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Robert Lee: Negotiating
win-win development solutions

Robert Lee, the new executive director of Rochester Downtown Development Corp., is spending a rare day at the organization’s Alliance Building headquarters. One of his first acts in the job was to cut time spent in the office. The move ...

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Gregory Mott: His practice is anything but second class

Most people get gavels to commemorate their service chairing Monroe County Bar Association sections. Gregory Mott said he would rather receive a battle ribbon. He got it. Mott had served in 1986 as chairman of the Family Law Section for ...

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Steven Chartrand: The nerve to try something new in radio

Steven Chartrand has earned a couple of titles in his 22-year radio career. Since he became general manager and co-owner of WNVE-FM Rochester’s home of syndicated talk show host Howard Stern and a new format, modern rock crazy is one ...

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MARCIA (mar-SEE-ah) KNOWLES MATTHEWS Position: Manager, Xerox corporate work-force diversity Born: Oakland, Calif., 1950 Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, UCLA Family: Husband, Stephen; daughter Morgan, 4 Bedside reading: “The Rage of a Privileged Class,” by Ellis Cose; “The Dead Sea ...

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Marcia Knowles Matthews:
Making diversity the Xerox difference

On her first day as a Xerox Corp. employee, Marcia Knowles Matthews felt the brawn of minority groups at work within the firm. “This black guy came up to me and said: “Hello, welcome, glad to see you’re here–but I ...

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Larry Day:
The accelerator at Monro Muffler Brake

Larry Day’s hand hovers over a map of the United States, describing small circles as it darts from New England to Ohio and dives down to Virginia. The map hangs where he can easily see it from his desk. Protruding ...

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RAMON CARLOS CARBALLADA Position: President and CEO, First National Bank of Rochester Born: Brooklyn, 1935 Education: Canisius College, B.S. 1956 Family: Wife, Virginia. Children: Cynthia, 34; Raymond, 33; Michele, 25 Community: New York State Regent since 1978; Independent Bankers Association ...

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Carlos Carballada:
The hometown bank president who could

If anyone but Carlos Carballada had staked such a fierce claim to the hometown bank name in Rochester, it might have made real trouble. People still might be muttering about First National Bank of Rochester’s questionable past, or wondering aloud ...

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JERRY KEIMIG Position: Plant manager, 3M Co.’s printing and publishing systems operation in Rochester Age: 48 Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, South Dakota State University Avocation: Woodworking Quote: “You know, when we raise our children, the minute they talk– the ...

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Jerry Keimig:
A plant manager whose roots run deep

3M Co.’s Rochester plant is a long stretch from the farm of Jerry Keimig’s youth. Yet this farm boy turned manufacturing plant manager finds fertile ground in the industrial flatlands of Mt. Read Boulevard, where his field these days is ...

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William Poole: Travels of a pharmacy industry veteran

William Poole has the kind of build that suggests he could play a wicked tennis game, sprint a quick 50 or run 20 miles a day. In fact, Poole has traveled many miles–though not necessarily on foot. In his 22 ...

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Thomas McDermott:
Drawing Goulds Pumps’ new blueprint

Sitting in the sparsely furnished conference room of Goulds Pumps Inc.’s new Fairport headquarters, Thomas McDermott scans the bare walls as if hoping to find on them the mot juste he seeks. The question–precisely what he will do differently than ...

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Joyce Haag:
Eastman Kodak Co. is her only client

Flowers arrived at Joyce Haag’s office recently to congratulate her on being elected corporate secretary of Eastman Kodak Co. In the note accompanying the flowers, friends from her old law firm said they were glad to see she finally had ...

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Joseph DeSilva: A change agent
reshapes the Genesee Hospital

The freezing rain and snow falling outside the Genesee Hospital reminded Joseph DeSilva of winters back in Massachusetts when he had to scrape a hole in the ice caked on his windshield in order to see the road. Sunny Phoenix ...

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Elizabeth Brauer:
Links that foster science education

Standing amid blue plastic tubs filled with empty glass jars, Elizabeth Brauer pulls a twisted coat hanger from a nearby shelf and balances it on her head. In demonstrating the center of gravity, Brauer’s goofy enthusiasm is infectious. Coat hangers, ...

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