorcycles Quote: “I’m the ...

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John Hover:
Navigating his craft into the mainstream

John Hover achieved the frustrated customer’s ultimate revenge: He figured out how to improve the product that irked him, started his own company, tapped the market of other frustrated users and now sells as well to some of the very ...

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Matthew Kreiner: A balanced
approach to broadcast management

When asked about WUHF-TV 31, new Vice President and General Manager Matthew Kreiner’s voice reveals his excitement at the success of the Fox affiliate in the Rochester market. Yet when speaking on issues involving his personal views, he easily shifts ...

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Matthew Kreiner Position: Vice president and general manager, WUHF-TV 31 Age: 45 Education: B.A., philosophy, Lawrence University, 1976 Family: Wife, Marlene Funk Kreiner Hobbies: Traveling, dining out, golf, basketball, tennis and working out Quote: “What I really love about television ...

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Fred Klaucke Title: President and CEO, World of Science Inc. Home: Webster Age: 62 Education: B.A. in political science, Drew University, 1961; M.A. in international relations, University of Arizona at Tucson Family: Wife, Laura Quote: “I don’t consider my job ...

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Fred Klaucke:
A natural in the world of specialty retailing

A cup of coffee sits on Fred Klaucke’s desk. Nothing unusual about that, right? The coffee in this cup has sloshed over the rim onto its saucer, where it has congealed around the spoon and is dangerously close to saturating ...

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Angela Panzarella:
A fast learner in unfamiliar corporate places

Angela Panzarella relishes complexity. She likes to immerse herself in a challenge with many layers and numerous problems to pick apart. A lucky thing, since Bausch & Lomb Inc.’s vice president of investor relations has had to tackle lots of ...

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Angela Panzarella Title: Vice president, investor relations, Bausch & Lomb Inc. Home: Hilton Education: B.S. in political science, St. John Fisher College, 1979; J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, 1982 Community activities: Board of directors of St. Ann’s Home ...

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Beulah Patterson:
The human side of the software industry

In the high-paying, fast-moving software industry, two words have helped Beulah Patterson achieve success. “Learning how to say ‘thank you,'” says Patterson, 52, president of Mindex Technologies Inc. “I’ve said thank you a lot.” Compensating employees goes beyond cash, she ...

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Beulah Patterson Position: President, Mindex Technologies Inc. Education: B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College, 1989 Age: 52 Home: Rochester Family: Husband, Kenneth Patterson; sons, Steven, 32, Timothy, 30, Lance, 29, and Jason, 26; two grandchildren. Quote: “I don’t want to be the ...

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Howard Sherman:
Taking the long view at Geva Theatre

As a former public relations professional, Geva Theatre’s new managing director is acutely aware of the importance of marketing in growing the regional theater. He speaks with excitement about promoting theater to the community at large. Theater is not just ...

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Howard Sherman Position: Managing director, Geva Theatre Education: B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1984 Age: 36 Home: Brighton Family: Single Interests: Theater, films, books and great Shakespearean productions Quote: “This is the thing I was most passionate about.” 12/4/98

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