Sarah Robinson, a partner at Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, PC was named to the Albany Business Review’s list of 40 Under Forty.
The award honors 40 professionals in the Capital Region who are under 40 years of age for their outstanding business achievements and community influences.
Robinson is the third TBC employee to receive the accolade since the program’s inception in 2000. As one of the 40 honorees selected by an advisory committee of business leaders, she will be honored on May 12 at the Albany Capital Center.
Robinson joined the firm in 1999, after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from the College of Saint Rose. By 2014, she was named a partner at the firm.
She is the treasurer on the board of directors of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is involved specifically with the AICPA’s employee benefit plan quality control center and internally, she sits on the firm’s employee benefit plan audit niche committee.
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Rebuilding Together Saratoga County announced four new members of its board of directors.
Added to the board are Deanne Devitt, assistant treasurer/main office branch manager at the Adirondack Trust Co; Alicia Jacobs, director of communications and community engagement at Excelsior College; Catherine French, assistant general manager/corporate sales development at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs; and Bridget Reilly, chief financial officer at Bonacio Construction Inc.
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County provides critical home repairs and accessibility modifications for low-income homeowners who are older adults, individuals living with a disability, veterans or families with children. The services are provided at no cost to the families they serve and focus on ensuring they can live independently in a home that is safe and healthy. Rebuilding Together also rehabilitates properties that house qualifying nonprofit organizations serving our community.
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Roohan Realty announced that Weldon Culp of Saratoga Springs has joined the company as a real estate salesperson.
Culp was awarded his real estate license in 2015. He started out on a cotton farm in Texas. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served for 23 years, retiring as a lieutenant commander. While on active duty, he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York.
After retiring from the Navy, Culp earned a master’s degree in teaching physics from Union College and has taught for four years at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School and 15 years at Shaker High School. He is also the president of CCD Property Solutions Inc., a real estate redevelopment company serving the Capital District area.
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Randal Hagen was named assistant vice president and trust business development officer at Ballston Spa National Bank.
Hagen will be responsible for increasing the visibility of BSNB’s trust and investment services in the capital region and surrounding areas and for developing new relationships with customers.
Hagen comes to BSNB with six years of previous experience in the retirement and trust industry. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Empire State College and served seventeen years in the U.S. Army, including two deployments overseas. Active in the community, he is involved in the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County.
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Townley and Wheeler Funeral Home announced the addition of Molly Bingham to its team.
Bingham has a degree in mortuary science from Hudson Valley Community College and completed the required one-year internship and licensing process.
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NBT Bank recently recognized top performers for sales and service excellence during 2016.
Retail market manager Ian Townsend, who is based in Saratoga Springs and oversees NBT offices in Saratoga and Warren Counties, was named one of the bank’s top three market managers.
Two area NBT Bank locations were also recognized as being among the top ten in NBT’s 154-branch network, including NBT Bank of Queensbury led by branch manager Whitney Burger and NBT Bank of South Glens Falls led by branch manager Karen Scriver.
The awards presented recognize NBT Bank managers and branches for overall achievement and performance in the areas of sales and service, leadership, community involvement and operational integrity.