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.