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A top performer on the investment stage

As a youngster, Lori Van Dusen’s sights were set on the performing arts, though her grandfather regularly schooled her on the intricacies of financial reports. “He loved the market,” Van Dusen says. “When you have such a strong connection to ...

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Lori Van Dusen Title: Institutional consulting director and senior vice president of investments, the Consulting Group, a division of Smith Barney Age: 44 Home: Pittsford Education: B.A., psychology, Ithaca College, 1982; M.A., education, Harvard University, 1984; certified investment management analyst, ...

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The world beats a path to this entrepreneur’s door

When he was a child, his family moved around a lot, from the Poughkeepsie region, to Queens, to Albany and then Schenectady. Growing up, James Graham and his family never owned a house of their own. He has more than ...

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James Graham Title: President of Genesis Real Estate Investments LLC Age: 39 Education: Attended SUNY at Buffalo and SUNY College at Buffalo Residence: East Irondequoit Outside activities: Coaching basketball with his wife, traveling with family, reading the Bible Quote: “The ...

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Insuring a health future at this HMO

When Lisa Brubaker started at Preferred Care, speculation was rampant over how long the Rochester HMO might be able to hang on. It was in rough financial shape, and the company openly acknowledged it was an acquisition target and in ...

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Lisa Brubaker Title: Preferred Care/MVP Healthcare executive vice president, Rochester operations and government programs Age: 43 Education: Bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communication, Iowa State University, 1984; master’s in health service administration, University of Michigan, 1996 Residence: Pittsford ...

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Shepherding his flock through tough times

Many business leaders in the Roch-ester area have had to head a companywide belt-tightening process in the last few years. Bishop Matthew Clark, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, is no different. But the concerns of the diocese’s ...

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Bishop Matthew Clark Title: Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester Home: City of Rochester Education: Bachelor’s degree in philosophy, St. Bernard’s Seminary, 1959; ordained, 1962; licenciate in theology degree, 1963, and in canon law, 1966, Pontifical Gregorian University, ...

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Paul Baldetti Position: President, Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC Education: B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1981; MBA, Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, 1983 Age: 47 Family: Wife, Dana; children, Brynn, 16, and Jeff, 13 Residence: Skaneateles, Onondaga ...

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Sealing the future for Garlock’s success

Friends have jokingly called him the VP of broken businesses. “I had a reputation of being a fixer,” says Paul Baldetti, who has spent more than a decade helping struggling businesses succeed. His current position, president of Garlock Sealing Technologies ...

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James Carriero Title: Rochester district president, KeyBank N.A. Age: 52 Home: Glenmont, near Albany Education: B.S., secondary education, Southern Connecticut State University, 1976 Family: Son, Christopher, 24; daughter, Melissa, 19 Hobbies: Walking, cross-country skiing, history Quote: “The benefit of education ...

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His experience is money in the bank

James Carriero’s father wanted him to be a teacher. “I had no idea what I wanted to get into,” Carriero says. “My father said, ‘You will be a teacher.’ I was, like, ‘OK, it sounds good to me.'” Born and ...

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Joe Flaherty Title: Executive/artistic director, Writers & Books Inc. Age: 59 Family: Wife, Elizabeth Scott; daughters Alexa, 29, and Caedra, 22 Education: B.A. in literature, Pennsylvania State University, 1969; master of fine arts in photography, Visual Studies Workshop, 1974 Interests: ...

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Helping people one book at a time

Growing up in an orphanage, Joe Flaherty turned to books for comfort and companionship. To this day, they have never let him down. Flaherty, 59, is executive/artistic director of Writers & Books Inc., an organization that he founded in 1981. ...

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Len Parker Position: Vice president, chief engineer of Xerox Business Group Operations, Xerox Corp. Education: B.S. in photographic science, 1976; M.S. in printing technology, 1978, Rochester Institute of Technology Age: 52 Residence: Pittsford Outside activities: Photography and fitness Quote: On ...

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