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Stephen Hodownes Title: President and CEO, Concentrix Corp. Age: 45 Home: Mendon Education: B.S. in computer science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1980; MBA, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, 1993 Family: Wife, Robin; sons, Ryan, ...

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His competitive fire blazes this CEO’s path

Stephen Hodownes’ competitive spirit and eye for talent have helped Concentrix Corp. add jobs, grow revenues and increase sales prospects. The customer management firm expects its 2004 revenues to jump 30 percent to 40 percent to $16.9 million to $18.2 ...

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Driving success at an ambulance company

At age 67, Eileen Coyle figures she is “about as retired as I’m going to get,” which is … not retired at all. Coyle, who used to spend 10 hours a day at her business, Monroe Ambulance, now works mostly ...

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Eileen Coyle Title: President and CEO, Monroe Ambulance Age: 67 Education: Our Lady of Mercy High School, business course, 1954 Family: Daughters, Cheryl Fowler, 47, Karen Mercer, 46, Kathy Plane, 43, Cindy Dollinger, 42; sons, Tom Coyle, 37, Tim Coyle, ...

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Owner pushes teamwork to drive sales

Like many young boys, Gregory Stahl once dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. Instead, he turned his ambition and competitiveness into a career in car sales. Just 13 years after starting in the business, he was able to purchase the ...

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Gregory Stahl Title: Owner and president, Bob Johnson Chevrolet Age: 37 Education: AAS in business management, Monroe Community College, 1986 Family: Wife, Jodie; daughters, Jessica, 13, Chelsea, 8; son, Zachary, 10 Hobbies: Playing hockey and golf, coaching youth hockey and ...

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William Murtha Title: President and chief operating officer, Roberts Communications Inc. Age: 50 Home: Rochester Education: B.A. in English, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J., 1975 Family: Wife, Helen; sons, Colin, 23, Ryan, 21, Christopher, 19; daughter, Caitlin, 17 Pet: Sadie, ...

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Advertising career was made for his writing

Local advertising firms were vying last year to market the Rochester region-but William Murtha and his colleagues already had decided the prestigious account would be theirs. Murtha’s firm, Roberts Communications Inc., was picked by Greater Rochester Visitors Association Inc. to ...

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Lynne Woodworth Title: Chief operating officer and president, Stone Construction Equipment Co. Age: 50 Education: B.S. in business administration, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1986 Family: Two children, Willow, 26, Wade, 24 Residence: Honeoye Interests: Gardening, swimming, bicycling, cross-country skiing and ...

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A foot in the door leads to a path to the top

Toward the end of the first half of the 1900s, young women were told to learn some office skills. Folk wisdom said-whatever a young woman’s career aspirations-typing, stenography and filing skills would get her foot in the door. She then ...

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William Griswold Title: Rochester regional vice president, Frontier division of Citizens Communications Co. Age: 51 Education: B.A. in political science, 1974, Illinois State University; MBA, 2003, Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University Previous job: Vice president of centralized ...

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Frontier dials up a new Rochester leader

William Griswold began his tele-communications career monitoring traffic transferring through switches owned by GTE Corp. This summer the telecom veteran was hired by Citizens Communications Co. to increase the amount of traffic flowing through Frontier telecom equipment in Rochester. It ...

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This new president banks on relationships

Leonard Hess arrived in Vietnam 36 years ago with little more than a duffel bag on his shoulder, part of an experiment to see how fast the Army could reconstitute a former World War II regiment. He waded ashore in ...

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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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