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Seven Geneseo Alumni Recognized With 40 Under 40 Awards

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Seven SUNY Geneseo alumni will receive 40 under 40 awards in the Rochester and Buffalo areas in November. A panel of judges selected the awardees for their professional success and significant contributions to the community. 

The Rochester Business Journal will honor five alumni: Leah Tarantino Cintineo ’06, Laura Gustin ’02, Kara Juszczak ’03, Jennifer Sahrle ’03, and Leah George VanScott ’01. They will be honored at the RBJ awards luncheon on November 12 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Buffalo Business First selected Holly Hejmowski ’04 and Elizabeth Midgley ’03 for their 40 Under 40 award. The journal will recognize the honorees on November 22 at the Business First awards luncheon at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

“I am always pleased to see our Geneseo alumni chosen for these outstanding recognitions,” said President Denise A. Battles. “Their selection demonstrates the tremendous impact Geneseo graduates have on the region through their successful careers and civic engagement activities.”

The Honorees

Leah Tarantino Cintineo ’06 is an attorney and partner with Underberg & Kessler, LLP, in Rochester, NY. She earned her B.A. in psychology from SUNY Geneseo and her J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University.

Laura Gustin ’02 is the director of the Monroe County Systems Integration Project for the United Way of Greater Rochester. She earned her B.A. in English with a minor in anthropology from SUNY Geneseo and her M.P.H. from the University of South Florida.

Holly Hejmowski ’04 is principal at Freed Maxick CPAs in Buffalo, NY. She earned her B.S. in accounting from SUNY Geneseo and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kara Juszczak ’03 is a licensed clinical social worker and co-owner of Tree Hope Counseling in Rochester, NY. She earned her B.A. in music and psychology from SUNY Geneseo and her M.S.W. from the Greater Rochester Collaborative M.S.W. Program (Nazareth College and SUNY Brockport).

Elizabeth Midgley ’03 is an attorney and founding partner of Stillwell Midgley PLLC in Buffalo, NY. She earned her B.A. in English with minors in environmental studies and political science from SUNY Geneseo and her J.D. from University at Buffalo.

Jennifer Sahrle ’03 is a senior director of operations for Trillium Health in Rochester, NY. She earned her B.A. in history with a minor in Africana studies from SUNY Geneseo and her M.S. in education from Nazareth College.

Leah George VanScott ’01 is vice president of business development for the Greater Rochester Enterprise. She earned her B.A. in communication with a minor in business studies and public relations from SUNY Geneseo and her M.B.A. from St. John Fisher College.

Author

Carol Marcy
Senior Advancement Writer