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Working above and below the city streets

Edward Doherty’s career path was determined in 1961 when, as an 11-year-old living in the New York City area, he heard President John F. Kennedy during his inauguration tell Americans to ask not what their country can do for them ...

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Edward Doherty Title: Commissioner, city of Roch-ester Department of Environmental Services Age: 55 Home: Rochester Education: B.A. in sociology, St. John Fisher College, 1972; master’s degree, public administration, SUNY College at Brockport, 1981 Family: Wife, Patrice Mitchell; daughter, Laine, 17 ...

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Forging business ties is music to his ears

The Rochester International Jazz Festival is back for its fourth year, beginning today, and one of the local magicians responsible for bringing the musicians here is Marc Iacona. Iacona, 42, is executive director of the festival and president of Simcona ...

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Marc Iacona Title: President, Simcona Electronics Corp.; executive director, Rochester International Jazz Festival Age: 42 Home: Penfield Education: Bachelor of science degree in business, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1985 Family: Wife, Ann; son, Marc. Jr., 15; daughters, Mariah, 14, and ...

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Breathing new life into nursing education

In 1999, University of Rochester Medical Center officials were not happy with the School of Nursing. “The school was in trouble,” recalls former URMC CEO Jay Stein M.D., who left UR in 2003. “It was in really bad shape,” says ...

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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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Breathing new life into nursing education

In 1999, University of Rochester Medical Center officials were not happy with the School of Nursing. “The school was in trouble,” recalls former URMC CEO Jay Stein M.D., who left UR in 2003. “It was in really bad shape,” says ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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