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Mark Clement Title: CEO, ViaHealth Age: 53 Education: B.A. in political science, 1976, and master of hospital and health administration, 1978, Xavier University, Cincinnati Family: Wife, Mary; daughters, Marguerite, 24, Rebecca, 22, Christine, 18 Interests: Long-distance cycling, formerly competed as ...

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Turnaround guy finds a new challenge

See Corrections and Amplifications below Mark Clement is in a sense ahead of the game. Named CEO of ViaHealth last September, Clement’s reputation as a hospital administrator largely has been built on a track record of turning financially failing institutions ...

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James Goff Position: CEO, Landsman Development Corp. Age: 54 Family: Wife, Marianne; twins, Kathryn and Brian, 15 Education: B.A. in biology, College of Steubenville, Ohio, 1974; M.S. in safety management, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1977; MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology, ...

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Steering the firm through sea changes

The poster-size photograph of La Jument lighthouse hanging behind James Goff’s desk is a symbol for him as the CEO of Landsman Development Corp. Taken in France, the photo is renowned for the lighthouse keeper who escapes inside, seconds before ...

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Focusing in, outside the classroom

David Cooper saw the full picture of his wife’s determination one morning at Michigan State University. He knew Mary-Beth Cooper was dogged: She had declared earlier that if she were accepted at one of the top schools in the country ...

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Mary-Beth Cooper Title: Vice president for student affairs, Rochester Institute of Technology Age: 46 Home: Pittsford Education: B.S. in criminal justice, University of Delaware, 1983; M.Ed. in college student personnel, University of Georgia, 1985; Ph.D. in college and university administration, ...

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Leader’s vision includes focus on growth

James Sydor is packing up this month, getting the firm ready to move into new digs this month as part of a $2 million expansion. His 49-person firm, Sydor Optics Inc., has three separate operations at different locations, and the ...

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James Sydor Position: President and owner, Sydor Optics Inc. Education: A.S. in optical systems technology, Monroe Community College, 1973 Age: 55 Family: Wife, Liz; sons, Matthew, 22, and Jonathan, 19 Residence: Penfield Outside activities: Motor boating, fishing, diving, performance driving ...

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Edward Meagher Jr. Title: President and CEO, Valley Cadillac Hummer Age: 52 Home: Pittsford Education: B.S. in economics, Middlebury College, Vermont, 1978 Family: Wife, Patricia; daughters, Nicole, 14, and Josie, 11 Hobbies: Skiing, golf, gardening, cooking, off-roading Quote: “It’s the ...

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Pursuing high-end sales

There is no such thing as job security. Valley Cadillac Hummer president and CEO Edward Meagher Jr. found that out firsthand when he was fired from his first job in 1974 as a service dispatcher at his father’s car dealership. ...

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Casting for value

Michael Jones, CEO of Clover Capital Management, originally saw his future as an optometrist. If not for some none-too-subtle words of discouragement from a mentor in junior college in the early 1970s, Michael Jones might be an optometrist somewhere in ...

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Michael Jones Title: CEO, Clover Capital Management Inc. Age: 52 Home: Pittsford Education: B.A. in biology and psychology, University of Rochester, 1976 Family: Wife, Diane; daughter, Kelly, 26; son, Alex, 24 Hobbies: Fly fishing, tennis, hunting, wine Quote: “The most ...

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Seeing technology’s many dimensions

When Christine Scheible was assigned to lead a one-year project to revamp Australia’s currency system, she was met with an unexpected question on her first day on the job. It came in the boardroom shortly before she was to introduce ...

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Christine Scheible Title: Founder and CEO, Quantum Technology Associates Inc. Age: 45 Education: B.A. and M.A., computer science, Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., 1983, 1998 Family: Daughter, Samantha, 18 Residence: Canandaigua Pastimes: Taking cruises, discovering cultures Quote: “(Technology) doesn’t move fast ...

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Giving structure to the onetime upstart

In 1974, six young, third-year associates at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP-then called Wiser, Shaw, Freeman, Van Graafeiland, Harter & Secrest-abandoned partner tracks and quit en masse to start their own firm. “It was kind of crazy,” recalls Robert Brown, ...

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