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Peter Robinson: Leader manages the devil out of the details

On a summer afternoon in 1995, Peter Robinson left Rochester, boarding a flight to Oklahoma City. Robinson, University of Rochester’s senior vice president of health affairs, wanted to meet with Jay Stein M.D., vice provost of the University of Oklahoma ...

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Peter Robinson Title: University of Rochester senior vice president of health affairs, UR Medical Center chief operating officer, Strong Health chief operating officer Age: 52 Home: Pittsford Education: B.A., political science, City University of New York, New York City, 1971; ...

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Peter Robinson Title: University of Rochester senior vice president of health affairs, UR Medical Center chief operating officer, Strong Health chief operating officer Age: 52 Home: Pittsford Education: B.A., political science, City University of New York, New York City, 1971; ...

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Thomas Jackson Title: President, University of Roch-ester Age: 51 Home: Rochester Education: B.A., Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., 1972; J.D., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1975 Family: Wife, Bonnie Gelb Jackson; sons, Richard, 16, Steven, 13 Interests: Photography, golf, spending time ...

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Thomas Jackson: As president, he is the UR’s man of action

The University of Rochester-a 150-year-old institution and the area’s third-largest employer-has undergone a metamorphosis in the last half-decade. On the north side of Elmwood Avenue, the university downsized the student body and pruned and cultivated programs and departments. On the ...

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James Gabalski Title: General manager, Element K Learning Center Age: 35 Home: Webster Education: B.S. in management science, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1987 Family: Wife, Maureen; son, Ian, 6; daughter, Julia, 2 Interests: Running, swimming, golf and spending time with ...

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James Gabalski: High-tech is elemental at this training site

James Gabalski’s energy is infectious. The high-energy general manager of the Element K Learning Center-part of Element K Corp.-endeavors to maintain optimum levels of instructional and operational excellence along with employee and customer satisfaction. “I make sure the operation runs ...

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Gerard Sokolski Title: Partner, Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. LLP Age: 59 Family: Wife, Barbara; children, Maria Dattilo, 36; Paul Sokolski, 35; Lisa Allen, 32 Home: Irondequoit Education: Bachelor of business administration degree in accounting, St. John Fisher College, 1963 ...

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Gerard Sokolski: Making life less taxing for his firm’s clients

Most people cringe when they think of taxes, but not Gerard Sokolski. As tax partner at Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. LLP, his whole life revolves around taxes. He pores over tax laws, gives tax lectures, answers tax questions on ...

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Helene Diederich Title: CEO, Pactech, a division of HAL Baggin Inc. Age: 53 Home: Henrietta Family: Husband, David; daughters, Alicia Buchta, 28, and Lindsay, 23; one granddaughter Award: Finalist for 2000 Small Business Person of the Year Interests: Painting, reading, ...

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Helene Diederich: This chief executive pushes the envelope

Helene Diederich is a bag lady. And she is not the only one in her family: Both of her daughters are bag ladies, her husband is a bag man, and so is her son-in-law. Helene, 53, is CEO of Pactech; ...

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Daniel DiPofi Title: Chief financial officer, Rochester Raging Rhinos, Rochester Americans Age: 39 Home: Penfield Education: BA, business administration, Niagara University Family: Wife, Janet; daughters, Ellen, 11; Sarah, 9; and Colleen, 7. Interests: Golf, watching hockey and “chauffeuring the kids ...

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Daniel DiPofi: A sports excutive who knows the score

Buffalo’s Larry Quinn figures Daniel DiPofi owes him $2.2 million-for lost golf balls. DiPofi, 39, is the first chief financial officer for the Rochester Raging Rhinos and Rochester Americans. As CFO, he also will oversee the development and eventual day-to-day ...

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Martha Bond Title: Executive director, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency Age: 57 Home: Geneva Education: B.A. in political science, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., 1965; M.A. in French literature, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., 1972; master’s in public health administration, ...

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Martha Bond: Striking a new mission for a health agency

Martha Bond’s office is strewn with small piles of antique household items. A few 19th century children’s books lie colorfully atop a pile of papers, an antique mirror fronts a pile of framed artworks stacked against a wall and a ...

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