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Business people: Dr. Andrew Stoeckl elected president of Excelsior Orthopaedics’ board of directors

Excelsior Orthopaedics elected Dr. Andrew Stoeckl president of its board of directors. A graduate of Boston College and the University at Buffalo Medical School, Stoeckl joined the practice after finishing a one-year Harvard Sports Medicine Fellowship.

HealthNow New York named Jared Gross senior vice president, enterprise initiatives and analytics. Jared is responsible for the development and management of HealthNow’s products and services. Gross, a Brown University graduate, is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Medaille College named Sonja Brown Givens associate vice president for academic affairs, and Timothy Hartigan director of the Washington International Pre-University Academy. Givens holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from California State University Fresno and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Hartigan is a Dartmouth College graduate with a masters and Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo.

Highgate Medical Group welcomed Dr. Michael S. Freitas. Freitas graduated as a family medicine physician from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency training at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and followed this with a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at the University at Buffalo’s Department of Orthopedics.

Cattaraugus County Bank named Alan Braden vice president, business development and commercial loan officer. Braden, a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran, graduated from Wayland Baptist University in Texas and received his master’s degree from TUI University in California.

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute named Latrese Myers director of marketing communications. Myers, previously with Eric Mower + Associates, graduated from SUNY Buffalo State.

Ernst & Young promoted Mark Matthews and Lindsey Brown to managers. Matthews, a CPA, holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from John Carroll University. Brown, a CPA holds a bachelor of commerce from McGill University and a Diploma in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society promoted Erin Grajeck to associate vice president of marketing and visitor experience. Most recently director of marketing, Grajek has been with the Gardens for nine years. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College.

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust named Amy K. Boyd a trust administration officer in the wealth strategies group. Boyd most recently was an associate attorney at Harris Beach. She earned her J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Elmira College.

People Inc., a not-for-profit health and human services agency, promoted Chelsea Sommer to senior residential supervisor. Sommer joined the agency in 2008 as direct care support staff. She earned an associate’s degree from Niagara County Community College.

Ernest & Young appointed Eugene P. Gramza Jr. office managing partner of its Buffalo office. Gramza is a graduate of Syracuse University and is celebrating his 30th year with the firm.

The board of trustees of the New York Power Authority approved competitive contract awards to Johnson Controls for approximately $4.9 million for engineering, procurement, installation, startup, testing, demolition and commissioning of a comprehensive safety system project at St. Lawrence-FDR, and to Hatch Associates Consultants for $434,600 to assess the central control room systems at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, which is the Niagara Power Project’s main generating facility. Both firms are in Amherst.