TD Bank has announced that Mark Crandall, the bank’s regional president for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, will lead the bank’s local leadership team in Connecticut as well. TD Bank has 79 Nutmeg State branches, and Crandall will head their retail, consumer, commercial lending and government banking operations. A 30-year veteran of the banking industry, Crandall joined TD Bank in 1998. A Massachusetts resident, he serves on the board of the Massachusetts Taxpayer Foundation, on Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and is a director of the Massachusetts Bankers Association.


Nicholas (Niko) Yanouzas, CPA has been promoted to partner at the accounting firm of Whittlesey & Hadley, PC. Yanouzas has more than 20 years in public accounting including Big Four firm experience. He is a licensed CPA and a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants  (CSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He holds a BS in accounting from the University of Connecticut.


Todd Cassese, MD has joined the faculty of the Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He will oversee clinical skills taught to first- and second-year medical students, and is creating a curriculum that enables students to see patients all four years of med school. Previously Cassese was assistant professor of medicine at Yale University. He completed his residency at the University of California/San Francisco, holds a medical degree from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and a BS in biology from Harvard College.


Environmental engineer Paul Jobmann has been named a senior associate at the environmental engineering firm of Legette, Brashears & Graham in its Shelton office. Jobmann is a licensed environmental professional and registered professional engineer in the state of Connecticut. He holds a master’s in environmental engineering science and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and environmental studies from the State University of New York/Buffalo.


First Niagara Bank has named Robert Dellatorre of Bethany senior relationship manager in its New England Middle Market Banking Group. He will manage the bank’s relationships with middle market companies located in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Dellatorre worked for JPMorgan Chase Bank since 1991, most recently as vice president of that firm’s Middle Market Banking Group.


Bethany marketing communications firm Mason Inc. has hired Danielle Geer of Stratford as a media planner. She will be responsible for media planning for Mason clients including Yale-New Haven Hospital, Hospital for Special Care and Acadia Insurance. Geer previously worked as a media planner for Touch Point Integrated Communications in Darien.

William B. Meyer, a logistics services business in Stratford, has named Thomas Holden to the company’s business development team. He will offer clients transportation and integrated warehousing and inventory control that provides accountability throughout the distribution lifecycle. For four years previously Holden was operations manager for Meyer logistics.

New Haven-based Start Community Bank has hired Margery E. Petterson of Guilford as vice president and commercial loan officer. Petterson, who has more than 30 years’ experience as a commercial lender, previously worked at U.S. Trust/Bank of America. Start Bank also has hired Kristin K. Clemens as a credit analyst. With 21 years of banking experience, Clemens was previously a credit analyst at Darien Rowayton Bank.


Deborah Wheelahan has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer at Naugatuck Savings Bank. Wheelahan began working for the bank in 1978, and has held positions from teller to executive vice president. She holds an executive master of business administration degree from Fairfield University and is a graduate of Americas Bankers Association’s National School of Banking. She is also a director of the United Way of Naugatuck & Beacon Falls and the Naugatuck Rotary Club.


Joe Cafasso Jr. has joined Wareck D’Ostilio Rea Estate as a Realtor and IT manager. The Southern Connecticut State University alumnus has been a Realtor since 2004, when he joined William Orange Realty (which later became Coldwell Banker). Before that he worked in the IT departments at Sacred Heart University and the Yale Law School.


Naugatuck Savings Bank has named Lisa Behling branch manager of its Southington and Woodbury offices. Behling has 16 years of experience in banking, most recently as vice president and branch manager of Webster Bank in Southbury. An alumna of New England College, Behling is a member of the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce and Southbury Business Association.


Quinnipiac University has named Terri Johnson director of student affairs. Johnson will assist the vice president of academic and student affairs, with whom she will plan and execute major initiatives and departmental communications. The Lehigh University alumna was previously a clinical therapist, and taught seminar classes at Quinnipiac.