Trautman Associates promoted Brad V. Vaillancourt and Marc F. Petryk to principals. Vaillancourt, a registered architect, has been with the firm since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University at Buffalo. Petryk, a licensed engineer, has been with the firm since 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarkson University.
Thruway Fasteners appointed Gerald F. Pullano chief financial officer. Pullano, a CPA, most recently was a partner at C. He is a Canisius College graduate.
Phillips Lytle appointed Joel A. Blanchet a partner. Blanchet was a partner with the New York City office of Kirkland & Ellis. He received his bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and his JD from University of Illinois College of Law.
Harris Beach appointed Melanie C. Marotto senior counsel. Marotto previously was with Collucci & Gallaher. She received her JD from the University at Buffalo School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Canisius College.
M&T Bank promoted Eric B.H. Feldstein to senior vice president. Feldstein, with the bank for 13 years, received a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Wendel promoted Joseph DeFazio to executive vice president. DeFazio, with Wendel for 17 years, has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo.
Catholic Health named Dr. Robbie Wall medical director of electrophysiology services at The Heart Center at Mercy Hospital. Wall received his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency and cardiology fellowship at Michigan State University, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center.
Dopkins & Company promoted Victoria Cuva, Christine Roemer and Gabrielle Wilson to assurance services seniors. Cuva holds a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Fredonia. Roemer has a master’s degree from Canisus College. Wilson, a CPA, graduated with a an MBA and bachelor’s degree from Niagara University.
CCS Healthcare welcomed Dr. Minsoo Kang, a neurologist, to the medical practice. Kang began his medical training in 1982 as doctor of medicine at Catholic University Medical College in Seoul, South Korea. He served his neurology residency and was chief resident at the University at Buffalo.
Kaleida Health appointed Andrew DiLuca director of pharmacy services after having served on an interim basis since March 2013. DiLuca has been with Kaleida Health for more than 30 years. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy.
Empower, formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, promoted Sherri Kaminski to director of the Empower Children’s Academy; Karen Korn to Medicaid service coordination supervisor and Eric DesSoye to director of managed care readiness. Kaminski earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from SUNY Buffalo State. Korn graduated from SUNY Buffalo State. DesSoye earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Buffalo State and master’s degree from the University at Buffalo
Elderwood named Christopher Cox regional director of maintenance. Cox was a district and regional property manager with Genesis Healthcare. He is a graduate of Middlesex Community College’s Business Management Program in Middletown, Connecticut.
Harvest House of South Buffalo appointed Ellen M. Tucker director of development. Tucker was previously with the Better Business Bureau Foundation. She is a graduate of Erie Community College and Bryant and Stratton.