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Alumni of Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 check in with updates on career and life. Here's a look at the Class of 2003.
Chief financial officer
Position then: Senior manager, KPMG LLP
Current business role: Responsible for financial oversight of the county's $1 billion budget.
Education: AAS, Monroe County Community College; B.S., SUNY College at Geneseo
Residence: West Henrietta
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Being appointed Monroe County's chief financial officer by County Executive Maggie Brooks.
Surprising fact: I do things other than work.
Brighton Fire District
Position then: Chief financial officer, Rochester Lumber Co.
Current business role: I am responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations of the Brighton Fire District, working in conjunction with the fire chief to ensure that every aspect of our fire and EMS response is ready to meet the needs of our community.
Education: B.S., Indiana University
Family: Wife, Christine; three daughters, 10, 10, 6
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Knowing that the team we have put together at the Brighton Fire District can bring new life into the world, bring lives back from the brink of death, protect people's property or simply talk to young children about fire prevention, all in a day's work!
Surprising fact: I used to entertain at children's birthday parties by performing magic and clowning. I even performed at Sibley's department store. I still occasionally make a balloon animal or two for my kids.
M&T Bank Corp., Rochester Division
Position then: Regional manager, business banking group, M&T Bank, Rochester
Current business role: Senior regional officer for M&T Bank in Rochester. Responsible for the middle-market and commercial real estate groups, along with functional oversight of M&T's other business lines. Also manage the M&T Rochester Charitable Foundation.
Education: B.A., St. Bonaventure University
Family: Wife, Denise; sons, 17, 15; daughter, 10
What brought you to Rochester? I was born and raised in Batavia but moved to Rochester in 1990 when M&T Bank purchased Monroe Savings Bank.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Simply put, I have been fortunate to work for a great company. The M&T team I work with in Rochester is top-notch, and we are all passionate about supporting our clients. Couple this with the fact that M&T also focuses on giving back to its community, and I have the perfect match. The bottom line is that my biggest career accomplishment was getting hired by M&T Bank as a management trainee in 1986.
Surprising fact: I learned most of my sales skills as a kid playing golf with my dad and all of his business-owner friends. Even though I was young and didn't realize it, each round of golf molded me into being a very inquisitive person just by listening to my dad and all the conversations he would have with the rest of our foursome. It also helped me to appreciate that we are all unique and that we all approach the world differently ... and that's OK.
Corporate communications manager
Position then: Associate communications director, United Way of Greater Rochester Inc.
Current business role: At Paychex, I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of the corporate communications department and staff, including media relations, employee communications, budgeting and strategic communication planning assistance. My specific area of interest and focus is supporting and promoting the company's award-winning wellness program to employees and the media.
Education: AAS, Rochester Institute of Technology
Family: Husband, Frank; son, 24;
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
What brought you to Rochester? I moved here with my family when I was 4.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: In my 25-year career, I have been fortunate to have many opportunities to add value to my organization while growing personally and professionally. I am most proud of the various things I helped build from the ground up-whether it was being part of a team that started a cellular company in Kentucky in the early days of cellular service, producing two telethons for a non-profit, or launching a companywide online employee communications vehicle. It's especially meaningful that I've been able to achieve career success while nurturing a family and helping my children grow and thrive.
Surprising fact: Working in a fast-paced field and industry, most people assume that I'm thoroughly modern. But I'm a history buff and a sucker for classic literature. If I could travel back in time to visit the late 18th century, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
marketing and communications
Position then: Director, corporate public relations, Xerox
Current business role: Serve as the company's chief marketing officer, responsible for global marketing strategy and initiatives that include advertising, experiential marketing, public relations, internal communications, integrated campaigns, xerox.com and the Xerox Foundation. Also responsible for global brand management activities that serve to protect the value of the Xerox name and multibillion-dollar brand.
Education: B.A., SUNY College at Geneseo
Family: Husband, Jeff; son, 10; daughter, 6
Residence: Ridgefield, Conn.
What brought you to Rochester? College and then work. My first job out of college was with the Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Helping Xerox rebuild its brand strength and improve its reputation following a series of business challenges in the early 2000s. Xerox now leads the industry in document management and this year was ranked the world's most admired company in the computer industry by Fortune magazine's highly respected survey.
Surprising fact: I was the first female hot dog dresser during my high school career at Ted's Hot Dogs in Tonawanda. I broke the footlong glass ceiling with my stellar condiment competency. Here's the secret to my success: Mustard always goes first.
Realtor and agent
Re/Max Realty Group
Position then: Strategic account manager, Drake Beam Morin Inc.
Current business role: Licensed real estate agent and Realtor specializing in residential properties, primarily on the east side.
Education: B.S., SUNY College at
Family: Husband, Jeffrey Yorkey; son, 9; daughter, 7
Birthplace: Saranac Lake
What brought you to Rochester? Career opportunities after college.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Supporting the people of Rochester's finest companies in pursuit of their career goals. Seeing the joy in their faces and excitement in their voices as they begin a new career feeling a new sense of empowerment.
President and CEO
Function5 Technology Group,
formerly Lumarc Computer Corp.
Position then: President and CEO, Lumarc Computer
Current business role: Create an environment for a team of highly skilled, hard-working and enthusiastic business professionals committed to the success of our business partners while achieving competitive greatness and fulfilling their personal dreams and goals.
Education: B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology
Family: Wife, Andrea; two sons, 7, 5
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Building a company on guts and sweat equity while achieving two milestones-celebrating the company's 10th anniversary this past April and generating a $1 million payroll.
Surprising fact: I played pro hockey in Italy and maintain dual U.S. and Italian citizenship.
President and CEO
Chief financial officer, Giampro Corp., NorthEastern Insulation Co. Inc.
Position then: Same
Current business role: Provide comprehensive financial, legal, human resources and business management to the construction and property management businesses we own and operate.
Education: B.A., SUNY College at Fredonia; M.S., SUNY College at Brockport
Family: Husband, Joe; two daughters, 23, 15
Birthplace: Silver Creek, N.Y.
What brought you to Rochester? Several construction contracts in Rochester brought us here from Buffalo.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Longevity-feeding and educating our family and our employees and their families for nearly 25 years. We're still at it, providing first-class roofing and construction services to our fantastic clients in Western New York! We've always been NorthEastern Insulation Co. Inc. and have evolved into Giampro Corp. and Joseph L. Giambrone Enterprises.
Surprising fact: I am a certified yoga teacher and teach several classes per week, including high school students who are learning to be hospice providers. Check it out at yogaheart.org.
Vice president and private wealth adviser
The Goodbody Group, Merrill Lynch
Position then: Vice president and financial adviser in the private clients group, FleetBoston Financial Corp.
Current business role: Provide wealth management solutions to a broad range of clientele, including corporate executives, entrepreneurs, affluent families and family offices. As one of the select teams in the private banking and investment group at Merrill Lynch serving the Northeast, we maintain an exclusive practice designed to provide a true boutique experience. We use a consultative, holistic approach to craft client strategies that transcend multiple generations. To meet our clients' diverse needs, we provide access to premier money managers, structured products, alternative investments, trust and estate strategies, philanthropic services, wealth management and lending services.
Education: B.S., Daemen College
Family: Husband, John; two sons, 8, 6
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Guiding our clientele through the worst economic crisis since World War II.
Surprising fact: I enjoy deep-sea fishing and freshwater fishing. I can bait a line and release my catch accordingly.
Vice president and regional manager
M&T Bank Corp.'s business and professional banking group
Position then: Vice president and team leader, M&T Bank's business and professional banking group, Rochester region
Current business role: Responsible for leading a team of business banking relationship managers in meeting the lending, depository and ancillary banking needs of small to medium-sized businesses, professionals and not-for-profits.
Education: B.S., MBA, Medaille College
Family: Wife, Tabitha; two daughters, 4, 2
Residence: Perry Hall, Md.
What brought you to Rochester? Banking career
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: My recent promotion to regional manager.
Surprising fact: I enjoy singing.
Director, corporate development
Eastman Kodak Co.
Position then: Chief financial officer and vice president of finance, Vaccinex Inc.
Current business role: Finance executive helping to drive the transformation and growth of Kodak. Responsible for the analysis, planning and execution of acquisition, divestiture, joint venture and other strategic transactions.
Education: B.A., Duke University; J.D., MBA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Family: Wife, Sarah; two sons, 7, 5
Birthplace: Charlotte, N.C.
What brought you to Rochester? My wife grew up here, and it's a great place to raise a family!
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Being part of a team that led the growth of Vaccinex and the biotech community in Rochester.
Surprising fact: I am an identical twin.
Robert Moore Jr.
Chief information officer
and senior vice president
Paetec Holding Corp.
Position then: Vice president, information technology, Paetec
Current business role: I currently serve Paetec as senior vice president and chief information officer, overseeing operating support systems, system operations, as well as applications development and deployment. I have served Paetec in a number of IT management positions since its inception.
Education: B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; MBA, Queen's University and Cornell University
Family: Wife, Connie; two daughters, 9, 6
What brought you to Rochester? RIT
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Helping to build and grow Paetec from the beginning into one of the best companies to work for in Rochester.
Surprising fact: My love of NASCAR.
Senior vice president
and chief procurement officer
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Position then: Vice president, global supply chain, and vice president, global packaging engineering, Bausch & Lomb Inc.
Current business role: Currently senior vice president and chief procurement officer at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Responsible for global leadership of supplier relationship management, companywide sourcing and procurement expenditures, working capital leadership and implementation of supply chain strategies.
Education: B.S., Purdue University; M.S., Arizona State University
Residence: Rochester and Manhattan
Birthplace: Edwards, Calif.
What brought you to Rochester?
Originally I came to Rochester after being recruited by Strong Health and the University of Rochester.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Helping to build global organizations that have contributed to the mission and goals of the companies I have been honored to work within. Specifically, helping to develop the career opportunities for several individuals who have been a part of the teams which I have had the honor to lead.
Assistant general manager
Rochester Red Wings
Position then: Same
Current business role: Help to oversee a variety of departments, with primary day-to-day responsibilities including sponsorship sales, team travel, game-day operations and all radio-station-related activities.
Education: B.A., State University at Binghamton
Residence: East Irondequoit
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Closing Silver Stadium and opening Frontier Field, 1996-97. It was a two-year project to bid farewell to an old friend while welcoming a new one, and it was accomplished largely by a small and amazing staff at Silver Stadium, which would soon grow. From fans and sponsors to politicians and media, it was an amazing people experience, with great historical significance to Greater Rochester.
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
Position then: Product development, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
Current business role: As a loaned executive, it is my reasonability to provide leadership support to help with the organizational growth of the Work-Scholarship Connection. This includes building partnerships with government, business and other non-profits to promote the success of students in graduating from high school.
Education: AOS, Culinary Institute of America; B.S., M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology
Family: Wife, Patricia; son, 9; daughter, 8
Birthplace: New York City
What brought you to Rochester? I came to Rochester to complete my education and fell in love with the community.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Being part of a team of talented people that helps build community partnerships to encourage students to graduate from high school.
Bonadio & Co. LLP
Position then: Same
Current business role: Responsible for the oversight of audits, tax information return preparation and cost reporting for tax-exempt organizations throughout New York, in addition to providing the firm's tax-exempt clients with a variety of consulting services.
Education: AAS, Alfred State College; B.S., SUNY College at Geneseo
Family: Husband, Dean; two daughters, 15, 13
What brought you to Rochester? My husband's job at the time I graduated brought me to the Rochester area.
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: Attaining the level of partner with the largest independent CPA firm in New York.
Surprising fact: I have a pistol permit and enjoy target shooting.
Butler/Till Media Services Inc.
Position then: Same
Current business role: Partner in media-only advertising agency of more than 60 people. Focus on operations and product deliverables to clients within diverse industries.
Education: AAS, SUNY College at Canton; B.S., University of South Carolina
Family: Husband, David; two daughters, 20, 16
Most meaningful career-related accomplishment: All stages have had a major impact on my career; each was a stepping-stone, building knowledge and experience. Building Butler/Till Media into a successful, intelligent media-only agency has been exceptionally rewarding.
Surprising fact: I have a rather large family. My immediate family-sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews-is basically the same size as my daughter's graduating class at Naples!
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