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A brave new world for this college

A black family looking to buy a house in his Brighton neighborhood in 1963 led to Daan Braveman’s career as a civil rights lawyer. “When the neighbors found out the family was black, they tried to buy up the house,” ...

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Daan Braveman Title: President of Nazareth College of Rochester Home: Pittsford Education: B.A. in political science, University of Rochester, 1969; J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1972 Family: Wife, Lorraine; son, Adam, 22 Quote: “I really think that colleges have an obligation, ...

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New CEO looks to engineer success

Many CEOs like to call themselves people persons, but how uncommon that is only becomes apparent once you meet one who really is. First, he asks questions, not only about the job but about life. Second, he gets to know ...

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Sergio Esteban Position: CEO and president, LaBella Associates P.C. Age: 57 Home: Fairport Education: B.A., civil engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, 1974; M.A., civil engineering and transportation, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, 1975 Family: Wife, Mary Ann; sons, Damian, ...

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John Gabriele Position: President, Marina Dodge Inc.; partner, Auto Depot USA LLC and Auction Direct USA L.P. Age: 41 Home: Webster Education: B.S., management, St. John Fisher College, 1986 Family: Wife, Mary Ellen; sons, John, 16, and Nicholas, 14; and ...

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Competitive fire is a key for this car dealer

John Gabriele always thought he wanted to be a stuffed shirt, working his way up the corporate ladder, with nights and weekends off. Instead, he opted to start his career in car sales at an out-of-the way dealership in Avon, ...

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Frank Insero Position: Managing partner, Insero & Co. CPAs P.C. Age: 56 Home: Perinton Education: B.S. in accounting, SUNY College at Buffalo, 1971 Family: Wife, Sharon; son, Jeffrey, 29 Hobbies: Golf, gardening, reading Quote: “The general perception of accountants is ...

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Managing more than just the numbers

Frank Insero, managing partner at freshly renamed Insero & Co. CPAs P.C., says he is “in a terrific space in life right now”-at work and at home. “I’m probably as happy as I’ve ever been,” he says. “My professional life ...

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Steven Hyde Position: President and CEO, Genesee County Economic Development Center Age: 43 Education: A.S. in business administration, Genesee Community College, 1982; B.S. in business management and applied economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, 1984; MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1987 Family: ...

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Building his hometown’s future

Steven Hyde does not want people to think of Genesee County as a place where 60,000 people reside. Instead, he wants them to look at it as the center point of a region where 2.2 million people live and work. ...

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Dianne Newhouse Age: 55 Title: President and CEO, Volunteers of America of Western New York Inc. Home: Brighton Education: B.A. in psychology with concentrations in mathematics and computer science, University of Rochester, 1972 Family: Husband, Jerry Henner; children, Bryan, 26, ...

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Working outside of the box

It was a full-body search in an airport in India that led Dianne Newhouse out of the corporate sector and into the non-profit arena. Newhouse, 55, was appointed president and CEO of Volunteers of America of Western New York Inc. ...

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Making it all look easy

If it were up to him, Joseph Doody would transform Staples Inc.’s “Easy” button from a $5 fun gadget into a sophisticated, wireless data transfer device capable of transmitting information so easily that to place an order customers would have ...

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Joseph Doody Title: President, North American delivery, Staples Inc. Age: 53 Primary residence: Pittsford Education: B.A. in economics and mathematics, SUNY College at Brockport, 1974; MBA, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, 1975 Family: Wife, ...

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Dialing up growth at a wireless company

When Verizon Wireless Inc. two weeks ago said it would add 80 jobs at its Henrietta call center, it pushed the company’s employment there to 830 and its total local employment above 1,000. As a local employer, that does not ...

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