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David Smith Title: CEO of Infotonics Technology Center Inc. in Canandaigua Age: 61 Education: B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1965; M.S. in electrical engineering, University of Rochester, 1975 Family: Wife, Sandy; sons, Christopher, Timothy; daughters, Kathleen, Megan; four ...

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Creating the right tonic for the area’s success

When David Smith attended a meeting of the Optoelectronics Industrial Development Association in Washington, D.C., nearly five years ago, he was surprised to learn no representatives from Rochester-or even any from New York-were included in a group looking to create ...

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Alexa Gifford Title: President, Finger Lakes Tour-ism Alliance Age: 40 Home: Penn Yan Education: Associate’s degree in business administration, SUNY College at Morrisville, 1984 Family: Husband, Mark; son, Eric, 7; daughter, Sydney, 5 Quote: “When we go to (trade) shows, ...

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Putting Finger Lakes promotion into motion

Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance president Alexa Gifford was sitting in her office one day last summer when a call came to the Penn Yan-based agency from representatives of the Today Show. The NBC morning show wanted to profile the region, ...

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Claude Wright Title: President and CEO, Wright Wisner Distributing Corp. Age: 58 Home: Pittsford and Naples, Fla. Education: B.S. in business, Pennsylvania State University, 1969 Family: Wife, Nancy; daughter, Contessa, 23, and son, Claude, 18 Interests: Golf and car restoration ...

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CEO taps success with his customer focus

Since June, Wright Wisner Distributing Corp. has added 19 jobs to grow the company’s total employee base to 312, up from 286 last year. The Henrietta-based company has added 100 employees over the last five years, and Claude Wright, 58, ...

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John Clark Title: Interim president, SUNY College at Brockport Age: 54 Home: Brockport and New York City Education: B.A. in history, Providence College, Providence, R.I., 1972; master’s degree in public administration, John Jay College, New York City, 1977; M.A. in ...

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It is all academic for this college president

When John Clark offers to give the “War and Peace” version of his life prior to becoming interim president of SUNY College at Brockport, he means it. Clark, who turned 54 last week, has had a diverse career working in ...

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Stuart Shapiro M.D. Title: CEO, VirtualScopics LLC Age: 62 Temporary home: Brighton Education: B.S. in psychology, Syracuse University, 1964; M.D., SUNY Buffalo, 1968; master’s of public health, Harvard University, 1973 Government posts: Deputy commissioner of health for the commonwealth of ...

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New CEO writes the prescription for growth

Stuart Shapiro M.D.’s experience spans myriad sectors-a background expected to help VirtualScopics LLC grow into a $100 million firm. “Too many companies today have brilliant technology, which this company has, but they lack the ability and focus to scale up, ...

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Playing a key role in the region’s designs

Ann Chaintreuil talks about teamwork and the way she and her colleagues complement each other. She gives examples, but none illustrate the teamwork she describes as well as hearing her talk about architecture with Craig Jensen, her partner at Chaintreuil, ...

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Ann Chaintreuil Title: Partner, Chaintreuil, Jensen & Stark Architects LLP Age: 57 Education: Royal Institute of British Architects intermediate degree, London, 1969; bachelor of architecture and master’s degree in architecture, Syracuse University, 1971 Family: Husband, Renier; sons, John, 24, Alexander, ...

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Sandra MacWilliam Title: President and CEO, Center for Aging and Continuing Care Services, Unity Health Systems; Unity senior vice president Age: 55 Education: Bachelor of science in biology, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Ill., 1970; master’s degree in health management, Union ...

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A childhood goal leads to focus on care

Sandra MacWilliam looks a little sheepish. For the first time in several years, she expects her organization to fall short of breaking even. “It’s just a little bit,” MacWilliam, president and CEO of Unity Health Systems’ Center for Aging and ...

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Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck Title: City historian/records manager Age: 53 Education: Bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology, Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pa., 1975; master’s degree in American history, SUNY College at Brockport, 1985 Residence: Rochester Interests: Reading biographies, owns four cats and two ...

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