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Flor Colon Position: Associate, Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP Age: 34 Education: B.A., political science, Pace University, New York City; J.D., Brooklyn Law School, New York City Family: Husband, Robert; Children, Amanda, 3, Claudia, 2 months Community service: Board ...

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Flor Colon:
A litigator who practices winning at life

Flor Colon believes she has a lot to be thankful for this year. The 34-year-old commercial litigator at Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP received the 1997 Hispanic Business Person of the Year Award from the Rochester Hispanic Business Association ...

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Jay Quinn:
A pro at the business of being creative

To stir his creative juices, the managing partner at the Rochester office of Eric Mower and Associates Inc. turns on a neon light in his office every morning when he arrives for work. “Astounding” is what the sign says. It ...

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Jay Quinn Position: Managing partner, Rochester office, Eric Mower and Associates Inc. Age: 47 Education: B.A., history/pre-law, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., 1972; M.S., public communications, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, 1974 Family: Wife, Nancy; ...

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Rosemary Thomas:
Revving up the retail business at Xerox

Yes,” Rosemary Thomas says, “it’s pretty warm around here.” A thermostat malfunction has driven the temperature in her office a degree or so higher than comfort level. But the heat to which Thomas refers is more metaphoric. Named vice president ...

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Rosemary Thomas Position: Vice president of North American retail operations for Xerox Corp.’s Channels Group Age: 49 Education: B.A., education, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1970; attended executive development programs at Simmons College in Boston and the Wharton School at the ...

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Jurij Kushner:
Helping B&L crunch the right numbers

He does not look like a number-cruncher. Wearing a brown-and-white herringbone tweed jacket, button-down shirt, khaki pants and loafers, Jurij Kushner, 47, more closely resembles a college professor holding office hours. Yet the view from Kushner’s office is hardly that ...

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Jurij Kushner Position: Vice president and controller, Bausch & Lomb Inc. Age: 47 Education: B.S., economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 1972; MBA, RPI, 1975 Family: Wife, Marie; Son, Steve, 19 Interests: Gardening; watching his son play tenor sax in the ...

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Lyn Pankoff:
A college dean shaped by the classroom

The new dean of the College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology might be called the accidental educator. “I enjoyed being a student,” says Lyn Pankoff, who transformed his love of studying into teaching. He served as a faculty ...

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Lyn Pankoff Position: Dean, College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology Age: 58 Education: B.S., management science, Case Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1961; M.S., behavioral science, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, 1963; MBA, statistics and economics, ...

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Matthew Pica:
Doing what needs to be done for change

When GF Management Inc. in July tapped Matthew Pica to run the Four Points by Sheraton Rochester Riverside Hotel, he accepted on one condition. At the time a vice president in the parent firm’s Moorestown, N.J., corporate headquarters, Pica agreed ...

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Matthew Pica Position: General manager, Four Points by Sheraton Rochester Riverside Hotel Age: 36 Education: B.S., hotel and restaurant management, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, N.J., 1983 Family: Wife, Patricia; Children, Nicole, 9, Gillian, 7 Interests: Golf; work around the house ...

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William Gandy:
A practiced investigator makes his case

Sure, he’s a nice guy, but you still do not want to mess with Bill Gandy. Gandy is an ex-FBI agent and former criminal prosecutor who never goes into a situation unprepared. Doing the legwork, doing the research and following ...

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William Gandy Position: Managing partner, president and CEO, Saperston & Day P.C. Age: 48 Education: B.A., history, St. Lawrence University, 1971, and J.D., Syracuse University, 1975 Family: Wife, Joanna; Children, Matthew, 19, Margaret, 17, Sara, 14 Interests: Riding mountain bike ...

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James Froehler Position: Chairman and CEO, People’s Pottery Inc. Age: 50 Education: B.S., business administration, 1972, and MBA, 1978, both from Rochester Institute of Technology Family: Children (from previous marriage), Michael, 23, Jessica, 20 Interests: Traveling to warmer climates Quote: ...

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