Morgan Stanley announced today that Kathleen R. Grasmeder, a senior vice president, financial advisor and financial planning specialist in its Wealth Management office in Glens Falls, was named to the firm’s President’s Club, an elite group composed of the firm’s leading financial advisors.
The appointment recognizes her consistent creativity and excellence in providing a wide range of investment products and wealth management services to her clients the company said.
Grasmeder, who has been with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and its predecessor firms since 1996, is a native of Newtown, Pa. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University and a master’s of business administration from the University of St. Thomas. She currently lives in Queensbury with her family.
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Seeley Office Systems announced that Megan Reising was named marketing director.
She will be cooperating with the management team to lead new business and marketing strategies, and maintain current relationships with local clients.
Reising brings a background in marketing and advertising, including pharmaceuticals, nonprofits and retail. She was previously employed at the Patient Experience Project and Franklin Community Center in Saratoga Springs.
She received her B.A. in marketing at Bryant University in 2007.
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Jaeger and Flynn, an insurance broker, consulting, and administrative
services firm, announced the addition Kathy LaFond of Queensbury to its
LaFond will join their group benefits team.
comes to Jaeger and Flynn as a former client of nearly five years and
brings 12 years of human resources, benefits, and HRIS systems
management experience, most of it for employers such as the Shenendehowa
Central School District, Wildwood Programs, and Glens Falls Hospital.
the past six years, she has been an active member of the local SHRM
chapter, the Capital Region Human Resources Association. She earned her
B.S. degree in business from SUNY Empire State College a received a
certificate in HR management from Duke University. LaFond has also been a
member of the local SHRM chapter, the Capital Region Human Resources
Association for the past six years.
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Sandra L. LeBarron, director of environmental health and safety at Finch Paper, has been named a TAPPI Fellow for 2014.
is an honorary title bestowed upon a small percentage of TAPPI’s
membership and given to individuals who have made extraordinary
technical or service contributions to the industry or the association.
TAPPI is an association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue
and converting industries.
LeBarron joined Finch Paper in 2008
and directs and manages all aspects of the environmental compliance.
Previously she was regional director, Region 6 for the state Department
of Environmental Conservation, where she worked for almost 15 years. She
also worked for International Paper Co.
She currently serves on
the TAPPI board of directors, was a past president of the Empire State
Chapter and serves on several local organizations including Daughters of
the American Legion. She attended Russell Sage College and received a
bachelor of arts in chemistry.
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The Adirondack Branch
of the American Association of University Women announces the
recipients of the 2014 Adirondack Branch Memorial Scholarships.
scholarship of $1,000 each was awarded to Kat Fitzpatrick of Glens
Falls and Tracy Ennis of Greenwich on May 29, at the Adirondack Branch
AAUW dinner and awards banquet held at The Fort William Henry Hotel.
is a graduate student at Pine Manor College, where she is pursuing a
master of fine arts in creative writing with a teaching certificate.
is attending Springfield College, where she is seeking a doctorate in
psychology with concentration in mental health counseling.
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Hyde museum announced that chief curator Erin B. Coe received an
honorable mention award from the Association of Art Museum Curators
(AAMC) and its Awards for Excellence in the categories of museum
catalogues, articles/essays, and exhibitions at their annual conference.
was recognized for her 2013 exhibition catalogue, “Modern Nature:
Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George” by Coe, Gwendolyn Owens, and Bruce
Robertson in the category for museums with an operating budget of $4
million and under. The catalogue was published by The Hyde Collection
and Thames & Hudson.
Awards were given to curators from
around the country working in a wide array of fields and mediums, from
African and Asian art to nineteenth-century topics, Modern and
Contemporary Art, and photography.
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Esq., CFP, and assistant vice president and trust officer at the
Adirondack Trust Co. is authorized by the Certified Financial Planner
Board of Standards to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP
certification marks in accordance with CFP board certification and
Gallo has worked at Adirondack Trust Co.
since 2012 and is responsible for the administration of trust, estate
and investment management accounts.
The CFP designation
identifies those who have met the rigorous experience and ethical
requirements of the CFP board, successfully completed financial planning
coursework and have passed the CFP certification exam covering areas
such as the financial planning process, risk management, investments,
tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and
estate planning. CFP professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing
education requirements and to uphold CFP board’s Code of Ethics and
Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning
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Cailie A. Currin of Greenwich and Bernice Mennis of Fort Ann were appointed to the SUNY Adirondack Board of Trustees.
a Washington County appointee, is president and principal owner of
Currin Compliance Services, LLC/Currin Law Office, LLC in Greenwich. She
earned a law degree from Albany Law School and a B.A. in economics from
Currin is a member of the State Bar
Association; a member and past president of the New England Chapter of
the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals; a member of the
Life and Health Compliance Association, the Insurance Advertising
Compliance Association, and the National Association for Annuities.
Her term runs through June 2019.
has been an educator for more than 40 years and is professor emerita of
English at Union Institute and University. She has taught at Marymount
Manhattan College, Skidmore College, Vermont College, Norwich
University, SUNY Adirondack, and the Great Meadow prison and the
Washington Correctional Facility in Comstock.
She earned a B.A.
in English literature from Hunter College/CUNY and an master’s in
English literature from the University of Wisconsin.
Mennis was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to fill the unexpired term of Paul Gruber. The term runs through June 2018.
employees of Glens Falls Technology Center in Queensbury recently
received the company’s Charles Russell Bard Award, an honor recognizing
outstanding character, abilities, and achievements
Pamela Welch, a quality Engineer II, and David Barcomb, planning and purchasing manager/Lutonix, received the award.
is a certified quality engineer of the American Society for Quality.
She currently volunteers as the corresponding secretary of the Big Cross
Elementary School PTA in Glens Falls. She also assists with annual
United Way campaigns, Salvation Army Holiday campaigns, has coached
youth soccer, and volunteered at the Southern Adirondack Independent
Barcomb played a strong role in helping the
company divest its ectrophysiology business and implemented several
elements of the Supply Chain Transition Service Agreement between Bard
and Boston Scientific.
He helps raise money for cystic
fibrosis-related causes, often traveling 50 miles to Albany for
fundraisers. He recently participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
“Stair Climb” event.
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Glens Falls Hospital made three administrative appointments recently.
Mark Holtz, MS, FACHE, was appointed senior vice president, operations/chief operations officer.
Dr. Robert “Bob” Pringle, FACS, was appointed chief medical officer.
Mitchell (Mitch) J. Amado III is the new senior vice president and chief financial officer at Glens Falls Hospital.
brings more than 30 years of senior health care executive experience to
his new role. He graduated from the Lehman College of CUNY in the Bronx
with his bachelor’s, and obtained a master’s degree in health care
systems management from Iona College in New Rochelle.
started his career at Glens Falls Hospital as a general surgeon. He
later became the vice president for medical affairs from 1999 to 2007,
and has also served as an occupational health physician. He also was a
member of Adirondack Surgical Associates from 1991 to 1998.
received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and earned
his doctor of medicine from Temple University. He completed his
residency as chief resident and internship at Albany Medical Center
Amado has extensive experience in health care finance
in New York state, having begun his career in Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s
Albany office. He then became a general accountant and ultimately
controller at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, and later moved on to
become vice president of finance at Horton Medical Center in Middletown.
Amado has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from LeMoyne College in Syracuse.