The law firm of Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. appointed Anthony C. Famiglietti as an Associate with the firm’s Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights, Commercial Litigation and Employment & Labor Law practice groups. Previously, Farmiglietti was a law clerk for the Honorable Douglas S. Lavine at the Connecticut Appellate Court. He is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. Farmiglietti earned his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of law and his B.A. from Brandeis University.

Webster Private Bank promoted two bankers to senior vice president, senior portfolio manager. Robert Maglio manages accounts for high net-worth clients and has 17 years experience in the banking industry. Maglio previously worked as a senior service specialist at The Hartford. He earned his B.A. from Central Connecticut State University. Madorie O’ Hara manages accounts for high net-worth clients based in Stamford, previously with Citi Private Bank as their senior vice president, senior portfolio manager within the Tailored Portfolio Group. O’Hara earned her master’s degree from the College for Financial Planning.

Housatonic Community College has appointed Dr. John Bonaguro as Associate Dean of Continuing and Professional Education. Previously, Bonaguro served at Western Kentucky University as the inaugural Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Bonaguro has over 30 years of experience in higher education including work at Ohio University, Ithaca College and WKU. Bonaguro earned his doctorate from the University of Oregon in Health Education with a second emphasis in Community Service and Public Affairs and his M.S and B.S from Southern Illinois University.

 The accounting firm of Fiorita, Kornhaas & Company, P.C. has appointed two new principals: Brenda M. Aurelia and Scott R. Fawcett. Aurelia will be continuing the management of the firm’s accounting and tax departments. Aurelia earned her B.B.A. from Western Connecticut State University in finance. Fawcett is responsible for client development and supervision of all compilation, review and audit engagements as well as tax preparation direction services for corporations, partnerships and non-profit organizations within the firm. He earned his B.B.A. from Western Connecticut State University in Accounting.

Quinnipiac University appointed Adam Barrett as associate vice president and dean of law admissions. Barrett most recently worked at New York Law School as associate dean of admissions and financial aid. Barrett earned his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in political science and his law degree from Ohio Northern.

Quinnipiac University appointed Julianne Hall as assistant professor of medical sciences at the Frank H. Netter MD school of medicine at the university. During her new position, Hall will be teaching pharmacology and physiology. Previously, Hall worked at Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as an assistant professor. Hall earned her doctorate from Duke University in pharmacology and her B.A. from Trinity College in biology.

 Jim Ray is returning to Robinson+Cole as a partner in the firm’s Environmental + Utilities Group. Ray was with the firm for 23 years before spending 18 months at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Gov. Dannel Malloy appointed Charles Gray as chair of the Connecticut Airport Authority. Gray is currently the Sales Leader for NCR’s Hosted Solution Group, responsible for all sales account management and client relationships across North American and Latin America. Gray has been a member of the board since 2011.

Charles S. Fuchs was named the new Yale Center Center director and physician-in-chief at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Fuchs currently resides as professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the gastrointestinal oncology division as well as the Robert T. and Judith B. Hale Chair in Pancreatic Cancer located at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. At YCC, Fuchs plans to continue his expansion of clinical trials and science and will align these efforts with discoveries that arise in Yale’s research enterprise. Fuchs received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.

Jennifer Morgan DelMonico, Murtha Cullina LLP managing partner, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association. DelMonico joined the CBIA Board of Directors in Dec. 2015. DelMonico was also chair of the Murtha Cullina’s Litigation Department prior to her current position. DelMonico received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her Bachelor’s of Music degree from Northwestern University

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, and the UConn School of Medicine, has joint appointed, Ching C. Lau, pediatric oncologist and cancer researcher. Lau will serve as the Connecticut Children’s medical director of Hematology-Oncology, a professor specializing in pediatric brain and bone tumor research at JAX, and at the UConn School of Medicine as head of the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics. 

Rear Adm. PittsGroton: Just about one year ago, the Navy opened the Undersea Warfighting Development Center. 

Rear Adm. James Pitts is taking over command of the Center from Rear Adm. Jeffrey Trussler.  Congressman Joe Courtney said, “Admiral Trussler had a huge challenge coming into the role, both in starting up the UWDC and bringing a flag officer back to Submarine Base New London.” Adding, “Rear Admiral Pitts is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and has served with distinction over the past three decades.”

Among the responsibilities of the Center is developing the use of the Navy’s growing fleet of unmanned vehicles.

dr jeffrey gordonThe Connecticut State Medical Society has recently sworn in Dr. Jeffrey A. Gordon as its new President. The CSMS, headquartered in North Haven, swore in Dr. Gordon as its 178th President. Dr. Gordon is a hematologist-oncologist practicing at The New London Cancer Center and has served in numerous leadership roles at the Society prior to his Presidency. He previously served in academic capacities as well, with both UConn and UMass.

Tony and Otto Closeup Prospect-based artist Tony Falcone practically has a berth on a Coast Guard cutter after having been commissioned for a host of paintings and sculptures for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London. His latest effort was to sculpt the bust of NFL Hall of Fame athlete Otto Graham. In 1963, Graham also became a Captain at the academy and as the academy’s athletic director, coached the academy’s football team. As coach, Graham led the team to their only no loss/no tie season.

Tony and Otto Closeup Prospect-based artist Tony Falcone practically has a berth on a Coast Guard cutter after having been commissioned for a host of paintings and sculptures for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London. His latest effort was to sculpt the bust of NFL Hall of Fame athlete Otto Graham. In 1963, Graham also became a Captain at the academy and as the academy’s athletic director, coached the academy’s football team. As coach, Graham led the team to their only no loss/no tie season.

Mitchell J. Mehlman joins Murtha Cullina LLP New Haven as part of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group where his primary focus will be preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a wide array of technical areas including chemical, pharmaceutical, microelectronics packaging, and mechanical.  Before attending law school, Mr. Mehlman worked for more than 20 years as an engineer and engineering manager.  Prior to joining Murtha Cullina, Mehlman practiced for more than ten years a patent attorney in private law firms. Mehlman received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Queens College, The City University of New York, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and earned his law degree from the Franklin Pierce Law Center

Connex Credit Union has promoted Assistant Branch Manager Michelle Panzo to Branch manager. Panzo has been at Connex for more than 25 years and began as a full-time teller before progressing to a service coordinator. She obtained leadership functions when she oversaw all branch staff in her position as cashier, and in her eventual role as mortgage coordinator in the consumer lending department. Panzo graduated from the University of New Haven with a degree in political science.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Retkowski a 2010 Naugatuck High
School is a culinary specialist serving aboard the Bangor- based boat, one of 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines as part of a crew working aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, the USS Alabama.

Retkowski is part of the boat’s Blue crew, one of the two rotating crews, which allow the ship to be deployed on missions more often without taxing one crew too much. A typical crew on this submarine is approximately 150 officers and enlisted sailors.

Mayor Joe Ganim today announced the appointment of Kimberly Staley as Bridgeport Assistant Chief Administrative Officer.  Staley recently left her position as Vice President and Director of client services with KRA Corporation where she managed all client-focused services, including contractual agreements. Staley is a product of the Bridgeport public school system and was raised in Father Panik Village and the PT Barnum public housing communities.  Staley received a Bachelor of Arts from Howard University and earned a Masters of Science in Education Degree, with a Major in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University.

Teresa Spring, vice president and banking center manager in Litchfield, Connecticut at Webster Bank is the new president of the Rotary Club of Litchfield-Morris. Spring is a resident of New Hartford who joined Webster in 2004.  Spring has been a Rotary Club member for six years and is also the chairwoman for the Salvation Army of Litchfield Hills.    

Steven Nezas and Francesca Forlivio were elected to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Board of Trustees. 

Mr. Nezas, an East Norwalk resident, is Vice President, Retirement & Insured Solutions at Morgan Stanley in Purchase, New York. Previously, he worked as Regional Vice President for the Global Atlantic/Forethought Financial Group, and as Senior Advanced Markets Consultant for the Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Nevas earned a Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Business from the Virginia Military Institute.

Francesca Forlivio graduated from Fordham University in 2014 and after working as an intern for Fortune 500 companies, such as Purdue Pharma and Viacom, she joined John M. Glover Insurance Agency, in Norwalk, as a Human Resources & Account Executive. Her commitment to health and wellness led her to join the Norwalk River Rowing Association where she founded the Catch the Drive Program. Francesca lives in Darien. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. 

Webster Bank named John Tracey Managing Director senior relationship manager for the Commercial Bank’s Sponsor and Specialty Finance group. In this position,

Tracey is responsible for originating and executing senior secured credit facilities for private equity sponsors and middle market companies across all sectors of the healthcare industry. Previously, he was managing director and head of Healthcare risk management at Varagon Capital Partners, a middle market asset management firm. Tracey earned his bachelor of arts in economics and finance from Bucknell University and his MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.Creative Arts Workshop has selected Robin Green as their 2016-2017 Gallery Fellow. Green is a quiltmaker, whose quilts are unique expressions of form, color, and rhythm.    She is also an art historian with degrees from Oberlin College and Yale University.  

Payveris, a provider of cloud -based digital payment and money movement platform for U.S. financial institutions announces the addition of Chuck Carr as senior vice president of product management. Carr has received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Kevin Zavaglia has been named president of Verizon’s Northeast Market based at the company’s market headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey. Zavaglia will oversee all business functions across the 10-state market including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, western Pennsylvania and northern Delaware.

Previously, Zavaglia served as President of the company’s New York Metro Region. Prior to that, he led Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ North America.

Carolyn Welch has joined Chelsea Groton Bank as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer.  She will be based at the Bank’s Lending Center in Glastonbury. Welch will work to develop commercial loan relationships with centers of influence in Hartford, Middlesex and New Haven counties.

Most recently, Welch was Senior Vice President, Market Manager –Business Banking at Citizens Bank.

Adam Barrett has been appointed associate vice president and dean of law admissions at Quinnipiac University. Barrett most recently worked as associate dean of admissions and financial aid at New York Law School. He also served as assistant dean for enrollment management and special adviser to the dean at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Barrett also had leadership roles in the admissions offices of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law. Barrett grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Hampshire. He earned his law degree from Ohio Northern.

Spencer Houldin of Ericson Insurance Advisors in Washington Depot is the new Big “I” chairman. The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”. Houldin is a resident of Roxbury, and names, as the association’s chairman at its Fall Leadership Conference in Chicago. 

Houldin is the president of Ericson Insurance Advisors, a second generation independent insurance agency. Houldin is also active in his local community serving on the executive committee of Western Connecticut Health Network, which is a multi-hospital organization. He is also past president of the local rotary. Houldin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Lafayette College.