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Columbus McKinnon Corp. appointed Mary O'Connor assistant general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer. O'Connor joined the company in 2006 as an associate attorney. She is a Geneseo State College graduate and received a J.D. from Albany Law School.

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Canisius College Richard J. Wehle School of Business appointed Gregory R. Wood associate dean of the business school. Wood served as chairman and associate professor of marketing and information systems at Canisius. He joined the college in 1987 as an assistant professor of marketing. Wood earned his doctorate degree from the State University of New York at Albany and his undergraduate degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

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Lumsden and McCormick, a Buffalo certified public accounting firm, named Stephanie Wilkinson director of human resources. Wilkinson previously was human resource officer with the Consulate General of Canada. She is a graduate of Medaille College with a master's degree in education.

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Hiscock & Barclay promoted Jeffrey B. Koehne to executive director. Koehne, a CPA, joined the firm in October 2011 as deputy executive director. He is a graduate of Hamilton College and earned his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.

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Global Concepts Charter High School appointed Tracy L. McGee principal for the 2012-13 school year. McGee previously worked at Erie 1 BOCES for seven years as a professional staff development trainer. He holds master's degrees from Buffalo State and Canisius College in supervision and administration.

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Corsi Automotive Group, a collision, body work, paint and towing company, promoted Robert Heidenreich to chief operating officer. Heidenreich most recently was vice president of sales. He has been with the company for five years. CAG employs 40 employees at three locations, with its newest body shop located at 269 Hinman Ave.

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The Hamister Group appointed Sue Reilly administrator at its Brompton Heights assisted living facility in Williamsville. Reilly, who was previously the administrator of the facility for seven years prior to moving to Florida, earned her registered nurse certification from Trocaire College.

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Belmont Management Co. appointed F. Renee Bellamy vice president. Bellamy is currently a property manager and a licensed real estate broker. She received her bachelor's degree from Buffalo State College.

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WNY Asset Management appointed Eugene P. O'Connor Jr. senior wealth manager for the Williamsville-based firm. O'Connor was a financial adviser and investment associate at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and also served as vice president, portfolio manager for Key Private Bank. He is a University of Notre Dame graduate.

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. appointed T. Aaron Hofrichter controller. Hofrichter, a CPA, came from Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPA's. He is a West Virginia University graduate.

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Baker Victory Services promoted John D. Craik to vice president of administrative services. Craik is a graduate of Cornell University and the University at Buffalo School of Law.

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Counsel Financial named James A. Verrico deputy general counsel. Verrico was a partner with the law firm Cantor, Dolce and Panepinto in Buffalo. A University of Michigan graduate, he earned his J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law. Counsel Financial is a specialized commercial lender offering four-year, flexible credit lines exclusively to law firms whose revenues are derived from contingent fee practice.