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Stephen LeVan Title: Rochester regional vice president, Frontier division, Citizens Communication Co. Age: 46 Education: B.S. in business, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1980; MBA, Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 2000 Family: Wife, Erica; daughters, Mackenzie, ...

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Development is no mystery for new leader

As a town board member in the early 1990s, Margaret Churchill was part of a group of Walworth residents who went through the planning process for a new town hall, library and other municipal offices. She did not know it ...

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Margaret Churchill Title: Executive director of the Wayne County Economic Development Corp. and Wayne County Industrial Development Agency Age: 54 Education: B.A. in English from Nazareth College of Rochester, 1972; graduate work at Nazareth College and the SUNY College at ...

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Helping businesses succeed by the numbers

In an era of increasingly frequent changes in job or career paths, Raymond D’Agostino is an exception. The 53-year-old Rochester native has worked for the same company for more than 30 years, climbing the ladder at the Rochester office of ...

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Raymond D’Agostino Title: Office managing partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP Age: 53 Home: Rochester Education: B.S. in accounting, St. John Fisher College, 1974 Family: Wife, Carol; son, Matthew, 25; daughters, Katie, 23, and Dana, 21 Quote: “We just keep getting ...

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Donald Tomeny Title: President, B&L Wholesale Supply Inc. Age: 55 Home: Webster Education: B.S. in business management, SUNY Buffalo, 1971 Family: Wife, Leslie; daughter, Erin, 30; sons, Brian, 27, and Matthew, 24 Quote: “You don’t have any power at all ...

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A steady hand keeps his firm sailing along

Donald Tomeny would not call himself no-nonsense so much as straightforward. He says he is not optimistic so much as positive. And while he does not like to sound corny or cliche, it does not mean he is not sentimental. ...

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Fernan Cepero Title: Vice president of human resources, the YMCA of Greater Rochester Inc. Age: 42 Home: City of Rochester Education: B.A. in anthropology and Spanish, Fordham University, New York City, 1984; master’s degree in foreign studies, the American University, ...

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Taking a jump into the non-profit world

Sitting alone in an office studying dead cultures was not to be Fernan Cepero’s future. Armed with a double degree in anthropology and Spanish from Fordham University in New York City, Cepero, now the vice president of human resources for ...

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Daniel Fessenden Title: Executive director, Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park Age: 39 Residence: Ledyard, Cayuga County Education: Bachelor’s degree in applied economics and management, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, 1987 Family: Wife, Marnie; children, Madeleine, 10, ...

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Planting the seeds for future job growth

As a state legislator in the 1990s, Daniel Fessenden saw firsthand the work that went into bringing the Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park in Geneva to life. Back then, he supported the park’s creation. Today, he is running it. ...

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Gregg Coughlin Position: President, Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association Education: B.S. in biology, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, 1971; MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1976 Family: Wife, Christine; children, Greg, 30, Charlotte, 29, Claire, 25, Liza, 18, Ana, 17, Tony, 15, Tessa, ...

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Managing within the grip of rapid growth

Gregg Coughlin concedes some might see his job as a balancing act. He does not. The president of the Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association, Coughlin heads what is the only physician organization to have made the Rochester Top 100 list ...

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Frank Strong Jr. Title: Managing Partner, Trillium Group LLC Age: 69 Home: Perinton Education: B.A. in engineering sciences, 1956, M.S. in engineering and business administration, 1957, Dartmouth College, N.H. Family: Wife, Barbara; daughters, Sally, 46, Lisa, 44; son, Douglas, 41 ...

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Developing gains through strong ventures

The seeds for Frank Strong Jr.’s interest in venture capital may have been planted while he was living near Melbourne, Australia, from 1978 to 1982. It was there, 20 years into a 35-year career with Eastman Kodak Co., that he ...

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