April 2016: People on the Move

Named RBC branch director of the year

B_POM_CyrilMouaikel_0416 WEBCyril Mouaikel, branch director for the Watertown office of RBC Wealth Management, was recently named Branch Director of the Year for RBC Wealth Management – U.S., CEO John Taft announced in a letter to clients.

“Under Cyril’s leadership, the Watertown branch had a tremendous year in 2015, continuing to provide sound advice and wise guidance to their clients in what was yet another challenging year,” Mr. Taft wrote.

The Watertown branch also celebrated its 100th year in business and earned RBC Wealth Management’s Outstanding Branch Award for 2015 as well.

“A century of serving clients is a remarkable milestone. But it’s not just longevity that makes Cyril and the Watertown branch successful; it’s the tradition of doing what’s right for their clients and the community,” Mr. Taft wrote. “We continue to be proud and grateful to have Cyril as a member of the RBC family as he continues to exemplify our core values.”

Mr. Mouaikel joined the RBC’s Watertown branch in 1998 as a financial advisor. In 2003, he was promoted to senior vice president and manager of the Watertown office. Since 2006, he has been on the Chairman’s Council, an honor bestowed upon the top 5 percent of brokers within the firm. He was named managing director/branch director in 2015. He lives in Watertown with his wife, Dr. Marlene Hajal Mouaikel, and their three children.

Children’s Home board member earns nonprofit impact award

Childrens Home 4395-14_103 4x5cc WEBRob Gefell, a Children’s Home of Jefferson County board member, was named March 31 as a 2016 Nonprofit Impact Award recipient at the Central New Business Journal’s annual Nonprofit Awards Luncheon in Syracuse.

The eighth annual Nonprofit Awards were presented by M&T Bank, and created and produced by BizEventz, a division of CNYBJ, Syracuse. Mr. Gefell was one of three recipients selected from the north country.

A Sales Representative for McGrann Paper Corp., Mr. Gefell was honored for his more than 10 years of service on the Children’s Home board, four years as board president, and his leadership roles during many of the Children’s Home’s initiatives, including the opening of the Community Clinic of Jefferson County, expansion of St. Lawrence County Foster Care, and the acquisition of national affiliation with the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Earns local leader award

Brian Wilcox, affiliated with the Dodd Network Office, a Northwestern Mutual office based in Syracuse, was recognized as its 2015 Financial Representative of the Year. The honor recognizes Mr. Wilcox for an outstanding year of performance with Northwestern Mutual, serving the financial security needs of clients and policy owners throughout Northern New York.

“Brian and our leaders have helped thousands in 2015,” said Todd Schoon, executive vice president, Northwestern Mutual.
Through Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries, Mr. Wilcox and other financial advisors provide financial planning to help clients meet a variety of personal and business needs, including asset and income protection, investment and advisory services, education funding, retirement solutions, estate planning, trust services and employee and executive benefits.

Mr. Wilcox is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, with a bachelor’s in economics. He lives in Theresa with his wife, Lori. The couple has two daughters.