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Patricia Chiverton Title: Dean, University of Rochester School of Nursing Age: 57 Home: Lakeville, Livingston County Education: Bachelor of nursing, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo., 1970; master of science in psychiatric mental health nursing, University of Rochester School of ...

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Patricia Chiverton Title: Dean, University of Rochester School of Nursing Age: 57 Home: Lakeville, Livingston County Education: Bachelor of nursing, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo., 1970; master of science in psychiatric mental health nursing, University of Rochester School of ...

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A key designer of the community’s future

Wayne LeChase is a very social person; he calls himself an extrovert. “I need to talk to think,” he says. But sometimes he has a short attention span and a tendency to cross-examine people-a remnant of his career in law ...

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Wayne LeChase Title: Managing partner and CEO, LeChase Construction Services LLC Age: 61 Home: Webster Education: B.S., business administration, John Carroll University, Cleveland, 1965; juris doctorate, SUNY Buffalo School of Law, 1968 Family: Wife, Beverly; son, Raymond, 41; daughter, Jacqueline, ...

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Engineering a new future at manufacturer

It did not look good for ABB Ltd. in the early 1990s. The Zurich-based industrial manufacturer just had lost its nuclear certification and was being kicked out of nuclear power plants across the country. In stepped William Johnson, a new ...

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William Johnson Position: President and CEO of Graham Corp. Education: B.S. in ceramic engineering, Alfred University, 1985; MBA, Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla., 1993 Age: 42 Family: Wife, Cynthia; children, Ryan, 14, Britney, 12 and Connor, 9 Residence: Pittsford Outside ...

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Rebuilding bridges to the region’s future

Genesee Transportation Council is focused on transportation, Executive Director Richard Perrin says, but its reach extends well beyond roadway infrastructure. “It’s not transportation for transportation’s sake,” Perrin says. “It’s how do we maximize transportation’s contribution to the economic and social ...

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Richard Perrin Title: Executive director, Genesee Transportation Council Age: 30 Home: Brighton Education: B.A., sociology, St. John Fisher College, 1996; master’s degree, urban planning, SUNY at Buffalo, 1998 Family: Single Hobbies: Cooking, reading, bowling, softball Quote: “If you’re continually playing ...

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Making a big dent in the auto-repair market

In high school Jeffrey DiFulvio loved tinkering with cars. His skill in body work took him from fixing up beaters in his father’s garage to owning a six-location collision repair business with more than 100 employees. DiFulvio, founder and CEO ...

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Jeffrey DiFulvio Position: Founder and CEO, Nu-Look Collision Inc. Age: 50 Family: Wife, Triscilla; daughter, Carly, 20, and son, Alex, 18; dog, Sable Residence: Webster Hobbies: Spending time with family, boating Quote: “We’re like a fraternity, our management team. That ...

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Thomas Mitchell Position: President and CEO, Bergmann Associates Inc. Education: B.S. in civil engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, 1973 Age: 53 Family: Wife, Patricia; children, Elizabeth, 28, Kathryn, 26, and Victoria, 21 Residence: Webster Outside activities: Skiing and tennis Quote: “Over ...

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CEO engineers a future for his company

As a teenager in high school, Bergmann Associates Inc. president and CEO Thomas Mitchell wanted to be an architect-until a mentor flatly told him he was not cut out to become one. Mitchell was upset, he says, but after more ...

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Molding a future with technology and focus

Want to know how to grow a company? Ask Ronald Ricotta. Since taking the helm as president and CEO of Century Mold Co. Inc. in 2002, the Rochester-based company has more than doubled its annual sales, from $26 million to ...

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Ronald Ricotta Position: President and CEO, Century Mold Co. Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1979 Age: 48 Family: Wife Kelly; children, Matthew, 25, Jeffrey, 23, Katherine, 15, and Steven, 12 Residence: Pittsford Outside activities: Golfing, ...

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Engendering success in accounting business

Ingrid Stanlis became an accountant in 1979 when being an accountant was something a woman just didn’t do. She went to work for a firm that eventually became KPMG LLP’s Burlington, Vt., office. When KPMG made the acquisition, “I was ...

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