Brittany L. Alexander and Megan M. Alexander, are both licensed real estate salespeople and will be specializing in residential real estate. They are also sisters.
The Wesley Community announced that Jack Arnold was appointed to its board of directors.
As executive vice president of operations, chief administrative officer, chief financial officer and treasurer of the Adirondack Trust Co., Arnold brings comprehensive leadership and financial skills to the Wesley Community.
Roohan Realty announced that Emmy award-winning cinematographer and director Derek Hallquist has joined the company.
He will be handling professional real estate photography, including drone piloting, video production, editing, signage and graphic design. He will provide images of locations and properties.
Bond, Schoeneck & King announced that, for the third consecutive year, John M. Bagyi is one of 200 lawyers recognized as the Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys (Up-and-Comers) in a survey published in the June 2016 edition of Human Resource Executive.
The Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau hired Kelly Boucher as director of convention services.
Boucher’s primary role will be to work directly with meeting and event planners to ensure a strong Saratoga meeting, conference or convention experience.
Ballston Spa National Bank announced that Kathleen Fialkowski, business development officer, received the 2016 Summit Employee of the Year award.
Fialkowski was recognized for her exceptional dedication to customer service and the bank’s core values of teamwork, respect, accountability, integrity and leadership, bank officials said.
Fialkowski joined BSNB in 2014 as a branch manager in Burnt Hills. She was promoted later that year to business development officer, which is her current position.
The following monthly Summit Award winners were also recognized for their contributions and commitment to the bank’s customer service objectives: Christine Kernochan, Chris Rowland, Joanna Simard, Matthew Howard, Lydia Griffiths, Bethany Russell, June Lane and Noelle Kahler.
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Lou Izzo was named president of the Select Sotheby’s International Realty franchise in Saratoga Springs.
Izzo joined the firm as co-owner and real estate broker. He has more than 25 years of experience in real estate, including serving as president of HUNT Real Estate ERA in Buffalo. He is also CEO of Real Estate Leadership, an international consulting firm.
The company also announced director of operations Andrea Demoracski was promoted to vice president.
Roohan Realty announced that Helen P. Wilson has joined the company as a real estate sales professional.
She has an associate’s degree with honors from Nassau Community College and graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Wilson served in the U.S. Marine Corps in various capacities, most notably as the enlisted Marine Corps liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives. She achieved meritorious promotions to sergeant, receiving an honorable discharge with a Navy Achievement Medal upon leaving the Marine Corps.
She attended Pace University Law School and obtained a juris doctor degree and a position on the Law Review. She began a career with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, prosecuting various criminal offenses through trial.
She broadened her legal career as in house counsel to Liberty Mutual and State Farm Insurance Companies. She then became a claims professional in various departments at State Farm. She recently retired after 22 years at State Farm in June 2015.
The Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau hired Vanessa Cianfarani as association sales manager.
The hiring brings the number of sales professionals to four and the total staff to 11 full-time and two part-time employees.
A Saratoga native, Cianfarani has worked in the hospitality industry over seven years. After attending Schenectady County Community College, where she completed internships at the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes, she began her hospitality sales and event management career with Total Events Inc.
Cianfarani has planned and executed hundreds of weddings, social events and trade shows in the Capital Region. She volunteers her time at the Stowe Weekend of Hope for cancer survivors and their families.
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP has hired Michael P. Murray as director of marketing.
Murray previously served as marketing manager for the Albany accounting firm SaxBST LLP. He brings over 20 years of marketing and business development experience, with a focus on the professional services arena.
He will manage Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s marketing activities and work with the marketing team on specific firm and practice area initiatives.
Murray has a master’s degree in business administration from the College of Saint Rose, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Seton Hall University.
Andrei Krasnokutski was promoted to vice president/commercial relationship manager at Ballston Spa National Bank.
He is responsible for developing and managing commercial banking relationships.
Krasnokutski joined BSNB in 2012 as a senior credit analyst and was promoted to assistant vice president and commercial relationship manager in 2014. He has more than 10 years of experience in the banking industry, including the areas of commercial real estate, commercial and industrial lending and corporate debt restructuring. Krasnokutski earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Bonaventure University and his master’s in business administration with a concentration in finance from Cleveland State University.
Krasnokutski, of Malta, is part of the bank’s Volunteers in Action program where he helps organize an annual Electronics Recycling and Document Shred Day at BSNB. In 2015, BSNB staff members donated more than 9,000 volunteer hours through the Volunteers in Action program.
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