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Joel Seligman Title: President, University of Rochester Age: 55 Home: Rochester Education: B.A., cum laude, political science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1971; J.D., cum laude, Harvard University School of Law, 1974 Family: Wife, Friederike; daughter, Andrea, 20; son, ...

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This judge is all business in the courtroom

To many people, commercial law might seem among the least likely sources of high drama. Anyone drawing such a conclusion would be wrong, state Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Fisher says. To the uninitiated, commercial disputes might seem dry. But behind ...

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Kenneth Fisher Title: State Supreme Court justice, Seventh Judicial District Commercial Division Age: 53 Education: B.A. in political economics, Williams College, Williams-town, Mass., 1974; J.D., Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vt., 1977 Family: Wife, Susan Phelps Fisher; daughters, Emily Locke, ...

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This high-energy exec leads a nuclear plant

At 9:10 a.m., Maria Korsnick already is nearly 30 minutes behind schedule because an early-morning meeting ran long. Korsnick-site vice president at R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant LLC in the Wayne County town of Ontario-retreats to her office for a ...

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Maria Korsnick Title: Site vice president, R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant LLC Age: 43 Home: Webster Education: B.S., nuclear engineering, University of Maryland, 1986 Family: Husband, Michael; daughter, Lauren, 4; son Nicholas, 11 months. Hobbies: Scuba diving, golf Quote: “One ...

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An entrepreneur grows the family business

In 1994 Peter Schott found his family’s business at a crossroads. His parents, George and Dolores Schott, had launched XL Tool & Machine Corp. in 1967, starting with production and assemblies and branching out to engineering and developing prototypes the ...

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Peter Schott Position: President, XLI Corp. Education: B.S. in pomology, Cornell University, 1981 Age: 46 Family: Wife, Mary Jane Tasciotti Residence: Rochester Outside activities: Running, swimming, Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardener, community volunteer Quote: “My one-word business plan is growth. ...

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Headmaster delivers a lesson in success

The title of headmaster conjures snippets of black-and-white films and descriptions in novels of well-bred men in suits, with canes for whipping beastly boys and jolly good tea and crumpets for afters. Charles Hertrick, headmaster of Allendale Columbia School, is ...

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Charles Hertrick Title: Headmaster, Allendale Columbia School Age: 58 Home: Brighton Education: Bachelor of arts degree in English with distinction from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., 1969; master’s degree in English, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1972; master’s degree in education, Harvard ...

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Anthony DiMarzo Position: President and CEO, Mark IV Construction Co. Inc. Education: B.A. in finance and real estate, Syracuse University, 1965 Age: 62 Family: Wife, Carol; sons, Christopher, 32, and Steven, 28; daughter Gina, 33 Residence: Pittsford Hobbies: Traveling, golfing, ...

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This developer’s focus stays on the mark

On Exchange Boulevard, the headquarters of Mark IV Construction Co. Inc. are surprisingly peaceful given the bustling construction crews across the street at Corn Hill Landing-the crown jewel in Mark IV’s project portfolio. Construction on the third and final phase ...

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Mary Catherine (Kitty) Van Bortel Position: President and CEO, Van Bortel Motorcar Inc. Education: B.A. in psychology, Wells College, 1976 Age: 51 Family: Husband, Roger Garrett; daughter, Patricia, 6 Residence: Victor Hobbies: Spending time with her family, reading trade magazines ...

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Kitty’s the cat’s meow in the car business

Twenty years ago Kitty Van Bortel found herself out of a job, a 31-year-old ex-car saleswoman with $500 left to her name. She had been working for several years as the Mercedes-Benz and BMW sales manager for Holtz Automotive Group. ...

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Leader sees a better future with technology

Wendell Weeks knows that Corning Inc.’s business, driven by innovation and invention, sometimes also is a game of chance. “Sometimes a good innovation does not do so well in the marketplace,” says Weeks, 46, Corning’s new president and CEO. “Bad ...

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Wendell Weeks Position: President and CEO, Corning Inc. Education: B.S. in accounting from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., 1981; MBA, Harvard University Business School, 1987 Age: 46 Family: Wife, Kim Frock; daughter, Olivia, 13, and son, Porter, 11 Residence: Corning, ...

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