People On the Move
American International College announced the following:• Heather Cahill has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Serving as the Executive Director for Institutional Advancement for the past three years, Cahill brought much-needed organization to the fund-raising and alumni operations of the department. Cahill’s accomplishments during her tenure with AIC include the Inaugural AIC Run for Education; a $2.38 million HRSA grant, the largest grant in the college’s history; a grant from the Alden Foundation in support of a trading-room-style classroom; multiple federal grants in support of scholarships and equipment; an increase in professional training for current staff and phone-a-thon student employees, resulting in a strengthened commitment to the professional development of the staff; and the inaugural Cornerstone Society Brunch. Cahill also expanded the college’s communication to alumni through larger social-media presence and an increase in both circulation and production of Lucent magazine. Cahill received her BA and MBA from Boston University; and • Ellen Noonan has been named Vice President for Graduate and Adult Education at American International College. Noonan had been serving as Associate Vice President for Educational Enterprise for Extended Campus Programs at AIC. In addition to her current supervision of Extended Campus Programs and Continuing Education, Noonan will oversee all master’s-degree programs in Education, Psychology, and Business. She will also be responsible for the doctoral programs in Education and Psychology, as well as the master’s program in Cairo, Egypt. Noonan received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from AIC.
The Center for Human Development (CHD) announced that Kirk Woodring, LICSW, has been named Vice President of Clinical Services. With 29 years of experience in human services and mental-health programs, Woodring will oversee CHD’s outpatient behavioral-health clinics, the Institute of Dynamic Living, early intervention, in-home therapy, and other program clinical services. Woodring most recently served as the Senior Director of Access, Evaluation, and Ambulatory Services for the Brattleboro Retreat in Vermont. Additionally, he served as the Director of the CHD Training Institute for three years and the Senior Program Manager of Behavioral Health Network for six years. Recognized as a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists, Woodring holds an MSW from the Smith College School for Social Work and a BS in Public Administration from Western Michigan University. He teaches courses in group theory and advanced group practice at Smith College as an adjunct associate professor. In 2011, he co-authored and published the book Assessing the Risk: Suicidal Behavior in the Hospital Environment of Care.
•••••The Dowd Agencies announced the appointment of R. Kirk Mackey as President of Dowd Financial Services LLC (DFS) and its Employee Benefits Division. DFS is a full-service financial division of the Dowd Agencies. Mackey, who has been in the financial-services industry since 1979 and with Dowd since 2005, was formerly a representative of New England Financial Group, LLC. He now specializes in corporate employee-benefit planning, including group health, life, and disability-insurance plans in addition to qualified retirement plans and selective executive-compensation arrangements. He received a BA in Business Administration from UMass in 1978, and a MBA with a concentration in Accounting from Western New England College in1987.
David Fedor, President of the West Springfield-based Fedor Financial Group, LLC, and an independent financial advisor affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network, was named to Commonwealth’s Winners Circle. The distinction recognizes only 10% of Commonwealth’s more than 1,400 financial advisors nationwide. Fedor will join his peers at the Winners Circle conference in April at the El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
Jean Deliso was recently named Agent of the Year in the Connecticut Valley General office of New York Life Insurance Co. Deliso received the award in recognition of outstanding sales achievement and exemplary client service and professionalism. A New York Life agent for 18 years, Deliso is a member of New York Life’s Chairman’s Council and is a consistent qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table, recognized throughout the industry as the standard of excellence in life-insurance sales performance, and is currently a 2013 Court of the Table member. Members of the elite Chairman’s Council rank in the top 3% of New York Life’s elite sales force of more than 12,000 licensed agents.
•••••Monson Savings Bank announced the promotion of Jack Hibbard to Assistant Vice President and Controller and the election of four new corporators. Hibbard began his career in banking in operations and then as a branch manager more than 25 years ago. He joined the financial department of Monson Savings Bank in 2004 and was promoted to Controller in 2011. Hibbard left banking while he earned his BBA in Accounting from UMass and then worked for a Big Six accounting firm before returning to community banking. New Corporators are Lisa Fallon of Lisa Fallon CPA, PC; Art Ferrara, Co-owner of Landmark Realty; Kara Rescia, Attorney with Eaton & Rescia, LLP; and Elaine Korhonen, Certified Public Accountant.
Amherst-based New England Environmental Inc. (NEE) of Amherst recently promoted Jack Jemsek, to Vice President of NEE’s Hydrogeology and Remediation Group. Jemsek is a Massachusetts Licensed Site Professional (LSP), a Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP), a Professional Geologist in New Hampshire, and a Certified Geologist in Maine. He has B.S. in Earth Science from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography.