Sikora named director of community relations at River Ridge at Avon

Carol Sikora has been named a family adviser and director of community relations at River Ridge at Avon and The Village at Buckland Court in South Windsor, both Benchmark Senior Living communities offering independent and assisted living, memory care and short-term stays.


Zito joins Pearce Real Estate in Wallingford

Rosemarie Zito has joined Pearce Real Estate’s Wallingford regional office as a residential sales agent. Zito has many years of experience in the financial sector, as well as in small business.


Muniz hired to be CEO of Community Solutions

Fernando J. Muniz has been hired as CEO of Bloomfield-based Community Solutions Inc., a nonprofit that promotes self-reliance, responsibility and accountability for at-risk and disadvantaged youth and adults. He replaces Robert D. Pidgeon, who has retired.


Boone hired as VP of finance and operations at Qualidigm

Eric Boone has been hired as vice president of finance and operations at Wethersfield-based Qualidigm, a healthcare consulting company.


Hanrahan named chief meteorologist at NBC Connecticut

Ryan Hanrahan has been named chief meteorologist at NBC Connecticut/WVIT. He will deliver real-time weather forecasts for the station's weekday evening newscasts from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and at 11 p.m.


Boyle joins People's United Bank as director of life, employee benefits division

Phil Boyle has joined People's United Bank as director of the life and employee benefits division. Based in Hartford, Boyle brings more than 20 years of experience in the insurance and employee benefits arena and will be responsible for expanding the client and product base across the bank's footprint, and deepening client relationships.


Dr. Perakis joins St. Francis as specialist in plastic, reconstructive surgery

Dr. Helen Perakis has joined St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery with St. Francis Medical Group. She is located in the Gengras Medical Office Building, 1000 Asylum Ave., Hartford.


Lariviere Jr. appointed president of Kaman distribution segment

Alphonse J. Lariviere Jr. has been appointed president of Bloomfield-based Kaman Corp.'s distribution segment. Lariviere has served in various roles with Kaman since 2004, most recently as senior vice president-finance and administration of the distribution segment.


Craun, Brown join board of Operation Fuel

Elizabeth Craun and Megan Brown were recently elected to the board of directors of Hartford-based Operation Fuel, a statewide nonprofit that provides emergency energy assistance year-round to lower-income working families and individuals, the elderly and disabled who are in financial crisis.


Maybury named chief technology officer at Stanley Black & Decker

Mark Maybury has been named to the newly created position of chief technology officer at New Britain-based Stanley Black & Decker, where he will form a team to work across the company's businesses and functions to advise and counsel management on technological threats and opportunities.

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