, Salem, MA

May 8, 2013

Business Briefcase

The Salem News

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Anne Pardee has been appointed sales manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Salem office. Pardee will be responsible for the day-to-day sales and operations of approximately 20 sales associates serving Salem, Danvers, Peabody and the surrounding North Shore communities. Pardee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in American studies from Skidmore College.


Diane Albano was named executive vice president and chief revenue officer at SmartBear Software, a Beverly-based provider of software tools to developers and testers. Albano will work to expand SmartBear’s reach to developers, testers and operations professionals worldwide, providing the most comprehensive portfolio of software quality tools available. Albano graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts and attended the Harvard Business School Program for management development.


Marblehead resident Rebecca St.Onge has returned to Today’s Real Kitchen Design Co. as a full-time kitchen and bath designer working from the company’s headquarters and showroom in Marblehead. St.Onge had previously worked with TRK Design’s founder and president, Thomas R. Kelly, on a number of design projects. St.Onge graduated with a Bachelor of Science in interior design from Endicott College and has enrolled in design courses at North Shore Community College and the Boston Architectural College.


North Shore Medical Center primary care physician Adrienne Allen recently received the Junior Investigator Award for her original research published in Annals of Internal Medicine, an internal medicine journal. Allen’s research study, “Pharmacy Dispensing of Electronically Discontinued Medications,” focused on the importance of communication between a physician and pharmacist and how keeping a patient’s medication requirements up-to-date will reduce medical errors. Allen completed her research while a resident in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She currently maintains a primary care practice at the North Shore Physicians Group office in the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care in Danvers.


In its 76th year of business, Boston Chimney & Tower Co., an industrial and commercial chimney company based in Peabody, is under new ownership. Ronald Plante, Boston Chimney’s owner for 45 years, transferred ownership to Jake Hansen. Plante will serve on the company’s executive team.


Little Harbor Boathouse in Marblehead, owned by Maryellen Auger, has been authorized by Hobie Cat Co. as the Hobie kayak and standup paddle board dealer on the North Shore. Little Harbor Boathouse will offer the full line of water sports equipment.


Gordon College in Wenham has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Boston-based Imago Dei Fund to fund a two-year research project on women in leadership. The project is led by Gordon College Provost Janel Curry, Gordon’s first female provost, and Amy Reynolds, a sociology professor at Wheaton College (in Illinois). Curry and Reynolds will analyze the representation of female leaders at evangelical institutions and nonprofit organizations, then examine organizational policies, positions, salaries and influences, and benchmark the information against national data across all sectors. A research-consulting group of other scholars throughout the country will advise the first phase of data collection, and an advisory group will help develop a strategy, using the research findings, for positioning the issue of gender equality in leadership within evangelical groups. The project’s mission is to influence social change and provide insights for developing future leaders.