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Scott Ellsworth Title: President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of the Rochester Area Age: 38 Education: B.S. in mathematics, Drew University, Madison, N.J., 1987; MBA in health care administration, Union College, Schenectady, 1995 Family: Wife, Deborah; daughters, Marissa, 8, Felicia, 5; ...

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Mikael Totterman Title: Chief operating officer, VirtualScopics LLC Age: 32 Home: Brighton Education: B.S. in industrial engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., 1993; MBA, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1998 Family: Wife, Sasha; 10-month-old son, Stephan Interests: Skiing, reading to his son, ...

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Adding dimensions in medical imaging

The twinkle in Mikael Totterman’s eye is unmistakable as he explains the growth potential of VirtualScopics LLC. Totterman’s passion for growing the medical-imaging firm is the force behind its collaborating with large companies, garnering funds and expanding its employee base. ...

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Thomas Moonan Title: CEO, president and chairman, Monroe Title Insurance Corp. Age: 69 Education: B.A., philosophy and history, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, 1955; J.D., Harvard Law School, 1958 Family: Wife, Marie; sons, Paul, 44, and Tommy, 36; daughter, ...

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CEO is a title this lawyer did not plan on

Thomas Moonan is the first to admit he is not a morning person. But faithfully, once a month, Moonan-CEO, president and chairman of Monroe Title Insurance Corp.-shows up at 7:45 a.m. for School of the Holy Childhood board meetings. Perhaps ...

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Michael Finney Title: President and CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc. Age: 46 Education: Bachelor of business administration degree, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, 1979; M.A. in human resources, Central Michigan State University, 1987 Family: Wife, Gina; sons, Michael Jr., 14; ...

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Development leader sees blue skies ahead

Michigan native Michael Finney should have no problem getting used to the Rochester area. The region already feels a bit like home, he says. “Rochester is very much familiar,” the new president and CEO of Greater Roch-ester Enterprise Inc. says. ...

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Christine Withers Title: Managing director, Saatchi & Saatchi Rowland Age: 37 Home: Webster Education: B.S. in marketing, SUNY College at Oswego, 1987 Family: Husband, Karl; daughter, Lindsay, 8; son, Zachary, 6 Dog: Buddy, an eight-month-old wheaten terrier Interests: Cooking, painting, ...

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Ad industry veteran pitches a new strategy

Christine Withers’ steely determination and strong belief in employee talent help Saatchi & Saatchi Rowland weather challenges in the advertising world. As managing director, Withers is the force behind Saatchi & Saatchi’s efforts to gain new business and increase community ...

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Charles Siragusa Title: U.S. District Court Judge, Western District of New York Education: B.A. in sociology, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, 1969; J.D., Union College Albany Law School, Schenectady, 1976 Family: Wife, Lisa; two children Murder convictions obtained as a prosecutor: 51 ...

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Hard work is this judge’s chief conviction

U.S. District Judge Charles Siragusa rises each day no later than 4:30 a.m., and works for several hours before going to the office. This routine is invariable except on weekends when he gets up early to work, but does not ...

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Providing strategic vision for a non-profit

Gidget Hopf’s serendipitous journey took another wonderful twist this spring when Hopf-the top person at a prominent Rochester non-profit organization-stood face-to-face in the Oval Office with the most powerful person on the planet. Hopf, president and CEO of the Association ...

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Gidget Hopf Title: President and CEO, Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired-Goodwill Industries of Roch-ester Inc. Age: 51 Education: Bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1972; master’s degree in audiology and communication science, Kean ...

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Packaging exec thinks outside of the boxes

Harry Voss learned total quality management at his stepfather’s knee. His family had immigrated to New York City in the 1930s from Germany. During World War II, they bought a resort in a German-American community in the Catskills. By age ...

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Harry Voss Title: President and CEO, Diamond Packaging Inc. Age: 65 Education: B.S. in industrial management, Clarkson College of Technology (now Clarkson University), Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, 1959 Family: Wife, Gretchen; children, Karla, 40; Lisa, 38; Eric, 37; and Kirsten, ...

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