October 31, 2018

10-31-18 Rochester Business Journal selected James P. McElheny, Esq. of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP as a 2018 Icon Honors recipient.



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Rochester Business Journal Announces 2018 Icon Honors Recipients

Rochester, N.Y., (Insert Date Sent) — Rochester Business Journal selected James P. McElheny, Esq. of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP as a 2018 Icon Honors recipient.

Established in 2017, Icon Honors recognizes Rochester business leaders, over the age of 60, for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership within and outside their fields. The honorees have moved their businesses and Rochester forward by growing jobs and making a difference in the community.

To be eligible for Icon Honors, honorees (over the age of 60) must have a long-standing commitment to the Rochester business community and significant professional accomplishments through innovation and leadership. Honorees must also be champions of their industries and demonstrate a sustained commitment to community service. They may be in the workforce or retired and must hold or have held senior management-level positions with significant authority in decision-making for their organization.

"This year's Icon Honors recipients are truly leaders in their profession and have been for many years. They are 60 years of age or better and represent a level of professional achievement and community awareness and action that is truly remarkable," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of the Rochester Business Journal. "They are role models and mentors, and the up-and-coming generation wants to emulate them. The Rochester Business Journal is pleased to recognize this year's Icon Honors recipients for their stellar achievements."

The Icon Honors awards will be presented Monday, December 10, at a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Genesee Valley Club, 421 East Avenue in Rochester. Winners will be profiled in a special publication that will be inserted into the December 14 issue of the Rochester Business Journal and available online at www.rbj.net. The event hashtag is #RBJEvents.

For more information about sponsorships and tickets for the Rochester Business Journal's Icon Honors awards, visit www.rbj.net or call 585-363-7271.

About the Rochester Business Journal

For 31 years, the Rochester Business Journal has served as the leading source of business news and information in Rochester, N.Y. In addition to its website, rbj.net, and weekly print publication, the Rochester Business Journalpublishes more than 25 special products a year including Book of Lists, Explore Greater Rochester, RBJ 75 and Schools Report Card. The Rochester Business Journal also honors leading Rochesterians through nine annual awards events including Forty Under 40, Icon Honors, Women of Excellence and Reader Rankings. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting, email marketing and more. Rochester Business Journal is part of BridgeTower Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies with 44 print and digital publications in more than 20 U.S. markets.

2018 Icon Honors Recipients

  • Donald E. Bain, president emeritus, St. John Fisher College
  • James Barr, founding partner, Mengel Metzger Barr LLP
  • Paul Burgett, former dean, University of Rochester (deceased)
  • Carlos Carballada, charitable and community relations manager, M&T Bank
  • Mark Davitt, president and CEO, ConServe
  • Paul DeCarolis, chairman, DeCarolis Truck Rental
  • Sergio Esteban, CEO, LaBella Associates
  • David Fiedler, retired CEO, ESL Federal Credit Union
  • Sheila Gaddis, partner, Barclay Damon
  • James Hammer, president, Hammer Packaging
  • Randy Henderson, president, Henderson Ford
  • Susan Holliday, former owner and publisher, Rochester Business Journal
  • Peter Jemison, site manager, Ganondagan State Historic Site
  • R. Wayne LeChase, chairman, LeChase Construction
  • Janet Lomax, retired anchor, News10NBC
  • Essie Calhoun McDavid, retired vice president of community affairs and chief diversity officer, Eastman Kodak Co.
  • James McElheny, managing partner, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
  • Kelly Reed, president and CEO, Huther Doyle
  • David Reh, founder, Gorbel, Retrotech, Raytec Group and Ravenwood Golf Club (deceased)
  • Dennis Richardson, interim CEO, Greater Rochester Health Foundation
  • E. Philip Saunders, president, Saunders Management
  • Deborah Stendardi, vice president, government and community relations, RIT
  • Kitty Van Bortel, president, Van Bortel Group
  • Sister Christine Wagner, special advisor and former executive director, St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center
  • Louise Woerner, CEO, HCR Home Care