SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 21, 2012

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Beverly resident Jim Dillon was named an administrator at the Berkeley Retirement Home, a 117-year-old long-term care facility in Lawrence. Prior to joining Berkeley, Dillon spent six years as executive director of Radius facilities in Lowell and Danvers. He is a lawyer by training and holds a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law. Dillon replaces Linda Santamaria, who served as Berkeley’s administrator for the past six years.

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Endicott College in Beverly has elected the following new members to its Board of Trustees: Erika Angle, Jacob Kidder and Jean Smock.

Angle is the chief executive officer and founder of Science from Scientists, a nonprofit organization based in Boston. She graduated with a doctorate in biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine in 2012 and is a 2004 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has served as a commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and serves on a subcommittee of the Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Council. In 2007, she was selected by L’Oreal Paris as a Woman of Worth for her work with Science From Scientists. Angle was named Miss Massachusetts 2004 in the Miss America Scholarship Program. She is a resident of Beverly.

Kidder joined Choate Investment Advisors as an investment analyst in 2008 after graduating from Endicott College at the top of his class. At Choate, he conducts asset class research and manager due diligence for emerging market bonds, international sovereign bonds, U.S. floating rate loans and U.S. high-yield bonds. Kidder founded Endicott’s student-run investment club, which was awarded a portion of the school’s endowment to manage. He has passed all three levels of the chartered financial analyst program and will be eligible for the CFA charter upon completion of the required work experience.

Smock is the chief executive officer of her family-owned business, PL Custom Body, which occupies 110,000 square feet and has more than 130 full-time employees who produce more than 175 ambulances, rescues and specialty vehicles per year. Smock also worked as an executive assistant to the president of Time Warner Inc. of HBO International. She graduated with an associate degree in science from Endicott and served as president of the Alumni Association and a member of the Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2005.

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More than 100 businesses and community leaders from Essex County attended Essex National Heritage Commission’s (Essex Heritage) annual fall meeting, which was sponsored by the Peabody Historical Society. Essex Heritage nominated the following individuals to serve on its Board of Commissioners for a three-year term: Alan Berry of C.P. Berry Homes — English Commons at Topsfield, Claudia Chuber of the Peabody Essex Museum, Phil Conway of Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Patrick DeIulis of DeIulis Brothers Construction, Tom Gould of Treadwell’s Ice Cream, Richard Hydren of the Rowley Chamber of Commerce, Mark Leonard of Eastern Bank, James Rudolph of Rudolph Friedmann LLP, Julie Saviano of Andover Endodontics Inc. and Rosario Ubiera-Minaya of the Salem Education Foundation.

Essex Heritage also awarded its annual Pioneer in Partnership Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that exemplify the commission’s spirit of collaboration and build partnerships and celebrate the historic, cultural and natural resources of Essex County. Lindsay Diehl was recognized for her role at the Wenham Museum, and a moment of silence was held to honor the passing of Glen Mairo from Essex Harmony. Awards and congressional citations were presented to Bread & Roses Centennial Committee, Capt. Michael Rutstein of the Schooner Fame, Danvers Rail Trail Advisory Committee, Newburyport Powder House Restoration Committee and The House of the Seven Gables.

The Bread & Roses Centennial Committee was honored for its passionate work, which brought international attention to the city of Lawrence. Rutstein, owner and operator of Schooner Fame, was honored for providing the children of Salem with an opportunity to experience firsthand the adventures of sailing aboard a replica Salem privateer. The Danvers Rail Trail Advisory Committee was recognized for the committee’s leadership and commitment to developing the new popular recreational amenity. Newburyport Powder House Restoration Committee was honored for its perseverance and dedication to preserving one of New England’s few remaining powder houses. The House of the Seven Gables was recognized for its collaboration with Essex Heritage to provide a unique learning opportunity for Salem’s Latino youths to connect the city to their heritage.

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The following real estate agents at Keller Williams Realty in Beverly were honored with awards from the North Shore Association of Realtors at its annual meeting and awards event: Holly Baldassare received the Rookie of the Year award, Nancy Frates received the Good Neighbor award and Mark Dirksen received the President’s Award.

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Beverly resident Judy Cranney was one of the featured speakers at the recent Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts Conference. Cranney joined Ileen Sullivan of Atria Senior Living and Michael Banville, vice president of MassAlfa, in speaking about collaborating with assisted-living residences to support those with Alzheimer’s disease at the end-of-life stage. Cranney is the vice president and chief operating officer of Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston. She is responsible for the day-to-day administration of all patient, family and community care programming and clinical services in both home and inpatient settings, including the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

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Boxford resident Lawrence Curtis has joined the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Board of Trustees. He was elected to the board during the National Preservation Conference in Spokane, Wash. Curtis is the president and managing partner of WinnDevelopment, where he has led a full range of real estate development and acquisition activities for more than 25 years. He is the former president of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Multi Housing Council and the Citizens Housing and Planning Association. Curtis was also the 2006 chariman of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, and co-chairman of Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ annual campaign in 2008. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places.

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Danvers resident Maureen Wilkinson was named regional manager of Associated Home Care and will serve as a liaison between all five of the private-pay home care agency’s offices. Wilkinson most recently served as the human resources manager for Associated Home Care. The agency has local offices in Beverly and Marblehead.

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Wenham resident Lauren Consolazio joined Pam McKee & Team at Keller Williams Realty in Salem as an exclusive buyer agent. Consolazio has more than eight years of experience in residential sales. Pam McKee & Team was recently recognized by Keller Williams International as the No. 2 team in New England for both number of sales and dollar volume.

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The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest statewide land trust, announced the following leadership changes at its Northeast and Greater Boston properties: Ipswich native Steve Sloan was named regional director for the The Trustees’ Greater Boston and Northeast properties, including Crane Estate and Appleton Farms. Ipswich native Peter Pinciaro, the former general manager of Crane Estate and operations manager for Greater Boston properties, was named the deputy director of Crane Estate. David Beardsley, former director of the Crane Estate and Appleton Farms, will serve on a statewide level as The Trustees’ director of enterprise and the interim vice president for stakeholder engagement. Bob Murray, who most recently served as the Crane Estate superintendent and led the three-year restoration of the property’s Grand Allee, was named the operations manager for the organization’s Greater Boston and Northeast reservations, which include the Old Manse in Concord, Stevens-Coolidge Place in Andover and Powisset Farm in Dover.