Friday October 7, 2016

Profile: Carolyn Rush

By Lou Sorendo

    Carolyn Rush

    For once, Carolyn Rush had a free day. This is quite unusual for a woman who has been going at top-end speed for many years working in government, education and business circles.


    While relaxing recently at her New Haven waterfront property, Rush reflected on a career that features two common threads: leadership and economic development.


    “My kids have always said over the last 10 years that I was in ‘fake’ retirement, which meant I wasn’t working full-time but still working,” Rush said. “I’m almost at the end of fake retirement.”


    Rush is a trustee for Fulton Savings Bank, a post she has held for 25 years, with her term ending in December.


    “When I finish that, I’ll probably be into completely volunteering,” she said.

    When her husband of 17 years — retired Syracuse architect Joe Maryak — has a project going on, Rush enjoys doing space planning.


    “I go in and look at the organizational issues in terms of what space works best for what people,” she said. “I still do a little bit of that.”


    However, Rush said she is winding down from that kind of work and moving more into full retirement.

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