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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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Marc Fiore Title: President and co-founder, Mindex Technologies Inc. Age: 37 Home: Webster Education: A.S. in computer science, SUNY College at Morrisville; B.A. in computer science, SUNY School of Technology in Utica Family: Wife, Andrea; sons Marc, 8, Matthew, 7 ...

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This software executive plays, works hard

Since the information technology boom and its eventual bust in the 1990s, adaptability is perhaps the trait most essential to a tech company’s endurance. Over 10 years of business, Mindex Technologies Inc. has endured the ebb and flow of its ...

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Gregory Langen Title: President and CEO, Family Service of Rochester Inc. Age: 53 Home: Pittsford Education: B.A. in sociology, SUNY Buffalo, 1973; master’s in social work, Syracuse University, 1975 Family: Wife, Anita; sons Rob, 21, and Michael, 17 Quote: “We ...

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This non-profit leader focuses on service

Family Service of Rochester Inc., one of Rochester’s lower profile non-profit organizations, is nearly 100 years old. Gregory Langen, 53, has been president and CEO of the $5.5 million organization for 10 of those years. Despite lean times and dwindling ...

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Working to raise the bar for his profession

You can never turn the clock all the way back. Michael Wolford knows this. Still, he would not mind turning it back a little. As president of the Monroe County Bar Association, Wolford is positioned to open a debate about ...

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Michael Wolford Title: President, Monroe County Bar Association; managing partner, Wolford & Leclair LLP Age: 62 Education: B.S. in history and economics, John Carroll University, Cleveland, 1963; MBA, SUNY at Buffalo, 1965; J.D., Buffalo Law School, 1968 Family: Wife, Beatrice; ...

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