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Dave Wallace:
Leading commercial Realtors into a new era

Dave Wallace smiles ruefully. Over the past year, he laments, his golf handicap has suffered to the tune of six points, a consequence of the time he has stolen from an avocation avidly pursued in the past to build the ...

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James Knauf:
Investing in a fascination with numbers

As 1995 drew to a close, James Knauf was looking to lose money. No easy job, that, not when booming stocks and rallying bonds had socked profits into every corner of Fleet Investment Advisors Inc.’s portfolio. Knauf was up against ...

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Robert Roeding: Don’t laugh
at his latest career move

Robert Roeding leans back in his chair, does what he does best–smiles broadly–and sums up life: “Doors close and doors open,” he says, the smile punctuating the philosophy. The most recent door to close for Roeding was the entrance to ...

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Jeffrey Jones: Carrying
the torch at Jones Chemicals

Against a wall in Jeffrey Jones’ office stand two shadow boxes, each containing a few battered golf clubs, enshrined against green felt. The clubs, the wall, the office–indeed, all of Jones Chemical Inc., where Jones is chairman, president and CEO–are ...

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David Laniak:
Plugging into the energy at ACC Corp.

If the CEO’s corner office at ACC Corp. were on the opposite side of the building, David Laniak would face Rochester Gas and Electric Corp.’s facility at 400 West Ave., familiar haunts for the former RG&E executive. The fact that ...

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DAVID LANIAK Position: CEO, ACC Corp. Age: 60 Previous position: Executive vice president, Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. Education: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology; MBA, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration ...

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Serving justice with
a sense of balance

The witness recalled it clearly: The priest–that white-bearded man over there waving from the defense table–talked to him about paying $150,000 in cash to buy a Florida home. Father Pat Moloney was on trial charged with conspiring to dispose of ...

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Stephen Donner:
The Amerks chief’s big-time commitment to his hometown

Stephen Donner’s office in the Rochester Community War Memorial is as modest as the man who occupies it. There are no Picassos on the wall and no gaudy diamonds on Donner’s fingers. The desk used by the president and CEO ...

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Joseph Lobozzo:
No ordinary Joe in optics field

With characteristic vigor, Joseph Lobozzo was pumping away on his stair-stepper during a recent conference call to Hong Kong. “I said, “If you hear me breathing hard, don’t misconstrue it,”’ the 52- year-old dynamo chuckles. Doing at least two things ...

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Edward Radin: A leader who taps individuals’ strengths

Legend has it the managing partner of a top local law firm described his job this way: “It’s like being the only fire hydrant in a room with a whole lot of dogs.” But it would take more than stories ...

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Low-key leadership for the Urban League

William Clark, president and CEO of the Urban League of Rochester Inc., shifts in his seat, glancing around the modest conference room. The small room on the fourth floor of the Urban League’s North Clinton Avenue headquarters has a slightly ...

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The shared values
of Cook Miller

The point is not to encourage employees to join the circus but to teach them how to mentor. Mentoring is just one piece of the training that the employee owners of S&W are undergoing as they work with Cook Miller ...

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James LeBeau:
Event manager and Frontier Field director

James LeBeau, director of Frontier Field, riffles through his desk, opening and closing drawers. He is looking for a copy of his resume, a search for which he several times has interrupted a 1/ -hour, high-energy monologue in which he ...

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Paul Wetenhall:
The odyssey of a software entrepreneur

The thin black box Paul Wetenhall fishes out of his desk–an electronic Bible, it turns out–hardly looks like a business’ bane. Wetenhall can set you straight on that –and how. Having navigated the shoals of SelecTronics Inc.’s short-lived, stormy sail ...

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PAUL WETTENHALL Position: Founder and president, QSoft Solutions Corp. Age: 43 Past positions: Chief operating officer, Microlytics Inc. and SelecTronics Inc.; held various marketing and finance posts during a 13-year tenure at Xerox Corp. Education: Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, ...

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