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.

Northern Credit Union appoints new CFO



Northern Credit Union, Watertown, has promoted Nathan Hunter, CPA, to chief financial officer.

Mr. Hunter was previously vice president of accounting and finance and accounting/finance manager. Mr. Hunter has managed the credit solutions, information technology and accounting departments, and has provided leadership and guidance for Northern Financial Services, the credit union’s investment and insurance subsidiary.

He holds a master’s in business administration/accounting and a bachelor’s in accounting from SUNY Oswego and an associate degree in business administration from Jefferson Community College.

He is a member of the New York State Society of CPA’s, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Named VP at Atlantic Testing Laboratories

Atlantic Testing Laboratories, Canton, recently promoted Thomas R. Bundle, Cicero, to vice president.

A 1997 St. Lawrence University graduate, Mr. Bundle joined ATL as an environmental scientist and was promoted to assistant division manager and division manager, Syracuse; area manager, Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton, Elmira. He most recently served as corporate risk manager. Mr.Bundle earned a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 2012.

As vice president, Mr. Bundle will work directly with the CEO, president, and other members of senior management to administer the legal and contractual affairs associated with the business.

Joins MRB staff

Richard N. DeGuida, P.E., has joined MRB Group Engineering, Architecture, and Surveying, P.C., Rochester.

Mr. DeGuida brings more than 35 years of civil and environmental engineering experience to the firm’s municipal and institutional clients across the state. He will be based in MRB Group’s Watertown offices.

Mr. DeGuida is a MIT and Clarkson College of Technology graduate, and has extensive project experience in wastewater, combined sewer overflow abatement, water treatment and distribution systems.

Mr. DeGuida holds multiple professional licenses and registrations, and has published more than a dozen informational and technical articles related to public projects, wastewater and water pollution, and coastal water environments.

Ogdensburg native named Lisbon Central School principal

Ogdensburg native and Massena Central School High School Principal Patrick J. Farrand has been tapped to serve as the new grades five to 12 principal at Lisbon Central School.

Mr. Farrand has held his position at Massena since 2010 and before that served as the district’s assistant high school principal. Past education jobs include supervisor of instruction and program development at St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Norwood; middle-high school science teacher at Morristown Central School; high school science teacher at Indian River Central School, Philadelphia, and middle-high school long-term substitute science teacher at Edwards-Knox Central School, Russell.He is a 2005 graduate of SUNY Potsdam and a 2007 graduate of St. Lawrence University, Canton, with a master’s degree in educational administration.

Mr. Farrand, who lives in Lisbon and has children attending primary school in the district, said the $87,000 annual salary he will be paid at Lisbon Central is the same as he is receiving in Massena.

Schuyler Bull promoted to director of marketing
Schuyler Bull, son of Mary B. and the late Roger Bull, Burrville, was recently promoted to director of marketing at the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Mr. Bull was named to the Destination Marketing Association International’s 2014 Class of 30 Under 30 travel professionals at the association’s annual convention in Las Vegas. Mr. Bull is as 2006 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School.

Financial advisor earns professional designation
Brian D. Wilcox, a wealth management advisor of Northwestern Mutual has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional designation from the American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. Mr. Wilcox started his career with Northwestern Mutual in 1985 after graduating from St. Lawrence University, Canton. Individuals who earn a RICP can provide expert advice on a broad range of retirement topics including income needs and objectives, estate issues and other risks to retirement income planning, Social Security, health insurance and housing decisions, and income taxation.

Named VP for Business Affairs at SUNY Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam has appointed Gerhard O. Voggel as the college’s new vice president for business affairs.

Mr. Voggel comes to SUNY Potsdam from Key Bank, where he most recently served as vice president for the institutional bank/capital markets in the public sector division for Western New York. He was responsible for lending, core banking and treasury management for higher education and public sector clients, including the State University of New York. Prior to his work at Key Bank, Mr. Voggel served in management roles for First Union, HSBC and The Bank of New York.

A Marquette University graduate, Mr. Voggel is a licensed municipal securities representative, a uniform securities agent, a registered municipal finance professional and a registered SEC municipal adviser. Mr. Voggel was selected following a national search, and will report directly to SUNY Potsdam President Dr. Kristin Esterberg. The vice president for business affairs serves as the college’s chief financial officer, overseeing the budget and coordinating facilities management and capital planning.

Watertown Savings Bank elects new Trustee

Watertown Savings Bank has elected Richard E. Poulsen, CPA, as a new member of the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Poulsen has been a practicing accountant in Watertown since 1980. He originally joined the firm Robb, Dowling and Adams and was later a partner in Morrow & Poulsen, P.C. and most recently Poulsen and Podvin CPA’s, P.C.

Mr. Poulsen retired this summer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from SUNY Cortland and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ithaca College. He lives in Watertown with his wife Kathryn.