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  THOMAS DOWNEY
  PAUL SHEPARDSON
The law fifirm of Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley announced that attorneys Thomas Downey, Peter Moran, and Michael Cardaropoli have been made partners in the fifirm. Downey is a graduate of Norwich University. He holds both an MBA and a juris doctor degree from Western New Eng- land College. He is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Massachusetts and before the Social Security Admin- istration and the Massachu- setts Department of Industrial Accidents. He has been with the fifirm since 2003. Moran obtained his bachelor’s degree at Boston College and his juris doctor degree at Boston Uni- versity School of Law. For more than 30 years, he has focused his area of practice on work- ers’ compensation law, and has been with the fifirm since 2005. Cardaropoli joined the fifirm in 2008, concentrating his prac-
tice in workers’ compensation, Social Security dis- ability, and personal-injury litigation. He received his bachelor’s degree in business from American Inter- national College and his juris doctor degree from Western New England University. He is the vice chair of the MBA Workers’ Compensation Committee.
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Bacon Wilson announced that Lisa Carpenter has joined
the fifirm as the new executive director. She comes to Bacon Wilson with more than 20 years of experience in legal adminis- tration and management in the Kansas City area, with special- ized skills and expertise in law- fifirm management and opera-
tions. She works directly with Bacon Wilson’s manag- ing shareholder, Kenneth Albano, on all aspects of directing the fifirm’s fifive offifices. Before joining Bacon Wilson, Carpenter served as offifice administrator
for Littler Mendelson P.C.’s Global Service Center
in Kansas City, Mo., as well as its Kansas City local practice offifice. Prior to that, Carpenter worked for 14 years in operations management at the Kansas City headquartersofShook,Hardy&Bacon,LLP,alarge international product litigation fifirm with more than 16 locations. Carpenter holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Friends University and is a member of the Assoc. of Legal Administrators (ALA), where she has published multiple articles.
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Dr. David Brown has begun serving as the interim president and CEO at Cooley Dickinson Health Care. Brown steps in
to lead the organization after Joanne Marqusee announced her resignation in January fol- lowing seven years of service
to Cooley Dickinson. Brown, chief of the Department of
Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hos- pital (MGH), will serve in an interim capacity while
a search is conducted for a permanent president
and CEO. Brown will continue to oversee the MGH Department of Emergency Medicine as well as main- tain his major administrative and committee roles at both MGH and Mass General Brigham. After receiv-
ing his undergraduate degree at Princeton and then his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1989, Brown began his career in emergency medicine as an intern at MGH, later becoming vice chair, then department chair. He is the MGH trustees professor of Emergency Medi- cine at Harvard Medical School, a diplomate of both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medi-
cine. He has also served for many years as the physician for the New England Patriots.
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Skoler, Abbott &
Presser, P.C. recently welcomed attorney Jeremy Forgue and two paralegals, Jonathan Applefifield and Tracy Belanger, to its team. Forgue received his law degree from Western New England Uni- versity School of Law, where he was drawn to business and employment law and was the managing editor of the uni- versity’s Law Review. Prior to joining Skoler Abbott, he was
a law clerk for the Massachu- setts Housing Court. He enjoys preparing employers for new and changing laws to prevent compliance issues, such as reviewing existing policies for vulnerabilities and assisting in open-forum discussions. As a paralegal, Applefifield provides broad administrative support to the attorneys and their cli- ents. Before joining the fifirm, he worked for 16 years as a legal assistant in Manhattan,
a job he held while earning graduate and postgradu- ate degrees in art history at Columbia University.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin Col- lege in Maine. Belanger, also a paralegal, earned her associate degree in administration of justice and a certifificate of achievement with an emphasis on the law and public policy at Pasadena City College in California, where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma honor society. She then pursued her bachelor’s degree in criminology, law and society from the School of Social Ecology at the University of CaliforniaIrvine,followedbycompletionofanABA- accredited paralegal studies program and an extern- ship at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
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Morgan Stanley announced that John Pappas, a
senior vice president and fifinancial advisor in its Wealth Management offifice in Springfifield, has been named to the fifirm’s prestigious Century Club, an elite group composed of the fifirm’s top fifinancial advisors. The appointment recognizes his consistent creativity and excellence in providing a wide range of invest- ment products and wealth-management services to his clients. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management pro- vides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses, and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, fifinan- cial and wealth planning, cash management and lending products and services, annuities and insur- ance, and retirement and trust services.
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Monson Savings Bank announced the promotion of
Paul Shepardson to digital systems offificer. In that role, he is responsible for overseeing Monson Sav- ings Bank’s electronic banking services and support.
Additionally, he is responsible for staying up to date on cut- ting-edge and convenient digi- tal banking options that could be offered to the bank’s cus- tomers. Shepardson began his career in the banking industry with Monson Savings Bank 10 years ago. He initially worked
as a customer service associate before being pro-
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moted to customer service representative. He later became the bank’s fifirst business banking adminis- trator and e-banking specialist. Since then, he has excelled in the electronic-banking department. He is a graduate of the New England School of Financial Studies.
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Greenfifield Savings Bank (GSB)
announced the promotions
of Kim Alli to vice president and commercial loan offificer, Andrew Bresciano to fifirst vice president and commercial loan offificer, Tina Flagg to assistant vice president and commercial loan administration manager, Panna Royal to vice president and senior network admin- istrator, and Aleta Smith to commercial lending assistant. Alli is responsible for meeting with local business customers to determine their fifinancial needs and helping them with a wide range of commercial-loan products and services. Her position also includes develop- ing new strategic relationships for business development,
as well as establishing com- mercial account relationships with area small businesses and serving as an ambassador for the bank with the community. She is a member of the GSB PPP loan task force and the bank’s contributions commit- tee.Brescianoisresponsible for working with local business customers to assist them with their credit needs, including commercial credit lines, com- mercial real estate and devel- opment loans, operational
and equipment loans, and inventory loans. Last year, he was appointed to the leader- ship team managing the bank’s PPP loan task force. Flagg is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the loan assistants and loan-servicing specialists in the bank’s Com-
mercial Loan department to ensure quality customer service. In addition to monitoring the department workflflow, she performs a broad variety of duties related to the documentation, regulatory-compliance requirements, and servicing of commercial loans throughout their life cycle and provides customer service and administrative support to commercial- loan customers and lenders. She is also a member of
  PETER MORAN
   JEREMY FORGUE
  MICHAEL CARDAROPOLI
  KIM ALLI
  JONATHAN APPLEFIELD
  ANDREW BRESCIANO
  TRACY BELANGER
  LISA CARPENTER
  TINA FLAGG
  PANNA ROYAL
  ALETA SMITH
  DR. DAVID BROWN
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