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2015 Athena Young Professional Award finalists

Julie Bazan Assistant vice president of operations and administration Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. Education: B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y., M.A.L.S., Nazareth College; M.S. Ed, St. John Fisher College Family: Husband, Michael D’Angelo Professional and community leadership: ...

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2015 Athena Award finalists

Susan Acker First vice president–wealth management,  Chartered retirement planning counselor Merrill Lynch Education: BBA, M.S., St. Bonaventure University Professional and community leadership: Member, executive committee; chair, investment committee, Rochester Area Community Foundation; board member, Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester; ...

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Rules for employers

Beginning this month, employers of 100 or more workers must provide affordable health insurance to all workers who put in 30 or more hours a week. Beginning in January 2016, the mandate will apply to employers of 50 or more ...

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The long route taken to the new transit center

June 2010 City of Rochester “abandonment” of Mortimer Street gives RGRTA the go-ahead November 2011 Design build contract awarded, signaling the beginning of design process Nov. 20, 2012 Groundbreaking Jan. 25, 2013 Site remediation complete April 1, 2013 Foundation complete ...

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New $50 million center puts focus on movement

Visitors who first enter the Regional Transit Service’s new downtown transit center on its opening day— Black Friday—may notice a feeling of movement. The $50 million center, which spans an entire block between North Clinton Avenue and St. Paul Street, ...

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RTS by the numbers


Bill Carpenter has shepherded the transit center project since being named CEO of RGRTA on Oct. 1, 2011 (Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) 30 bus bays, including four on Mortimer Street Concourse can serve up to 2,000 people 26,000 feet of ...

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New center features soaring roof lines, natural light

When the downtown RTS Transit Center opens to customers next week, it immediately will become a dynamic new hub for public transit in Rochester. Spanning an entire city block bounded by Pleasant Street, St. Paul Street, Mortimer Street and South ...

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Move seen as catalyst for change on Main St.

The impact of the new RTS Transit Center will go far beyond the physical structure itself. That is the consensus among its proponents, some area developers and downtown development officials. “It changes the dynamic of downtown significantly,” said Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, ...

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Forty Under 40 Class of 2005


Mark Aesch CEO TransPro Consulting Residence: Tampa, Fla. Rochester in one word: Enterprising Influenced by: John Doyle Jr. Andrew Aligne M.D. Executive director, The Hoekelman Center Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center Residence: Rochester Favorite quote: “Don’t ask ...

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Forty Under 40 Class of 2004


Michele Agostinelli Vice president, consulting practice The Rochester Group Inc. Residence: Spencerport Favorite quote: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”—Eleanor Roosevelt John Billone President Flower City Management Corp. James Brennan Office audit leader Deloitte & Touche ...

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Forty Under 40 Class of 2003


Scott Adair Chief financial officer Regional Transit Service Residence: West Henrietta Rochester in one word: Steady Thomas Anderson Partner Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP Richard Burke Principal Burke Group Daniel Burns President, Rochester Division M&T Bank Corp. Becky Cania Manager ...

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Forty Under 40 Class of 2002


Scott Bass President Advanced Language Translation Inc. Residence: Irondequoit Favorite quote: “‘Meow’ means ‘woof’ in cat.”—George Carlin Most influenced by: Bruce Ashby, formerly of S&W X-Ray Kevin Berg Vice president, business development and regional operations; Site administrator, Finger Lakes Visiting ...

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Forty Under 40 Class of 2001


Craig Cairns President and chairman Howe and Rusling Inc. Kathryn Cleary Director of marketing City Blue Imaging Services Timothy Cook President Cook Communications LLC Residence: Chili Rochester in one word: Home Molly Clifford Executive director Community Health Strategies Robert Colon ...

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Forty Under 40 Class of 2000


Frederick Borrelli Chief operating officer, Yale Medical Group Yale University Residence: Hamden, Conn. Favorite quote: “There are only good days and great days.”—David Koch Influenced by: Kathleen Parrinello Kristen Clark Chief risk and administrative officer The Bonadio Group LLP Residence: ...

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Forty Under 40 letter to readers

Dear Readers, Twenty years ago, we created the Forty Under 40 awards program to spotlight our community’s young professionals who, while often balancing family responsibilities, also were finding time to contribute their talents to Rochester’s many non-profit organizations. We have ...

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