July 9, 2012

Wolff elected YMCA board chair

Steven J. Bonafonte

Gary Wolff, president of GTW Financial Services in Manchester, was recently elected chairman of the Metro-Hartford YMCA's board of directors. Wolff is a past recipient of the YMCA Community Leader of the Year Award from the Indian Valley Family YMCA. He served as co-chair of the Eastern Regional Major Gifts Committee, which raised more than $2 million for the construction of the Indian Valley Family YMCA in Ellington.

Pullman's Bonafonte named general counsel

Attorney Steven J. Bonafonte, a partner in Pullman & Comley's Corporate and Business, White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations and Cybersecurity, Privacy and Infrastructure Protection, was recently named general counsel of the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In this role, Bonafonte will be the legal advisor to the board of the Connecticut ACFE Chapter, will assist in providing relevant legal continuing education programs and will serve as a resource for anti-fraud legal needs for chapter members and/or their clients.

Valvo named to financial marketing board

Vincent M. Valvo, CEO of Agility Resources Group LLC and a former editor of the Hartford Business Journal, was recently named to the board of directors of the New England Financial Marketing Association, which provides educational and networking opportunities for nearly 300 marketing professionals in the financial services industry throughout the region. Valvo also serves on the board of governors of The Hartford Club, the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government and the Connecticut Young Writers Trust.

Miranda creative earns industry accolade

Miranda Creative, a Norwich marketing agency, recently received two American Web Design Awards from Graphic Design USA magazine and three Lamplighter Awards from the New England Society for Healthcare Communications. The American Web Design Awards recognized Miranda's work on websites for Woyasz & Sons Funeral Service, Inc., and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. The three Lamplighter Awards recognized the agency's work in internal communications for Lawrence + Memorial.

Wolf Honored For gerontology work

Mary Alice Wolf, professor emerita in gerontology at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford and a fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, was recently honored by the Institute for Senior Living Education for her contributions to the field of gerontology and to ISLE. Wolf was instrumental in building a partnership between ISLE and St. Joseph that resulted in the creation of the first geriatric care assistant certificate course in Connecticut.

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