The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Buffalo Branch reappointed Bal Dixit chairman of the branch board for 2001. He is president and chief executive officer of Newtex Industries in Victor. The board also reappointed John E. Friedlander and Maureen Torrey Marshall directors, and appointed Peter G. Humphrey a director, all for three-year terms. Friedlander is president and chief executive officer of Kaleida Health; Marshall is principal in Torrey Farms in Elba; and Humphrey is president and CEO of First Niagara Bank.
Great Lakes Motors Corp. in Williamsville promoted Irene Conners to new car manager and Brooke Hutchinson to finance and lease manager.
BuffaloAtHome.com, an interactive online magazine, hired Roccie Pisano III as vice president of operations and planning.
The Society of Human Resources Management-Niagara Frontier Chapter elected Matilda Lorenzo of E.K. Ward & Associates its president. Others elected: vice president-membership, Karen Genovese; vice president-communications, Robert W. Miller Jr., Child & Family Services; vice president-education, Brian Manley, EGW Associates; vice president-programs, Jon Helmin, Hunter Search & Placement Professionals; newsletter editor, Jennifer Buehler, HR Works; secretary, Denise Knollman, United Cerebral Palsy; treasurer, Ruthann Brown, Bryant & Stratton Business Institute; director/past president, Nancy G. Lynch, Medaille College, HR Consulting Associates.
The Western New York Public Broadcasting Association named Barbara A. Krug of Buffalo a corporate account executive, and Mike Mroziak of Grand Island a news reporter for WNED-AM, the association's news and information station.
Richard C. Cleland of Lancaster, administrator of the Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clarence, was appointed to the Nursing Facility Subcommittee of the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.
Western New York Computing Systems in Amherst promoted Chris Agnoli and Steve Paradise to supervising engineers, and Ted Jackson to deployment manager.
Fisher Towne & Associates in Snyder, a developer of supply-side electronic catalogs and related e-commerce software, hired C. Hatton Humphrey of Wilson for its software development team. He specializes in the design and creation of Web- and disk-based applications.
Michael Blum of Tonawanda, Philip Grillo of Buffalo, and Philip Picone of Cheektowaga, recently earned the title of personal financial representative. They now can provide variable annuity, variable life and mutual fund products customers of Allstate Financial Services.
Warren-Hoffman & Associates, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Niagara Bank, appointed Christine C. Georger of Eggertsville to long-term care specialist. She is responsible for the sales and marketing of long-term care insurance.
Curbell Plastics in Orchard Park named Ronald Clayton of Clarence to the new position of market development manager.
Church Mission of Help Counseling in Buffalo re-elected Louise H. Kreiner president of its board of directors. Others elected: vice president, Michael Marlette; secretary, Jean G. Bowen; treasurer, A. Warren Smith Jr.; and directors, George D. Albertson, Ruth Ellen Bunis, Shepard Goldberg, Trudy A. Scott and Mrs. John Churchill.
F. James Ginnane of Planned Futures Financial Group in Williamsville, was named a member of the Million Dollar Round Table's 2000-01 Ethics Committee.
The law firm of Damon & Morey in Buffalo appointed Christopher A. Cardillo of Amherst special counsel in its business litigation and insolvency department. The firm also named Mary C. Bolling of Williamsville and Richard L. Stark of Williamsville associates. Bolling will practice in the corporate and business law, and real estate practice groups, while Stark will handle professional negligence defense cases.
Pyramid Brokerage Co., a commercial real estate services company in upstate New York, named David Schiller of Williamsville its "Salesperson of the Year." He is an associate broker in the Buffalo office.
Evans National Bank directors have appointed a new president following the death in late December of Richard M. Craig, 63, who had headed the bank and the board of directors for several years. The new president is James Tilley, senior vice president for 13 years. He and William Glass, senior vice president of the loan division, will be the bank's senior management team. Phillip Brothman is the new chairman of the board of Evans Bancorp, the parent company of Evans National Bank. Brothman is a partner at Hurst, Brothman and Yusick and has served on the board since 1976. Evans National Bank is an independent community bank with seven locations in Erie and northern Chautauqua counties.
The National Association of Purchasing Management-Buffalo announced that members Michael Lacki of J.D. Cousins, and Susan Valois of Moog received certification; and John Alleca of Life Technologies, and Anthony Iacuzzo of Azerty received recertification.
First Niagara Bank promoted Diane DiLaura of Wilson to banking officer, senior unit administrator in its mortgage closing department. The bank also appointed John M. Evoy of Cheektowaga to banking officer and manager of the Williamsville office. The bank also appointed Christopher J. Thome of Depew to vice president-reporting and investor relations manager.