Teal, Becker &
Chiaramonte CPAs, PC
announced that Timothy
Spadaro, a senior
valuation analyst in
the firm’s valuation
and advisory services
group, has been awarded
the CFA credential.
Spadaro, who has
worked at TBC since
July of 2015, is a licensed certified public
accountant who earned both his masters and
bachelors degrees in accounting from Bentley
University. He provides business valuation
and litigation support services for a variety of
purposes including, but not limited to, buy-sell
transactions, succession planning, estate and
gift tax filings, matrimonial dissolutions, and
In earning the CFA charter, Spadaro successfully
passed three levels of exams and
fulfilled specific education and experience
requirements. The designation is the globally
recognized mark of distinction and benchmark
for measuring the expertise, experience,
and ethics of serious investment professionals.
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Scott Grimmett was named CEO of Golub
Corp., the owner of the Price Chopper supermarket
over for Jerry Golub.
Grimmett has led
the transformation of
Price Chopper to the
Market 32 brand, a
designed to keep the
named company president
last year, becoming the first person in that
role who isn’t a member of the Golub family.
He will be responsible for day-to-day operations
and influence the strategic direction of
the company. He will report to the board of
directors through Neil Golub, who remains
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Bare Escentuals, Inc., a San Francisco-based
mineral makeup and skin care company, selected
Alayne Curtiss of Ballston Spa as one of
two state ambassadors.
Curtiss is the owner
of the Make Me
Fabulous salon and
boutique, 32 Front St.,
With the designation,
her role with the company
from retailer to
educator and innovator.
She will take part in future development
of bareMinerals products, a mineral-based
makeup line, by working with other ambassadors
across the country and the Bare Escentuals,
Inc. corporate team.
The Bare Escentuals, Inc. company develops,
markets, and sells natural cosmetics, skin
care, and body care items under the bareMinerals,
BUXOM, md formulations, and Bare
Curtiss is the on-set consultant for NBC
television affiliate WNYT in Albany and for
Time Warner Cable in the Capital District
and western NY region. She is a published
contributor for “Milady,” a source and text for
education in cosmetology, esthetics, barbering,
nail technology, makeup, massage therapy,
salon and spa management and business
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Roohan Realty announced that Rebecca
Hoey was recently awarded her real estate
Along with her current marketing staff
graphic design and
sign development ,
Hoey has now expanded
her career into real
She holds a bachelor
of science degree
from the SUNY
Oneonta and has been
with Roohan Realty for two years as a multimedia
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Merodie A. Hancock, president of SUNY
Empire State College, joined the United Way of
the Greater Capital Region board of directors.
Hancock will be responsible for promoting
and guiding United Way of the Greater
Capital Region as it works to improve lives
and advance the common good.
Hancock served on the board of United Way
of Isabella County, Mich., during the time she
was the vice president at Central Michigan
University Global Campus.
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SaxBST announced the following additions
to its Albany office:
James Cole, CPA rejoins the firm as a partner
in the tax department. He returns after
two years with a Boston area firm, and over
18 years with SaxBST’s legacy firm Bollam,
Sheedy Torani & Co. (BST)
Dawn Doherty, CPA, also rejoins the firm
as a partner in the tax department. She previously
served as a senior manager with BST
from July 2011 to April 2012.
Donald Carobine joins the accounting and
auditing department as a senior manager.
Amy Rich joins the valuation, forensic and
litigation support unit as an analyst.
Jeremy DeBarr joins the accounting and
auditing department as an associate.
Andy Matthews joins the accounting and
auditing department as a manager.
Megan Harnett joins the accounting and
auditing department as a bookkeeper.
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Charles E Martin,
CFP, CLU, ChFC, CASL,
a financial representative
Mutual in Saratoga
Springs, has qualified
for the NAIFA Quality
Award from the National
Insurance and Financial
The award recognizes
professionalism through education and
earned designations, production measured
by performance metrics customized for each
practice specialty, adherence to the NAIFA
code of ethics, and service to the industry
association. It is the 32nd time he has earned
this honor which recognizes financial representatives
for their competence and dedication
to the insurance industry and their clients.
Martin has been associated with Northwestern
Mutual since 1983. He holds a Bachelor
of Science in accounting from Clarkson
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The Summit at Saratoga, an independent
senior-living community for adults 55-plus,
named Christy Durant as senior living consultant.
The Wilton resident will be responsible for
leasing the facility’s
110 new apartments,
as well as overseeing
all aspects of the community’s
Durant, a graduate
of Providence College,
launched her career
as director of resident
services at Sakonnet
Bay Manor in Tiverton, R.I. She held other
positions in Rhode Island, including director
of marketing and sales at East Bay Manor in
East Providence and executive director of
Greenwich Bay Manor in East Greenwich.
Upon returning to the Capital Region,
Durant worked as executive director of the
Crossings at Saratoga Springs, director at
Avila Retirement Community in Albany and
director at Woodlawn Retirement Community
in Saratoga Springs.
She holds an MBA from SUNY Albany.
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KeyBank N.A. announced
that Scott Rosebrook was named
vice president and relationship
manager, business banking, for
KeyBank’s Adirondack region.
Rosebrook is responsible
banking and developing
and growing business relationships
throughout a territory that includes Malta,
Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls and Plattsburgh.
He is based in Key’s Saratoga financial services
office at 21 Congress St. in Saratoga Springs.
Prior to joining KeyBank, Rosebrook
worked for two separate West Coast renewable
energy companies as vice president of finance
and treasurer. He earned his bachelor’s degree
in economics from Siena College and master
of business administration degree in international
management from the University of
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Markham has joined
SUNY Empire State
College as technology
officer and assistant
vice president for information
Markham, 33, has
a combined 15 years
of higher education,
corporate and U.S. military experience, and
previously served as the chief information officer
for Florida State College at Jacksonville’s
Department of College Information Technology
At SUNY Empire, Markham’s responsibilities
encompass envisioning, planning, implementing
and maintaining technology related to the
support and education of the college’s 20,000
graduate, nursing, undergraduate, international,
veteran and military students learning through
individual independent study, face to face in
large and small groups, online and through a
blend of all modes of learning.
On a day-to-day basis, he will oversee and
manage all aspects of the ITS educational and
emerging technology and user technical-support
groups, in providing quality assurance and
enhanced performance for technical support
services for students, faculty and staff.
Markham also will serve as liaison between
the college and SUNY’s system-wide comprehensive
college CIO committee.
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Saratoga Casino and Raceway announced
that Kim Hodge has joined the team as assistant
director of hotel operations. In her
new role, Hodge will oversee operations and
specialize in sales for Saratoga Casino and
Raceway’s new hotel.
Hodge brings over 20 years of experience
in the hospitality industry. She was previously
employed locally by the Desmond, the
Gideon Putnam and Best Western.
A job fair for additional positions at the
hotel is being planned for this spring. The
117-room hotel at Saratoga Casino and
Raceway is scheduled to open in June.