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Michael A. Diorio MST ’80, Milford, Mass., has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors for the Milford National Bank and Trust Company.

Geokinetics Inc. has appointed Ronald D. Cayon, Katy, Texas, as interim chief financial officer.

Capital Workforce Partners has named Charles M. Smith, Glastonbury, Conn., to chair the Workforce Investment Board. Smith is director of human capital consulting at J.H. Cohn.

The Milford National Bank and Trust Company has welcomed Michael A. Diorio ’MST, BS 71 to serve as chairman of the Board of Directors.

John Griffin, Tyngsborough, Mass., is the new chief financial officer for the city of Nashua, N.H.

Global IT analyst firm Gartner Inc. has tapped Adele Annesi, Ridgefield, Conn., to be senior editor.

Peter Longo, Farmington, Conn., has been promoted to vice president and controller at United Technologies Corporation (UTC). He will assume the role in January 2011. Longo is currently vice president and chief financial officer at the UTC subsidiary Hamilton Sundstrand.

The Association for Corporate Growth has elected Kevin MacDonald ’MST, Wellesley, Mass., to the Board of Directors.

John P. Murgo, Holliston, Mass., has been promoted to chief operating officer at Virtify Inc.

Cheryl A. Barnard, West Simsbury, Conn., has been named to the Catholic Charities Board of Trustees. The alumna is vice president and dean of student affairs at Saint Joseph College.

Paula Warner, Westford, Mass., has joined Environments at Work as the customer satisfaction and quality control manager.

K-V Pharmaceutical has appointed Tom McHugh, Ballwin, Mo., to the post of chief financial officer.

Ricardo Perez, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, has been named general manager of Oyster Bay Beach Resort.

Greenwich Bank & Trust has appointed Richard A. Muskus Jr., Riverside, Conn., to serve as president.

Edward F. Manzi Jr. ’MBA, Groton, Mass., has been promoted to chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer at Fidelity Bank.

Justin Crotty ’MBA, Ladera Ranch, Calif., has joined NetEnrich as senior vice president and general manager.

Peter Giannotti, Clinton, Conn., has published his first novel: The Master Plan: A Tommy O’Leary Mystery.

Grant Thorton has promoted Laura Kenney ’MST, Boston, Mass., to tax director.

James Roberts ’MSF, Wellesley, Mass., has been named compliance officer at Needham Bank.

Sean A. Gray, Pittsfield, Mass., has been promoted to executive vice president for retail banking at Berkshire Bank.

Colgate has promoted Katy O’Connor, Hoboken, N.J., to brand manager.

Eliassen Group, a leading technology staffing and clinical data management consulting firm, has brought on Dave MacKeen ’MSA as its new chief executive officer.

Northshore magazine has awarded Glee boutique, owned by Sarah Buhrmaster, Lynnfield, Mass., a “Best of the North Shore” ranking in the women’s casual category.

Bonnie Kirchner ’MST, Weston, Mass., a certified financial planner, has written Who Can You Trust with Your Money?

Freedom OSS has welcomed MJ DiBerardino, Newington, Conn., as a project manager. His focus is leading cloud migrations for enterprise-level clients.

Jillian Shaneck, Charlestown, Mass., has been promoted to principal of the accounting and finance division at Winter, Wyman.

Susan Garand ’MSCF, Houston, Texas, has joined Stella & Dot as a stylist.

Nick Mesite, Cheshire, Conn., has joined Barnum Financial Group as a financial adviser and financial services representative.

Inc. magazine has named Dan Schawbel, Waltham, Mass., one of “America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs” in the “30 under 30” category.

Nahomi St. Fort, Waltham, Mass., has earned a JD from New England Law.

Stephen Kennedy, Milford, Conn., wrote an entry for the Wall Street Journal blog “Hire Education.” The piece offers advice to college students and recent graduates about the importance of being authentic in job interviews. Kennedy is an account supervisor with CJP Communications.

Dan Berlin ’MSHFID/MBA, Waltham, Mass., has established a user-experience consulting business. Services at Berlin Consulting focus on usability, information architecture, and other elements of the user experience. 

Anna Bolotovsky, Newton, Mass., has joined Sokolove Law as assistant product manager on the asbestos team.

After completing Johnson & Johnson’s Financial Leadership Development Program, Dan Grenter, San Angelo, Texas, was promoted to senior financial analyst at the company. Grenter is also a certified management accountant.

The Barnum Financial Group has welcomed Nick Mesite ’MBA, Cheshire, Conn., as financial adviser and financial services representative.