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Up & Comers: Graig Cortelyou

Age: 25

Birthplace: Niskayuna

Residence: Albany

Family: Single

New title/company: Director of marketing, Tully Rinckey PLLC, attorneys and counselors at law

Responsibilities: Contract procurement, direct marketing, client relations, public relations and Web site development

Old title/company: Assistant to the chairman and publisher, Quintessentially Magazine, London

Education: Bachelor’s degree, business administration and graphic design, State University of New York at Oswego

Community service/pastimes: Playing drums with my band, Intelligent Television. The lineup includes an insurance magazine editor, a medical school student and a physical therapist. I also volunteer Web and marketing services to the Schenectady County SPCA.

Dream job in 10 years: CEO of a potential Tully Rinckey PR, marketing and Web development firm.

Favorite gadget for work: BlackBerry

Best vacation ever: A whole summer on Block Island, R.I.

Favorite “thinking” spot: Albany Public Library

Most challenging assignment: Create $3 million worth of revenue in one year.

Career tip: Learn to think like your boss. If you don’t know what he is thinking, then you will never earn his (or her) trust.

What music, poetry or play influenced your career path: My brother creates electronic music. We always learned how to use technology to ‘make things easier.’ Computers are not only changing the music industry, but also the way we do business.

Pet peeve: A poorly designed Web site or a business that doesn’t have a Web site!

Most memorable book: “The Tipping Point,” by Malcolm Gladwell.

What historical figure would you take to lunch?: Steve Jobs.


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