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Forty Under 40 Class of '95 updates

Rochester Business Journal
November 6, 2009

Alumni of Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 check in with updates on career and life. Here's a look at the Class of '95.

Philip Andolina
Managing partner
Lawley Andolina Verdi LLC
Position then: President, Andolina Insurance Agency Inc.
Current business role: Continue to manage a group of 40 professional people that provides insurance, risk management and benefits to various companies and individuals in the Upstate New York area. Manage one out of nine locations throughout New York State and New Jersey.
Age: 53
Education: B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology
Family: Wife, Melinda; three sons, 26, 24, 20; daughter, 22
Residence: Rochester
Birthplace: Rochester
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Bringing three different companies into our family with very little disruption to the service we provide to our clients.
Surprising fact: That I love to cook

Dawn Borgeest
Senior vice president and
chief of corporate affairs
United Way of Greater Rochester Inc.
Position then: President and CEO, Advertising Council of Rochester Inc.
Current business role: Responsible for strategy development and oversight of all community investments/allocations, marketing, communications and organizational strategic development.
Age: 53
Education: B.A., St. John Fisher College
Birthplace: Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County
What brought you to Rochester? My father was transferred here by Goodyear; he worked on the "Can of Worms" construction project, then went on to start his own business. I moved to Victor, before it was a fashionable suburb of Rochester, with my mom, dad and three older brothers. I was three ... so essentially, this is my "hometown."
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Working in a role that helps impact the quality of life for our community-that's remarkably satisfying. Challenging, but satisfying.
Surprising fact: I love to bake, garden and read ... a Martha Stewart diva in the making.

Jill Cicero
Jill M. Cicero & Associates
Position then: Attorney in solo practice
Current business role: I represent over 2,000 individual clients in connection with their estate planning legal matters and related estate and trust administration issues.
Age: 50
Education: B.A., Colgate University; J.D., Cornell University
Family: Husband, Paul MacAulay; daughter, 11
Residence: Mendon
Birthplace: Dansville
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: In January, I received the New York State Bar Association's 2009 Attorney Professionalism Award, given to an association member who displays the highest standards of professionalism, including dedication to the service of clients, outstanding ethical conduct, competence, good judgment, integrity and civility.
Surprising fact: I am an introvert by nature.

Joseph DiDonato III
Director, Rochester Institute
of HealthCare Management
Dentist, Southwedge Dental Group
Speaker, writer, software developer
Position then: Owner, Southwedge Dental Group
Current business role: I am currently developing a Web-based simulation to teach business strategies to dentists. I also speak on computer fraud and embezzlement in the health care environment.
Age: 54
Education: B.S., SUNY College at Cort-land; DDS, New York University; MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology
Family: daughter, 21
Place of residence: Rochester
Birthplace: Flushing
What brought you to Rochester? I came to do a postgraduate residency at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: As Hemingway once said, "For sale: Baby shoes, never used."
Surprising fact: I am working on my second screenplay.

John Doyle Jr.
President and CEO
Doyle Security Systems Inc.
Position then: Same
Current business role: Responsible for strategic planning, financing and acquisitions
Age: 52
Education: B.S., Syracuse University
Family: Wife, Lauren; two sons, 25, 20; two daughters, 22, 17
Residence: Rochester
Birthplace: Albuquerque, N.M.
What brought you to Rochester? Our family has been Rochester-based for four generations. I was born in Albuquerque while my father was in the Air Force but have lived most of my life here.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Being able to help carry on a long family business tradition of growth and stability.
Surprising fact: I made a CD, and it's for sale on iTunes.
Julia Garver
Of counsel attorney
Merzbach Law Office P.C.
Position then: Partner at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Current business role: My practice focuses on general business law, securities law matters and advising non-profit organizations. This includes advising clients on organizational issues, capital formation, general contract negotiations, licensing, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investment adviser and broker-dealer regulation and venture capital transactions.
Age: 51 
Education: B.A., University of Rochester; J.D., SUNY Buffalo
Family: Husband, Joe Ruh
Residence: East Bethany, N.Y.
Birthplace: Ithaca
What brought you to Rochester? First college and then a job after law school
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: After all these years it would still have to be becoming the first female partner at Woods Oviatt. That particular glass ceiling needed to be broken, and I'm glad I was able to do it.
Surprising fact: I am a master gardener, having completed the Cornell program requirements.

Steven Gersz
Underberg & Kessler LLP
Position then: Same
Current business role: Chairman of the corporate practice group at Underberg & Kessler. My law practice is concentrated in business transactional matters, including organization and financing
of business entities, mergers and
acquisitions, health care law and
general corporate counseling. I coordinate the efforts of all of the transactional
Age: 52
Education: B.A., SUNY Buffalo; J.D., University of Michigan School of Law
Family: Wife, Marsha Raines; two sons, 21, 18; daughter; 14
Residence: Rochester
Birthplace: Rochester
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: I am particularly proud of my role as author and editor for the Answer Guide-New York Business Entities, and White on New York Business Entities, both published by Lexis-Nexis.
Surprising fact: I love watching cooking shows on TV.

Monica Guardino
Chief operating officer
American Red Cross
Greater Rochester Chapter
Position then: Chief financial officer, American Red Cross Greater Rochester Chapter
Current business role: Responsible for operations for the Red Cross in the Greater Rochester area, including disaster response, safety training, other program services, as well as support functions like human resources, facilities and finance. Also, leader of shared service center providing accounting services to various Red Cross units.
Education: BBA, St. Bonaventure University
Residence: Irondequoit
Birthplace: Binghamton
What brought you to Rochester? I was recruited out of college for a position at a large public accounting firm.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Establishing shared service center for accounting and finance services for numerous Red Cross chapters, which has improved efficiency and reduced costs. Model has been replicated in other areas of the country.

Robert Hurlbut
ROHM Services Corp.
Position then: Same
Current business role: Provides administrative, accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable and purchasing services to nursing homes.
Age: 49
Education: B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology
Family: Wife, Sarah; two sons, 16, 14
Residence: Brighton
Birthplace: Rochester
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Being able to keep the family business going successfully so a fourth generation has the option to join.
Surprising fact: I like to cook.

Patricia Malgieri
Deputy mayor
City of Rochester
Position then: President and CEO, Center for Governmental Research Inc.
Current business role: I supervise eight departments, including fire, IT, 911, budget, finance, human resources, neighborhood and business development, environmental services. Handle council relations, act as federal stimulus director, oversee operating and capital budget process, and I am designated acting mayor in his absence.
Age: 54
Education: B.A., Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass.; MPA, Syracuse University
Family: Husband, Patrick; two sons, 25, 22
Residence: Rochester
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wis.
What brought you to Rochester? My dad became president of Nazareth College, so I spent my summers here during college.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Overseeing the team that re-opened Durand Eastman Beach on Lake Ontario after it was closed by the county for 40 years.
Surprising fact: I love to watch Food Network shows, but I rarely cook.

Wade Norwood
Director of community engagement
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency
Position then: Member, Rochester City Council, special assistant to New York State Assemblyman David F. Gantt
Current business role: I lead the staff that supports FLHSA's African American Health Coalition, its Latino Health Coalition and the more than a dozen other community coalitions supported by FLHSA. These coalitions provide direct and powerful channels for community engagement in increasing access to health services and eliminating race- and ethnicity-related health disparities.
Age: 45
Education: B.A., University of Rochester
Family: Wife, Lisa; son, 19, daughter, 11
Residence: Rochester
Birthplace: Rochester
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: My most meaningful career accomplishments are linked to the FLHSA's successful effort to build a new model of community health planning that integrates data, analytics and community engagement. This proactive model of community health planning has been embraced by the state Department of Health and has already launched exciting local collaborative efforts to improve community-wide access to care, avoid unnecessary hospital use and eliminate disparities in health status across the region.

Michael Osborn
Managing director
Catalyst Direct Inc.
Position then: Same
Current business role: Set company goals and objectives, develop business strategies, lead the executive team.
Age: 52
Education: B.S., St. John Fisher College
Family: Wife, Jan; two daughters, 26, 24
Residence: Rochester
Birthplace: Buffalo
What brought you to Rochester? Moved as a child
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Being able to find balance between the demands of running a growing business and being involved in the community in a meaningful way.

Peter Pape
The Riverside Group
Position then: President, the Riverside Group
Current business role: I am still the owner of the Riverside Group. My day is filled with working on the long-term plan along with the not-for-profit work I do.
Age: 53
Education: Associate degree, Alfred State University
Family: Wife, Beatrice; son, 22; daughter, 20
Residence: Webster
Birthplace: Rochester
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: The long-term employment of many of my employees. It means I must be doing something right.
Surprising fact: I do sleep!

Joseph Rulison
Managing director, Private Wealth
Management-Upstate New York
JPMorgan & Chase Co.
Position then: President, Rulison & Company
Current business role: Manages the Upstate New York team covering trusts, estate, investment management and custody of assets for high-
net-worth individuals and organizations.
Age: 53
Education: B.A., St. John Fisher College
Family: Wife, Karen; four daughters, 26, 24, 20, 15
Residence: Rochester
Birthplace: Syracuse
What brought you to Rochester? St. John Fisher College
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: The creation and national implementation of the Muniflow Service throughout the United States. The service was designed to help with the cash flow forecasting of public entities. With the help and support of a great team, I was able to take an idea and have it become a national service throughout the Bank of America's Specialized Industries footprint and platform. The service was and continues to be the only one of its kind in the United States.

Laura Sadowski
Senior vice president for
institutional advancement
Strong National Museum of Play
Position then: Vice president, marketing and development, Strong Museum
Current business role: I manage the museum's development efforts, working closely with the president and CEO, the board of trustees, donors, and others to cultivate and grow relationships and resources to support the museum's mission of exploring American culture through the window of play.
Age: 50
Education: B.A., communications, SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Family: Single
Residence: Irondequoit
Birthplace: Rochester
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: I've been privileged to be part of the team that has transformed Strong into the National Museum of Play. I'm confident that the museum's founder, Margaret Woodbury Strong, would be overjoyed by what her museum has become.
Surprising fact: I've stood on George Washington's head at Mt. Rushmore. My service on the board of the American Association for State and Local History afforded lots of interesting opportunities, including a behind-the-heads hike at daybreak with the National Park Service.

Keith Senglaub
Senior vice president and chief financial officer
Feld Entertainment Inc.
Position then: President, Business Methods Inc.
Age: 50
Education: B.S., St. John Fisher College; MBA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Family: Wife, Michelle 
Residence: Oakton, Va.
Birthplace: Canandaigua

Mario Urso
Partner, health care/tax-exempt team-West Division
Board member and member, team leader committee
Bonadio & Co. LLP
Position then: Partner, Bonadio & Co.
Current business role: Provides professional services to a wide range of health care and tax-exempt organizations, including financial statement audits, special project consulting and other professional engagements that have helped clients effectively solve problems and ensure their long-term success and viability. Key driver in making the Bonadio Group one of New York State's premier CPA firms for health care/tax-exempt organizations.
Age: 53
Education: B.S., SUNY Buffalo
Family: Wife, Linda; daughter, 17; son, 15
Residence: Pittsford
Birthplace: Buffalo
What brought you to Rochester? First position was with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Rochester
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: To be appointed to the Bonadio Group's board of directors and head up one of its largest operating units. Happily, just celebrated my 19th year anniversary with the firm.
Surprising fact: That I love all kinds of music (including my vintage disco selections) and am a cantor at my church.

Mike Vadala
The Summit Federal Credit Union
Position then: Same
Current business role: CEO at the Summit Federal Credit Union, responsible for 220 employees, 80,000 members, and $625 million in assets.
Age: 53
Education: B.S., Syracuse University
Family: Wife, Peg; two daughters, 20, 13; two sons, 18, 11
Residence: Irondequoit
Birthplace: Syracuse
What brought you to Rochester? Moved here at age 10 when my dad was transferred here with the New York State Department of Commerce.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: I can't differentiate them, but I think providing leadership to one of the best companies in the area for 25 years, the past 15 as CEO, has been a great experience. Opportunities to testify before Congressional committees were personally satisfying, and representing our industry in front of the nation was incredible. Achieving world-class scores for member and employee satisfaction on independent surveys and strong financial performance through very difficult times were also great company accomplishments during my tenure.
Surprising fact: If I told you it wouldn't be a surprise, but honestly everyone knows all the good stuff already. I guess some people don't know that I'm in a band, Different Every Time, and I coached about 90 CYO basketball games last year for three teams.

Kevin Williams
President, Weather-Track Inc.
Director of meteorology
News 10NBC/WHEC-TV10
Position then: Same
Current business role: As president of Weather-Track, I oversee the services we provide to our clients, including media outlets, weather-sensitive businesses, insurance agencies and law firms. As director of meteorology at News 10NBC, I oversee the station's weather center and provide weather broadcasts on the evening news programs.
Age: 50
Education: B.S., Cornell University
Family: Wife, Beth; son, 18; daughter, 14
Residence: Penfield
Birthplace: Long Island
What brought you to Rochester? Chance to grow a meteorological consulting business in a weather-active region while also honing my television weathercasting skills. Additionally, my appreciation of the Finger Lakes region didn't hurt, nor did my innate love of snow! 
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Establishing a meteorological consulting firm, while a senior in college, that ultimately employed 30 people and has served more than a thousand clients.
Surprising fact: Though a vocal global warming skeptic and hardly a "greenie," I am a proponent of smart energy and environmental policies. (I even contribute regularly to a backyard compost pile that my daughter and I started several summers ago.)

11/06/09 15th Anniversary 2009 Forty Under 40 supplement; (c) 2009 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or e-mail

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