September 2015: People on the Move

Sackets Harbor native honored in Washington

The Washington, D.C., Chamber of Commerce recently named Michael Akin, president of Reingold LINK, as its 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year. [Read more…]

August 2015: People on the Move

JCC honors faculty, staff

Four Jefferson Community College faculty and staff members recently received the 2015 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. [Read more…]

July 2015: People on the Move

Financial advisor celebrates anniversary

B_POM_BrianWilcox_0715 WEBBrian Wilcox celebrated 30 years with Northwestern Mutual in June. [Read more…]

June 2015: People on the Move

North country native named general manager

B_POM_MaryannBalbo_0615_WEBMaryann Balbo, a Northern New York native and General Brown High School graduate, was recently named general manager of WHDF- TV in Huntsville, Ala.  [Read more…]

May 2015: People on the Move

St. Lawrence County administrator named

B_POM_Doyle_0515_WebRuth A. Doyle, Lisbon, has been appointed to serve as St. Lawrence County administrator. She previously served as assistant county administrator. [Read more…]

April 2015: People on the Move

SLU professor named to research fellowship

Cynthia Bansak, associate professor of economics, has been named a research fellow at Germany’s Institute for the Study of Labor. She earned a bachelor’s in economics from Yale University and a master’s and Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego. Before she joined St. Lawrence University in 2007, Ms. Bansak was an assistant professor at San Diego State University and an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. [Read more…]

March 2015: People on the Move

CITEC business advisor earns certification

B_POM_Pettit_0315_WebCITEC business advisor Debi L. Pettit was recently certified by the Society for Human Resource Management at the level of senior certified professional. [Read more…]

February 2015: People on the Move

Nursing grads honored

Jefferson Community College held a pinning ceremony for weekend option graduates of the college’s nursing program Dec. 19. Students were honored for outstanding achievements with the presentation of various awards.

Matthew G. Sheldon, Wellesley Island, received the Madalyne and Donald Hess Excellence in Nursing award for academic and clinical achievement. Mr. Sheldon is a member of JCC’s Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges.

Alyson R. Tighe, Pulaski, was awarded the North Country Professional Nurses Association District 6 award for commitment and leadership skills. [Read more…]

People on the move – January 2015

SLU names university communications VP

Melissa Richards

Melissa Richards

Melissa F. Richards has been named vice president for university communications at St. Lawrence University. She plans to begin her duties on Jan. 28. Ms. Richards is replacing Tom Evelyn, who left in May to become the associate vice president for strategic communications and marketing at the University of Florida

Ms. Richards most recently served as the assistant vice president for marketing and publications at Virginia Tech. She was first hired at Virginia Tech as the director of marketing and strategic communications in 2009, before being promoted in July 2010 to the assistant vice president position. Before working at Virginia Tech, Ms. Richards managed public relations at several technology and global software companies for 10 years.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Ms. Richards is completing a master of public administration degree at Virginia Tech this month. She will be joined in Canton by her husband and two daughters. [Read more…]

People On the Move – Sept. 2014

New staff at Bowers & Company CPAs

Bowers & Company CPAs, Syracuse, has hired Nathaniel J. Carroll as a senior tax accountant in its Watertown office. Mr. Carroll earned a bachelor’s degree in 2009 and a masters of professional accountancy in 2010 from West Virginia University. He is a certified public accountant.

Shirley A. Ostrander has also joined the firm as a new staff accountant in the Watertown office. Ms. Ostrander graduated in 1989 from Aquinas University of Legazpi, Philippines, and holds a CPA license in the Philippines. Prior to working with Bowers & Company, she was a staff accountant at Stackel & Navarra CPAs. [Read more…]