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Class Notes Summer 2011

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Norman Houle and wife Lillian, Sun City Center, Fla., recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Domenic Ruscio, Washington, D.C., and his firm Cavarocchi-Ruscio-Dennis Associates, LLC, contributed a chapter to The Lobbying Manual, produced by the American Bar Association. Ruscio has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American League of Lobbyists.

Merrimack County Savings Bank has named Philip B. Emma, Henniker, N.H., to be chief operating officer. The new role is added to Emma’s current responsibilities as executive vice president and chief financial officer for the bank.

Mark J. Cavanagh, Lynn, Mass., has been appointed chief financial officer for the city of Quincy. He is the former executive director of the Massachusetts State Lottery. 

Stephen F. Dockray MBA ’82, Canton, Mass., has been named superintendent-director of Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin. The certified public accountant and certified public purchasing official previously served as the school’s business administrator.

Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) has welcomed Cindy Wood Lyman, Charlestown, Mass., to the post of vice president, finance.

Deborah (Paul) and Ray Eveland, Whitsett, N.C., are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this year.

The New England chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors has recognized Thomas May ’MSF, Westwood, Mass., with the Leadership in Public Corporate Governance Award. The honor goes to individuals who promote good corporate governance while guiding their organization toward a promising future. The alumnus is chairman, president, CEO and trustee at the electric and gas utility NSTAR.

The IRS Advisory Council has appointed William E. Philbrick ’MST, Worcester, Mass., as a member for a three-year term. Philbrick is senior vice president at Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli PC.

Stephen F. Dockray ’MBA, BS ’78, Canton, Mass., has been named superintendent-director of Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin.

Timothy L. Felter, Andover, Mass., has joined Newburyport (Mass.) Five Cents Savings Bank as vice president and treasurer. Previously, he was chief financial officer, treasurer and senior vice president at First National Bank of Ipswich.

Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC has tapped certified financial planner Melanie (Kasparek) Kregling, Hamden, Conn., as an account executive. The alumna specializes in financial planning and wealth management services.

Richard A. Robinson, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, has joined the Savings Bank Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts as the senior vice president and chief financial officer at the company's headquarters in Woburn, Mass.

William S. Grindlay, Jr., Quincy, Mass., serves Quincy College as the chairman of its Board of Governors. The appointment is Grindlay's sixth two-year term.

Mark Palla, Naples, Fla., has joined PNC Bank in the Mortgage Banking Division.

Boston magazine has named Steve Farrar MST ’96, Marblehead, Mass., among the Five-Star Taxation and Business Planning professionals featured in the February 2011 issue. He is a partner at Farrar Gates & Green LLC.

Brian Roach, Oakland, Calif., has joined the Private Banking department at Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. Roach previously worked in the Asset Backed Finance division.

Janet Jamieson ’MSA, Dubuque, Iowa, and husband Philip are co-authors of Ministry and Money: A Practical Guide for Pastors. Jamieson is an associate professor of Accounting at the University of Dubuque.

Jane Morales, Coral Gables, Fla., has founded EmpowerPeace, a practice specializing in parent and child relationships and personal goal achievement. Morales is a certified meditation and realization coach.

Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn has appointed Stephanie M. Burke 'MST, Medford, Mass., city director of personnel and finance. Her background includes serving on the Medford City Council.

William LeVan, Jr., Great Falls, Va., has joined Feld Entertainment as vice president and general tax counsel. has promoted Howie Schnuer, Buffalo Grove, Ill., to senior vice president, Incentive & Loyalty Solutions.

Donna C. Tonini MBA '97, Johannesburg, South Africa, earned her Doctorate of Education in International Education Development at Columbia University's Graduate School of Education, Teachers College.

Patrice Grant ’MBA, Marlborough, Mass., has opened a regional office of Mom Corps, a national flexible staffing and search firm. She will serve businesses and job candidates living around Boston’s I-495 corridor, as well as in central and northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

John Guarnotta ’MST, Whitman, Mass., has joined Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker as the firm’s Portland office tax manager in the Tax Practice Group.

Gregg P. Lisciotti, Leominster, Mass., president and founder of Lisciotti Development Corp., has received the 2011 Distinguished Citizen Award by the Nashua Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The award recognizes those who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to their community.

Mike Scarangella, Garden City, N.J., has been named managing director at Morgan Stanley.

The roster of partners at Foster & Eldridge LLP, has expanded to include Stephen Fiore, Belmont, Mass.

Kim Norton-O’Brien, North Kingstown, R.I., has launched a full-service interior design firm, Norton-O’Brien Design. The company works with residential clients throughout southern new England.

Sean T. Quigley, Cumming, Ga., an account executive at Verint Corp., has been named to the President’s Club of sales leaders at the company for 2010. Based in Melville, N.Y., Verint helps government and other enterprises make sense of the information they collect as well as achieve performance and security goals.

Timothy King, Scarborough, Maine, has been named communications and community relations manager at the United Way of York County.

Jim Pouliopoulos MBA '94, Westford, Mass., has established a business-coaching franchise: The Growth Coach. Pouliopoulos is an adjunct lecturer of marketing at Bentley University.

Peter Schwechheimer has been promoted from consultant to vice president in the intellectual policy practice at Charles Rivers Associates, a global consulting firm based in Boston. He specializes in the valuation of intellectual property and has estimated damages arising from patent and copyright infringement, breach of contract, and trade-secret misappropriation.

The language service-provider firm Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., has named Scott Blodgett 'MBA, Tewskbury, Mass., vice president of SaaS Engineering.

Steve Farrar ’MST, BS '87 Marblehead, Mass., a partner at Farrar Gates & Green, LLC, has been recognized in the February 2011 issue of Boston. The magazine includes Farrar among Five-Star Taxation and Business Planning professionals.

Scholastic has tapped Kim Harrington-Guilbeau MBA ’00, Westborough, Mass., to write a series of mystery novels for teens. The first will hit bookshelves this spring.

Christine (Coleman) Heshion, Esq., Halifax, Mass., has joined McGowan & Associates.

Westlake High School recently named Chantrise (Sims) Holliman, Atlanta, Ga., teacher of the year.

Boston-area accounting and business advisory firm Rucci, Bardaro & Barrett PC has elected Mark Paquin 'MST, Centerville, Mass., to the ranks of partner.

Donna C. Tonini 'MBA, BS ’90, Johannesburg, South Africa, has received a Doctorate of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She studied in the International Educational Development program.

Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd. has promoted Loree Dubois 'MBA, Seekonk, Mass., to the post of principal.

Sajid R. Habib, Weston, Fla., is president of MGM International Mortgage Corp. in Fort Lauderdale.

Kim Harrington-Guilbeau ’MBA, BS ’96 has signed a book deal with Scholastic to write a series of teen mystery novels. The first book was scheduled for release in March.

Generation Health, a CVS Company, has welcomed Janak Joshi ’MBA, Wakefield, Mass., as vice president.

Danielle Powers ’MBA, Holliston, Mass., a vice president at Concentric Energy Advisors, spoke at the 2011 Atlantic Power Symposium, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her session was called “Examining Power Demands in the Northeast United States and Their Impact on Project and Infrastructure Development in the Maritime Provinces.”

Tracy Dunn, Quincy, Mass., has joined Scituate Federal Savings Bank as a commercial credit analyst.

Kevin Teller, Dedham, Mass., has been promoted to assistant vice president and commercial realn estate loan officer at Cambridge Savings Bank. In this new role, he is responsible for streamlining CSB’s participation process with other banks.

William LeFavor MSFP ’09, Rochester, Mass., an associate counselor at the Weston Financial Group, has earned the 2011 Spirit of Washington Trust Award from the firm’s parent company, Washington Trust Co. The honor recognizes an employee who exemplifies the culture of Washington Trust through a commitment to customer service, teamwork, community outreach, and work performance. Washington Trust will make a $500 donation in LeFavor’s name to the Bentley Service–Learning Center.

Laura Ackerman ’MBA, Newtonville, Mass., has been hired as a senior account manager at Rainier Communications, a technology public relations firm in Westborough. She previously worked as a freelance marketing consultant to Steve Grossman’s winning campaign for state treasurer.

Andrew Ward, Boston, Mass., has been named senior financial planner at Baystate Financial Services.

Melanie Whitney MSA ’08, Abington, Mass., has been named assistant vice president and senior accounting officer at Boston-based Rockland Trust. Her responsibilities include regulatory updates and research, incentive compensation and special projects. Her experience includes senior tax associate roles at G.T. Reilly & Co. and at Caturano and Co.

Litle & Co. has promoted Donald Palma, III, Concord, Mass., to corporate accounts manager, Corporate Sales.

Cody Clearwater, Boston, Mass., has been named global manager, Business Services, for Brightstar Corporation.

Rockland Trust has named Melanie Whitney 'MSA, BS '06, Abington, Mass., assistant vice president and senior accounting officer. Her responsibilities include regulatory updates and research, incentive compensation, and special projects.

Crystal Cave '09, New York, N.Y., has joined Platinum Properties as a real estate salesperson.

The Washington Trust Co. has recognized William LeFavor ’MSFP, BS ’05, Rochester, Mass., with the Spirit of Washington Trust Award for 2011. Washington Trust is the parent company of Weston Financial Group, where the alumnus serves as an associate counselor. The award includes a $500 donation in LeFavor’s name to the Bentley Service–Learning Center.

Andrea Rosi, Northborough, Mass., has been promoted from corporate trainer to assistant manager at Big Business Solutions. Based in Woburn, the company assists large corporations with market research, customer acquisition and customer retention.

Stantec, a consulting services firm, has welcomed Daniel Hackett 'MBA, Boston, Mass., as a civil engineer and project manager in the Boston office.