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Class Notes Spring 2008

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Lawrence A. Penta Jr., Reading, Mass., has been promoted to vice president in the Commercial Credit Group for the Risk Management division at TD Banknorth.

Joseph E. Bixler, Carrollton, Texas, has been named business development director, new media, at Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc.

Merrimack County Savings Bank has promoted Philip B. Emma, Henniker, N.H., to executive vice president, adding to his current responsibilities as CFO and treasurer.

John T. Robichaud ’MST, ’83 MSCIS, Natick, Mass., has joined Tofias PC as principal. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the areas of internal audit, information technology, risk and control assessment services, and third-party reporting.

Paul D. Antonellis ’95 MBA
, Amesbury, Mass., has been promoted to senior vice president of finance in the Finance Department at TD Banknorth in Portland, Maine. He continues to manage financial reporting for business banking segments.

GFA Federal Credit Union announced that David C. Bojarczuk, Burlington, Mass., has joined the company’s management team as vice president of finance and operations.

The roster of principals at Tofias PC now includes John T. Robichaud ’MSCIS, ’79 MST, Natick, Mass. He brings close to three decades of experience to the post, in internal audit, information technology, risk and control assessment services, and third-party reporting.

Seacoast Commerce Bank has appointed Richard M. Sanborn, San Diego, Calif., to be president and CEO.

Brian E. Gleason
, Port Charlotte, Fla., has been named editorial page editor of the Sun newspapers in Port Charlotte. He and wife Kim have three children: 12-year-old Mikayla, 7-year-old Alec and 3-year-old Brennan.

PAETEC Holding Corporation has tapped Laurie (Peterson) Zaucha, Pittsford, N.Y., to serve as senior vice president of human resources.

Joyce (McDade) Laffin
, Worcester, Mass., has been promoted to director of corporate communications at FLEXcon.|

Veracode Inc. has appointed Susan Ledoux, Concord, Mass., to the post of chief financial officer at the Burlington-based company.

Tofias PC has elected Laurie A. Bencal ’91 MST, Charlestown, Mass., to the firm’s Board of Directors. The alumna, who joined Tofias in 1990, is a shareholder in the Tax Group.

Alumnae Sherie Edwards, Katie (McGuane) Maloney, Cheryl (Dagenais) Ringer and Ursula (Schubert) Lariviere hosted a successful second annual golf tournament to benefit the daughter of classmate Renee (Renda) Corning. Six-year-old Kira Corning, diagnosed with two primary brain tumors in 2006, has finished a first round of chemotherapy. For information on the 2008 tournament, planned for June in Bridgewater, Mass., contact the event organizers at

Goldman Sachs has appointed Donald C. Reed, Brooklyn, N.Y., as a managing director, effective December 1, 2007.

The firm Terex has named Timothy A. Ford ’MBA, Excelsior, Minn., to serve as president, Terex Aerial Work Platforms.

Laurie A. Bencal ’MST, ’89 BS, Charlestown, Mass., has been elected to the Board of Directors at Tofias PC. Having joined the firm in 1990, she is a shareholder in the Tax Group.

Triangle Business Journal has named Sarah M. Place, Raleigh, N.C., to receive a 2007 Women in Business Award. The honor recognizes her success and dynamic leadership in business.

TD Banknorth in Portland, Maine, has promoted Paul D. Antonellis ’MBA, ’81 BS, Amesbury, Mass., to be senior vice president of finance. Based in the Finance Department, he continues to manage financial reporting for business banking segments.

Jennifer (Burke) Chmieleski, Haverhill, Mass., has joined the Psychemedics Corporation as vice president, controller.

The article “Red Storm Rising,” by John P. Bonora, New Haven, Conn., appeared in the January–February issue of Bank Compliance magazine. Bonora examines the challenges facing U.S. financial institutions as identity theft becomes one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation.