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Edward Kay Jr.:
What counts at the area’s No.1 CPA firm

Accounting is much more than four office walls and lots of number crunching, Edward Kay Jr. says. “What I like now is what I liked on day one-the people,” says the 44-year-old from his 11th-story office with a spectacular view ...

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Edward Kay Jr. Title: Office managing partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Age: 44 Home: Pittsford Education: B.S. degree in accounting, Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1978; MBA, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1979 Family: Wife, Kim; sons Edward III, 14; Andrew, 11; Timothy, 8; ...

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Kevin Hill Title: President and chief operating officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of the Rochester Area; executive vice president, Excellus Inc. Age: 41 Education: B.S. degree in business administration, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1981; MBA, SUNY at Buffalo, 1987 Family: ...

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Kevin Hill:
Achieving balance on health care’s tightrope

Depending on whom you ask, Kevin Hill heads either a benevolent giant or the 800-pound gorilla of Rochester’s health care system. Named president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of the Rochester Area last month, Hill is leader of the most ...

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Paul Hudson Title: CEO, Roberts Communications Inc. Home: Canandaigua Education: B. A. in English and economics, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1972 Family: Wife, Patricia; daughters, Kristin, 31, Meredith, 29, Sarah, 28, and Megan, 25; six grandchildren. Interests: Golf, reading, boating, ...

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Paul Hudson:
Providing ballast in a turbulent industry

The word commitment goes hand in hand with Paul Hudson. In an industry marked by rapid changes, he has worked at Roberts Communications Inc., the area’s largest independent advertising agency, for 25 years. “I stayed in one place. I am ...

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Tracy Nolan Title: Regional president, Verizon Wireless Age: 36 Home: Penfield Education: B.S. degree in market research/management informational systems, Clarkson University, 1986 Interests: Ice hockey, Jet Skiing, tai chi, cooking Personal hero: Jaromir Jagr, right wing for the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

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Tracy Nolan:
Running a business at the speed of sound

In the space of four months, Tracy Nolan has served as president at three firms. That is pretty fast company, even for an executive who enjoys ripping along on a jet ski at 70 mph. Actually, the 36-year-old Nolan has ...

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Andrew Gallina:
A lifelong builder constructs his family firm

Swinging a hammer and pouring concrete is how Andrew Gallina got his start in the construction business. “I grew up with construction in my blood,” says the 46-year-old president of Gallina Development Corp. He has built the company he formed ...

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Andrew Gallina Title: President, Gallina Development Corp. Age: 46 Education: B.A. in materials engineering, Brown University, Providence, R.I. Family: Wife, Karen; daughter, Lauren, 16; sons, Robert, 14, and Evan, 10 Home: Rochester Interests: Art, architecture and attending his children’s sports ...

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William McDermott:
Pushing a positive outlook for Xerox growth

William McDermott knows Xerox Corp.’s luster has dulled on Wall Street. A year into Xerox’s sales-force reorganization, he hears the analysts’ increasingly strident questions and intimations that the once-mighty document company might suffer from some bureaucratic malaise. His response: “I ...

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William McDermott Title: Xerox Corp. president, U.S. Major Account Operations for the North American Solutions Group Age: 38 Education: B.S. in business management, Dowling College, Oakdale, Long Island, 1983; MBA, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1997; ...

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James Tedford Title: Executive director of the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm. Home: Brighton Age: 38 Education: B.S. in agriculture, University of Tennessee at Knoxville Family: Wife, Ann; daughter, Alexis, 22; son, Thomas, 19; daughter, Erica, 15 Hobbies: Work, gardening, ...

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James Tedford:
Expanding the definition of animal shelter

James Tedford was 6 years old when he got his first kitten. “Some people say it was prophetic,” he says. His family answered a “free to a good home” advertisement, and found the man who was giving away the kittens ...

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Christine Whitman:
Charting CVC Inc’s course in a new era

An aerial view of Bushnell’s Basin shows a house near Powder Mills Park built in the shape of CVC Inc.’s logo. The home, known locally as the Mushroom House, was purchased in November by CVC chairman and CEO Christine Whitman. ...

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