Cheung joins CT Education Network as senior network engineer

Rick Cheung has joined the Connecticut Education Network in Farmington as a senior network engineer and team leader providing leadership, direction, and oversight to the network engineering group. Cheung brings about 18 years of experience from Sprint Corp., where he has served in various capacities in network operations, most recently as a senior engineer in development and engineering.


Johnson hired as compliance director at Vesta Corp.

Ashley Johnson has been hired as director of compliance for Vesta Corp., a real estate firm based in the Weatogue section of Simsbury that specializes in the redevelopment of distressed affordable housing communities. Johnson has been hired to guide all regulatory compliance activities across the portfolio and lead a compliance team that is responsible for reviewing property and resident files and other documents to assess and ensure compliance with all regulatory guidelines.


Quinn elected to board of National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement

Natasha Quinn, senior medical assistant at Community Health Center Inc. in Middletown, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement. Quinn has been with CHC for more than 13 years, and was instrumental in developing the teaching component of NIMAA, which was recently authorized by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education as a private occupational school for medical assistant training.


Walker named medical director at Ledgecrest Health Care Center

Dr. Scott Walker was named medical director of Ledgecrest Health Care Center in Kensington, a rehabilitation and long-term living facility that is part of Apple Rehab Inc. He will assure the facility’s quality medical care and act as each resident’s personal physician during their stay.


Rodriguez promoted to manufacturing manager at MicroCare Corp.

Luis Rodriguez has been promoted to manufacturing manager at New Britain-based MicroCare Corp. He will oversee all manufacturing processes, including more than 30 employees. Previously, Rodriguez was a production supervisor, managing about a dozen people.


Sirota named chair of St. Joseph Department of Nursing

Theodora Sirota has been appointed chair of the University of St. Joseph Department of Nursing in West Hartford.


Clifton new VP of food and beverage at Foxwoods

Christina Clifton has joined Foxwoods Resort Casino as vice president of food and beverage. Her responsibilities include developing new food and beverage concepts, selecting food and beverage products and developing new menus.


Conti joins Quast Media as business development director

Richard Conti has joined Quast Media LLC, a digital marketing firm based in Manchester, as director of business development. Conti will work with new and existing clients at the firm, which specializes in digital technologies including digital signage hardware and software, custom content and video production services.


Huber joins People's United Bank as SVP-health care financial services

Matthew T. Huber has joined People’s United Bank as senior vice president, market manager-health care financial services, specializing in providing financial services to healthcare companies across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Huber will lead the focus on banking for-profit and nonprofit health care service companies across many segments.


CohnReznick announces 10 promotions

Carolyn Kurth, CPA, has been promoted to assurance director at accounting and tax advisory firm CohnReznick LLP in Hartford. Additionally, CPAs Dana Gilbert, Kevin Hoagland and J. Tobias Freeman were promoted to assurance senior manager; CPAs Brian Trueman, Colin Rosenberg and Vikas U. Thaker were promoted to tax senior manager; and CPAs Alexandra Marsh, Thomas Watson and Zev Kizelnik were promoted to manager.

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