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Arwen Staros Duffy, currently assistant vice president for Development at the University of Southern California (USC), has been named vice chancel- lor for advancement at UMass Amherst. Duffy will begin her new position Nov. 15. Duffy has served in her leadership role
at USC since 2014. She oversaw record fundraising efforts for the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, Leonard Davis School of Gerontol- ogy, Gould School of Law, Herman Ostrow School
of Dentistry, Price School of Public Policy, Rossier School of Education, and Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work as part of the Campaign for USC. Previously, she served as senior vice president for Development and External Affairs at the Art Cen- ter College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. A Yale Uni- versity graduate in art, she was also vice president of Advancement for the California Institute of the Arts, where she earned her MFA in 1994. Duffy began her career in higher-education advancement at UCLA, where she secured support for the School of the Arts and Architecture and College of Letters and Science.
Florence Bank promoted Andrew Tulis to the position of assistant vice president and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) officer at the main office in Florence. Tulis is a 10-year employee
of Florence Bank and brings extensive knowledge and skills to his new position. In this role, he will be responsible
for ensuring compliance with laws and regulations by developing and adhering to policies and proce- dures that oversee the bank’s BSA program, anti- money-laundering program, and Office of Foreign Asset Control compliance. Tulis studied at New York University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He attended the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson College, graduating with honors in 2016.
Caroline Cay Adams, educa- tion director for the Zoo in Forest Park & Education Cen- ter, received the Janet McCoy Excellence in Public Educa- tion Award from the American Assoc. of Zookeepers during a virtual presentation held Aug. 31. Adams was honored for her work creating Kids Go Wild,
a multi-week, hands-on education program that
is delivered to children in schools and afterschool programs throughout Western Mass., specifically targeting at-risk youth. Kids Go Wild provides a fun, interactive way for children to learn about different animal species through cross-hatched science, lit- eracy, and art lessons, with each lesson meeting edu- cational standards set by the Massachusetts Board
of Education. During the pandemic, Adams adapted Kids Go Wild into a virtual program, showcasing the flexibility and versatility of the program.
UMassFive College Federal Credit Union introduced the two newest additions to its senior management team: Jeff Resnikoff, vice president of Lending, and Theresa Raleigh, vice president of Human Resources. Resnikoff comes
to UMassFive with more than
13 years of experience in the credit-union world follow-
ing his long tenure at Hudson Valley Credit Union in Pough- keepsie, N.Y. Over his 13-year career there, he rose from Contact Center representa- tive to eventually become the assistant vice president of Con- sumer Lending. He
holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from
State University of New York at New Paltz.
Resnikoff takes over a loan portfolio of $400
million and will oversee all functions of the Consumer Lending department at UMass-
Five. Raleigh comes to UMassFive from SeaComm Federal Credit Union in upstate New York, where
she served as vice president of Human Resources
for the past 16 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree
in marketing from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She will oversee all employee hiring, training, recognition, and diversity program efforts at UMassFive.
Barr & Barr, a national con- struction-management firm, announced the appointment of Michael Moran as the new executive vice president and director of Operations for the New England Region. Moran brings more than 30 years of experience in executive leader- ship, construction, real-estate
development, and operations from multiple indus- tries to Barr & Barr. He began his career after gradu- ating from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commis- sioned in the Civil Engineer Corps (Seabees) of the U.S. Navy. He has worked in recreation, hospitality, health and wellness, and healthcare, where he last served as president and chief administrative officer of Baystate Health’s Eastern Region. Stephen Killian, the current director of Operations of the New Eng- land Office for more than 18 years, strategically grew the company within the New England Region. He will be staying on to assist Moran in the transition, and will focus on key projects in the region.
State Police, and directed all department policies and procedures. Prior to his role as administrative lieutenant, Tiraboschi worked as detective sergeant, overseeing all criminal and non-criminal investiga- tions, while also taking on the responsibilities of background investigator, internal-affairs investigator, and sexual-assault investigator. A 2013 graduate of the Massachusetts State full-Time Police Academy, Tiraboschi transitioned from a Springfield College
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Police Department dispatcher to a full-time police officer in 2013. He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Springfield College in 2010, and he is currently on pace to earn his master’s degree in counseling from Springfield College in 2022.
Citizens Financial Group named Lisa Murray its Mas- sachusetts president, suc- ceeding Jerry Sargent, who
will continue to oversee New England and upstate New York as Citizens’ Northeast Region executive. Murray, who has been at Citizens for 24 years, leads a team that provides stra-
tegic and financial advice to not-for-profit organiza- tions and professional-services clients such as legal, accounting, and consulting firms. As Massachusetts president, she will represent Citizens in an official capacity across the Commonwealth and continue to report to Sargent. Murray has been working with the Pine Street Inn, the largest homeless-services provid- er in New England, for more than 20 years and is cur- rently a member of its board of directors. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and the Mass Taxpayers Forum, and is on the board of the Economic Development Advisory Committee in her hometown of Lexington. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.
Junior Achievement of West- ern Massachusetts (JAWM) announced the hiring of a new development director, Wil- liam Dziura. He will work to plan and evaluate fundrais- ing campaigns and activities; secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations; and develop
further relationships with the community. Dziura earned a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Elms College and a master’s degree in English literature from Trinity College. Most recently, he held the position of director of Annual Giving at the Elms, while simultaneously working as an adjunct profes- sor. Prior to his career in fundraising, he worked as an eighth-grade English teacher at Mater Dolorosa School in Holyoke, and director of Student Engage- ment and Leadership at the Elms.
Western New England University (WNE) College
of Engineering Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Dr. Andrea Kwaczala has been named an Engineering Unleashed 2021 Fellow by the Kern Foundation. The honor recognizes faculty for their contribution to engineering education, specifically entrepreneurial engineering. This grant will support the Making with Purpose Workshop Series. These
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Dalkia Aegis, EDF Group,
a leading provider of co- generation technology in the Northeast, hired Kim Lyons for the role of Client Relations manager. In this position, she will help Dalkia Aegis build and maintain relationships with current customers to bet- ter understand their goals and She joins the team with more
manage client needs.
than 15 years of experience in client-management positions. Lyons is a graduate of UMass Amherst with a degree in psychology and sociology. She spent more than 15 years as a strategic accounts executive serving the automotive industry, providing advanced consultative needs analysis, sales, and long-term service. In her new role, she will manage the current accounts of Dalkia Aegis, helping clients achieve and maintain the best results from their investment.
Joseph Tiraboschi has been promoted to deputy
chief at Springfield College. He has been a member of the Springfield College Police Department since 2017, most recently serving as administrative lieu- tenant, where he supervised more than 40 person- nel members, including officers and dispatchers. In addition, he managed all crime statistics, managed certification in accordance with the Massachusetts
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