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Elliott Landsman:
A developer who helps build the community

Compassion and Elliott Landsman go hand in hand. “I admire people who have made it and who are prepared to give to the community with warm hands,” says Landsman, president and CEO of Landsman Development Corp. and Mayzon Corp., and ...

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Elliott Landsman Title: President and CEO of Landsman Development Corp. and Mayzon Corp.; CEO of Mayzon Building Services Group Inc. Age: 79 Family: Wife, Deborah Goldman Landsman; daughters, Sharon Nachison, 50, Gail Landsman, 47, and Judith Landsman, 44; 11 grandchildren ...

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Raymond Helfrich Title: Vice president and general manager, Doan Family of Dealerships Age: 34 Age when he started working for Doan: 16 Family: Wife, Carolyn; daughter, Nicole, 8; son, Daniel, 6 Interests: Golf, hunting, fishing Quote: “Do the right thing.” ...

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Raymond Helfrich:
Driving the Doan group into the top ranks

When Raymond Helfrich was 16, he applied for a job as a lot man at Schreiber Buick through his school’s co-op program. Helfrich was the only one among 17 applicants who wore a suit–and he quickly was offered the job. ...

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Thomas Adams:
Engineering Time Warner’s digital future

Thomas Adams is ready to usher in a new era in television. The new division president of Time Warner Communications for the Rochester, Finger Lakes and Batavia cable systems speaks excitedly about HDTV. As a former television engineer, Adams is ...

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Thomas Adams Position: Division president, Time Warner Communications, Rochester, Finger Lakes and Batavia systems. Age: 44 Education: A.A.S., building construction, SUNY at Delhi School of Technology, 1975; B.S., engineering, Florida International University, 1977 Family: Wife, Lori; daughter, Emily, 11; son, ...

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Robert Miller:
The Rochester Group isn’t singing the blues

Not every company executive uses a band of musicians as a business model. That is fine with Robert Miller. He wants the Rochester Group Inc. to stand out. “I think my model for a good work environment (is) the way ...

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Robert Miller Title: President, the Rochester Group Inc. Age: 42 Family: Wife, Janet; daughter, Oksana, 21 months; stepson, Anthony, 29 Education: Attended Berklee College of Music, Boston; B.S. in economics, Pennsylvania State University, 1980 Community involvement: Director, Greater Rochester Metro ...

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Linda Kingsley:
Managing partner of the mayor’s law office

Linda Kingsley thinks Warren Rosenbaum did a small double take when he saw her in court. She is right, says Rosenbaum, a partner of Shapiro, Rosenbaum, Liebschutz & Nelson LLP. He had not expected to see Rochester’s corporation counsel take ...

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Linda Kingsley Title: Corporation counsel, city of Rochester Age: 43 Family: Husband, Stan Orbach, a Penfield oral surgeon; daughter, Rebecca, 11 months; stepsons, David, 24, Todd, 20; stepdaughter, Dena, 18 Education: B.A. political science, SUNY at New Paltz, 1976; J.D. ...

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Rick Schiffhauer:
Fit to manage a growing regional business

Rick Schiffhauer recalls coming home from lacrosse practice at John Marshall High School and continuing for hours to hone his skills against the side of the house. He went on to play lacrosse at Hobart College and attributes his success ...

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Rick Schiffhauer Title: President, Rochester Athletic Club Age: 36 Family involved in the business: brothers Bob and John are partners, father Bob works the front desk in the mornings Children: Sons Matthew, 14, and Ricky, 8; daughter Erin, 13 Interests: ...

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John Zawadzki:
Helping Fleet to navigate banking’s new era

John Zawadzki, Fleet National Bank’s regional president, loves sailing. “I don’t race or care how fast I get there,” he says. “I just let the wind take me where it’s going to take me. It’s the one thing I do ...

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John Zawadzki Position: Fleet National Bank regional president Age: 50 Family: Wife, Saskia; daughters, Andrea, 24, Renee, 20, Amanda, 17 Education: B.S. in finance, Syracuse University, 1974; completed Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management program conducted at Dartmouth College, ...

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Sankar Sewnauth:
Bringing an organization back from the brink

Walking through the halls of Continuing Developmental Services Inc., Executive Director Sankar Sewnauth greets each of the residents by name. “Sankar!” the residents exclaim. It is easy to see Sewnauth’s dedication to people with developmental disabilities. He knows each resident’s ...

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