SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

August 29, 2012

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Danvers resident Charlene Bauer, a senior vice president of Business Development & Community Relations at Metro Credit Union, was named a 2012 Credit Union Hero by Banker & Tradesman. The annual award recognizes workers who make outstanding contributions to both the industry and the community. Bauer serves on the board of The Salem Partnership, is a past president of Chelsea Rotary, and is involved with the Chelsea Collaborative and Chelsea Neighborhood Developers. Metro Credit Union has branches in Peabody and Salem.

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Bonnie Galinski

was named associate dean for admissions at Salem State University. Previously, she was executive director of admissions at Lesley University, dean of undergraduate and graduate enrollment at Notre Dame College, dean of admission at Newbury College, and director of graduate admissions and financial aid at Boston University’s School of Management.

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Danvers resident Michael Randall

joined the board of directors of North Shore Community Mediation Center. Randall is the director of major gifts at Salem State University and has more than seven years’ experience in nonprofit philanthropy with various educational institutions on the North Shore. The Mediation Center, a Beverly nonprofit, provides mediation services to the courts, schools, municipalities, organizations and residents of Essex County.

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Salem resident Alyce Davis

was sworn in as a member of the Salem State University board of trustees. Davis is a consultant to the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, where she is involved in developing curriculum documents for the District Governance Support Project. She also teaches graduate courses at Salem State and Endicott College. She retired in 2010 from the Salem Public Schools, where she was an assistant superintendent.

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Allison Smith

was named vice president and senior portfolio manager in the commercial real estate division at Salem Five Bank. Prior to joining the bank, Smith served as a senior vice president in the commercial real estate division at Citizens Bank and vice president of credit review. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in education from St. Lawrence University.

Also,Bill Suglia

was named senior vice president and commercial real estate loan officer at Salem Five. Prior to joining the bank, he was a senior vice president and division executive of commercial real estate at Citizens Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree from St. Anselm College and an MBA from Long Island University.

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The North Shore Technology Council, a nonprofit trade association, has elected the following officers for the 2012-2013 fiscal year: president, Hamilton resident James Kawski of Applied Materials; executive vice president, Ipswich resident David Reibel of Aspect Software; vice president, Tom Kinneman of North Shore InnoVentures in Beverly; vice president, Timothy Lasonde of NSK Inc.; treasurer, West Peabody resident Gordon Ulen of Retirement Financial Center in Danvers; secretary, Peabody resident Janice Forsstrom of North Shore Community College in Danvers; board member, Doug Cox of Hub International of New England; board member, Topsfield resident Peter DiNardo of Meridian Systems; board member, John Weaver

of Berry Dunn.

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Peabody resident Elaine Glennon

was honored by Northern Essex Community College with a Making a Difference Award, which was presented to her at the college’s 50th Anniversary Gala. The award honors members of the college community have made a difference in the lives of others. Glennon joined Northern Essex’s English Language Cluster in 1985, where she taught developmental reading and writing to deaf and hard-of-hearing students. She retired in 2010 but continues to teach part time at the college.

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Topsfield resident and Peabody attorney Robert Holloway Jr.

was elected president of the Massachusetts Bar Association for the 2012-2013 year. Holloway is a shareholder and president of MacLean, Holloway, Doherty, Ardiff & Morse in Peabody. In addition to his work over the years with the Bar Association, Holloway volunteers as a judge for moot court arguments at Boston University and a trial adviser in the Harvard Trial Workshop program. Locally, he has served on the Topsfield Board of Health, the Masconomet Regional School Committee, the Topsfield Athletic Association and the Danvers Recreation Committee. He was a founding member of Hospice of the North Shore and a corporator of Beverly Hospital.

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Marblehead resident Kimberlee Schumacher

was named the Jewish Federation of the North Shore’s interim executive director. Schumacher served as director of family, interfaith and community programs for Combined Jewish Philanthropies for more than five years and previously served on the board of directors at JFNS for three years. Previously, she worked as a project director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. She has a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University, an MBA from Northeastern University and a master’s in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Jewish education leadership from Hebrew College/Northeastern University. She is a member of Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead.

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Judith Cramer

was named director of financial aid at Salem State University. She previously served as director of financial aid at three higher education institutions, and in various capacities in the financial aid office at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she earned a bachelor’s in political science. Cramer also earned a master’s in education leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Danvers resident Robert Chilton

joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Topsfield office, where he will serve as a sales associate.

Milestones

The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome its new member SUP East Coast Style. The event included demonstrations, a sunset paddle and a barbecue at the business’s launch location on Dead Horse Beach in Salem. SUP East Coast Style offers stand-up paddle board rentals, lessons and youth programs.