Roohan Realty announced that Jeana Labas has joined the team as a licensed real estate salesperson.
Labas has been with Kodiak Construction for seven years as office manager and client selection representative. She helps new construction clients throughout the process of building a home. She also joins Roohan Realty as Kodiak Construction’s seller agent, while maintaining her office manager duties.
The Saratoga Springs native attended Clarkson University, and returned to the area after school to build a home in Wilton.
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Timothy E. Blow, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB), has announced his retirement effective Dec. 31.
Since joining BSNB in 2005, his responsibilities include strategic financial planning and oversight of the finance, IT, operations, compliance, and facilities functions. Blow’s leadership at BSNB caps a 33-year career in the Capital Region working in audit, advisory and corporate banking roles.
“Tim’s contributions have been instrumental in helping BSNB achieve high levels of fiscal and operational effectiveness, the development of a sophisticated technology infrastructure, market expansion, and record financial performance. Of particular note was Tim’s leadership in the development of the company’s new corporate headquarters building in 2011,” said Christopher R. Dowd, president and chief executive officer at BSNB.
As part of the planned transition, James F. Dodd will be promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer effective July 1. Dodd, a certified public accountant, joined BSNB in 2018 as vice president and controller. Prior to joining the bank, he spent seven years as a manager at KPMG, LLP and provided audit and advisory services to financial institutions. In his new role, Dodd will oversee the finance, compliance and facilities functions at BSNB.
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Capital Bank, a division of Chemung Canal Trust Company, today., announced Billie M. Taft as its newest commercial loan officer.
Taft has worked for over 10 years in the commercial banking field. In 2010, she joined Saratoga National Bank and Trust Co., where she enhanced her commercial credit experience. In 2013, Taft was promoted to commercial loan officer, followed by a promotion to vice president in 2016.
Taft graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in business and economics from Skidmore College and now lives in Greenfield Center.
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Fingerpaint, a health and wellness marketing agency based n Saratoga Springs, announced two staff additions and a transfer.
Jeralyn Mastroianni joined the agency as its chief people officer. She will also serve on Fingerpaint’s operating board.
Pedro “Pete” Irizarry joins the agency as the head of account service in the Saratoga Springs, office.
The head of account service in the Saratoga Spring office, Lori Thatch, will be transitioning to head of strategy in the New York City office.
Mastroianni comes to Fingerpaint with nearly 20 years of experience in building talent strategy and leading change in growth and acquisition environments. She most recently served as the head of HR, Isobar US and senior vice president of Talent at Dentsu. Prior that, she held human resources positions at worldwide corporations, including Citigroup and Deloitte Consulting.
Mastroianni will report directly to Mitzen.
Irizarry joins Fingerpaint with over 20 years of marketing experience. He worked in brand management and sales prior to moving into agency roles.
Previous to Fingerpaint, he served as EVP, managing director and growth officer at McCann Health New Jersey for five years. Prior to that, Irizarry held progressively senior positions at agencies such as CDM and Saatchi & Saatchi.
He will oversee client relationships and account service, and will lead his teams to create work that reaches, informs, and empowers audiences. Irizarry will be a member of the leadership team in the agency’s New York office, .
Thatch joined Fingerpaint in 2019 and brought with her over two decades of health and wellness experience.
Previous to Fingerpaint, she served as vice president, strategic planner at Dudnyk, leading the development of commercial and creative strategy across multiple brands, fostering client relationships, and mentoring account service team members toward understanding patient and healthcare professional experiences.
Thatch has worked across various disciplines and therapeutic categories in the health and wellness space, and her background covers all stages of clinical development and commercialization.
In her new role, she will bring ideas and patient-focused strategy to clients. She will also continue to build the strategy team as the agency maintains its growth trajectory.
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The physician board of OrthoNY has appointed Michele Brinkman interim CEO.
Brinkman had served as Chief Operating Officer since June 2017, overseeing the practice’s 14 locations offering urgent care, clinical care, pain management, ambulatory surgery and physical therapy throughout the Capital/Saratoga Region.
Among her most significant projects in this role was developing a workflow and cross-training program toward implementation of a new electronic medical record system.
Brinkman also collaborated with the developer and construction team for a new 41,000-square-foot medical office building, directing the internal operational team action list that resulted in the project coming in approximately $350,000 below budget. Most recently, she created and led an organizational emergency plan in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Brinkman joined OrthoNY just prior to the practice’s formation from the merger of Northeast Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga in January 2013. As director of human resources, she enhanced employee relations, strengthened recruitment and retention efforts, and provided benefits administration for approximately 300 staff members.
Previously, Brinkman was the human resources manager for Cascades Tissue Group in Waterford and held similar positions at Merak North America, NU Horizons Electronics Group and BSI of New York.
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The National Association of Home Builders’ Institute of Residential Marketing announced that Angela Boisvert, Donnamarie Thomas, Abigail Sisson, Cheryl Walton, Kori Scram, Tim Joyce and Sarah Trojanski of Sterling Homes Real Estate have all completed the requirements for the certified new home sales professional (CSP) educational designation.
These Sterling agents have earned the CSP designation after completing the educational requirements and demonstrating excellence in new home sales.
The Institute of Residential Marketing recognizes and promotes professionalism, education and ethics in the new home sales and marketing field.
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IM Services, Inc., a provider of services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, announced that Bo Goliber joined the nonprofit organization as its first chief development and communications officer.
Goliber will lead the existing fundraising and marketing efforts at AIM Services, fine-tuning its strategy and enhancing its development team.
She brings nearly two decades of marketing, public relations, fundraising and development experience in the nonprofit sector coupled with experience in corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. She most recently spent eight years at Fingerpaint, a national health and wellness marketing agency managing their company-wide philanthropy efforts.
Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade with Franklin Community Center as development and community relations coordinator and as a board member.
Goliber is the recipient of awards including the Twill Social Impact Award from the Northeast Kidney Foundation, the Giving Circle’s Compassion award, and designation as a Saratoga County Woman of Influence. She also currently serves as a board member for Beyond My Battle.
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Integrated Staffing in Saratoga Springs has hired Matt Nazarian as a talent acquisition specialist.
Nazarian was previously employed at Stewart’s Shops and as an assistant football coach/ He also worked for Wynn Las Vegas as a slot supervisor.
He received a bachelor’s degree from Hartwick College and a master’s degree from Trinity College. He has also received a Management Achievement Award from Hartwick College and a corporate recognition award from Stewart’s Shops.
His responsibilities at the company will include recruitment for large corporations nationally as well as niche local placements.
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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP announced that Reuben Dacher-Shapiro has joined the firm as an associate.
Dacher-Shapiro obtained his juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona and his master of public administration and undergraduate degree from Binghamton University.
He was an associate in the Capital Markets group with the law firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York City, where he focused on public company debt and equity transactions. Dacher-Shapiro is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Dacher-Shapiro will be practicing with the firm’s Business, Corporate and Commercial Practice Group that provides advice and counsel on sophisticated mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, securities and private equity transactions, financings, debt restructurings and other commercial transactions.