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James Brush Title: Chief operating officer, Sentry Group Age: 45 Home: Pittsford Education: B.S. in economics, St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., 1977; MBA, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1983 Family: Wife, Cathy; sons, Jamie, 17, and Davis, 15; daughter, Elizabeth, 13 ...

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Thomas Rusling:
Capitalizing on a venerable firm’s expertise

One of Rochester’s oldest asset management firms is repositioning itself to become a more significant player here and abroad. At the helm of this transition is Thomas Rusling. He has the vision to take Howe & Rusling Inc., the firm ...

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Thomas Rusling Title: President and treasurer, Howe & Rusling Inc. Age: 58 Education: B.A. in economics, Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1963 Family: Wife, Ellen; daughters, Eleanor Lampeter, 34, and Julia Rusling, 31; and son, Thomas Rusling, 26 Home: Pittsford ...

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Jeffrey Cleary Title: Managing director, Catalyst Direct Inc. Age: 45 Home: Irondequoit Education: Bachelor’s degree in modern European history, University of Massachusetts, 1978 Family: Wife, Debbie; sons, Patrick, 16, Michael, 13, Philip, 11 Interests: Golf, sports, photography, woodworking and running ...

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Michael Osborn Title: Managing director, Catalyst Direct Inc. Age: 43 Home: Rochester Education: Bachelor’s degree in business management, St. John Fisher College, 1979 Family: Wife, Jan; daughters, Elizabeth, 17, Megan 15 Interests: Water sports and being with his family Quote: ...

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Jeffrey Cleary and Michael Osborn:
The direct approach to business success

Jeffrey Cleary and Michael Osborn do not know how to sit still. As managing directors of Catalyst Direct Inc., Cleary and Osborn share equal responsibilities including roles as group supervisors on accounts that allow direct client interaction in addition to ...

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Scott and Helen Miller:
A cut above the rest in the salon business

Three years ago, clients and staff of the Scott Miller Salon were a tad concerned. After all, the business was moving from a charming house in Fairport to a space three times the size, located in a Pittsford strip mall. ...

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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 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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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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