SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

July 18, 2012

Business Briefcase


The Salem News

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Michael Arndt has been promoted to vice president, commercial relationship manager at TD Bank in Beverly. Arndt is responsible for developing and managing commercial loan relationships and cross-selling bank products and service to family-owned and -operated businesses with annual revenues ranging from $1 million to $50 million on the North Shore and in southern New Hampshire. Arndt, who lives in Merrimac, has 20 years of experience in banking and finance and serves on the board of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Newburyport Business Education Coalition.

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Barbara Broudo of Beverly, director of the archives and museum at Endicott College, was presented with the CSA Fellow Award at a recent Costume Society of America National Symposium in Atlanta. Broudo has been affiliated with the society in national leadership positions for many years, including serving as president of the organization. The society encourages the study of dress and fashion through education, research, preservation and design, and The Fellow Award is the highest award it bestows, recognizing dedication, commitment, leadership and outstanding contributions.

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Jennifer Smith-Petersen of Ipswich has been named volunteer program coordinator at Brooksby Village in Peabody. She will be responsible for managing 400 volunteers and interns who historically complete approximately 67,000 hours of volunteering per year. Previously, Smith-Petersen owned a graphic design business creating branding, as well as print and Web materials. She also worked part time as a senior caregiver.

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Hugh Glazer, CPA of Marblehead, was recently elected a director of the Babson College Alumni Association. Glazer is managing principal at WinterView Group, which provides part-time CFO and business improvement services to private companies.

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Swampscott resident Cynthia Merkle

was named one of Banker & Tradesman’s Women of FIRE, an annual award honoring the key female players in the local FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector. Merkle is an executive vice president and serves on the management committee of Eastern Bank. She serves on the executive committee of the board of directors of Endicott College and is the president of Girls Inc. of Lynn. She was also appointed to the Board of the Commonwealth’s Financial Literacy Trust.

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The Perennial Plant Association awarded Adam Woodruff, Marblehead garden designer and principal of Adam Woodruff + Associates, a Merit Award for his dramatic summer seasonal displays at the Pierre Laclede Center in Missouri. The award was presented to Woodruff at the national symposium in Boston. Professional landscape designers and architects nationwide compete annually by submitting landscape designs to be judged for excellence. This is Woodruff’s second award from the PPA.

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Beverly native Brian Shea

was promoted to major market development officer of eastern Massachusetts at People’s United Bank. He will assist in the development of new business opportunities. Prior to joining the bank, Shea managed strategic account development at Net Compliance Solutions. He earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management, and a master’s degree in public administration and policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

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Marblehead resident Julie Cummings was elected president of Northeast Arc’s board of directors. Cummings will identify and develop long-term corporate and individual partners that enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Northeast Arc is a nonprofit organization in Danvers dedicated to providing lifelong support to people living with disabilities.