Roohan Realty announced its top sales
agents for 2014.
Named were Julie Bonacio, Valerie
Thompson, Kate R. Naughton, Meg Minehan,
Carole Tarantino, Palma Pedrick,
Chris Benton, Darlene Chorman, Tamara
Valentine and Mara King.
The Rookie of the Year award went to Tara
Garrett and the top commercial real estate
agent was Amy Sutton.
The company said that in total, the Realtors
achieved over $87 million in real estate
property sales last year.
Trust Co. announced
that Guy Alonge
III was elected to its
board of directors.
Alonge is president
of the Amsure Division
of Adirondack Trust
Co. Financial Services
Inc. (ATCFSI) and
senior vice president
of Adirondack Trust Co. Financial Services
Inc. in Saratoga Springs. He joined ATCFSI in
2008, with the ATCFSI acquisition of Amsure.
Alonge has over 30 years’ experience in the
insurance industry. Prior to joining Amsure, he
held underwriting positions with the Reliance
Insurance Co. in Philadelphia and Baltimore
and served as a merger and acquisition consultant
for Price Waterhouse in New York. Additionally,
he was formerly a principal in the
private equity firm Frost Capital.
Alonge received an undergraduate degree
from the University at Albany and earned his
MBA from New York University’s Stern School
of Business. He also holds the chartered property/
casualty underwriter designation.
C.T. Male Associates Engineering, Surveying,
Architecture & Landscape Architecture,
DPC named Jim Thatcher as manager, community
development in the Civil Engineering
Thatcher will be responsible for identifying
federal and state funding resources that match
C.T. Male’s client project and community
needs, assisting clients with preparation of
funding proposals, and implementing projects
through all phases of grant administration and
compliance. He will assist with the promotion
of C.T. Male’s business development strategies
to support and grow the existing services of
the firm and more fully meet the project needs
of new and existing clients.
Thatcher earned a master’s degree in public
administration from Cornell University.
He previously worked for Avalon Associates,
Inc. in Glens Falls, as a senior associate
of community development, where he was a
consultant to municipalities and nonprofit
organizations throughout Upstate New York.
the hiring of
Ashley LaVoy as a corporate
with a focus on the
Glens Falls Region.
Her efforts will be
to service the large
client base within the
region and cultivate
LaVoy was formerly programs and
events coordinator for the Adirondack
Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Amy S. O’Connor,
a shareholder with the
law firm of McNamee,
Lochner, Titus & Williams,
P. C., was named
as chairwoman of the
firm’s Trusts, Estates
and Elder Law Practice
She succeeds Richard
D. Cirincione, who
along with Scott A.
Barbour, became managing principal of the
firm on Jan. 1. Cirincione will continue to
practice in the Trusts, Estates and Elder Law
Practice Group with O’Connor and the department’s
O’Connor’s practice encompasses all aspects
of estate planning, estate administration,
trusts, guardianships, and elder law, with
a focus on assisting elderly clients and their
families with legal and tax issues, including
estate tax planning, preservation of assets,
long-term care planning, and eligibility for
Corp. , the parent
company of Saratoga
National Bank and
Trust Co., appointed
David Kaiser to the
position of senior vice
He will have overall
responsibility for the
Kaiser will continue to serve as chief credit
officer and executive vice president for Glens
Falls National Bank and Trust Co., Arrow’s
He joined the company in 2001 and has
more than 30 years of commercial lending experience
in the Capital Region. In 2011, Kaiser
was named chief credit officer for Glens Falls
National Bank, followed by a promotion to
executive vice president for the bank in 2012.
Kaiser has a bachelor’s degree in business
administration from Siena College. Active in
the community, he is a board member for the
Prospect Child and Family Center, Treasurer
for the Glen at Hiland Meadows, and an Assistant
Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts Troop 4. He
is also a member of the Fort Hudson Health
System Capital Campaign Committee, the
Warren County Local Development Corp. Loan
Review Committee, and the Our Lady of the
Annunciation Finance Committee.
Associates of Glens
Falls Insurance promoted
of Saratoga Springs
to vice president and
added him to the board
Place has been with
AOGF since 2011 and
has over 26 years of
experience in a management
and marketing capacity for various
Fortune 100 insurance carriers including the
Hartford Insurance Co., Selective Insurance
Co. and Philadelphia Insurance.
Before joining AOGF, he served as the vice
president of commercial lines for Capital
Bauer Insurance Agency. He holds the certified
insurance counselor (CIC) designation
and has sat on numerous advisory councils
for leading insurance carriers.
Place has a Masters in Business Administration
from Syracuse University.
SaxBST announced two new hires.
Christopher Manico and Meimuneh
Sumadi both join the firm’s Tax department as
Associates. Both previously worked for other
upstate New York firm, and both have a Master
of Science in Taxation from SUNY Albany.
Saratoga National Bank and Trust Co.
appointed Michael Tripoli to mortgage
Tripoli will work to meet the mortgage
needs of customers in the Capital Region. He
will be based out of the Colonie and Clifton
Tripoli joins Saratoga National Bank with
more than 17 years of mortgage experience at
other local lending institutions. A Schenectady
native, he is a graduate of Mont Pleasant High
School and an active member of the Rotterdam
The law firm of
Titus & Williams PC
announced that Keri
joined the firm as an
associate, working in
the employment and
labor law, litigation
and dispute resolution,
and trusts, estates
and elder law practice areas.
Vanderwarker is a graduate of Syracuse
University’s Whitman School of Management
(summa cum laude) 2008, and Albany Law
School (summa cum laude) 2014, where she
also served as executive editor for lead articles
of the Albany Law Review. During law school,
she served as a judicial intern for the Hon.
Lawrence E. Kahn, District Judge, Northern
District of New York.
Vanderwarker is a member of the New York
State Bar Association and the Capital District
Women’s Bar Association.
Roohan Realty announced
that Ivy Gallacchi
has joined the
company as a residential
real estate salesperson.
She is a graduate of
State University and
University in Scotland.
Early in her career, she spent two years working
in real estate before focusing on Information
technology and telecommunications
within the healthcare sector.
As an assistant vice president at Empire
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Gallacchi received
the Chairman’s Award for Leadership as a
result of her efforts to relocate and rebuild Empire’s corporate offices in the aftermath of
the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11/2001.
In 2004 she joined Medco Health Solutions,
now Express Scripts, a Fortune 20 company.
In her role of vice president, infrastructure
services, she was responsible for all voice
technologies including contact centers and
customer service support.
Gallacchi is a member of the Saratoga Lake
Association, a sponsor of ABC Bassett Hound
Rescue of New York and a member of the Old
Saratoga Muzzle Loader Club.
Saratoga’s Best is
a new and local direct
mail advertising guide
to the best restaurants,
shops and services in
the Saratoga area.
Mailed to over 30,000
homes, the magazines
will be published and
mailed three times during
the year, spring, fall
The premiere Spring 2015 edition will be
mailing the second week in April.Saratoga’s
Best magazine is founded by Elizabeth Macy,
a native of Saratoga Springs and owner of Image
Photo and Events. Its website is at www.saratogasbest.net.
Fingerpaint marketing annnounced the hiring
of account director Kori-Ann Taylor and Rajneesh
P. Uzgare, who has a Ph.D. in immunology
to the agency’s medical strategy team.
The company also added Julia Yates and
Micahlyn Whitt-Flicker to its creative team.
Yates is graphic designer, and Whitt-Flicker is an
Taylor is a communications industry veteran
with a portfolio of experience that includes senior
communications positions for the state with
Gov. George Pataki, Sen. Thomas Morahan and
the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. She
has pharmaceutical agency experience and has
worked with such clients as BMS/AstraZeneca on
global diabetes marketing initiatives and Amylin,
Eli Lilly, Gilead and Roche Diagnostics on U.S.
Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree at the
College of Saint Rose and her master’s from SUNY
Uzgare has more than a decade of experience in
biotech, specialty pharmaceuticals and academia,
having penned a successful cancer research grant
application as a fellow at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive
Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.
He specializes in pharmaceutical research, pharmaceutical
program planning and development,
and strategic execution. He brings his philosophy
of client-agency scientific partnering to Fingerpaint.
Uzgare earned his undergraduate and master’s
degrees in microbiology at Bombay University in
Mumbai, and his Ph.D. in immunology at Baylor
College of Medicine in Houston.
As an in-house graphic designer for Trans World
Entertainment, Yates worked with entertainment
industry, producing custom promotional visuals for
the likes of Sony, Universal and Warner. Yates is a
University of Delaware graduate.
Whitt-Flicker brings to Fingerpaint an array
of industry kudos, including awards that honor
creative copy and industry-best trade resource
material. During her time at Palio+Ignite,
Whitt-Flicker copy for specific audiences
across a variety of channels. Whitt-Flicker is
a CUNY and NYU alum.