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Scott Miller Age: 45 Family: Wife, Helen; daughter, Alexandra, 11, and son, Michael, 8. Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, St. John Fisher College, 1977 Secondary occupation: Prankster; he has an ongoing joke feud with the owner of L’Avant Garbe Quote: ...

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Helen Miller Age: 39 Family: Husband, Scott; daughter, Alexandra, 11, and son, Michael, 8. Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics, Brooklyn College, 1982 Secondary occupation: Matchmaker; “I think that’s just fun and exciting to do. … It’s a challenge.” Quote: “I ...

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Timothy McCormick: A leader who unites with blunt efficiency

If Timothy McCormick was a schoolboy, he would be the one with his homework neatly done and handed in while the rest of the class still was sweating the assignment. As CEO of Unity Health System, McCormick, 54, heads the ...

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Timothy McCormick Title: President and CEO of Unity Health System Age: 54 Education: B.A. in American history; Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., 1967; master’s degree in hospital administration; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., 1971 Family: Wife, Joan; daughters Kelly, ...

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Thomas Edward Hall Title: President and CEO, Greater Rochester Visitors Association Inc. Age: 54 Home: Bushnell’s Basin Education: B.A. in Marketing; California University for Advanced Studies, Navato, Calif., 1985 Interests: Wildlife photography, cooking, travel Professional/Community Activities: Member, Susan B. Anthony ...

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Ed Hall: Hawking Rochester to travelers worldwide

A love of travel comes naturally to Ed Hall. When he was growing up in Birmingham, Ala., his father worked for a local railroad. His family received company passes that allowed them frequent trips to see relatives in Detroit and ...

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William Jones: Boosting profits with all of the right moves

William Jones loves a challenge. He embarked upon the biggest challenge of his life just over a decade ago when he left Eastman Kodak Co. to start FM Technologies. The facilities-management company develops cost-saving strategies for companies through four main ...

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William Jones Title: president and CEO, FM Technologies Age: 52 Education: Bachelor’s degree, the Syracuse University School of Architecture, 1971 Family: Wife, Christina; daughters, Darcy, 23, and Elizabeth, 20; son, Christopher, 14 Interests: Jogging, reading business books and articles, pottery ...

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Lauren Dixon Title: President, Dixon Schwabl Advertising Inc. Age: 45 Home: Canandaigua Education: Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1976 Family: Husband, Michael Schwabl; daughters, Courtney, 17, Madison, 6; sons, Jordan, 14, Connor, 10 Interests: Jet Skiing, ...

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Michael Schwabl Title: Vice president/creative director, Dixon Schwabl Advertising Inc. Age: 40 Home: Canandaigua Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations, SUNY at Buffalo, 1982 Family: Wife, Lauren Dixon; daughters, Courtney, 17, Madison, 6; sons, Jordan, 14, Connor, 10 ...

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Lauren Dixon and Michael Schwabl:
Former journalists write a success story

Lauren Dixon began Dixon Schwabl Advertising Inc. in her son’s bedroom, which was lined with duck wallpaper. Just 48 hours after its incorporation, the agency, then known as Lauren Dixon Advertising Inc., had grabbed three clients: Hoselton Enterprises, the Metro ...

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John Purcell:
Getting back into the act at a late stage

A few dozen owl figurines decorate the office of John Purcell, a wise bird credited with changing the face of telecommunications. Besides owning hundreds of owl collectibles and a slew of owlish art, Purcell heads the 96-employee Fiber Technologies LLC, ...

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John Purcell Title: President and CEO, Fiber Technologies LLC Age: 56 Education: B.S. in labor relations, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, 1965 Children: Wife, Kathy; sons, T.J., 34, Dan, 32, and Kevin, 24; daughter, Kara, 29; five grandchildren Leisure activities: Reading, traveling ...

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Sue Newhouse:
Leader thrives in the face of challenges

Sue Newhouse does not fail once she sets a goal. She may make a few mistakes along the way, but she delivers. Shortly after graduating from college in 1979, the 42-year-old Penfield resident decided she wanted to do two things ...

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Sue Newhouse Title: President, Axiom Corp. Age: 42 Education: B.S. degree in business, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1979 Children: Bryan, 21, and Nicole, 14 Community Activities: Served as company chairperson for the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. at Tobin ...

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