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The law firm of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria named Joseph J. Manna and William P. Moore senior partners. Manna joined the firm in 2006. He earned his J.D. from New England School of Law and a bachelor's degree from the University at Oswego. Moore, who joined the firm in 2004,earned his J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law and a bachelor's degree from Canisius College.

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Independent Health promoted Pamela Menard to senior vice president, healthcare delivery innovation. Previously, Menard was vice president, health promotions and care management. She joined the company in 1996 as director, health management. Menard has a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami and a master's degree from the University at Buffalo, in addition to an MBA from Canisius College. Also, the company appointed J. Scott Dwyer vice president, chief audit executive. Dwyer most recently was director of internal audit for the Medical College of Georgia Health, in Augusta, Ga. He earned his bachelor's degree from Excelsior College, University of New York, Albany and his MBA from the University at Buffalo.

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Merrill Lynch, a financial management and advisory firm, promoted Elizabeth N. Kolber to senior vice president in its Williamsville office. Koler received her bachelor's degree from Damen College and a master's from Canisius College.

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The Market Street Art Center, Lockport, appointed Mike Miller director of development with marketing and fundraising responsibilities. Miller is a retired computer software developer/manager, member of the Niagara Arts Guild, published author, member of The Write Touch Writing Group, and maintains a photography, stereography, and painting studio at the Center. The Art Center is celebrating its 10th year as a venue for promoting the arts.

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M&T Bank promoted Dawn Kauderer Harvey and Scott B. Vahue to group vice presidents. Kauderer Harvey, responsible for setting strategic direction, product development, joined the bank in 2000. She holds both a bachelor's degree and MBA from the University at Buffalo. Vahue, who joined the bank in 1989, manages mortgage sales. He holds a bachelor's degree from John Carroll University and an MBA from Syracuse University. The bank also promoted Matthew J. McAfee, Leslie M. Wallace and Vincent John Harper to administrative vice presidents. McAfee is a University of Utah graduate and earned an MBA from the University of Virginia. Wallace is a Buffalo State College graduate. Harper is a graduate from Brockport State College, he holds an MBA from St. John Fisher College.

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Hodgson Russ named Jessica L. Foscolo an associate in the insurance & reinsurance practice group. Foscolo served as a judicial law clerk to U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara in the Western District of New York.

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infoTech Niagara, the IT Association for WNY, held its 12th Annual BETA Awards recently at the Buffalo Convention Center, honoring the best and brightest in the technology field in Western New York. The winners by category are: Executive of the Year, Donald Jacobs, 3rd Learning; Student Award, Ian Forsyth, Yale University; Techie Award — Large Category, Paul Visco, Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Techie Award Small/Medium Company, Joyce Fruth, Mount Mercy Academy; Tech Culture, Freed Maxick CPA's; Health IT, Independent Health Core Administrative Platform Team; Rookie of the Year, Patient Intel; Best Online, Burchfield Penney Art Center; Social Media Award, Lloyds Taco Truck; Tech Community Award, Dan Magnuzewski; Board
Award, Maggie Sommers-Higgins, Earthlink Business; and Chair's Award, Phillips Lytle LLP. infoTech Niagara works to promote technology companies as well as educate and connect companies, entrepreneurs and students who are interested in technology.