, Salem, MA

September 12, 2012

Business Briefcase

The Salem News

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Shauna Whalen has joined the faculty at the Marblehead School of Ballet, where she will teach ballet and jazz. Whalen, who has studied at the Marblehead School of Ballet, Karla Pattavina’s Dance Academy and Jeanette Neil Dance Studio, was the first student to receive a scholarship for modern dance at Roger Williams University. She is a graduate of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston’s teacher training program. Whalen has performed with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company in Colorado.


Peabody resident Christopher Previte

was admitted to Feeley & Driscoll P.C. as a shareholder. Previte has been with the Boston accounting and consulting firm for more than 11 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting, an MBA and a Master of science degree in taxation from Bentley University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Denise Hammon

was appointed interim president at Marian Court College, a four-year Catholic liberal arts college in Swampscott. For the past two years, Hammon served as dean of academic affairs and student services at Marian Court, where she introduced a new Bachelor of science degree and increased the graduation rate to 76 percent. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University and a doctorate in law and policy from Northeastern University. Hammon is a trustee of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and recently served as chairwoman of the board of the American Council on Education Network of Women Leaders in Massachusetts.


Julie Cunningham

has been hired as an account executive at Rhino Public Relations in Hamilton. Previously, she worked as a news producer at NECN. Cunningham has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from St. Michael’s College in Vermont.


Danvers resident Thomas Guidi

was named a leader of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s property law section, which monitors and comments on legislation, litigation and trends affecting attorneys in real estate law. Guidi is a partner at Hemenway & Barnes in Boston. He is a former member of the Danvers Zoning Board of Appeals and is active in fundraising for Dartmouth College and St. John’s Preparatory School.


Salem resident Nicholas Lovasco

was elected by the student body of North Shore Community College to serve as its representative on the college’s board of trustees. As student trustee, Lovasco is the liaison between students and the college’s governance body. Lovasco, a 2010 graduate of Danvers High, has served internships in Sen. Fred Berry’s office and Gov. Deval Patrick’s community affairs department.


Dan Bennett

was awarded the Outstanding Lieutenant Governor 2011-2012 award for the New England and Bermuda District of Kiwanis at the district convention last month. Bennett was president of Danvers Kiwanis in 2008-2009 and is now the lieutenant governor for Division 10. He is also a Danvers selectman.


Olympia Sports

at the Northshore Mall in Peabody is accepting donations from its customers to help fight childhood cancers through the Jimmy Fund’s A Chance for Kids program. The store chain’s goal is to raise more than $75,000 for pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.


Brookwood Financial Partners,

a real estate investment and asset management company in Beverly, has acquired the Bernardo Executive Center, a multi-tenant office property in the Rancho Bernardo neighborhood of San Diego. This is Brookwood’s second acquisition in the San Diego area within the last 10 months. Brookwood plans on investing more than $1.4 million toward capital improvements.


Green Clean, a cleaning company in Salem, joined the Association of Residential Cleaning Services, International. Admission to ARCSI requires residential cleaning companies to adhere to a strict code of ethics and commit to the highest level of professionalism.


Mingo Gallery & Custom Framing, 284 Cabot St., Beverly, is under new ownership by Montserrat College of Art alumni George Frary III and Katherine Romansky. The shop will continue to offer custom framing in addition to hosting art exhibits.