Financial rep hired
Michael A. Schram, a native of Long Beach, has been hired as a financial representative by Northwestern Mutual in Watertown. He will be associated with Northwestern Mutual — the Greater New York Group of Watertown.
Before joining Northwestern, Mr. Schram was a financial representative intern through Northwestern Mutual. Throughout his internship he qualified for several company milestones that included Power of 10 and Winter Camp. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance in December from SUNY Oswego and attended New York Institute of Technology, New York City.
New CEO named
The Adirondack Arc has appointed Sadie R. Spada as chief executive officer. Ms. Spada replaces retiring executive Les Parker, who has led the organization for more than two decades.
Ms. Spada has worked for Adirondack Arc since 1976, most recently serving as senior associate executive director for administrative services. With an educational background in human resources management and business administration through North Country Community College and Empire State College, Ms. Spada is also certified as a senior professional in human resources. She has held leadership roles as president of HR-PRO, a statewide organization of human resources professionals in the field of human services, and as secretary of the New York State chapter of American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
The Adirondack Arc is a not-for-profit organization providing support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Franklin and Hamilton counties, as well as portions of Essex, Clinton and St. Lawrence counties.
Attorney recognized in publication
Attorney Martin J. Rothschild, of the Rothschild Law Firm, East Syracuse, has been selected for the 2012 edition of “Super Lawyers of New York,” an annual publication recognizing the best lawyers in the state. Less than five percent of attorneys in the state are chosen for the publication.
Mr. Rothschild concentrates his practice in personal injury, construction and vehicle accidents, and product liability. He is a 1971 graduate of Watertown High School.
Garners national award
Jeffrey W. Kimball, a Watertown native and employee of the Watertown Northwestern Mutual group, has qualified for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award.
The award recognizes professionalism through education and earned designations, production measured by performance metrics customized for each practice specialty, adherence to the NAIFA Code of Ethics and service to the industry association. This is the second time Mr. Kimball received this award, he has been associated with Northwestern Mutual since 2006.
Appointed to board
Greg Walsh, Keene, N.H., formerly of Potsdam, has been appointed to the New Hampshire Board of Auctioneers. His two-year appointment began March 1.
Mr. Walsh owned and operated Walsh Auction Service in Potsdam from 1979 until August 2008. He conducts the annual St. Lawrence County Real Property Auction in October. Mr. Walsh received his New Hampshire auctioneer’s license in January 2010 and his Vermont and Massachusetts licenses in February 2010. He lives in Keene with his partner, Kim Mooney.
Earns real estate honor
Gwyn Monnat, a Realtor with Hunt Real Estate ERA, Carthage, has been awarded a Beyond Excellence designation by ERA Franchise Systems, a global franchise leader in the residential real estate industry. This designation, conferred at the 2012 ERA International Business Conference in New Orleans in March, recognizes the ERA network’s top producers for excellence in real estate sales. Fewer than 10 percent of the ERA sales professionals earn this designation.
To qualify, ERA sales associates or selling brokers must have achieved 45 total closed units or $100,000 in adjusted gross commission in 2011. Associate or broker teams must have generated 67.5 closed units or $150,000 in adjusted gross commission to earn the designation.
Attorney John J. Muldowney, Malone, has been certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group of trial lawyers in the United States who have won million and multimillion-dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.
Mr. Muldowney is a graduate of the Albany Law School of Union University, Schenectady. He is a trial attorney focusing on personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and construction accident litigation.
Joins Bowers & Co.
Libbie L.C. Jenne Wheeler recently joined Bowers & Company CPAs, formerly Sovie & Bowie, at its 167 Polk St., Watertown, office.
Mrs. Wheeler was salutatorian of the class of 2005 at Indian River Central School, Philadelphia. She graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Albany with a bachelor of science degree in accounting in December 2008 and earned a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting information systems there in May 2010.
She previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Albany. Mrs. Wheeler is working toward obtaining a CPA designation and concentrates primarily on government and not-for-profit audits. She and her husband, Andrew, live in Theresa.
Recognized for sales
Patrick McGuire, Watertown, an indirect account manager for Verizon Wireless, was named to Verizon’s President’s Cabinet for ranking in the top 2 percent of the company’s more than 15,000 sales executives nationwide in 2011. Mr. McGuire was one of six people in Northern New York to receive the designation.
Honored by UPS
David Sischo, Rodman, was recently inducted into the UPS Circle of Honor, an organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. Mr. Sischo is employed at the Watertown UPS.