SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

July 25, 2012

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Swampscott author Laurie Jacobs

’ children’s book “Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie,” published by Flashlight Press, was awarded the 2012 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award in the multigenerational category for outstanding contributions to children’s literature. The award highlights excellence in family-friendly books covering a child’s existence, helping children grow socially, emotionally, ethically, intellectually and physically.

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Danvers resident Amy Wallick

joined J. Barrett & Co.’s Beverly Farms office as a full-time Realtor. Wallick is an accredited buyer representative and a certified investor agent specialist. She is the 2012 president-elect for the North Shore Association of Realtors. Wallick was named the 2009 Rookie of the Year and served on the Presidential Advisory Group for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors to start the Massachusetts Chapter of the Young Professionals Network.

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Beverly resident Kathleen Feldman was appointed office manager for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts. Prior to joining AICUM, Feldman worked as a resettlement manager for Journey’s End Refugee Services Inc. and as a volunteer teacher in rural Tanzania with the Jesuit Volunteer International Program. Feldman earned a Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany and has a bachelor’s degree in international/intercultural studies from Fordham University at Lincoln Center.

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Marblehead resident Barbara Gold

was named director of development for the Anti-Defamation League. Gold will lead ADL development efforts in the league’s five-state New England region. Prior to joining ADL, Gold served as director of development at The Rashi School and served as principal for Executive Resource Partners and Morrill, Koslow & Associates. Gold earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University and is a member of the board of directors for Cohen Hillel Academy and board of advisers for the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation. The ADL is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

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Mary Grant and Brandon Ruggieri

joined the YMCA of the North Shore’s association board. Grant has served as a member of the Greater Beverly Y Board and eight years as a Massachusetts state representative. She is the current co-president of Beverly Main Streets. Ruggieri serves as board president of the Greater Beverly Y and is a member of the North Shore United Way’s board. Ruggieri is a partner at Glovksy & Glovsky LLC, where he practices business and corporate law.

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Beverly resident Lynda Walsh

joined J. Barrett & Co.’s Gloucester office as a full-time real estate salesperson. Walsh is a member of the Bass Rocks Golf Club and Beverly Athletic Club and a former member of the Eastern Point Yacht Club.

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Tina Bohondoney

was appointed assistant vice president in the North Shore Bank’s Commercial Lending Division. Bohondoney will be responsible for developing new business and servicing existing loan relationships. Most recently, Bohondoney served as an assistant vice president with Century Bank and has worked as a commercial credit analyst at both Danversbank and TD Bank. Bohondoney holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is a member of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Eastern Massachusetts Board of Directors.

Peabody resident Phillip P. Noto Jr.

was promoted to commercial lending officer at North Shore Bank. Noto started his career in the Retail Banking Division of North Shore Bank in 2011, entered the Management Trainee Program at the bank in 2006, and became a credit analyst in 2008. Noto received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Salem State College. He is currently a member of the Middleton Board of Trade.

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Frank W. Miller Jr.

was appointed senior vice president and director of audit in the Internal Audit Department at Salem Five Bank. Prior to joining Salem Five, Miller worked as an assistant vice president and assistant general auditor at The Hartford Financial Services Group in Hartford, Conn. He has also worked in audit roles for UBS, Bear Stearns & Co., and Ernst & Young LLP. Miller received his Bachelor of Science in accounting and corporate finance from Drake University and his Master of Business Administration in finance and real estate finance from Columbia University. Miller has also earned certified public accountant designation.

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Marblehead resident Molly Williams was named the first executive director of Marblehead for Teens, a nonprofit established to empower teens to take actions that lead to positive development. Williams served in development roles at the Malden YMCA, North Cambridge Catholic High School and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Williams will lead the organization’s effort to open a brand-new teen center in Marblehead as early as November.

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Beverly resident Brian Murphy

was named the 2012-2013 president of the Beverly Rotary Club. Murphy has been a member of the club since 2001 and has served on many of its committees, including the board of directors. Murphy is a 2011 recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award. In addition to Rotary, Murphy served as a Beverly Youth Hockey coach and on the team’s board of directors and coached several other youth sports. Murphy serves as the president of the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Christopher Kuchar

was named the vice president, commercial loan officer at Beverly Cooperative Bank. Most recently, Kuchar was vice president, commercial lender at People’s United Bank in North Andover. Kuchar received a Bachelor of Science from Salem State College and an Associate of Science from Northern Essex Community College. He is the head hockey coach at Amesbury High School, serves on the committee for the Lazarus House Golf Tournament, and serves on the board of directors of Drew’s Team Inc. in Salem, N.H. Beverly Cooperative Bank has three branches in Beverly and one in Salem.

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The Beverly Cultural Council selected the following new members: Garrett Brown, a singer and songwriter and barista at the Atomic Cafe, and Barbara Broudo, director of archives and museum at Endicott College, who recently received the Fellow Award from the Costume Society of America. Also, Bea Modisett, gallery director and studio manager of Porter Mill and BCC member since 2011, was selected to co-chair the BCC, along with Gail Eaton , who has served on the BCC since 2009. The BCC works to support programs that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in the community.

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Peter Parsons

joined the comprehensive interdisciplinary team in the Social Work Department at the PACE Adult Day Health Center in Beverly, which is part of Elder Service Plan of the North Shore’s PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Program. Parsons holds a master’s degree in social work from Boston College and a Master of Education from Harvard University.

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Tania Buonopane

was promoted to account executive at Rhino Public Relations, a specialty public relations agency based in Hamilton. Buonopane is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services Boston Chapter and serves on the organization’s programs committee. She is also a volunteer for the New England Women in Real Estate Communications Committee. Buonopane graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a double minor in secondary education and Italian from Salem State University.

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Beverly resident Lauren Stouffer

is the recipient of the 2012 Harriet Towle Excellence in Clinical Nursing Practice Award from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Stouffer graduated in May 2012 with a Master of Science in nursing from the health sciences graduate school in Boston. MGH Institute of Health Professions is a graduate school founded by Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Peter Mathison

of St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers was one of 20 teachers selected to work with leading historians, federal judges and curriculum consultants at the American Bar Association’s seventh annual Federal Trials and Great Debates in United States History Summer Institute for Teachers in Washington, D.C. Participants worked on three landmark federal trials through curriculum developed by the Federal Judicial Center and the American Bar Association’s Division for Public Education. The institute was established to give teachers an inside view of federal court cases that never reach the Supreme Court but are significant. Teachers study the essential legal questions each case presents and develop strategies to incorporate judicial history into their school’s history and government curricula.

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Kathie Driscoll-Gauthier was selected to represent the town of Wenham as a member of the National Association of Professional Women. Driscoll-Gauthier is the owner of Zazou’s , a boutique in Hamilton, with handcrafted accessories for men, women and home. Driscoll-Gauthier was selected in part for her ability to create signature looks for her customers and their homes.

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Beverly resident Laura Crowell

joined J. Barrett & Company’s Cummings Center office in Beverly as a full-time real estate salesperson. Crowell closed $8 million in residential real estate and leased more than 25,000 square feet of commercial space within the past two years. Crowell is a 2004 communications and media graduate from Gordon College.

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Susan R. Shelby, founder and principal of Rhino Public Relations, a specialty public relations agency based in Hamilton, was named a fellow of the Society for Marketing Professional Services. Shelby and the 2012 Class of Fellows were recently honored at the SMPS Awards Gala in San Francisco as a part of Build Business, the SMPS National Conference. SMPS is a community of more than 6,000 marketing and business development professionals, and the Fellows of SMPS represent the highest level of experience and leadership in marketing within the design and building industry, serving as a resource at the chapter, regional, and national levels and providing insight, ideas, programs and mentoring for the benefit of the members and the Society.