Damon Morey appointed Jennifer Leonardi and Meghann Roehl partners. Leonardi and Roehl were senior associates practicing in the firm’s Litigation Department. Leonardi received her bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and her J.D. degree from the Villanova University School of Law. Roehl received her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and her J.D. degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law.
The Martin Group appointed Dave Koch senior vice president/executive creative director. Koch served as creative director/writer for Joe Slade White and Company, a national political and public policy advertising firm. He earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Buffalo State. Also the agency named Jill Twist proofreader/copy editor. Twist earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo.
The Buffalo City Mission appointed Mark Nigro chief financial officer. Nigro was the executive pastor, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church. He graduated from SUNY Buffalo State and earned an MBA from Canisius College.
The Brain and Spine Center welcomed Jason Santiago, a certified physician assistant, to its medical staff. Santiago is a graduate of D’Youville College. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Western New York Physician Assistant Association.
UBMD Internal Medicine appointed Dr. Luis Alfredo Bent-Shaw, and Dr. Nauman Tahir to its medical staff. Bent-Shaw graduated from City College of the City University of New York and earned his medical degree from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He interned and completed his residency in general internal medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Nauman Tahir earned his bachelor’s of medicine and bachelor’s of surgery at King Edward Medical College. He interned and completed his residency and fellowship at UB.
The University at Buffalo School of Management promoted Tom Ulbrich to assistant dean and Jaimie Falzarano to senior associate director of Graduate Programs. Ulbrich will also retain his current title as executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Ulbrich holds an MBA from the UB School of Management. Falzarano is a University at Cortland graduate and has a master’s degree from Canisius College.
Tompkins Financial Corporation promoted Brad James to senior vice president. James graduated from the University of New York Institute of Technology.
McGuire Development Company appointed Christine Babin marketing manager. Babin graduated from the University at Buffalo.
Orchard Park-based Northwind Insulation’s professional insulation installer Nicholas Forehand was named the “Best Insulation Installer in America” at the 2013 America’s Best Installer national finals held recently in Denver, Colo. More than 20 of the country’s top insulation professionals competed.
The NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo recently elected Bart Kresse chair of its board of trustees. Kresse is vice president, product management at M&T Securities. Other officers: Vice-chair, Charles Jones Jr., president, Wittburn Enterprises; secretary, Sister Sally Maloney, RSM, a mentor at Trocaire College; and treasurer, Nancy Langer, president of NativityMiguel. Board members: Joseph Koessler, Honorary Consul-General of Japan at Buffalo.; William Miller, partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel; and JoAnne Hudecki, founding executive director, Kids Escaping Drugs Foundation. NativityMiguel is a faith-based, single-gender middle school that provides low income, at risk youth with the opportunity to graduate from high school in a setting that prepares them for college.