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On the Record / June 26, 2015

Hires/Promotions/Honors

AXA Advisors appointed three new associates as financial consultants for their Buffalo branch, located at 350 Essjay Road in Amherst. Adam Glaser holds New York State Life, Accident and Health, Series 7 and 63 licenses. He is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo State. Mark Coppola holds New York State Life, Accident and Health, Series 7 and 66 licenses. He is a graduate of Daemen College. Timothy Shubsda has New York State Life, Accident and Health, Series 7 and 66 licenses. He is a graduate of Canisius College.

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The University at Buffalo School of Management has named John D. Cudmore, a 1990 graduate, its 2015 Accountant of the Year. He is senior vice president, finance – divisional operations and strategic planning for the Madison Square Garden Co. The award honors an alumnus who has been successful in the accounting profession and made significant contributions to the School of Management and its students. Cudmore oversees financial matters for all of the company’s operating divisions, a wide array of properties that includes regional sports networks under MSG Media; sports teams like the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers and New York Liberty; and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Buffalo, before serving as vice president of finance for the Buffalo Sabres. He moved to MSG in 1998.

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Allstate agency owner Samuel Mezzio of the Sam Mezzio Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2015 for his outstanding performance and commitment to putting customers at the center of his agency’s work. The Sam Mezzio Agency is located at 2357 Millersport Highway, Getzville.

Company Connections

Joel HusVar with HusVar Properties has earned the Military Relocation Professional Certification by the National Association of Realtors. The certification is awarded to Realtors who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits. The certification also provides NAR’s members with resources to accommodate current and former military service members at any stage of their military career.

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Phillips Lytle LLP has been selected to receive the National Legal Aid & Defender Association 2015 Beacon of Justice Award honoring law firms whose pro bono work has expanded opportunities for those unable to afford counsel. Neighborhood Legal Services nominated Phillips Lytle for the NLADA award. The firm donated nearly 4,000 hours of pro bono services in 2014.

Contributing

The General Motors Foundation and teamGM Cares volunteers from GM’s Tonawanda Engine and Lockport Components plants, and UAW Locals 774 and 686, are partnering with Habitat for Humanity Buffalo to help build a new home for a local veteran family on Busti Avenue in Buffalo. The Buffalo project was made possible by a $1 million grant from the GM Foundation to Habitat for Humanity International. The grant will fund nine home builds in the U.S., with the goal of assisting current and former military service members. Two additional grant-funded projects will take place in Brazil and Nepal.

Patents

Title: System and method for safeguarding and processing confidential information

No.: 9,043,589

Inventors: Vail, Robert R. (North Tonawanda); Billings, Mary Jo (Frisco, Texas); Bohrer, Robert D. (Troy, Ohio); Brooks II, Robert D. (St. Charles, Mo.); Emmighausen, Mary M. (Avon); Fannin, Howard M. (Celina, Texas); Jaroch, Edward R. (Dillsburg, Pa.); Justice, Tonya L. (Amherst, Ohio); Kelkenberg, Alan L. (Lockport); Morris, Scott R. (Tonawanda); Parks Jr., William T. (Dallas); Saxon, Hayes I. (Cedar Park, Texas); Weaver, William L. (Plano, Texas)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Co. (Houston)

Date issued: May 26, 2015