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Leonard Hess Title: President of Rochester district, KeyBank N.A. Age: 56 Education: B.A. in business administration, 1973, Cleveland State University Previous job: Western regional executive, KeyBank Family: Children, Melissa, 32, and Leonard, 29 Interest: Golf Quote: “I am encouraged seeing ...

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A running doctor takes on a new pursuit

Thomas Mahoney M.D. was conflicted about giving up active medical practice. But fate stepped in, forcing him to keep a hand in the internal medicine practice he has shared for some 20 years with two other doctors. Mahoney, who turns ...

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Thomas Mahoney M.D. Title: CEO, Rochester Individual Practice Association Inc. Age: 49 Home: Henrietta Education: B.A. in biology, Canisius College, Buffalo, 1975; M.D., SUNY at Buffalo, 1979 Family: Wife, Cheryl; daughter, Erin, 19; son, Kevin, 17 Interests: Family, running, reading ...

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Engineering the future in market research

Gregory Novak never anticipated working for a market research firm. “Not in a million years. Are you kidding me? Market research?” says the new president of U.S. operations at Harris Interactive Inc. But the promise of the Internet, coupled with ...

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Gregory Novak Title: President, U.S. operations, Harris Interactive Inc. Age: 41 Home: Canandaigua Education: B.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1984; M.S. in management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., 1990 Family: Wife, Cynthia; daughter, Rebecca, 6; son, Adam, 2 ...

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John Summers Title: CEO, Jasco Tools Inc.; Rump Group co-founder and principal Nickname: Dutch Age: 65 Education: Fairport High School, 1956; one year of night school at the University of Rochester Family: Wife, Jayne; six children: Andrew, 44, Jeffrey, 43, ...

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CEO finds the direct route is the best path

Politicians, economic developers and entrepreneurs better watch out. The Rump Group means business. The 20-member group-made up of 15 current and former CEOs and senior executives, three current and former university leaders, and two newspaper publishers-states it is looking to ...

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Michael Hockenberger Title: CEO and president, Precision Grinding and Manufacturing Corp. Age: 36 Education: B.S. in mechanical engineering, 1988; M.S. in mechanical engineering, 1990; Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, 1995; Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. Family: Wife, Kara; two children, ...

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Creating a family firm to tool and die for

Michael Hockenberger could have chosen a better time to become CEO and president of Precision Grinding and Manufacturing Corp. Two years ago, just as the economy here began to slump seriously, company founder William Hockenberger opted to put his middle ...

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William Swan Title: Chairman, president and CEO, First Niagara Financial Group Inc. Age: 55 Education: B.A. in sociology, 1969, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, Cattaraugus County Previous job: Administrative vice president and region executive, M&T Bank Family: Wife, Ann Residence: ...

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Banker trusts his instincts and his insights

As a marshal at the PGA Championship here this week, William Swan often could be seen holding up a sign instructing spectators to be quiet. Over the past five years, however, Swan’s First Niagara Financial Group Inc. has made as ...

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Robert Colon Title: Assistant state attorney general in charge of the Rochester office Age: 36 Education: B.A. in political science and economics, 1988, University of Rochester; J.D. Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1992 Family: Wife, Flor; daughters, Amanda, 8, and ...

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Post gives this lawyer a chance to give back

Robert Colon is doing his own on-the-job training. Colon left a job in May as head legal counsel at Paychex Inc. to become assistant state attorney general in charge of the Rochester office. “Public advocacy was in my blood,” he ...

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Donald Robinson Title: Senior vice president, Benderson Development Co. Inc. Age: 58 Education: B.A. English, 1966, and J.D., 1971, Fordham University, Bronx Family: Wife, Beth, retired Greece Central School District teacher; adult daughters, Lisa, Cory and Christine Residence: Pittsford Hobbies/interests: ...

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Executive aces developing business sites

Drive just about anywhere in the Rochester area, and you are bound to come across a Benderson Development Co. Inc. project. From Culver Ridge Plaza in Irondequoit and Westgate Plaza in Gates to Eastgate Square in Victor and One HSBC ...

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