Jennifer Morgan DelMonico of Milford has been elected managing partner of Murtha Cullina, LLP for a term beginning January 1. She succeeds Elizabeth J. Stewart, who held the position since 2009. DelMonico is a trial lawyer who represents defendants in tort and product liability cases and parties in complex commercial litigation. She joined Murtha Cullina as a lateral associate in 2000 and made partner in 2005. She is the immediate past chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and former partner-in-charge of Murtha Cullina’s New Haven office. She earned her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.
The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) has appointed Bruce W. Carlson as its president and CEO. Over the last six months Carlson served as acting president, replacing Matthew Nemerson, who became economic development administrator for the city of New Haven. Most recently president of the IP Factory, Carlson before that was chief of staff at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he founded UConn’s technology transfer program.
First Niagara Financial Group has named Nicholas Sentementes of Monroe vice president of middle market equipment finance, responsible for equipment leasing sale originations and product management for the Northeast. He previously was a senior commercial loan officer and relationship manager with People’s United Bank. Sentementes earned a BS in finance and an MBA in finance and international business from the University of Connecticut.
The Bilco Co., a manufacturer of specialty access and security products, has announced a management succession plan. Robert J. Lyons Jr. will remain active in the organization in his new role as chairman and CEO, while Roger Joyce will become vice chairman and executive vice president. Tom Crowley, formerly vice president of sales and marketing, has been named president of the company and will assume leadership position from the third generation of Lyons family management. Before joining Bilco, Crowley was president of IDS Inc., an underground utility placement company in Bradenton, Fla. He also spent 19 years at Hilti Inc., where he worked in various sales and marketing roles.
Hoffman Architects has promoted Caitlin M. Twohill of Hamden to the position of marketing coordinator. The Southern Connecticut State University graduate was previously a finance and marketing assistant with the firm’s Hamden office.
Weichert Realtors Regional Properties’ New Haven office has hired Sarah Warkowski of East Haven as a residential specialist. A graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in business management, Warkowski has worked in sales since 2007 and worked at an IT corporation since 2011.
John Zinno, BlumShapiro Shelton Office managing partner, has been elected president of the board of directors of the Greater Waterbury YMCA. Zinno’s term runs from July 2014 through July 2016 and continues his more than 15-year commitment to the organization.
Webster Bank has promoted Sean Mulready to senior vice president, commercial real estate. Mulready joined the Waterbury-headquartered bank in 2002 as vice president, relationship manager. He serves on the board of Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance and on the local advisory committee of Local Inistiatives Support Collaborative. He holds a bachelor’s and MBA from the University of Connecticut.
The Lighting Quotient, a New Haven manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting fixtures, has hired Robert (Bob) Keimig as vice president of global sales. Keimig spent the last six years at ECRO Lighting, leading a team of five regional sales managers. Before that he worked at Juno Lighting Group. He earned a BA in business administration from Boston College and an MBA from Loyola University.
Connecticut Innovations Inc. (CII), the state’s quasi-public technology investment arm, has announced that Mark Zhu has joined the venture team as an investment associate. Previously Zhu was an investment manager at DTE Energy Ventures in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was involved in deal origination, deal screening, due diligence and contract review.
The board of directors of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra has elected Tracey Scheer president for the 2014-15 season. A partner with Scheer & Co. Inc in New Haven, Scheer previously was an investment banker in corporate finance with Lehman Bros. She holds an undergraduate degree from Brown, a master’s from the University of Texas/Austin and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
The regional accounting firm of Whittlesey & Hadley, PC has announced the following employee promotions: Patrick Devine and Tiffani Jambard to audit supervisors; Kathryn Bailey and Christopher Camasso to senior audit associates. In the tax department, Melissa Braun and Justin Martin were promoted to senior tax associates.