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Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, a certified public accounting and computer consulting firm with offices in Olean and Jamestown, named Sue Geles of Olean and Sean Caruso of Cuba staff accountants.

The New York State Association of Professional Employer Organizations designated Michael D. LaMancuso a Certified Professional Employer Specialist. He is president of Contract Staffing in Williamsville.

Fisher Towne & Associates, an Amherst software firm, named Shannon L. Oberther training/support coordinator. She also will write and edit product manuals and facilitate workshops.

Automotive Technology and Energy Group of W.N.Y. elected Karl Horvath of Woodlawn Mobil/Lakeshore Tire & Auto president. Other officers: vice president, Floyd Huntz, Bethford Auto & Tire; secretary, Rod Reisdorf, Mr. Best Wrench; treasurer, Joseph Modica, Joe's Service Center; sergeant-at-arms, Joseph Nicosia, Cleve Hill Auto Centers; and directors, Don De Stefano, Neal's Radiator; Greg Falkner, Falkner's Auto Service, Greg Gaulin, Gaulin's of Williamsville; Chris Gryzbowski, Don Automotive; Tim Lederhaus, Transit Road Car Wash; Robert Mason, Bob Mason's Auto Center; Swede Oun, O&K Truck Repair; Dennis Walczak, Walczak's Auto Service; Steve Weber, S&S Service, and Karen Wetzel, Wetzel's Service Centers.

Tracy Fletcher of The Travel Team Inc./American Express, a Western New York travel management company, earned the designation of certified travel counselor.

The Western New York Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security elected Thomas J. Davies of National Fuel chairman. Other officers: vice chairman, Kevin Stone, Doyle Security System; secretary, Gordon Steffen, American Protective Service; and treasurer, William Prenevau, General Motors.

The Buffalo law firm of Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber named Michael J. Berchou, Joseph P. DiVencenzo, Alan Donatelli, James P. Milbrand, Joseph R. Saab, and W. Clark Trow associates.

Justin Financial Services in Depew promoted Alan Justin Jr. to president, and Jay Gianni and Yun Chu Oh Coughlin to vice presidents of marketing.

Isabel J. Robitaille, president of Robitaille Relocation Centre Inc. in Williamsville, attended the Employee Relocation Council's 1998 International Symposium, "Expanding Your Border," in Chicago.

The Northern Trust Co. in Chicago, named Heather A. Shields a vice president. Formerly of Buffalo, she is a relationship manager in the commercial banking department of the Oakbrook Terrace office.

Conax Buffalo Technologies in Amherst, a manufacturer of temperature sensors and transmitters, and pressure and vacuum sealing assemblies, appointed John Lindstrom product marketing engineer.

McDonald's Hamburger University has awarded a bachelor of hamburgerology degree to Jane M. Viola, manager of the McDonald's restaurant at 4987 Transit Road, Williamsville.

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