The Buffalo Chapter of the New York Society of Securities Analysts elected Ronald M. Roche of Robshaw & Julian Associates Inc. its president. Other officers are: vice president, Robert Miller, Miller Gesko & Co. Inc.; treasurer, Curtis Lee, Paine Webber; membership, John Lindak, Brisbane Consulting Group; continuing education, Theodore Byrley, University at Buffalo; AIMR liaison, Sally D. Abell, Advest Inc.; and program chair, Michael Brace, National Bank of Canada.
Angelica Boring Co. Inc., a specialty contracting firm in Pittsford, named James D. Smith vice president.
Danessia Scott-Warren, director of the legal department for People Inc., was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the New York Interest on Lawyer Account Fund by Gov. Pataki.
Buffalo Magazine in East Aurora named Beth Lynne Hoskins marketing director and copy editor.
Rich Products Corp. promoted Peter J. Ciotta to director, Communications Group. He will oversee organizational communication, media relations and public relations initiatives, group budget and staff management responsibilities.
Warren-Hoffman & Associates Inc., a subsidiary of Lockport Savings Bank, promoted Michael J. Blemel of Williamsville to vice president and chief financial officer of Warren-Hoffman and its affiliate companies, NOVA Healthcare Administrators Inc. and Foote-Mandaville Agency Inc.
Lake Shore Savings and Loan Association in Dunkirk appointed Rachel Foley CPA controller. She is a graduate of Allegany College and an MBA from the University at Buffalo. She had been employed by M&T Bank in Buffalo.
The Clauss and Company Insurance Agency, a property and casualty agency, hired Stacey Tipton Gelyon as controller.
Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys at Law added Claudette Antholzner to its staff as an associate attorney handling bankruptcy, Social Security disability and a variety of consumer matters.
New York State Funeral Directors Association announced the appointment of Joseph E. Dietrich, president of the Dietrich Funeral Home and William Pignatora, manager of the Amigone Funeral Home, as spokespersons for the New York State funeral industry in the Buffalo area.
Environmental Engineering and Technology, P.C., an international consulting engineering firm specializing in water and wastewater treatment facilities, named Michael W. Wymer an associate. The firm is headquartered in Newport News, Va., with a local office in Williamsville.
The Greater Buffalo Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired two new staffers. Patrick Keyes has been named tourism sales manager and will be responsible for implementing the CVB's regional tourism marketing strategies. Keyes previously worked in media relations for the Buffalo Destroyers Arena Football team and the Buffalo Museum of Science. Matthew Steinberg was hired as creative services manager and graphic artist.
Golder Associates Inc., an international environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, announced that David J. Mitchell, a senior geological engineer with the firm, has received his professional engineering license.
The Getzoni Agency of Williamsville and Lancaster announced the appointment of Mary Beth Aldrich as financial products internal wholesaler.