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The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University at Buffalo School of Management has named Mark E. Hamister chairman of its board of directors. He is chairman and chief executive officer of National Health Care Affiliates of Buffalo. Other board members are: Sal H. Alfiero, Mark IV Industries; John D. Cannon, The Cannon Corp.; Frank L. Ciminelli, Ciminelli Development; Thomas C. Culligan, Culligan Auto Place; Scott E. Friedman, Lippes, Silverstein, Mathias & Wexler; H. Wayne Gerhart, Moldtech; Stephen Hunt, Hunt Commercial Real Estate; Richard McCormick, retired from Lumsden & McCormick, CPA; Herb Mennen, HM Consulting Services; Richard E. Page, Woodstream Nurseries; Douglas N. Smith, Forwarding Services; Paul L. Snyder, Snyder Corp.; Keith M. Stolzenburg, Price Waterhouse; Marianne Sullivan, executive director of the center; Nora Sullivan, Rand Capital Corp.; John M. Thomas, interim deal of the management school; Charles Tirone, the center's faculty director; Paul Willax, Small Business Ownership, and Joseph E. Wolfson, Integrated Delivery Technologies.

The Financial Planning Counselors of Western New York has named Claudia McKay president. Other officers elected are: vice president, Dale B. Demyanick; secretary, Lawrence C. Franco; treasurer, Henry Z. Urban Jr.; and directors, James Cammarata, James Julian, Wayne Landesman, George E. Riedel Jr., John Sanderson and Thomas H. Waring.

The Bank of Castile has named Carol A. Carey manager of its new Geneseo office. She formerly was manager of the bank's Retsof office. Gail M. Chasey, assistant manger at the Retsof office, was promoted to manager. She is a graduate of Geneseo State College. The bank also has appointed George A. Spinnegan to new trust and investment officer. Formerly the owner and principal of Dwyer-Spinnegan-Goff Insurance Agency in Geneseo, he is a graduate of Brockport State College.

The Greater Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross has made several appointments. Mary Eberl has been promoted to director of development. Formerly the assistant director of development, she holds bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education from Buffalo State College, and a bachelor's degree in management information systems from Canisius College. Peg Gagnon has been named director of health services. Previously director of HIV/AIDS services, she holds a master's degree in human services from New Hampshire College, and an associate's degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in behavioral science from the University of Maine. Kenneth Turner has been named director of emergency services. He formerly was assistant director of emergency services. Turner holds a bachelor's degree in business from Buffalo State College. Bridget Hallock has been appointed health education coordinator. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and women's studies and a master's degree in public health from the University at Plattsburgh. And, Danielle McCarthy has been named administrative assistant in the development department. She previously was employed by Office Team.

Howard Johnson has named Jim Shaw general manager of its Williamsville location at 6619 Transit Road. He has 18 years experience in hotel and restaurant operations, management and consulting. Shaw holds a bachelor's degree in hotel administration from the University of Nevada, an associate's degree in food service administration from the University of New York at Cobleskill and associate's degree in culinary arts from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute.

The law firm of Hurwitz & Fine has named Carolyn M. Henry and Jody E. Briandi associates. Ms. Henry, a member of the litigation department, formerly was with the law office of Roy A. Mura. She holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University at Buffalo and is a graduate of its School of Law. Ms. Briandi holds a bachelor's degree in English writing arts and communication studies from Oswego State College and is a graduate of the New England School of Law. Also, Deborah J. Muhlbauer, an attorney in the corporate department, was a presenter at the 44th Annual Institution on Taxation. She discussed legal issues relating to tax liabilities of an officer in a financially troubled business. And, Dennis J. Bischof, an attorney in the litigation department, was a presenter at the New York State Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education series. He discussed "How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit."

Lauer-Manguso & Associates, an Amherst architectural and engineering firm, has named Charles D. Carter a project architect and specifications writer. A licensed architect, he has more than 25 years of architectural and engineering experience. Carter holds a bachelor's degree from the School of Architecture and Planning at UB.

J.& W. Seligman & Co. in New York City, a money management firm, has elected Paul H. Wick to its board of directors. He is a managing director of the firm. A native of Depew, Wick is a graduate of Duke University and its Fuqua School of Business. He will open a West Coast office for Seligman in Palo Alto, Calif., in March 1998.

Nellie Brown has been accredited as a certified industrial hygienist by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. A faculty member at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Buffalo, she is western regional director of the Chemical Hazard Information Program.

The local chapter of Buffalo/Niagara Women in Travel has elected new committee chair persons to its board of directors. They are: public relations, Liz Augustine, SunPark, and Terri McDonald, NFT Travel; membership, Beth Bates, Red Jacket Travel; hospitality, Rosemary Michalek, United Airlines; and education, Maria Jefferlone, Travel USA West.

M&T Mortgage Corp. has named Scott Guthrie sales manager for its custom mortgage program for the Buffalo region. A resident of Hamburg, he holds a bachelor's degree from UB.

The Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association has elected John D. Roba president. A resident of Clarence, he is president of the John D. Roba Associates.

Jill E. Jones, office manager for Ward-Quinn & Associates Inc. in West Seneca, has been awarded the designation of certified insurance representative by the Society of Certified Insurance Representatives.

The New York State Industries for the Disabled has re-elected Jack Manganello to a three-year term on its board of directors. He is president and chief executive officer of the Niagara Frontier Vocational Rehabilitation Center. He also serves as chair of the human resources committee.