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Dean Rossi Title: President Age: 36 Education: B.S. in business, concentration in marketing, SUNY Albany, 1988 Residence: Fairport Interests: Movies, golf, snowmobiling, boating, car racing Family: Wife, Deborah; children, Ethan and Josh Quote: “What I worry about now is how ...

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Family business led by straight shooter

Dean Rossi lays it on the line. The president of the Henrietta company Amdex Computer Inc. does not mince words and neither do his employees. But he likes it that way, and apparently they do, too. “(Rossi) can drive you ...

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Dawn Borgeest Title: President and CEO, the Advertising Council of Rochester Inc. Age: 48 Home: Mendon Education: Associate’s degree in medical-record technology, Monroe Community College, 1976; B.A. in communication and journalism, St. John Fisher College, 1982 Family: Single Interests: Antiques, ...

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Communicator finds the job a perfect match

Dawn Borgeest is a matchmaker. As president and CEO of the Advertising Council of Rochester Inc., Borgeest helps marry area marketing communications talent with community requirements. “Dawn is really in tune with the community needs. She has her ear to ...

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Fairness is key in this leader’s approach

In the eight years since Thomas LeBlanc became chief academic officer for the University of Rochester’s College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, the institution has undergone a transformation. UR president Thomas Jackson in 1995 outlined a five-year plan to create ...

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Thomas LeBlanc Title: Vice provost and Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the College Faculty at the University of Rochester Age: 48 Home: Brighton Education: B.S. in computer science, SUNY College at Plattsburgh, 1977; M.S. in computer science, ...

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Philip Pecora Title: President and CEO, Genesee Regional Bank Age: 34 Home: Webster Education: Bachelor of arts in economics, University of Rochester, 1992; MBA, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, 1995 Family: Wife, Karin; son, ...

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CEO banks on big things in a small package

In the banking industry, bigger definitely is not better for Genesee Regional Bank president and CEO Philip Pecora. The Rochester native rose quickly up the ranks during his seven years at M&T Bank Corp. After a two-month change of career ...

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CEO finds a home in his new career ‘pot’

At age 46, Lynn Hartrick retired from his high-paying job as vice president of network services at Rochester Telephone Corp. to repot himself in a new career. He left not knowing what kind of career he wanted, but he was ...

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Lynn Hartrick Title: Chairman and CEO, UStec Age: 57 Education: Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, B.A.; University of Rochester, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, MBA Residence: Fairport Family: Wife, Susan; daughter, Beth Interests: Boating, golfing, cooking, traveling, ...

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Jack Azar Title: Vice president of environment, health and safety, Xerox Corp. Age: 63 Education: Bachelor of arts in chemistry, 1962, Yeshiva University, New York City; Master of arts and Ph.D. in organic chemistry, 1966, Columbia University, New York City ...

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His focus is on creating a green machine

It can seem incongruous to hear Jack Azar enthuse over sustainable development as he sits in his office in the middle of Xerox Corp.’s 5-million-square-foot Webster manufacturing complex. Sustainable development is more readily associated with organic farming or handcrafted furniture ...

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Robert Knapp Title: Vice chairman and CEO, Harris Interactive Inc. Age: 45 Favorite temporary home: The Del Monte Lodge, Pittsford Current residence: Westport, Conn. Education: Bachelor’s of business administration, University of Miami, 1981 Family: Wife, Ellen Beth; sons Harrison, 6, ...

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Advertising veteran finds a home in research

When Robert Knapp decided to switch careers to become an advertising executive in the mid-1980s, he had a little help-from Ronald Reagan. Knapp used the late U.S. president to illustrate his capabilities and peddle his talent to ad agencies in ...

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Mark Aesch Title: CEO, Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority Age: 38 Home: Henrietta Education: Bachelor of science in broadcasting and history, SUNY College at Brockport, 1988 Family: Wife, Jeanie Quote: “We’ve established a solid model of a very well-run organization that ...

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