Realtor Paula Gesmundo of Hamilton has joined J. Barrett and Company in its Ipswich office. Gesmundo, who has a degree from Harvard Law School, grew up and still resides in Hamilton with her husband and five children, and she is also an active volunteer.
Nicholas Sarantopoulos of Salem has been named to a three-year term on the board of Bridgewell, a private nonprofit based in Lynnfield that helps individuals with developmental and psychiatric disabilities. Sarantopoulos is president and chief executive officer of the Community Credit Union in Lynn and is a faculty member of the University of Phoenix, Boston campus. He previously worked with Alpha Finance in New York, Atlantic Bank of New York and Mobil Oil. He is a board member of the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce, St. John’s Lodge and The Salem Partnership and is past chairman of the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce.
Kaloutas Painting in Peabody, a commercial painting company, recently promoted Jay Culbert to director of facilities services. Culbert, who has been with Kaloutas for two years, will take on this role, following the company’s recent acquisition of the Ipswich-based sister companies Clean World Floors and Res-Stone Industrial Flooring. Culbert will lead a team of three individuals to manage and oversee all projects of the two divisions. Prior to joining Kaloutas Painting, Culbert was a sales representative for Sherwin Williams.
Edward Spicer, a partner in Ocean States Investigative Group in Beverly, was recently awarded the Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts Board of Directors Award. Spicer, a licensed private investigator in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, received the award at the LPDAM meeting on June 2. The award was presented “by unanimous vote of the board of directors for his dedication and service to the members of the LPDAM and to the private detective profession for excellence in presenting educational seminars and meetings as chairman of the membership meetings committee from 2012-2014.”