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Robert Bovee:
Busy as can be but he’s not sweating it

Robert Bovee has great respect for John Wallace. The owner of Personal Health Approach and senior fitness director at Harro East Athletic Club last summer landed the plum job of preparing Wallace for NBA competition. “That couldn’t have gone better ...

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Michael Miller: The hard line
of an unabashed liberal

Michael Miller is upset. In a less mild-mannered man, you would call it anger. But while the sense of Miller’s words is clearly, “I’m mad as hell, and I don’t want to take it anymore,” Miller and rage of the ...

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Michael Miller Position: Family Court judge, Seventh Judicial District of New Age: 58 Education: B.A. in political science, Ph.D., J.D., Syracuse University Marital status: Married 32 years to Hinda Miller Children: Carolyn, 28; Jonathan, 26 Community service: Member of the ...

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Jonathan Sacks: Taking flight at Millennium Computer

As a teenager, Jonathan Sacks bought, rebuilt and then sold bicycles for spending money. He started an auto-body repair shop to pay his way through college. “I like to build things. I like to be able to step back and ...

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Robert Tortorella: The will to topple any barrier to success

Robert Tortorella, his elbows propped on the desk, ventures to pause and reflect on life. He is trying very hard–really. But life keeps interrupting: Lunch arrives, papers need signing, staff pop in with questions. Life has a way of doing ...

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Daryl Dickson: A steady hand amid B&L’s turbulence

Smack-dab in the middle of the largest downsizing ever at Bausch & Lomb Inc. is not exactly the most comfortable time to arrive as the chief of hiring and firing. Yet Daryl Dickson, Bausch & Lomb’s new senior vice president ...

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Mary Quin: A practical visionary makes her mark

Mary Quin is supposed to live 10 years in the future. But unlike the futurists who predicted things like a permanently rising stock market in 1928 or the paperless office by now, she must be right on the money. Riding ...

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Position: Vice president of strategy and new-business development for Xerox Corp.’s Production Systems Group Age: 43 Education: B.S., physics, University of Canterbury; Ph.D., materials engineering, Northwestern University; MBA, Harvard Business School Marital status: Single Community activities: Board member of Garth ...

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Michael Lutz: Helping education get with the program

A typical 1960s-era mathematician, Michael Lutz hated computers. He considered them big, dumb calculators. Then he met one. “I was hooked. I had to find out how it worked,” he says. “This whole technology is fascinating.” Some 25 years later, ...

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Grant Holcomb:
A believer in the magical qualities of art

Magical moments. Epiphanies. “Wow” experiences. It’s the stuff the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester is made of. Just ask Grant Holcomb III, director of the gallery. He speaks passionately of such experiences that he has witnessed, that ...

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Position: CEO, the Summit Federal Credit Union Age: 40 Education: B.S., accounting, Syracuse University Wife: Peggy, married 14 years Children: Mary Kate, 7; Michael, 5; Meghan, 6 months Extracurricular activity: Sings and plays several instruments in a nine-member band called ...

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Michael Vadala:
A CEO with heart for his business

Michael Vadala is a happy man, relatively. The Summit Federal Credit Union CEO expects his organization to grow its asset base 5 percent in 1997, down only two or three points from the projections Vadala was working with a few ...

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Julio Vasquez:
Bringing the future into focus for Latinos

Julio Vazquez has a vision for the future of Rochester’s Latino community. He sees well-educated individuals running bilingual, successful businesses on the city’s north side, with North Clinton Avenue transformed into a cultural locus much like Park Avenue or Monroe ...

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Kevin Bennis:
A man of action for the new Frontier

Kevin Bennis is proof that an upstart company can take on an industry giant–positive proof. Before becoming president of Frontier Communications, Bennis helped push MCI Telecommunications Corp. to its perch as the second-largest long-distance company in the United States. He ...

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Donald Riley:
The public-sector pro at RGRTA’s wheel

It’s a nice place, don’t you think?” asks Donald Riley, gesturing at the modest expanse of the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority’s East Main Street headquarters. Actually, the place–a low-rising, red-brick edifice–exudes the functional anonymity of a government office. Neutral, sure. ...

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