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Financial Executive of the Year

May 20, 2014
Hyatt Regency Rochester
VIP Reception 11:15 a.m. - Noon
Awards Luncheon Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Reserve your seat or table today!

The Rochester Chapter of Financial Executives International and the Rochester Business Journal will present the seventh annual Financial Executive of the Year awards. These awards recognize financial executives who have made outstanding contributions to their organizations and to the Greater Rochester community during the past year.

Congratulations to the nine finalists and our two honorees! Winners in the finalist categories will be announced at the awards luncheon on May 20.


Small Organization Finalists
Leonard DiSalvo, CFO, JML Optical Industries LLC
Susan Gurak, CFO, Monroe Community College Foundation
Jay Baker, CFO, iCardiac Technologies Inc.

Medium Organization Finalists
Thomas Johnson, executive vice president and CFO, Conifer Realty LLC
Tracy Petrichick, vice president of financial and business operations, Arc of Monroe County
Gita Ramachandran, CFO, ACM Medical Laboratory Inc.

Large Organization Finalists
James Stenger, senior vice president, CFO, secretary and treasurer, Lewis Tree Service Inc.
Jack Whittier, CFO and corporate treasurer, The Palmer Family of Companies Inc.
Paul Perrotto, CFO and strategic development officer, Hillside Family of Agencies


Public Company
Efrain Rivera, senior vice president, CFO and treasurer, Paychex Inc.

Turnaround Specialist
Raymond Steinmetz Jr., senior vice president, CFO and corporate secretary, The Upstate National Bank


Warren Hern
President/CEO, Unity Health System
Warren Hern was appointed president and chief executive officer of Unity Health System in January 2010. He had previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Unity Health System, having held the CFO position since 1985. Hern joined Park Ridge Health System, the predecessor to Unity Health System, in 1976 and progressively assumed greater responsibilities.

Presented by:

Platinum sponsors:


Gold sponsor:

Silver sponsors:

Software Solutions Group Inc.

Robert Half

Click here to view photos from the 2013 event.

Click here to view photos from the 2012 event.

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