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Feldman, Kieffer & Herman, a Buffalo law firm, announced that Gordon D. Tresch has joined the firm as a partner. He had been practicing with another Buffalo firm and served for four years as acting village justice in Kenmore and 10 years as Kenmore village attorney. He is a graduate of Drew University and the University at Buffalo School of Law.

Delaware North Cos., a Buffalo-based food service and recreation management corporation, has named Elizabeth L. Pidgeon vice president of human resources. She had been with Tops Markets, most recently as vice president of customer service and, before that, as director of compensation and benefits. She is a graduate of Buffalo State College.

Voice Technologies Group of Amherst has appointed Dan Young chief operating officer, responsible for the sales, marketing, engineering and manufacturing departments. He joined VTG, which is involved in computer and telephone integration, after serving as a consultant in the telecommunications industry in recent years and had been vice president of marketing for the Enterprise Networks Group of Memorex Telex Corp. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Union College.

Baptist Life Association appointed Calvin A. Suess as chief operating officer. Suess, a member of the Baptist Life board since 1980, also holds the title of vice chairman of the board. He had retired in 1993 from the Erie County Medical Center. The organization also announced that Sterling N. Nowka, president, resigned to pursue other interests.

URS Greiner promoted Robert Najjar to project manager in charge of environmental studies. He had been URS Greiner's senior environmental scientist.

Independent Health promoted Sandie Stulak to manager of training and Jo Ann Sorce to sales manager for the Medicare managed care plan. Ms. Stulak will oversees departments with more than 700 employees. Ms. Sorce is in charge of developing marking and sales strategies.

The Business and Professional Women of Buffalo elected the following officers recently: Sandra J. Carrubba, president; Janice Moritz, first vice president; A. Judith Bratty, second vice president; Helen Jacob, secretary, and Ramona Gallagher, treasurer.

School of Management Alumni Association at the University of Buffalo has elected Charles C. Swanekamp of East Amherst as its new president. He is a partner in the law firm of Saperston & Day, and received an MBA from UB in 1980. Judith A. Rucki of Cheektowaga was named alumni association president-elect. New vice presidents are Marcella J. Connors; Carrie W. Kahn; Bernardo J. Carotenuto; Michael R. Brace; Marylou Borowiak, and Paul E. Steimle.

Lumsden & McCormick LLP hired Theresa M. Buckley as a staff accountant. A resident of West Seneca, she graduated from Canisius College and formerly worked with Fiddler & Co.

The New York State Council of Painting and Decorating Contractors of America has elected Jeffrey Ingersoll, president and chief executive officer of Ingersoll Painting & Construction Inc. in Buffalo, as the group's president. Joseph Lombardo, president of Modern Graphics & Design in Tonawanda, was elected to the national group's executive board.

Best Way Travel in Clarence named Karin Yerger as a senior travel consultant. She has more than 20 years experience in the travel business.

Educational Resource Associates in Batavia has hired Marta Nielsen as a juvenile justice consultant in Genesee County. She previously worked for the Crestwood Children's Center.

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