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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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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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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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Kenneth Dixon Title: Upstate New York regional president, Verizon Wireless Inc. Age: 37 Education: B.A., speech communications, Syracuse University, 1991 Family: Married with three children (Dixon declines to state the names or ages of his immediate family members) Residence: Ontario ...

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Small business is this manager’s big focus

The reward for Victoria Reynolds used to be the sight of a startup or an expanding business, but the reward these days comes more from statistical wins. For the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, the Rochester branch of the U.S. ...

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Victoria Reynolds Title: Rochester branch manager, U.S. Small Business Administration Age: 38 Home: Batavia Education: B.S., business administration, Nazareth College of Rochester, 1989 Family: Husband, Brian; sons, Louis, 9, Casey, 3 Hobbies: Watching sporting events with family Quote: “We’re not ...

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A leader who is driven to deliver success

Douglas Indovina does not have a wall of fame in his office. No fancy trophies or autographed sports memorabilia are displayed on his credenza. And paintings waiting to be hung gather dust against a brick wall behind his desk. Though ...

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Douglas Indovina Position: Vice president, Vision Automotive Group Education: A.A., automotive marketing, 1983; B.A., economics and management, Northwood University, Midland, Mich., 1985; MBA, University of Buffalo, 1998 Age: 42 Family: Wife, Kimberly; sons, Nicholas, 17, Christopher, 16, and Jason, 9; ...

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Joseph Lupone Position: President, Reflexite Display Optics Education: B.S. in mechanical engineering, Michigan State University, 1986; MBA in marketing, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, 1992 Age: 42 Family: Wife, Tracy; son, Michael, 7; daughters, ...

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Putting the company’s success on display

There is nothing Joseph Lupone likes better-professionally-than developing a good business plan. “I have always been entrepreneurial. Even as a kid when I was a paperboy,” Lupone says. So when he learned in 2001 that Reflexite Display Optics, a wholly ...

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Wayne Holly Title: President and chairman, Sage, Rutty and Co. Inc. Age: 49 Home: Honeoye Falls Education: B.S. in finance and economics, Alfred University, 1978 Family: Wife, Judy; children, Trevor, 22, Jared, 20, Connor, 18, Sean, 16, Jessica, 12, Shane, ...

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Leader fosters growth at his financial firm

If you want to know about Sage, Rutty and Co. Inc. president Wayne Holly, you could ask his business associates-or you could ask the 13 foster children he and his wife have jump-started into life. He and wife, Judy-“It probably ...

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John Morphy Title: Senior vice president and chief financial officer, Paychex Inc. Age: 58 Home: Pittsford Education: B.S. in accounting, LeMoyne College, 1969 Family: Daughter, Jaime, 28; son, Matthew, 26 Hobbies: Golf and travel Quote: “We believe in trying to ...

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