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Westfield-based Tighe & Bond, a civil and environmental engineering firm, announced that William Hardy, P.E., has been named the growing firm’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Hardy will work with the firm’s management to ensure optimum service delivery to Tighe & Bond’s expanding customer base across all of its geographic locations. Hardy, who will oversee all Tighe & Bond operations from the firm’s Westfield office, has 35 years of diverse professional civil and environmental engineering experience serving public and private clients. His design portfolio includes water, wastewater, solid waste, civil, highway, bridge, environmental, and building projects. In addition to his background in operations, he is well-known for his business-development efforts that have benefited clients throughout New England, New Jersey, and Texas. “Bill’s professional expertise and recognition in our industry will be an asset as we accelerate Tighe & Bond’s next phase of growth,” said David Pinsky, the company’s president and CEO. “He brings a commitment to high-quality services that is essential to our clients and our firm’s mission. We are thrilled that he has joined our team.” Hardy earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University. In addition, he holds an associate degree in Civil Engineering from Wentworth Institute. Hardy is a licensed professional engineer in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and Texas. He is also active in many professional organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, the New England Water Environment Assoc., and the New England Water Works Assoc.
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Florence Savings Bank, a mutually-owned savings bank serving the Pioneer Valley through nine branch locations, announced the following:

Christopher Whelan

Christopher Whelan

Christopher Whelan has been selected as a recipient of the President’s Award for 2014. The President’s Award is a tradition established by the bank in 1995, affording employees the opportunities to nominate their peers for a prestigious award that recognizes outstanding performance, customer service, and overall contribution to Florence Savings Bank. Whelan was nominated by seven different departments at the bank. Whelan, who is a Collector at Florence Savings Bank, first joined the bank in April 2011 as a Teller at the King Street office in Northampton. He attended Holyoke Community College and UMass Amherst. Whelan is a participant in the Leadership Pioneer Valley Class of 2014. He is treasurer for the Salvation Army Service Unit of Northampton, a volunteer race committee member for Cutchins Programs for Children and Families, and a member and volunteer with Northampton Area Young Professionals. John Heaps Jr., President and CEO at Florence Savings Bank, said, “we’re proud of the work that Chris does every day. His exemplary efforts on behalf of the bank and the community make him an outstanding choice for this award.”
Michael Grandfield

Michael Grandfield

Michael Grandfield has joined the bank as Vice President/Commercial Lender. In this role, he will help oversee and further develop the bank’s commercial-lending portfolio. Grandfield comes to Florence Savings Bank with more than 25 years of banking experience, most recently as Vice President/Commercial Lender at Hampden Bank. Grandfield is a graduate of Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I., with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He earned his master’s in Business Administration from American International College. He is active in a number of community organizations. An active participant in the Agawam Rotary Club, he is that organization’s past president and is a Paul Harris Fellow recipient. He has been recognized as Citizen of the Year by the Agawam Saint Patrick’s Committee. Grandfield has also served in leadership roles for several other civic organizations, including the West of the River Chamber of Commerce and the Agawam Cultural Council. Grandfield was additionally honored as a Governor’s Points of Light recipient for outstanding volunteerism during the term of Gov. Mitt Romney.
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Dr. John Schreiber has been appointed president of Baystate Medical Practices and Chief Physician Executive of Baystate Health, joining the health system’s senior leadership team. Schreiber comes to Baystate from Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. He was also Chief Administrative Officer and Pediatrician-in-chief of the Floating Hospital for Children, the 100-bed primary affiliate children’s hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine, where he was instrumental in forging clinical partnerships as part of the hospital’s collaborative-care delivery model serving four local community hospitals and patients and families in the Boston area. Earlier in his career, Schreiber served as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and was a faculty member of the Graduate Program in Microbiology. He played a leading role in the opening of the new University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital. “We are confident that Dr. Schreiber’s numerous achievements in teaching and mentoring the next generation of physicians in varied care settings, his nurturing of physician partnerships, his ability to support a robust clinical-research program, and in exceeding quality and safety standards will help us meet our strategic needs, the vision of our organization, and the needs of our community,” said Dr. Mark Keroack, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Baystate Health. Schreiber received his bachelor’s degree at Haverford College in Pennsylvania and earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in Louisiana. He also completed a master’s degree in public health and tropical medicine at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency and his clinical and research infectious-diseases fellowship at Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Schreiber’s research and laboratory work has been devoted to creating better vaccines to prevent devastating diseases in children. He has served on numerous professional committees for the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, the Infectious Disease Society of America, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Assoc. of Immunologists, which awarded him its 2012 Distinguished Service Award. He has also authored more than 70 scholarly publications.

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