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Ann Hayden:
A career built as a work of imagination

As vice chairman/chief creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Business Communications, Rochester’s largest advertising agency, Ann Hayden is one of the most powerful women on the local advertising scene. Don’t expect her to reveal the strategy behind her rise to ...

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Philip Nothnagle Position: President and CEO, Nothnagle Realtors Education: B.S., economics, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, 1962; attended University of Wisconsin at Racine with a teaching assistantship in economics, 1962. Age: 56 Family: Wife, Margaret; Children, Christine, 33, Stephen, 32, Daniel ...

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Philip Nothnagle:
A business where he feels right at home

In 40 years as a licensed real estate broker, Philip Nothnagle has sold nine homes. “My wife kids me about it,” the president and CEO of Nothnagle Realtors confesses. “She tells me I’d better get out there and sell something.” ...

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Walter Turek Position: Vice president of sales, Paychex Inc. Education: A.A., business, Monroe Community College, 1972 Age: 45 Family: Wife, Judith; Children, Jaimee, 21, Christopher, 18, Alexander, 12 Interests: Basketball, surfing, music, Little League Quote: “Opportunity is only limited by ...

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Walter Turek:
How Paychex keeps hitting the numbers

Seventeen years ago Walter Turek started to turn Paychex Inc.’s sales force into a precisely calibrated instrument for generating revenues. Turek designed the instrument to function when powered by hundreds of well-chosen salespeople and their supervisors, carefully trained and motivated ...

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Robert Ruppenthal Position: President, Real Time Enterprises Inc. Education: B.S., electrical engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, 1977 Age: 53 Family: Wife, Kathryn Fiske; Daughters, Elizabeth, 22, and Sarah, 17 Interests: Canoeing, camping, skiing Quote: “My goal at RTE is ...

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Robert Ruppenthal:
A small-business chief who thinks big

Anyone who has taken a ride to the top of the World Trade Center relied on one of Robert Ruppenthal’s projects to get there. So have astronauts. Ruppenthal, co-founder and president of Real Time Enterprises Inc., worked on the team ...

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C.J. Rapp:
A high-energy entrepreneur revs it up

C.J. Rapp is thirsty for more. The man who introduced caffeine-laden soft drinks to an entire generation is set to launch Power Station, a merchandising concept that combines fountain dispensers and coolers under the banner “Liquidz You Can Feel.” The ...

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C.J. Rapp Position: President and CEO, Global Beverage Co. Education: B.A., sociology, SUNY College at Potsdam, 1981 Age: 38 Family: Wife, Linda; Son, Hunter, 14; Daughters, Courtney, 12, Taylor, 6 Interests: Hockey, golf Favorite beverage: Jolt; drinks at least three ...

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Bert Orr:
Deciding what’s in store for Midtown

Bert Orr dispatches the radio reporter in no more than a minute. The reporter, calling from a station whose call letters Orr cannot precisely remember moments after hanging up, wants to know what Orr’s plan is for Midtown Plaza. “There ...

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Bert Orr Position: Vice president, LaSalle Partners Management Ltd.; general manager, Midtown Plaza Education: B.A., urban studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1975; M.A., public administration, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1977 Age: 44 Family: Wife, Lisa; Children, Erin, ...

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Richard Popovic:
Schooled in the personal side of business

What is it that makes a group of people click, and how can you speed up the process? At Xerox Corp., Richard Popovic studied teams and how to make their members work better together. Now he uses the knowledge he ...

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Richard Popovic Position: Associate dean, Executive Development Program, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration Education: B.A., psychology, Pennsylvania State University’s Behrend College, Erie, Pa., 1972; MBA, Simon School, 1992 Age: 49 Family: Wife, Rose; Daughter, ...

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Robert Tobin Position: President and CEO, Tobin & Associates Inc. Education: B.A., sociology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., 1971 Age: 48 Family: Wife, Patricia; Children, Dawn, 24, Joseph, 21, Anna, 14, Emily, 9 Interests: Coaching basketball, watching sports, reading, ...

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Robert Tobin:
A business strategy based on integrity

Robert Tobin is back where he started 11 years ago–working from a home office. Except now he directs a $9.4 million company, and works there to free office space at Tobin & Associates Inc.’s headquarters. Tobin, president and CEO, started ...

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