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Real estate lawyer brings down-to-earth style to Howard Hanna (access required)

Fred Corsi was supposed to be sending criminals to prison; that was his intention leaving law school and why the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office in downtown Pittsburgh had a job waiting for him upon graduation from the University of ...

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Dean works dynamically to create more doctoral programs at RIT (access required)

Twyla J. Cummings has a big job ahead of her. As associate provost and dean of graduate education at Rochester Institute of Technology, she’s tasked with changing the mindset of colleges at RIT so they can produce a lot more ...

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Bringing a spark to business at Hewitt Young Electric (access required)

As the co-owner’s son, Cody Hewitt did not volunteer but rather was volunteered — by said co-owner — to spend summers during his high school years working at Hewitt Young Electric LLC. To be clear, this was not a job taken ...

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Leader of pro bono group sees strength in legal community (access required)

Tina Monshipour Foster has seen the impact that a community of lawyers can have when deployed to tackle a problem. She led a multi-year effort to recruit hundreds of attorneys in the early 2000s to represent Guantanamo Bay detainees and ...

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Accounting firm leader brings his best to work with clients, employees (access required)

Mark Kovaleski and Tom Rogers have known each other for some time and in different settings. Kovaleski’s firm has provided accounting services to two companies that Tom Rogers has worked for and both served on the same charitable board. But the ...

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Intivity CEO comfortable taking risks with backing of family, colleagues (access required)

When Fabricio Morales’ colleagues call him a risk-taker, they’re not kidding. Morales came to the U.S. from Mexico as an exchange student in 1977, returned to Arkansas for college where he met his future wife, went back to Mexico to ...

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MRB Group president keeps firm focused on aiding small towns (access required)

When Ryan Colvin looks to the future and maps out his firm’s objectives for the quarter or the year, there is no dry-eraser board highlighting earnings projections that must be met. As the president at MRB Group, he isn’t issuing ...

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‘Scrappy’ CEO wins praise from colleagues at KJT Group (access required)

Renaissance man. A true visionary. Illustrative. Incredibly entrepreneurial. Not a one-trick pony. These phrases have been used to describe Ken Tomaszewski, CEO of KJT Group, by three colleagues who have known him for over 10 years. “Scrappy” is the description ...

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Once a high-flyer at Chase, John McKenna gets closer to the soil at Tompkins (access required)

Earlier in his career in banking, John McKenna was living the life. Following five years with Citibank in Rochester, he became an investment banker with what’s now known as JP Morgan Chase and worked at the largest bank in the ...

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Birmingham keeps focus on Western NY as head of Five Star Bank (access required)

  You can plan for what may happen in life, but you can’t really plan life itself. Life just happens, as Five Star Bank president and CEO Martin K. Birmingham can attest. Take, for instance, how he met his wife, ...

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Chief lawyer at UR returns to private practice at the top of her game (access required)

Gail M. Norris, former vice president and general counsel at the University of Rochester, is entering a new phase of her career. In November, Norris, 61, retired from her position at the region’s largest employer and moved to the law ...

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New leader of divinity school developing visionary ideas for change (access required)

Angela Sims arrived at an interesting time for Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. She started work just a few weeks before the school moved out of its Hogwarts-like campus following a decision to sell the property to a developer. On Aug. ...

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