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					                                                                                                                   Winter 2008

A Message From Our Chairman and CEO
by Gary W. Passero, PE, REM, F.ASCE

Greetings Fellow Employees and Friends:              At the heart of our core values is the spirit of
                                                     giving back to the communities in which we live
May the beauty of the Thanksgiving and
                                                     and work. As you know, we have been tithing our
Christmas seasons remain with each of us and
                                                     profits throughout the year in accordance with our
remind us to be thankful for our many, many
                                                     budgeted profit, but with our increased profit level
blessings, both personally and corporately. On a
                                                     above budget, we were able to increase our giving
corporate level we are blessed with great people,                                                            Gary Passero, PE, REM,
                                                     to worthy organizations. Recently we invited our
exceptional clients, meaningful projects, and                                                                       F.ASCE
                                                     employees to submit sponsorship requests for
strong leadership, resulting in our profit sharing                                                             Chairman and CEO
                                                     youth organizations they actively support and had a
pool being the largest in our company’s history
                                                     record number of submissions. While we originally
(TYLJ). Our hard work and commitment to our
                                                     committed to support three youth organizations,
Core Values of Integrity, Passion for Excellence,
                                                     we were pleased to support all eight program/event
Stewardship, Respect, Servant Leadership,
                                                     requests brought to our attention.(TYLJ) We will be
Teamwork, One Firm, Personal and Professional
                                                     including a complete listing of all the organizations
Growth, Work/Life Balance, and Diversity
                                                     to which we contribute on our website.
continue to serve us well.
                                                     As a new year begins, we look forward to beginning
In reporting our year-end results against
                                                     new projects and to the continued growth of the            “On a corporate
our corporate goals, let me just say that we
                                                     firm. Our new Capital District Office in Saratoga              level we are
achieved measurable success in each of our four
                                                     Springs is off to a strong start. Michael Churchill       blessed with great
cornerstone areas, namely Best People/Fulfilling
                                                     and Dan Desjardins have been identifying many            people, exceptional
Work Environment; Quality/Risk Management;
                                                     opportunities for Passero to pursue in the Albany        clients, meaningful
Exceptional Client Service; and Growth,
                                                     and New England areas. Our Florida offices                projects, and strong
Marketshare & Profitability. The question now
                                                     continue to grow both in terms of professional               leadership.”
is: “How do we keep the momentum going and
                                                     staff and clients, creating a need for more office
not become complacent?” The answer is simple:
                                                     space. Moving to our new office in Jacksonville
continue to focus on our core values as they will
                                                     in February marks a new and exciting phase in
act as a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.
                                                     our operations in Florida, but we will continue
(Ps 119:105)
                                                     to maintain our relationships with everyone in
                                                     Fernandina Beach. Each of our departments has
                                                     been blessed with work on exciting projects for
                                                     2008. These include a new project for Passero
    What’s Inside...                                 Spoleta Design-Build - student housing at Tompkins       Passero Associates
                                                     Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York;          Rochester, NY
    Awards ............................2,12                                                                   Saratoga Springs, NY
                                                     airport consulting at Gainesville Municipal Airport      Fernandina Beach, FL
    Department News ............ 3-7,9-10            in Florida; and many other airport, environmental,       St. Augustine, FL
                                                     municipal, institutional, commercial and residential
    In the Spotlight .................. 8-9
    Events .............................. 11
                                                     In closing, let us be mindful each and every day to
    Community Involvement ..... 11-12                share our blessings with our less fortunate brethren
                                                     and pray God’s continued blessings upon us and our
    Milestones ......................... 12          families.                                                        Winter 2008

                             Cornerstone Awards                                      at 16 intersections for 3 periods/day. They organized
                                                                                     the teams, provided instructions, prepared paperwork
                             by Kim Kulik
                                                                                     and managed the entire traffic count operation in
                             Do you know of a significant accomplishment              record time!
                             by one of your colleagues that has had a positive
                             impact on the firm? Nominate that person                 Mira Mejibovsky
                             for a Cornerstone Award - it takes less than            Growth, Marketshare & Profitability and
                             five minutes and makes a big difference!                 Exceptional Client Service: For exceptional effort
                                                                                     in administrating the environmental remediation
                             Award Recipients June – December                        services related to the ROI – Albion Academy
                             Tom Cottrell                                            Project, Mira’s initiative in understanding the client’s
                             Exceptional Client Service and Quality/Risk             state mandates, and her efforts to provide services
                             Management: For his efforts in managing the             through Passero and our sub-consultants, translated
                             design, production and bidding requirements during      into a new contract from ROI for these services.
                             Florida’s busiest design period in recent years. He
                             simultaneously managed the production, scheduling       Jess Sudol
                             and bidding of six major projects and significantly      Exceptional Client Service: For his “extraordinary
                             contributed to all six projects receiving FAA           effort” in completing the design and submittal
                             funding.                                                package for Tompkins Cortland Community College
                                                                                     (TC3), allowing the client to meet their funding
                             Matt Lesser                                             deadline. TC3 is a new client and the residence halls
                             Exceptional Client Service and Quality/Risk             project is expected to generate significant revenue for
                             Management: For professionalism and exceptional         the firm.
                             effort while working on the St. Augustine Airport–
                             Hangar 8-9-10 project. Matt’s continuous focus          Terry Dayton
                             on quality, client service and maintaining positive     Best People/Fulfilling Work Environment: for
         “Recognizing        relationships with contractors and sub-consultants      providing a key employee referral. Employee
         personnel who       is valued and appreciated. The project ended            Referrals are one of the best ways Passero can
                             with a mutually-beneficial agreement, and quality        identify and attract highly-qualified people.
      have demonstrated
                             installation of the hangars.
         an exceptional                                                              Dan Passero
      commitment to one      Bill Reid                                               Exceptional Client Service: for his inspection work
                             Exceptional Client Service and Quality/Risk             on the Glide Street Project. Bill Kiselycznyk, PE,
     or more of Passero’s    Management: For his efforts in meeting design/          Managing Engineer/Construction-Department of
       Cornerstones and      production requirements during one of Florida’s         Environmental Services for the City of Rochester,
     whose performance/      busiest design/production periods in recent years.      submitted a letter of commendation praising Dan for
                             From learning and implementing new software             his dedication, communication and diplomacy on the
      actions have had a     to extended work hours, Bill’s efforts contributed      job. Bill stated that “Dan demonstrates a high degree
      consistent, positive   to six major projects that were designed and bid        of professionalism and expertise” in all aspects of
        and measurable       simultaneously receiving FAA funding.                   his work.

    impact on the success    Jess Sudol & Jared Miller                               Joanne Randall
         of our firm.”        Exceptional Client Service: For extraordinary efforts   Best People/Fulfilling Work Environment: For two
                             in meeting pressing client deadlines on several         years of outstanding service as chairperson of the
                             projects, including Cedar Commons Drainage              PA Events Committee. Her leadership, energy and
                             Design. Their client service focus allowed us to        creativity have all contributed to building a positive
                             meet and exceed client expectations.                    work culture at Passero.

                             Mira Mejibovsky, Mark Montanari &                       Pete Rase
                             Joanne Randall                                          Exceptional Client Service: For his work on the
                             Best People/Fulfilling Work Environment: For their       GRIA Tunnel Project. Pete was hired to replace
                             valuable assistance in making the Rochester Office       another firm’s engineer to finish a very difficult
                             “Lunch Room Renovation” a reality. Each used their      Runway Safety Area Project. In a letter of
                             respective talents to make PA’s “Café” a place we       commendation, Associate Engineer – Pure Waters,
                             can all appreciate and enjoy.                           Thomas J. Posella Jr., PE, writes, “Pete’s hard work
                                                                                     and dedication to the project was part of the reason
                             Mark Angelo & Tim Harris                                this project was such a success. Pete’s a great guy,
                             Exceptional Client Service: For assembling a team       hard working, knowledgeable, a great representative
                             of 24 staff and students to complete a traffic study     for Passero – you should be proud to have him on
                             for the Renaissance Square project involving counts     your team, I know I certainly was.”
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Capital District Office                                    Staff Update
                                                          Welcome to Daniel P. Desjardins, PE, Senior
by Michael Churchill, PE
                                                          Airport Engineer in our Capital District Office.
We’ve seen a flurry of activity since we established the   He is a seasoned civil engineer with over 30 years
Saratoga Springs office. On October 1 we opened our        of experience in aviation, highway, municipal and
doors at 125 High Rock Avenue, and two days later         site projects, including work in airport design and
Michael Churchill and Dan Desjardins were joined by       administration. He is a Licensed Professional
Wayne Wegman, Andrew Holesko and Shawn Bray at            Engineer in New York, a Registered Professional
the annual Fall Conference for the New York Aviation      Engineer in Massachusetts and a member of the
Management Association (NYAMA) in nearby Glens            American Society of Civil Engineers. He holds a
Falls, New York. We took this opportunity to officially    Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering
promote our new office to the New York Aviation            from Northeastern University. Dan and his wife of
community. The hospitality suite that we hosted           18 years, Karen, a freelance writer and editor, live      Daniel Desjardins
was a rousing success, with many of our existing and      in Greenfield. In his spare time, Dan enjoys golf,
potential clients dropping by to chat with our staff.     canoeing and hiking, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing,
Michael and Dan are implementing an aggressive            and woodworking.
marketing plan, including contacting well over 50         Welcome to Michael L. Churchill, PE, Manager in
individuals. Michael has logged over 3,000 miles          Charge of the Capital District Office in Saratoga
visiting a number of potential clients and has met        Springs and Senior Airport Project Manager. He
with over 20 airport sponsors and municipal directors,    is a civil engineer with over 25 years of airport
resulting in a number of leads for future work.           engineering experience and has long-standing
These efforts are paying off - we were invited to         relationships with, and has provided planning,
submit a proposal to plan and design a new combined       design and construction administration services to
Salt Storage Facility for the City of Johnstown and       airports in New York and New England. Michael is a
Fulton County. Special thanks go out to Dan Savage        Licensed Professional Engineer in several states, and
and his group in helping to prepare the technical scope   is a former Board Member of the New York Aviation
and fee. No word yet on the selection, so keep your       Management Association. He holds a Bachelor of            Michael Churchill
fingers crossed!                                           Science degree in Civil Engineering from Norwich
                                                          University in Northfield, Vermont.
On the technical side, Dan Desjardins has been
assisting in the review of plans and technical reports,   Michael and his
and with the preparation of contract specifications and    wife of 20 years,
engineering estimates for a number of airport design      Louise, live in
projects. Michael has also been providing technical       Galway with
assistance to the planning group, reviewing various       their 11-year-
airport layout plan updates and master plan updates.      old son. The
We expect to be providing even more technical             couple also has a
support for the New York and Florida aviation groups      12-year-old son,
in the coming months.                                     who is a disabled
                                                          child living in a
The Saratoga Office is completely up and running           residential school
in our 1,200 square feet of permanent office space.        in upstate New
We are located in “The Mill,” an historic textile         Hampshire.                                              Saratoga Springs Office
mill in Saratoga Springs which has been converted         Michael grew up in Walden, Vermont. He attended
to high-end office space. We hope to soon add an           Norwich University, a small military college, on an
Engineering Technician to complement the design and       Air Force Scholarship, and spent four years in the
project management capability that Dan and Michael        Air Force at Fairchild AFB in Spokane, Washington.
provide and our goal is to have a staff of five to six     He has worked for several engineering consulting
professionals by the end of 2008.                         firms in the Washington, DC, Albany and Saratoga
Of course, the success of this office does not rest        Springs areas. Louise is a former school teacher, and
on the shoulders of one or two people, but requires       is now a professional volunteer advocate for families
the support and skill of an entire team. We thank the     of disabled children. She is also the proprietor of
Partners of Passero Associates for their vision and       Galway Candles and Soaps – making homemade soap
support of our expansion into eastern New York,           and beeswax candles. The family is active in their
and we give special thanks to Kim Perry and Beth          church, First Presbyterian Church of Schenectady.
Turof, who have been providing invaluable marketing       Michael spends his free time hiking and mountain
support. All in all, this has been an exciting time in    climbing - he has climbed 19 of the 46 High Peaks in
Saratoga, and we invite any and all of you to come see    the Adirondack Park. He also enjoys woodworking,
Passero’s newest office.                                   kayaking, and teaching Bible Studies.                            Winter 2008
                               Municipal Engineering                                     safely removed from the structure and disposed of
                                                                                         in a NYSDEC permitted landfill.
                               by Dan Savage
                               The Municipal department has won several new              Since the old garage sits between an historic
                               projects this year and is continuing to provide           structure and an active parking garage, surgical
                               exceptional service on existing projects.                 demolition with the use of a high-reach hydraulic
                                                                                         excavator was required – explosives were not
                               Mortimer Street Garage Demolition                         permitted. A shared load bearing wall between
                               Photos of the demolition in action show the progress      the old and new garage required a detailed staging
Progression of Demolition at   of this complex project. A slideshow of the demolition    plan for removal. Unique staging of the first floor
  Mortimer Street Garage       from start to finish can be seen in the Municipal          slab removal was also required to ensure that the
                                                              Projects section of the    foundation walls that support Mortimer Street and
                                                              Passero website.           Division Street didn’t collapse due to loss of lateral
                                                                                         support. The project also required the contractor
                                                             The demolition of
                                                                                         to salvage and reuse as much of the structure as
                                                             City’s Mortimer Street
                                                                                         possible. The material recycling effort involved
                                                             parking garage was
                                                                                         separating approximately 200 tons of reinforcing
                                                             both an engineering and
                                                                                         rods from 25,000 tons of brick and concrete. The
                                                             environmental challenge.
                                                                                         concrete was rubbelized for use as clean fill to fill
                                                             The deteriorated eight
                                                                                         in the two-story basement.
                                                             story parking structure
                                                             had to be surgically        The public outreach program developed for this
                                                               removed from between      project was greater than most. Generic public
                                                               two structures, one       meetings on projects with rental properties are
                                                               being the historic        typically not well attended. Consequently, key
                                                               Edwards Building,         stakeholders are often not aware of the impending
                                                               in the heart of           project or its temporary impact to the area. To
                                                               downtown.                 counter this, we met with each individual building
                                                                                         tenant to explain the project, and followed up with
                                                               The proposed
                                                                                         telephone calls to property owners.
                                                               Renaissance Square
                                                               Project requires          The contracts for this $1.6 million project were
                                                               removal of several        awarded to Bianchi Industrial Services, Inc.
                                                               existing buildings, the   of Syracuse in January 2007. Environmental
                                                               first of which was         remediation and demolition began in January 2007,
                                                               the Old Mortimer          and was completed by September 2007.
                                                               Street Garage – an
                                                             eight-level reinforced      Project News
                                                             concrete structure built    The Town of Farmington selected Passero and
                                                             in the mid-1950s. The       Kotz & Assoc. to prepare an update to their
                                                             garage was condemned        Parks & Recreation Master Plan. We have begun
                                                             by the City of Rochester    this project and are working with the Town to
                                                             several years ago due to    provide a plan that will meet the recreational
                                                             structural issues.          needs of the community. Along with our
                                                                                         subconsultant Kotz and Associates, we will be
                                                             Passero Associates was      evaluating the Town’s existing parks and the
                                                              selected by the City of    current program participation in the community,
                                                              Rochester to design        including assessment of the parks’ grounds and
                                                              the demolition in a        athletic fields, and identification of demands for
                                                              secure, environmentally    recreational facilities.
                                                              sustainable manner,
                                                              including preparation      Another exciting project won - Monroe
                                                              of the building            Community College’s Roadway and Parking Lot
                                                              demolition contract        Safety Improvements Project. Passero was selected
                                                              documents.                 over 17 consultants who submitted proposals. The
                                                                                         College has budgeted over $1M for the project.
                                                              Prior to the start of
                                                              the demolition work,       Adding to our portfolio of projects for the City
                                                              a large amount of          of Rochester, we have been selected to provide
                                                              asbestos and hazardous     professional services for the Trinidad Street
                                                              material had to be         Parking lot project at the Public Market.
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Administration                                          Finally….Congratulations to our own IT
                                                        magician, Adam Rossi, and his lovely bride
by David Passero
                                                        Jessica! The couple was married October
The Administration department has been                  20, 2007 in an outdoor ceremony at the
providing outstanding support during the                Burgundy Basin Inn in Bushnells Basin and
expansion of the firm this year in Florida and New       honeymooned in Geneva, on the shores
York. Each member of the administrative staff           of Seneca Lake. The wedding was one
has played a vital role in maintaining the high level   to remember, and Adam is grateful to all
of service we deliver to our clients during this time   the people at Passero who helped with
of growth. Thank you all for your efforts.              any support in finding the best assistance,
                                                        and answering any questions he had in the
Information Technology                                  challenging task of planning the wedding.
The Capital District Office, the Jacksonville
                                                        Best wishes to Adam and Jessica for a long
Office, and the Rochester Office can now
                                                        and happy life together. They thank you for
videoconference simultaneously using a split
                                                        your prayers throughout the planning process.
screen that allows each office to see and hear
everyone in the meeting. Steve DeForte and Adam
Rossi have done an outstanding job connecting
all of our offices, allowing our personnel to            Environmental                                               Mr. & Mrs. Rossi
communicate with ease. They conducted diligent          by Arpad Kolozsvary, REM, IH
research to find the best solution for Passero, and      Staff Update
have overseen its implementation. Adam and              We welcome Mariann Giglia, who has returned to
Steve have also done an excellent job setting up        Passero as an Environmental Assistant. Mariann first
the networks and workstations in the new Capital        started working at Passero Associates in 1989 as a co-op
District and Jacksonville offices, despite the many      while completing her Associates Degree in Business
challenges typically encountered with the opening       Management from Bryant & Stratton Business Institute.
of new space and the addition of new staff.             She started at the reception desk part-time and through
                                                        the years has assisted in the Accounting, Survey, Airport
Finance                                                 and Architecture departments. She says, “Being a part
Improvements are ongoing in the department,
                                                        of Passero Associates has been a blessing. This is a
including research into a new, more efficient
                                                        great place to work!”
accounting software and our search for a part-
time accounting assistant to work with Sue Cocca.       Mariann and her family reside in Ionia, New York where
Sue and Maria Kraska have made significant               she says, “I enjoy God’s awesome creation - walking,
contributions to the financial health and stability      biking, sledding and running around with our daughter
of the firm with their commitment to accuracy            and our Doberman Pinscher, King. Just recently, ice
and efficiency.                                          skating has been a big hit in our family too!” Mariann
                                                                                                                     Mariann Giglia
                                                        has been a first-rate addition to the Environmental team.
Human Resources
As part of Passero’s commitment to being                Project News
an Employer of Choice, the firm continues                We have given our clients and potential clients the
to contribute a majority of the cost of health          option to request a quote for Phase I Environmental
insurance premiums as part of the employee              Assessment Services through the Passero website. This
benefits package. We are currently evaluating            has proven to be a very effective tool and our clients
employee benefits software which will enable             have responded well to this service. They appreciate
each employee to obtain information on, and             being able to obtain a proposal for these services within
track the value of their benefits. Kim Kulik and         24 hours of their online request, without having to wait
Sue Cocca continue to identify and implement            for a phone call to be returned.
many such improvements in human resources,
creating a more supportive environment for all our      We have found that they often respond to us with a
employees.                                              signed contract electronically, which also speeds up the
                                                        process of scheduling and completing their project. We
Staff Update                                            continue to add new information about our services to
First, a word of thanks to all of our Administrative    our section of the Passero website, and we have been
staff in New York and Florida for their efforts         very pleased with the feedback we have received from
day in and day out to service our clients with          our clients on it.
excellence. From the Document Center to
                                                        We continue to pursue projects with local municipalities
Executive Assistant support to Reception, we have
                                                        and large organizations, and look forward to providing
a great team of dedicated professionals!
                                                        our services to additional clients in our area.
                                                                                                                          Winter 2008
                          Florida Office                                            and other engineering projects and is pursuing his
                                                                                   PE license. Matt lives in Jacksonville Beach and
                          by Andrew Holesko, CM
                                                                                   grew up in Jacksonville. He enjoys diving, fishing
                          Our new office in Jacksonville is nearly ready for
                                                                                   and wakeboarding. Matt is a sports fan, especially of
                          us, and we are very excited about moving into more
                                                                                   Jacksonville Jaguars football.
                          spacious quarters, and that’s a major understatement.
                          We will miss our Fernandina Beach location, but          Our man in St. Augustine, Matt Lesser, is proud to
                          with our outstanding growth both in terms of new         report that his 15 year old son, Patrick, achieved the
                          staff and new clients, we require additional space       rank of 1st degree Black Belt in the Korean martial
                          and a more central location in order to better serve     art of Tong Su Do after three years of hard training.
                          our clients and our staff. We plan on maintaining        Congratulations!
                          our close ties with the communities of Fernandina
                          Beach and Nassau County - we have been privileged        Project News
                          to serve these incredible communities and to assist in   There is no better way to ring in the new year than
                          their development.                                       with the opportunity to work with a new client. We
                                                                                   have been selected, along with three other firms, to
                          Staff Update                                             provide General Consulting Services to Gainesville
                          We welcome Heidi Stiens as Executive Assistant.          Regional Airport. The Airport is used for both
                          She has over 14 years of experience in office             commercial and general aviation, and for military and
                          management, marketing and administration,                air cargo. We are honored to have been selected, along
                          specializing in the professional services and real       with larger, nationally recognized firms.
                          estate industries. Heidi holds an Associate of
                          Science degree in Science and General Studies            Don Ramdass has been leading efforts to perform
                          from Georgia Military College, and is currently          planning, architectural design, engineering design
                          earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business         and possible construction administration services
                          Administration and Marketing Management from             in Puerto Rico. Passero is a member of the Stanley
         Heidi Stiens     Brenau University. She resides in St. Marys, Georgia     Consultants, Inc’s. team, working on aviation
                          with her 80-pound Boxer, Jeter.                          assignments with the Puerto Rico Ports Authority,
                                                                                   which manages several commercial service airports
                          We welcome Victor Calvert, PE, who joins Passero         such as Luis Munoz International Airport and other
                          as a Drainage Engineer and Project Manager. He           general aviation airports in Puerto Rico. To-date, we
                          is a civil engineer with over 22 years of drainage       have submitted two draft proposals to Stanley as a
                          experience on a variety of projects, including           major subconsultant for Air Traffic Control Tower
                          municipal, residential and commercial. Victor holds      (ATC) Siting studies. We have also teamed with an
                          a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Science        ATC specialist in Jacksonville, Gordon Reynolds – Air
                          in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida.     Traffic Consulting Services, to assist us. If we are able
                          He resides in Jacksonville, Florida, was born in         to secure work in Puerto Rico, it would certainly be an
                          Ames, Iowa and grew up in Fort Pierce, Florida.          exciting opportunity for the company.
                          Victor has a wife and two children and a black Lab
                          named “Gator.” He and his wife are Sunday School         Matt Lesser, reporting from the St. Augustine-St.
                          pre-school teachers at Deermeadows Baptist Church        Johns County Airport: The $4.3M Taxiway F and
        Victor Calvert                                                             Aircraft Parking Apron project at St. Augustine
                          in Jacksonville and Victor was recently ordained as
                          a Deacon. He enjoys hiking, swimming, reading,           was completed in October 2007, approximately
                          watching Gator football and basketball, Jacksonville     $500,000 below the projected budget. Continuing
                          Jaguars football and his son’s soccer team.              improvements at the airport include the start of the
                                                                                   $4M, 67,000 square foot T-hangar project, which is
                          Victor’s wife Kathy recently published an                well underway with an expected completion by April
                          inspirational letter, “Santa Delivers a Message – God    2008.
                          speaks in amazing ways, in unusual places, and
                          through unexpected people” in HomeLife magazine          Skybus’ Airlines popularity at the airport has grown
                          about the unexpected blessing she received while         significantly since July, creating a need for more
                          taking their daughter to visit Santa Claus. To view      automobile parking. Three new daily flights have been
                          her letter, please visit the Intranet’s “In the News”    added, including an additional daily to Columbus,
                          section.                                                 Ohio, a non-stop to the Boston area and another
                                                                                   direct flight to Greensboro, North Carolina. Due to
        Matt Singletary   We welcome Matt Singletary, EI joining the               limited notice given by the airline, an unconventional
                          Florida Office as a Construction Engineer. Matt           approach to constructing the new parking lot was
                          holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science          used. Traditional drainage structures and piping
                          degrees in Civil Engineering from Florida State          were eschewed in favor of using a porous pavement
                          University in Tallahassee. He has over three years
                          of experience in construction, drainage, commercial                                           continued next page
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called Flexi-pave made from recycled passenger
car tires. Using Flexi-pave allowed the new 75-unit
lot to be completed and operational in a total time
of two weeks. One factor in the short design and
construction time was that the existing site was
used as a gravel parking area, and nearly ready for                                                                    Jacksonville Office
construction. All that’s left is to watch as the lot
                                                          other Florida
accepts its first big rainstorm and see the water run
                                                          airports, stopping
through to the gravel below. Unfortunately, with St.
                                                          for customs
Augustine’s warm and sunny weather, with no chance
                                                          clearance, and then
of rain in the forecast, we may have to wait a while.
                                                          heading to their
Find out more about Flexi-pave at www.flexi-pave.
                                                          final destination
                                                          in St. Augustine.
Passero was asked to write an article spotlighting        This function has
St. Augustine-St. Johns County Airport for the            been discussed as a
Winter 2007 issue of Florida Aviation Business            critical need at the
Magazine. This issue focused on the environment,          airport for several                                      Hangars at St. Augustine-St.
which made the ecologically friendly approach of          years, and is now                                          Johns County Airport
the Airport in the completion of projects an obvious      becoming a reality.
choice for inclusion. Highlighted in the article is
                                                          Hangars, Hangars,
the Airport receiving the first-ever Florida Airports
                                                          Hangars: We are
Council Environmental Excellence Award. Passero
                                                          in the midst of
was instrumental in helping the airport win this
                                                          the most active
prestigious award. The article is available on the
                                                          hangar design and
Passero website.
                                                          construction period
The US Customs facility building project in St.           in the history of
Augustine has become another interesting project.         the firm. Fernandina
We have been involved in detailed coordination with       Beach has 10 underway,
US Customs and Border Patrol. They will be the            St. Augustine – 42, Umatilla – 13, Palatka – 10,         Flexi-pave at St. Augustine-
                                                                                                                    St. Johns County Airport
actual tenants of the building, even though it will be    Keystone – 10, with more to come at several
built and owned by our client, the Airport Authority.     other airports. Thanks for all of the efforts of the
The building will allow international flights to arrive    architectural, engineering and permitting design
directly into St. Augustine, instead of arriving into     teams.

Site Engineering                                          Staff Update
by John Caruso, PE, PMP                                   We welcome Matt Sinacola, who joins Passero
Project News                                              as a Engineer. Matt has over twenty-one years
Site Engineering has had a very productive year,          of experience in engineering, CAD design and
working on projects in Florida and in New York.           surveying, including work on most aspects of land
Projects in Florida include site design and engineering   surveying and land development. Project types have
for a new car rental facility and US Customs office        included all levels of residential subdivisions, from
at the St. Augustine-St. Johns County Airport. Jess       single lot developments to 100+ unit multi-phase
Sudol and John Caruso have been working with              subdivisions, commercial properties, small industrial
Matt Lesser in the Florida office to complete these        developments, landfills, roads, bridges and highways.
projects as part of the overall airport consulting and    He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Clark
engineering services we are providing to the airport.     University. Matt is a native of central Massachusetts,
                                                          and moved to the Rochester area in mid-1980s. He
With the current slowdown in the housing market,          is the current president of the Chili Art Group and
we have been able to add more projects from the           has been active in the fine arts community as an               Matt Sinacola
commercial and institutional markets to our portfolio,    oil painter. He has also been active in the general
including the Hampton Inn and projects at University      sciences, having served as the immediate past
of Alfred and Roberts Wesleyan College. Even in this      president of the Rochester Academy of Science for
market, our services on Affordable Housing projects       ten years. Matt resides in the town of Chili, New
are still in demand from valued clients, including        York with his wife Cathy and their four cats.
Housing Opportunities, Rural Opportunities and
Conifer.                                                  Thank you to everyone for all your hard work.                       Winter 2008
                            In the Spotlight:                                           Don’s father was then assigned a position in a hospital
                                                                                        on the Caribbean island of Dominica. Although
                            Don Ramdass                                                 Dominica was also a member of the Commonwealth,
                                                                                        the schools were poor, and Don was sent to live
                            by Kim Perry
                            Don Ramdass of the Florida Office brings a real              with his grandparents in nearby Guyana and attend
                            enthusiasm for aviation consulting and engineering          elementary school there. This was the time in Don’s
                            to Passero, along with over 20 years of experience          life when he first discovered his interest in aviation
                            serving airports. He’s been responsible for much            - he made frequent plane trips to visit his parents in
                            of the firm’s growth in Florida, but he’d be the first        Dominica, and was often allowed to visit the cockpits
                            to tell you he didn’t do it alone. Don is pleased to        and even turn some of the buttons.
                            have found so many dedicated professionals here at
                                                                                        How did you pursue your interest?
                            Passero who share his love of aviation.
                                                                                        Don’s early experience with planes contributed to him
                            What brought you to Passero?                                setting his career goals for something in aviation. The
                            Don admired Passero’s Florida Office leader Andrew           family returned to Barbados, where the schools are
                            Holesko and the work the firm is doing at airports in        excellent, and Don attended school there from junior
        Don                                                                             high through community college. He then left the
                            Florida. Don also saw that Andrew was dedicated to
      Ramdass               growing the Florida practice and that the opportunity       island to complete his college education at Embry-
                            was there for him to make a significant contribution.        Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach,
                            The timing of his move to Passero was fortuitous as         Florida.
                            he wanted to work for a smaller company and utilize         Don says, “My parents didn’t want me to become
                            his strengths in the growth of the aviation business.       a pilot - they were scared something would happen
                            Don read about Passero on the firm’s website and             to me, and they were very pleased when I chose to
                            also spoke with clients of the firm, and was very            pursue aviation engineering instead.” Don earned
                            pleased with the firm’s reputation.                          two Bachelor of Science degrees at Embry-Riddle,
                                                                                        in Aircraft Engineering Technology and Business
                            What have you enjoyed most about                            Administration.
                            working here?
                            Don appreciates the many opportunities he has               Don also met a very important person at Embry-
                            found at Passero to be creative and to put his skills to    Riddle, his wife, who was pursuing her degree in
                            work for the firm’s airport clients. He really enjoys        photography.
           “It’s very       seeing projects completed at the smaller airports. He
                            says, “It’s very fulfilling to see the improvements we       What’s your family like?
       fulfilling to see     are able to make in a short amount of time - often          Don’s wife is a photographer and graphic artist. Don
     the improvements       completely transforming an airport to help it better        reminisces about their first date - “I wanted to take her
                            serve its customers and community. With our                 to the nicest restaurant in Daytona Beach. She got all
        we are able to                                                                  dressed up and I took her to McDonald’s. Their sign
                            outstanding engineering and technical team, we can
      make in a short       see our project vision reach fruition in as little as six   bragged that they had served over a million – this little
      amount of time        months from design to construction.”                        place! So I thought it had to be the best restaurant
                                                                                        around! I am very lucky that my wife has such a
     - often completely     Don names Andrew Holesko as an important                    wonderful sense of humor.” Very lucky.
      transforming an       mentor to him during his time at Passero. “Andrew
                            has helped me to understand the culture of Passero          Don and his wife married in 1996 and in 1997 were
       airport to help                                                                  blessed with twins, a boy and a girl. Right from the
                            Associates and how I fit in,” he says. He also is
      it better serve its   pleased with the firm’s excellent treatment of its           start, their son was looking out for his twin sister - he
                                                                                        would cry even after having just been fed, and would
        customers and       employees and the many opportunities available for
                            meaningful work. Passero’s website gets kudos from          only quiet when he could see that she was being fed,
         community.”                                                                    too!
                            Don as well, and continues to be a useful source of
                            information and inspiration for him.                        Don’s son now plays baseball and is a whiz when
                                                                                        it comes to the NFL. He teaches Don about the
                            Where did you grow up?                                      different play calls when the two are watching a game
                            Don was born in Guyana, a small English-speaking
                                                                                        together. Don says, “I took him to a Jaguars game and
                            country and member of the British Commonwealth
                                                                                        he knew that the call would be a touchback before the
                            located in South America, close to the Southern
                                                                                        referee made it, and that a flag dropped by mistake.
                            Caribbean Islands. Don’s father was a doctor for
                                                                                        People in the stands were amazed!” Don’s daughter
                            British hospitals, and the family left Guyana when
                                                                                        studies jazz and contemporary dance, and the whole
                            Don was one year old to live on the Caribbean
                                                                                        family attends all her recitals, and Don is sure to always
                            island of Barbados, another member of the
                                                                                        schedule family vacations after they are done in June.
                            Commonwealth, for three years, and then in London
                                                                                        Family vacations are usually to Seattle to visit Don’s
    Passero Press           for five years.                                                                                     continued next page
Don Ramdass - continued from previous page
wife’s family, or to Barbados to visit Don’s parents.         by Mark Passero, PE, PMP

What are your hobbies?                                        We’ve got a variety of new projects, and we’re
Don enjoys boating and takes out his speedboat on the         pleased to welcome a new staff member.
Intercoastal Waterway whenever he can. The kids love to
                                                              Staff Update
ride on tubes pulled behind the boat. Don also is a master
                                                              We welcome Christopher Frank as CAD Design
Caribbean cook, with a special recipe for jerk wings. He’d
                                                              Drafter. Chris graduated with an Associate of
love to someday open a Caribbean restaurant with his
                                                              Science degree in Architectural Engineering
daughter and they’ve got some great ideas for a small place
                                                              from Alfred State College of Technology. He
with music and Caribbean travel information, fun activities
                                                              has over seven years of experience in drafting
for the kids and of course, great food.
                                                              and design of architectural projects, including
Thank you Don, for letting us find out more about you!         one year as a co-op with the Rochester City
You’re a wonderful addition to our firm, and your passion      School District Design Group. Chris lives in
for your work is a real inspiration. Now about those jerk     Charlotte, where he grew up and where his
wings – is it possible to ship some up to New York? We        family still lives. He enjoys bowling, fishing,
could use a little Caribbean flavor this time of year!         and spending time with his dog, “Gin.”                 Chris Frank
                                                              Project News
Airport                                                       Congratulations to the entire Passero Spoleta
by Shawn Bray, PE
                                                              Design-Build team for winning the Tompkins
Project News                                                  Cortland Community College New Residence
We anticipate 2008 to be a year of change for the aviation    Halls project. This project includes the design      “Winning this
industry and the Airport Department. The federal grant        and construction of two additional residence
funding legislation our New York State airport clients        halls on the campus, each with a capacity of
                                                                                                                   project required
rely on almost exclusively for their capital improvements     134 beds. Winning this project required extra       extra effort on the
expired on September 30, 2007. The Federal Aviation           effort on the part of the entire team, including    part of the entire
Administration and the United States Congress                 detailed design drawings and excellent marketing
subsequently have been negotiating over how the future        of our capabilities, people, and experience. We
four-year authorization should be both structured and         have begun design of the new dormitories and        go out to everyone
funded. At present, the amount of federal money available     look forward to seeing the project through              involved.”
for general aviation airports appears to be comparable with   to completion. Thanks go out to everyone
past years, however, until the final legislation is enacted,   involved for their assistance in obtaining this
anything can happen. Our responsibility will be to follow     exciting project for PSDB.
this discussion closely so we can continue obtaining record
grant funding for our clients.                                We are beginning the design of a new 14,000
                                                              square foot Fire Hall for the Churchville
We are also aggressively pursuing grants under the final       Volunteer Fire Department. Pete Wehner, AIA,
two years of the New York State Transportation Bond Act       is leading the team on this project, drawing
Aviation Funding program. Our New York State airport          on the experience he has gained from several
clients have been very successful during the first three       previous firehouse projects.
years of this one-time grant funding program, collectively
                                                              Our long-standing client, Rural Opportunities,
obtaining over 25 percent of the statewide available grant
                                                              has contracted with us to design Ada Ridge II,
funds during this term.
                                                              a new 45-unit Senior Housing project in the
Staff Update                                                  Town of Greece, New York.
On the personnel front, we have partnered with the            In Henrietta, New York, we are designing a new
University of Buffalo Civil Engineering Department to         development of 28 apartments on Hylan Drive.
provide a co-op program that earns credit hours for Bryan
Savage during his last semester at college. Bryan interned    We are completing upgrades to the Terminal
full-time in the Airport Department during the Summer of      Building at Watertown International Airport in
2007 and during the recent winter break. In lieu of taking    Watertown, New York.
one of his five scheduled courses on campus during the         In Florida, we are currently designing a new
upcoming 2008 spring semester, Bryan will be spending 14      4,000 square foot car rental facility and a 4,000
to 16 hours each week completing various civil engineering    square foot United States Customs building at          Bryan Savage
tasks for the Airport Department. Bryan’s work will be        the St. Augustine-St. Johns County Airport in
monitored by both Passero and his college advisor, and he     St. Augustine.
will earn credit hours towards his graduation in May 2008.
                                                              Thank you to everyone in Architecture for your
Thank you to the entire Airport team for all your efforts.    outstanding service to our clients.                        Winter 2008
                         Survey                                                   sanitary sewer so easements could be written for
                                                                                  dedication. This sewer falls within two municipalities,
                         by Ed Freeman, PLS
                                                                                  which created an interesting project.
                         Staff Update                                             Kodak has three other parcels they are planning to sell
                         The Survey Department welcomes Martin Clary
                                                                                  during the 2008 calendar year, so we will be kept busy
                         to the team. Martin has 26 years experience as an
                                                                                  with these projects.
                         Instrument Person, surveying both land and offshore
                         projects. He is the proud father of two girls, resides   Ryan Homes has managed to survive the downturn in
                         in Gates and enjoys boating.                             the housing market very well. We are still doing three
                                                                                  to five housing starts a week for them. In addition
                         Project News                                             to the housing starts, we perform Plot Plans and
                         The survey department has been going full strength       Instrument Surveys.
                         throughout the past six months, running four crews
                         and an inside staff of five. Projects include: Conifer    Waste Management completed a cell construction
                         in Geneva, Interlaken, and Calkins Corporate             at High Acres Landfill late this fall. This cell is the
                         Park for Engineering; Sullivan County, Dunkirk,          biggest we have been involved with since we began
                         Williamson, and Lancaster Airports; and our Survey       working with them in 1998, about 14 acres instead
      Martin Clary       clients, including Eastman Kodak, Ryan Homes, and        of the usual 10 acre size. We are also performing
                         Waste Management.                                        boundary work at Mill Seat Landfill for land
                                                                                  conveyances. We continue to do the quarterly surveys
                         Eastman Kodak is in the process of selling three         for both High Acres and Mill Seat. The quarterly
                         large parcels and dedicating several thousand feet of    surveys help determine the amount of garbage
                         sanitary sewer to Monroe County. The parcels that        placed versus the air space remaining to see if Waste
                         are being sold are a portion of Kodak Park South,        Management falls within its allowable quantity of
                         about 175 acres. This site has the largest warehouse     garbage.
                         this side of the Mississippi within its boundary,
      “I personally      occupying over two million square feet. A Buffalo        The survey department enjoyed a breakfast held in
     and on behalf       firm will be purchasing it for future development.        their honor in November. This is a great opportunity
                                                                                  for inside staff to meet and see the outside staff.
    of Kodak want        Another parcel being sold is Building 313. Johnson       The crews leave before the office staff arrives, and
   to extend a very      & Johnson occupied this building for years and is        sometimes do not return to the office until the office
                         purchasing it. This building is the first in which we     staff has left for the day.
  special recognition    have had to create a subdivision that is within the
  and thanks to the      boundary of Kodak. It has been interesting due to        Thank you to everyone in Survey for your continued
                         the access issue and the utility issues with the Town    hard work and dedication.
   teams at Passero
                         of Greece. Both of these sales required approved
     Associates for      subdivisions, which have been granted.                   Marketing &
 their extraordinary
 efforts right through
                         Mark Wright, an attorney that we have been working
                         with at Kodak, was pleased with our efforts at
                                                                                  Business Development
                                                                                  by Kim Perry
 the holidays on this    Building 313. He wrote, “This has been a huge
                         effort by a large group of people for many months...     It’s been a busy year, with many new opportunities
        project.”                                                                 for marketing Passero. Our departments are meeting
                         I personally and on behalf of Kodak want to extend
                         a very special recognition and thanks to the teams at    these challenges and continuing to provide exceptional
                         …Passero Associates (Ed Freeman and his surveying        service to the entire firm and its clients.
                         team) for their extraordinary efforts right through      The new Passero external website and Intranet
                         the holidays on this project.”                           designed by Kim Perry and Beth Turof have been
                         The third parcel being sold is Genencor. This            successful in promoting the firm both externally and
                         subdivision was completed three years ago and            internally, earning praise from staff, clients and others.
                         Genencor is purchasing it. With the sale, a building     Congratulations to Chris Passero on being named
                         is being donated to another concern which meant          one of Rochester’s “40 Under 40,” a tribute to our
                         another subdivision. Because of Public Safety            community’s next generation of leaders. Chris was
                         Commission rulings, Kodak can only sell utilities        nominated by two associates, and was selected for the
                         to this new owner, so it meant a fair number of          award based on his professional accomplishments and
                         extra easements to be written and executed for the       his demonstrated commitment to the community.
                         completion of this project.
                                                                                  Kudos to Beth Turof on her award-winning logo
                         In selling all of Kodak Park South, Kodak has
                                                                                  design for the Association for Women in Computing.
                         decided to dedicate all of the sanitary sewer to the
                                                                                  Beth’s logo was one of three regional finalists,
                         Northwest Quadrant Pure Waters District. This
                                                                                  and ultimately won Third Place in the National
                         project included locating 15,000 linear feet of
 Passero Press                                                                    competition. Congratulations, Beth!
Community Support                                        Events News
by Kim Kulik                                             by Joanne Randall, CPS
As Gary mentioned in his CEO Message, Passero            It’s been a great year for
took giving to a new level this year by providing        Passero Events - we’ve
sponsorship support to eight youth organizations         had a wide variety of
recommended by our staff including:                      celebrations, and record
Spa Christian School: Golf Classic & Silent              participation!
Auction to provide scholarship money for                 Florida & New York
students with financial need                              Holiday Parties: Everyone                                  Florida Holiday Dinner
School #2: 25 Book Campaign – Support for                from the Florida offices toasted the holiday season with
reward/incentive program for students who meet           their guests at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Jacksonville.
25 book reading challenge                                Dinner and dancing at Brook-Lea Country
                                                         Club made the evening special at the New
The Advocacy Center: Night of Hot Jazz
                                                         York party. A record turnout - over 90
& Cool Art – supporting individuals with
                                                         Passero people and their guests!
disabilities to live a life of freedom, responsibility
& belonging                                              Holiday Lunch: Thank you to Gary
Greece Athena HS Basketball/Cheerleading                 Ponticello for another festive Holiday
Program: Winter Season Program Book                      Lunch - as always, a great Italian meal,
                                                         and those desserts! Yum!
Nazareth Schools Dance: Winter Dance -
providing financial assistance to needy students          Survey Breakfast: One of our favorite
                                                         events! We thank our survey crews and                      New York Holiday Party
New Hope Free Methodist Bible Quiz
                                                         technicians for their service and dedication.
Teams: Funding support for New Hope Bible
Quiz Teams traveling to the National Competition         Tailgate Picnic: It was a great
in Spring Arbor, Michigan                                time in the PA parking lot - every
                                                         bit of chili was emptied from the
Rochester Youth Hockey: Support for Pee Wee
                                                         pots! Special thanks go out to our
Travel Team League
                                                         chili chefs and Pie bakers!
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation:
                                                         Passero Picnic: A great success,
Juvenile Diabetes “Walk to Cure” - sponsorship
                                                         complete with clams, BBQ, and a
for Rebecca & Beth’s Dream Team
                                                         water-balloon and whipped cream
Thanks also to the staff who recommended                                                                               Survey Breakfast
                                                         fight! Thanks go out to everyone who contributed to
these sponsorship opportunities, as they are             the success of this event.
each personally involved in supporting these
                                                         Hot Shots: Cheers to everyone who came out
organizations with their time, talent and treasure!
                                                         for beach volleyball and happy hour at Hot
Christmas Giving                                         Shots! It was definitely a HOT time, lots of fun!
We sponsored two families, each with four                Summer Deck Lunches: Thank you to Ron
children, at Christmas through Habitat for               Santovito and Mark Angelo, for braving the heat
Humanity. Thanks to everyone’s donations,                of the sun and the grill to provide us all with
we were able to fulfill the children’s wish lists,        mouth-watering burgers, hots, and sausage all
including much-needed hats, gloves, scarves,             summer and at the Tailgate, too! Thank you to all that          Passero Picnic
and winter clothing, and much-wanted crayons,            provided sides and desserts.
coloring books, workbooks, craft sets, movies            Thank you to the Partners who continue to allow
and music. Sue Cocca delivered four large boxes          us to offer these events to the staff. A special thank
and two giant bags filled with wrapped gifts - Sue        you to the Events Committee - Beth Turof, David
spent over five hours wrapping! The families              Passero, Jared Miller, Kim Perry, Sue Cocca, Terry
were very grateful, and the children were so             Dayton, and Wayne Zian - and to all of the staff
excited to see all of the gifts. Thank you Sue, for      members who helped with events throughout the
the care you gave to these families, and thank you       year.
to everyone who contributed.
                                                         For 2008, we have a new Chair - Jared Miller!
Volunteer Efforts                                        Congratulations, Jared, and welcome to our newest            Grillmasters of the
Our own David Passero and Scott Karns helped             members - Matt Sinacola, Scott Karns, Sean Salber and         Deck Lunches
give downtown a fresh look during Rochester’s            Tim Harris. This year’s events are being planned now,
Clean Sweep. The effort drew over 5,000                  so be sure to contact any member of the committee
volunteers from the community, who collected             with your ideas and suggestions.
over 1,500 tons of refuse from Rochester’s streets.      Save the Date - the 2008 NY Holiday Party will be held
                                                         Saturday, December 6 at Webster Golf Club.                          Winter 2008
                                THUMBS UP!                                                           Noah Passero Day
                                by Kim Kulik                                                         Team Noah and their supporters overwhelmed
                                Thumbs Up provides a great opportunity to recognize                  Hank’s Ice Cream in Webster January 5,
                                teams and individuals with a well-deserved “thank you” for           generating over $2,200 in donations from sales
                                areas of extra effort! Thumbs Up forms are on each floor.             that day. In addition, about $12,500 has been
                                                                                                     raised to assist with Noah Passero’s medical
                                June-December Recipients                                             care. Noah’s parents, Dan and Wendy Passero,
                                Winners of Thumbs Up Gift Drawings are in blue.                      are grateful for the support, and Noah is feeling
                                Mark Angelo     Chuck Kaiser         Elizabeth Primus                much better after receiving a new pacemaker.
                                Jim Boughtin    Jack Karibo          Don Ramdass                     Thank you to everyone who has helped Noah
                                Sue Cocca       Maria Kraska         Adam Rossi                      and the Passero family.
                                Dan Cregan      Sara Massey          Sean Salber
                                Terry Dayton
                                Craig Eckert
                                                Jared Miller
                                                Mark Montanari
                                                                     Ron Santovito
                                                                     Matt Sinacola
                                                                                                     Adopt-A-Unit Update
                                                                                                     Ron Santonvito has received several messages of
                                Ed Freeman      Rick Neubeck         Heidi Stiens                    thanks for the Passero donations from the 3rd
                                Tim Harris      Debbie O’Dell        Beth Turof                      Platoon Infantry unit that we adopted. From
                                Pam Johnson     Kim Perry            Wayne Zian                      SFC Jonathan West of the platoon, “We greatly
                                                                                                     appreciate your contributions and your time
                                                December                                             to wish us well and your genuine concern and
                                                David Harris – 5 years                               support for all soldiers. My men and I thank you

                                                Larry Patt – 3 years                                 deeply for supporting us on our tour. We will
                                                                                                     stay safe and complete our mission.”
                                                Joanne Randall – 3 years
                                                Wayne Zian – 6 years            February
                                                January                         Mark Angelo – 9 years
                                                Sue Cocca – 27 years            Shawn Bray – 8 years
                                                Pete Morton – 14 years          Dan Cregan – 6 years
                                                Gary Ponticello – 24 years      Maria Kraska – 15 years               April
                                                                                                                      Jack Karibo – 1 year
                                                Mark Scarpelli – 3 years        Kim Kulik – 5 years
                                                                                                                      Gary Passero – 36 years
                                                                                Bill Reid – 2 years
                                                                                                                      Don Ramdass – 1 year
                                                December                        March                                 Allison Russell – 1 year
                                                Jeff Jensen – 2nd               Andrew Holesko – 9 years
                                                                                                                      Ryan Tantalo – 7 years
                                                Kevin Moore – 15th              Jeff Jensen – 4 years
                                                Rick Neubeck – 20th             Sara Massey – 1 year                  May
                                                                                                                      John Caruso – 24 years
                                                Allison Russell – 21st          Dan Sauve – 31 years
                                                                                                                      Craig Eckert – 1 year
                                                Jim Boughtin – 25th             Jess Sudol – 6 years
                                                                                                                      Al Hazlewood – 15 years
                                                Dan Savage – 28th               Rich VanGelder – 1 year
 Passero Associates                                                                                                   Dan Passero – 21 years
                                                January                                                               Joe Peris – 10 years
 100 Liberty Pole Way                           Ron Santovito – 7th             March                                 Pete Rase – 10 years
 Rochester, NY 14604                            Tom Cottrell – 8th              Frank Wasik – 5th
 585 325 1000                                                                                                         Sean Salber – 1 year
                                                Jess Sudol – 19th               Dan Passero – 8th
                                                                                                                      Dan Savage – 25 years
 125 High Rock Avenue                           Mariann Giglia – 28th           John Caruso – 13th
 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866                                                                                           Frank Wasik – 27 years
                                                Ed Freeman – 30th               Gary Passero – 13th
 518 934 8804                                                                                                         Jared Miller – 3 years
                              Happy Birthday!

                                                February                        Matthew Singletary – 14th
 1405 Park Ave. Ste. 201
                                                                                                                      Mark Montanari – 2 years
                                                Dave Passero – 3rd              Martin Clary – 23rd
 Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
 904 491 3804                                   Tim Harris – 4th                Mark Montanari – 27th
                                                Jared Miller – 4th              Adam Rossi – 28th                     May
 4900 U.S. 1 North Ste. 220                                                                                           Arpad Kolozsvary – 2nd
 St. Augustine, FL 32095
                                                Pete Morton – 7th               April
 904 209 0870                                   Ryan Tantalo – 16th             Matt Sinacola – 7th                   Joe Peris – 6th
                                                Charles Kaiser – 16th           Scott Karns – 11th                    Don Ramdass – 7th
                                                Joanne Randall – 17th           Dan Desjardins – 17th                 Maria Kraska – 12th
 Kim Perry, Editor                              Mark Angelo – 26th              Larry Patt – 20th                     Mike George – 12th
                                                Shawn Bray – 26th               Peter Wehner – 22nd                   Susan Bennett – 13th
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