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Not someone to run away from a challenge

Asked if he would ever consider running for higher office, Michael Green first blurts out a definitive sounding “no.” Then, quickly correcting himself, he adds, “I say that now, but I shouldn’t really close out the possibility.” Green was elected ...

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Michael Green Title: Monroe County district attorney Age: 44 Education: B.S., industrial relations, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, 1983; J.D., Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Mass., 1986 Family: Wife, Karen; daughters, Meghan, 15; Tori, 12 Residence: Pittsford Interests: Running, ...

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CEO charts big plans for small bank

Dana Gavenda has the voice of a broadcaster. When he speaks, it is easy to imagine him reporting the evening news on television or radio. The 55-year-old Albion, Orleans County, native is president and CEO of Fairport Savings Bank, overseeing ...

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Dana Gavenda Title: President and CEO, Fairport Savings Bank Age: 55 Home: Pittsford Education: B.A., English, SUNY College at Brockport, 1972; MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1980 Family: Wife, Cheryl; daughter, Molly, 23 Interests: Coaching soccer, volunteer work with the ...

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William Steenburgh Position: Senior vice president, Xerox Services, Xerox Corp. Education: B.S. in industrial economics, Union College, 1979; MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1983 Age: 49 Family: Wife, Lynn; children, Nicole, 23; Kathy, 20; Megan, 18; and Mitchell, 10 Residence: ...

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Helping to build the new Xerox

Thanksgiving is William Steenburgh’s favorite holiday. “We have 60 or 70 people at the house and my wife cooks a big dinner,” Steenburgh says. “I look around and there’s good food, some good wine, and I’m thankful for all I ...

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Robert Thompson Title: President and CEO, Monroe Plan for Medical Care Inc. Age: 59 Education: B.A. in psychology, Hope College, Holland, Mich., 1969; master of divinity in urban ministry, New York Theological Seminary, 1971 Residence: Canandaigua Sports: Golf Community activities: ...

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Former pastor finds his mission in health care

When Monroe County budget director William Carpenter moved from the private sector to the county finance job two years ago, Robert Thompson’s name came up frequently. “I quickly recognized that Medicaid was the elephant in the room,” Carpenter says. “And ...

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Gary Gleason Title: President, Genesee Survey Services Inc. Age: 59 Education: B.S. in mathematics, SUNY College at Brockport, 1969 Residence: Pittsford Family: Wife, Peggy; sons Bryan, 34, and Sean, 29; daughter Kelly, 27 Sports: Flying, sailing, tennis, racquetball, running, bicycling ...

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Taking his company to new heights

The way Gary Gleason landed the Cessna 182 Skylane he was flying, after smoke poured into the cockpit some 7,000 feet over South Carolina, played like a scene from an action movie. And for his wife, that is a little ...

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Building his firm with a focus on people

What started out as a high school summer job has turned into a lifelong career and passion for Daniel Hogan. During summers off from Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, Hogan-now president of Crane-Hogan Structural Systems Inc., a general contracting firm ...

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Daniel Hogan Title: President, Crane-Hogan Structural Systems Inc. Age: 59 Education: B.S. in accounting, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, 1968 Residence: Brockport, but building a new home in Spencerport Outside activities: Golf; season ticket holder for Syracuse University football and basketball ...

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Michael Allen Position: President, Z-Axis Inc. and Bear Power Supplies, a dba of Z-Axis Education: B.S. in electrical engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1984 Age: 45 Family: Wife, Robin; daughters, Danielle, 18, and Kimberly, 17 Residence: Shortsville, Ontario County Outside ...

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Leader remakes his firm with a new focus

Two years ago, Z-Axis Inc. was making products for a shrinking market, going on five years of declining sales and had no prospects for growth. Today, the Phelps manufacturer has a booming contract manufacturing business and a spinoff product selling ...

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James Carello Title: Dealer principal, Regional International Corp. Age: 58 Family: Wife, Lyn; daughter, Gina, 31; son, Jason, 30 Hobbies: Custom motorcycles, flying, muscle cars and street rods Quote: “Let’s face it, customers are the key. You have to take ...

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