People on the Move – November 2013

Joins Jefferson Rehabilitation Center

Trisha Seymour joined Jefferson Rehabilitation Center, 380 Gaffney Drive, as Human Resources Director late last month. She attended high school in Massena and earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in industrial and labor relations with minors in business economics and human resource management. She also earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute in 2009.

Prior to joining the JRC, Ms. Seymour worked at Car-Freshner Corporation as a human resource manager and at Raymour & Flanigan Furniture as a regional human resources specialist. In addition, she has spent about 12 years in retail management through upstate New York.

She has been a member of the Society of Human Resource Management National Association since 2006 and been a member of the North Country Human Resources Association since 2007, serving as a member of its board of directors for the last two years.

Ms. Seymour lives in Mannsville with her teenage son. [Read more...]

People on the Move – Aug. 2013

Appointed Distinguished Professor in School of Health and Rehabilitation

Scott Lephart

Dr. Scott M. Lephart, an Adams native, has received the designation of distinguished professor and chairman in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Lephart earned his undergraduate degree at Marietta College in Ohio and both his master’s and doctoral degrees in sports medicine from the University of Virginia. He joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty as an assistant professor in the School of Education in 1987. He led the transfer of the Sports Medicine Program from the School of Education to the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences during the 2000-01 academic year and was appointed the inaugural chair of the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition when the Sports Medicine program merged with the program of Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition. In 2008 he was promoted to professor. [Read more...]

People on the Move: Aug. 2013


Vigliotti joins staff at Clayton Dental Office

Dr. Stephan Vigliotti has joined the staff at the 1000 Islands Center of Dental Technology at Clayton Dental Office, Dr. Scott LaClair recently announced.

A 2011 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine with a minor in endodontics, Dr. Vigliotti remained in the Buffalo area for completion of his residency, followed by a year in private practice in Orchard Park in Erie County.

Dr. Vigliotti and his wife, Caitlin, grew up in the area, graduating in 2003 from General Brown and Thousand Islands high schools respectively. [Read more...]

People on the Move – July 2013

Announces new hires

Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall, LLP, Watertown, has announced two new employees at the law firm.

Samuel P. Burgess, a native of Watertown, attended Immaculate Heart Central High School and received a bachelor’s degree in sports management from St. John Fisher College in 2006. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Missouri Baptist University the following year and in 2013 earned a Juris Doctor summa cum laude from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he was the valedictorian.

Mr. Burgess worked on The John Marshall Law Review while in school and worked as a law clerk at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Chicago, Ill., and at Conboy. He returned to Conboy in March and now works in the business and estate practice groups. [Read more...]

People on the Move – June 2013

Promotions at Mountain Community Homes

Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes recently promoted Jenna Waite to leasing manager for its Welcome Home Center leasing office. As leasing manager, Mrs. Waite is responsible for the overall operations of the Welcome Home Leasing department, occupancy marketing and generating new business through networking and outreach.

Jenna Waite

Jennifer Benson

Mrs. Waite earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Lawrence University, Canton, in 2006. She was formerly the community manager, a position in which she was responsible for overseeing approximately 1,000 homes and families in the Rhicard Hills Community on Fort Drum.

Jennifer Benson was recently promoted to community manager for the Rhicard Hills Community Center.

Mrs. Benson began her career in property management in 2002 for Military Housing, Watertown. She relocated to Fort Irwin, Calif., where she was a property manager and was then promoted to marketing director for Clark/Pinnacle. Upon moving back to Fort Drum, Mrs. Benson was hired as assistant community manager at the Rhicard Hills Community Center. [Read more...]

People on the Move – May 2013

Earns real estate license


Allison Carlos recently earned a real estate salesperson license, completing training with Kaplan Professional Schools.

Ms. Carlos is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson Community College, where she earned an associate’s degree in humanities and social science, and a 2010 Watertown High School graduate.

While a student at JCC, she opened a dance and gymnastics supply store, Dance Alley, 345 Factory St., Watertown. She also opened a photo booth business, Allie-Kat Photo Booth, with business partner Kathryn Sparacino.

She is employed with Elliott Realty, Watertown, and continues to manage Dance Alley and Allie-Kat Photo Booth while also teaching dance classes for In Motion School of Dance.

She is the daughter of Louis and Shelly Carlos, Watertown. [Read more...]

People on the Move – April 2013

Hired at Carthage Savings and Loan


Carthage Savings and Loan recently welcomed Michele Miller as the Watertown branch assistant manager.

Ms. Miller began her banking career in 1987 with KeyBank as a sales and service manager. Throughout her career she has worked with Redwood National Bank, HSBC and recently transitioned from HSBC to First Niagara. [Read more...]

Clarkson names new business school dean

Dayle M. Smith

Effective July 1, the Clarkson University School of Business will have a new leader.

Dayle M. Smith, a professor of management at the University of San Francisco’s School of Business, where she has spent more than 20 years, will take the helm at the Clarkson school.

She replaces Timothy F. Sugrue, who has been dean of the business school since 2000. He will step down June 30 to focus on his position as CEO of the Beacon Institute, a subsidiary of Clarkson University. He has led the institute since 2011.  [Read more...]

People on the Move – March 2013

Associate hired


Tim Wewer EA, ABA Tax, Accounting and Financial Services, Evans Mills, has hired Michelle Holbrook to specialize in individual and small business tax preparation.

Ms. Holbrook holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is planning to pursue a post-graduate degree in addition to a certified public accountant designation. [Read more...]

People on the Move – February 2013

Realtor awarded emeritus status

Joseph N. Rizzo, broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Rimada Realty, received the National Association of Realtors emeritus status on Jan. 8 at the Children’s Home of Jefferson County. The award was presented by the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors during the board’s luncheon held on the same day. [Read more...]