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Environmental law
at Nixon, Hargrave

Scott Turner has some consensus building to do before the Environmental Practice Group is ready to take its Earth Day 1996 celebration plans public. Twenty years have past since Turner was one of four associates Robert Witmer rounded up to ...

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The otter’s best
friend? Lawyers

The Environmental Practice Group at Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP Monday voted to celebrate Earth Day 1996–and the 20th anniversary of the group–by backing the New York River Otter Project. It has been more than 100 years since river ...

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Robert Baden: A miner in
the digital-printing market

Robert Baden does things just a bit sooner than most folks. He began writing software programs as an eighth grader. He graduated from college before hitting his 20th birthday. And he founded Rochester Software Associates Inc. at the wizened age ...

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Guiding the ‘foundation with a heart’

Roger Gardner spent the summers of his youth pasteurizing milk on Daisy Marquis Jones’ dairy farms and driving her to banks and appointments. He’s heard plenty of “driving Miss Daisy” jokes, thank you. Today, after several decades as a trust ...

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Silverstein signals new era at WXXI

Norm Silverstein apologizes for his office. Actually, he apologizes because it is not his office. Three months into his tenure as president and CEO of WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, Silverstein only now has gotten around to having his office reconfigured ...

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Michele Alesci: American Express Financial Advisors Inc.

Let them laugh. When Michele Alesci tells people she never thought of her job as selling and does not plan to start now, laugh is what they often do. And Alesci lets them. American Express Financial Advisors Inc., Alesci notes, ...

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Stephen Hamlin: Sonnenberg Gardens

When the board members of Sonnenberg Gardens Inc. went searching for someone to save the financially strapped tourist attraction in Canandaigua, they knew exactly what they wanted. Sonnenberg needed an individual who was as fearless as Indiana Jones on his ...

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Judith Gustinis: RIT’s Center for
Integrated Manufacturing Studies

To say that Judith Gustinis is a pretty big fan of manufacturing is like saying Mount Everest is a pretty big mountain: just a touch of understatement. “She loves manufacturing and materials,” says Joanne LaMont, a former colleague. “I don’t ...

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Catherine D’Amico:
Monro Muffler Brake Inc.

No matter what the old saw says, Catherine D’Amico gets to have her cake and eat it, too. As senior vice president for finance and chief financial officer of Monro Muffler Brake Inc., she has a job that is “my ...

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The “facilitation
wizard” at Xerox

Position: Organizational effectiveness manager, Xerox Corp.’s desktop printing group Age: 53 Education: Bachelor’s degree in industrial management, University of Akron; MBA, Kent State University Books authored: “Mining Group Gold: How to Cash in on the Collaborative Brain Power of a ...

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Thomas Kayser:
Xerox Corp.

Take a mix of skeptical, strong- willed senior corporate types. Add a mild-mannered middle manager, whose job is to help this contentious group form a team. Sound like the making of a massacre? In some scenarios, it would be. But ...

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Michael Wolford:
A veteran who thrives on legal battles

Streamlined legal machines are in. Big-gun partners flanked by troops of associates are out. In law as a business these days, those are the rules. But in law as a blood sport–litigation–the only rules that count are the court’s. Out ...

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John Gabriele:
A high-octane anomaly

To thousands of Rochester-area television viewers, John Gabriele may be a more familiar name than John Doyle. Even during his recent successful campaign for Monroe County executive, Doyle was hard-pressed to match the decibel level or repetitiveness of Gabriele’s signature ...

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David Rose:
Rose Films Inc.

No one who knew David Rose when he was a young boy in Mamaroneck would be surprised that he has become a successful film producer/ director. Rose was still a preteen when he completed his first film-editing job, splicing film ...

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