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Patricia Schoelles:
Bringing St. Bernard’s out of the clouds

High atop a hill overlooking Highland Park’s lush greenery, the castle-like towers of St. Bernard’s Institute easily could inspire lofty thoughts of the divine. But the institute’s president can think of an even better location for her school: a suburban ...

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PATRICIA SCHOELLES Position: President, St. Bernard’s Institute Age: 46 Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, Nazareth College; doctorate in theology, University of Notre Dame Quote: “Thomas Aquinas, this great 13th-century theologian, said anybody can know truth in the abstract. He said ...

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Bob Conge: Making a living
telling stories without words

Bob Conge lives south of Rochester on the edge of nowhere–nowhere being also known as Wayland, N.Y. It is the kind of place where trees outnumber people a million to one, a place with air so clean and clear that ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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