People On the Move
Dietz & Co. Architects Inc. announced the following:
• Michael Burgess has joined the firm as Job Captain. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies;
• Richard Dobrowski has joined the firm as an Architectural Associate. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Art and Architectural History and a master’s degree in Architecture from UMass Amherst. He studied abroad at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark through an exchange program with UMass; and
• Jason Newman, an Architectural Associate, recently earned a master of Architecture degree at UMass Amherst. He has been with the firm since May 2011.
•••••Keith Minoff, principal with of the Law Offices of Keith A. Minoff, P.C., was recently listed in Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2012 as being among the top 5% of practicing attorneys in the state. Minoff specializes in business and employment litigation, and has an office in downtown Springfield. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased, and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
Kathy Petris has been named Executive Assistant to Glenn Welch, president and COO of Hampden Bank. Petris will be responsible for senior-level administrative support, report and document preparation, and workflow management. Petris, formerly with Sovereign Bank, brings more than 20 years of banking experience, having served as the commercial loan administration supervisor and senior relationship administrator, in addition to previous positions at BankBoston and BayBank.
The Springfield-based law firm Robinson Donovan announced that several of the firm’s attorneys were recently named Super Lawyers, and three attorneys were named Rising Stars, by Super Lawyers magazine, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars recognizes top up-and-coming attorneys, those who are under 40, or those who have been practicing for 10 years or fewer. Those recognized as Super Lawyers are Jeffrey Roberts, Patricia Rapinchuk, Nancy Frankel Pelletier, James Martin, Richard Gaberman, and Jeffrey McCormick. The up-and-coming Rising Stars include David Lawless, Michael Simolo, and Jeffrey Trapani.
•••••The West Springfield-based, full-service advertising agency Marketing Doctor recently announced the addition of Bill Lucardi as Agency Director. Lucardi has more than 30 years of sales experience and more than 10 years in advertising in the Hartford and Springfield markets. He will cultivate new advertising and marketing ideas for clients, as well as introduce new businesses to the vast array of services the firm has to offer.
TD Bank recently announced the following:
• Molly McLaren, Assistant Vice President, has been named Store Manager of the 693 Memorial Dr. location in Chicopee. McLaren, who has five years of retail banking experience, is responsible for new-business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel, and overseeing the day-to-day operations; and• Steven Gardner has been named Store Manager of the 465 North Main St. location in East Longmeadow. He is responsible for new-business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel, and overseeing the day-to-day operations at that location. Garner has more than 10 years experience in banking and residential home lending and joined TD Bank in 2011. He previously served as an assistant store manager in Great Barrington and East Longmeadow.