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Craig Cairns Title: President, Howe and Rusling Inc. Age: 42 Home: Pittsford Education: B.S., economics and history, St. Bonaventure University, 1986; MBA, finance, University of Rochester William E. Simon School of Business Administration, 1995 Family: Wife, Pamela; sons Matthew, 18; ...

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This leader aims to have his firm soaring

Craig Cairns will not, cannot, forget, though he wonders whether others feel the same. Not that he could forget, even if he wanted to, seeing the first Boeing 767 jetliner pierce the World Trade Center building in lower Manhattan on ...

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James Malvaso Position: President and CEO, Raymond Corp. Education: B.A. in political science, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, 1972; MBA, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, 1984 Age: 56 Family: Wife, Catherine; son, James Jr., 31; daughter, ...

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This CEO lifts his company?s fortunes

James Malvaso did not know a recent trip to the drugstore in Greene, a small Southern Tier community, would cause such a stir. But as president and CEO of the Raymond Corp., Chenango County’s largest employer, Malvaso did just that. ...

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Donald Bain Title: President, St. John Fisher College Age: 62 Education: B.A., 1969; M.A., 1972; Ph.D., 1974, all in history, SUNY Buffalo Family: Wife, Margaret; adult children Donald, 34, and Genevieve, 29 Hobbies: Sailing, golf, reading Quote: “I’m an optimist. ...

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Leading a new path for this college

How do you persuade someone to give you $13 million? “Honestly, carefully and confidently,” St. John Fisher College president Donald Bain says. The words seem to apply to much of his work. Bain, 62, had known Robert Wegman for 30 ...

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Bradford Berk M.D. Titles: CEO, University of Rochester Medical Center and Strong Health; UR senior vice president for health sciences Age: 52 Education: B.A. in history and biology, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., 1975; M.D., Ph.D. University of Rochester School of ...

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Building the future at the medical center

For Bradford Berk M.D., it all seems at the moment to come down to space. For Berk, a science fiction fan, space in a way is his final frontier. Berk’s five- to 10-year mission is not to explore space, but ...

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Joanne Arany Title: Executive director, Landmark Society of Western New York Inc. Age: 51 Education: B.A. in psychology and forensic science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., 1978; master’s degree in landscape architecture, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, 1988 ...

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Preserving the past for the future

A steady easiness of manner veils Joanne Arany’s passion for architecture that incarnates the past. The new executive director of the Landmark Society of Western New York Inc. is poised and soft-spoken, but her words express a deep conviction for ...

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Running his business is a thrill ride

It is a full 20 minutes until the gates open at Seabreeze Amusement Park on a recent Monday morning, yet 150 people are lined up, waiting to embark on a day of fun. With an ideal forecast for sunshine and ...

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Rob Norris Title: President, Seabreeze Amusement Park Education: Bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, Indiana University of Technology, 1972 Age: 56 Family: Wife, Deborah Verhulst-Norris; Daughter, Genevieve Norris, 20 Residence: Hilton Outside Activities: Windsurfing, skiing, gardening, cooking, reading novels ...

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Forging the technical future at MCC

At age 8, Dianna Phillips played as a teacher to her younger cousins in rural West Virginia. She recognized early that learning held the key to breaking out of difficult circumstances. Phillips, raised by a grandmother who gave her more ...

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Dianna Phillips Title: Dean, Technical Education, Monroe Community College Age: 48 Home: Greece Education: B.S., National University, San Diego, 1989; M.S., SUNY College at Buffalo, 1992; PhD., SUNY Buffalo, 1995 Family: Son, Ian, 11 Hobbies: Cycling, gardening Quote: “I am ...

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He quarterbacks the business operations

Ask East Syracuse native Russell Brandon whether he grew up a fan of the Buffalo Bills and his answer will be unequivocally, well, diplomatic. “I’ll characterize it this way: I always had an affinity for the Bills,” says Brandon, who ...

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