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Northtowns Orthopedics announced the hiring of a new physician assistant, Chelsea Dunay, PA-C. She will work on the foot and ankle team with Dr. David J. Pochatko at the East Amherst and Williamsville locations.

Stacey McConnell has been named Director of Insurances Sales & Service Operations for AAA Western and Central New York. She will be responsible for the sales and service operations of AAA Members Insurance Agency of Western and Central New York, Inc. She will developing AAA WCNY’s  insurance team across the regions.

R. A. Mercer & Co., P.C. has announced the hiring of Lens M. Martial as a staff accountant. Martial will be involved in various areas of the firm including tax preparation and performing audits, reviews and compilations. He will work out of the firm’s Cattaraugus location.

Clark Patterson Lee, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years, welcomed Patrick Merewether, P.E., to its Buffalo team as civil engineer. Merewether will serve as senior project engineer with a focus on highway design projects, responsible for designing, building and supervising.

ADMAR, the largest independently owned construction equipment rental and sales company throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, announced the promotion of Jeff Roberts to branch manager. Roberts will oversee the office’s daily operations and activities, and ensure proper implementation of ADMAR policies and procedures.

Catholic Health Human Resources is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Marks, MS, RN, to the position of Vice President Clinical Education & Professional Development. His responsibilities included simulation based learning, education and training development, and clinical medical education.

The Law Office of Kathryn M. Kirsch announced Marissa M. Zielinski has joined the firm as an associate. Zielinski obtained her undergraduate degree from Niagara University and her Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law.

The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, an independent non-profit organization and symphonic choir, hired Angela Goldberg in the newly created position of managing director. Goldberg holds a bachelor's degree from Ithaca College and a master's degree in Arts Management from the University at Buffalo.

Olive Ridley Paints, subsidiary of Solara, Inc., announced it has named Kim Whelan as the company’s director of business development. Whelan will work to elevate the regional and national profile of Olive Ridley Paints and will oversee company sales, develop its B2B and B2C customer bases, and facilitate marketing initiatives.

M&T Bank announced the promotion of Kimberly A. McGinley from vice president administrative vice president. McGinley is currently manager of Cybersecurity Policy and Project Services. She will oversees the cybersecurity framework, as well as the evaluation of cybersecurity regulatory requirements, the development of cybersecurity policies and standards and awareness tr…

M&T Bank announced the promotion of William A. Kennelly to administrative vice president. Kennelly has been with M&T for 23 years, having most recently served as vice president. As a Senior Learning and Development Performance Consultant, Kennelly is responsible for the development of training program curriculum for divisions across the organization.

Independent Health has promoted Garrett Manhart to director, enterprise project delivery. In his new role, Manhart will be responsible for delivering the enterprise portfolio of prioritized projects, working with both project managers and business owners who collaboratively deliver successful projects to the organization.

Patrick Saladyga was hired as retirement plan advisor at Lawley. Saladya is a graduate of Canisius College and completed his Series 6 and 63 licenses.

Laura Cooley was hired as retirement plan advisor at Lawley. She is a graduate of the State University of New York completed her FINRA Series 7, 6 and 65 and 63 licenses as well as Life, Accident and Health license.