Comcast named Adwoa Dadzie vice president of Human Resources for the company’s Western New England Region located in Berlin, CT. She has previous experience in Connecticut as Director of Human Resources in North Haven for the East Division of Nestle Waters North America. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity College and her master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University

Webster Bank named Kevin Sullivan senior vice president, senior financial consultant. Sullivan previously worked as a Senior Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Manager at Merrill Lynch. He received his bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University, a M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and completed post-graduate studies at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed specialized studies at New York Institute of Finance and holds a professional designation of Certified Retirement Counselor.

Allyx SchiavoneNEW HAVEN: The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence has recognized Allyx Schiavone, executive director of Friends Center for Children, with its Marvin Mauer Spotlight Award.

Schiavone was recognized in part for the Friends Center for Children, which has been partnering with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to integrate its elements of emotional literacy into the Center’s early childhood education program for children ages 3 months to 5 years.

The Center is a non-sectarian organization whose values-based curriculum is guided and enhanced by its foundations in the Quaker principles of community, equality, peace, simplicity and truth. As a cooperative organization, parents and teachers at the Center work together to create a diverse and supportive community

richard photoNEW HAVEN: Richard D’Aquila has been named president of Yale New Haven Health Systems (YNHHS). D’Aguila remains in his current role as president of Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH). D’Aquila is expected to expand his role to “collaborate with local healthcare providers and hospitals to enhance access to specialty medical care in local communities across Connecticut.”

Marna Borgstrom, CEO YNHHS and YNHH, explained his suitability for the task, saying “Rick has led the team of talented physicians and leaders who built these services and is uniquely qualified to oversee the expansion of these services going forward.”


BRIDGEPORT, CT (Oct. 18, 2016) – The Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of business executive and healthcare advocate Michael E. ‘Mickey’ Herbert as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Herbert succeeds Paul Timpanelli, whose retirement as President and CEO is effective October 31.

Herbert most recently led the expansion of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, one of the nation’s highest ranked health plans for the past 15 years, into the state of Connecticut.

“Mickey is uniquely qualified to lead the organization during this time of transition. His more than 40 years of experience in business creation, healthcare advocacy, combined with his consistent and enthusiastic participation in the business community on the local, regional and national scale will be of tremendous assistance to the BRBC,” said Armando Goncalves, People’s United Bank Market President for Southern Connecticut, Westchester and Hudson Valley, N.Y. and Chairman, BRBC Board of Directors. “We all look forward to working with Mickey to continue to strengthen the organization, propel business growth within Bridgeport and the region, and expand our membership.”

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.