Cantor Colburn names patent attorney in Hartford office

Cantor Colburn LLP has hired Taylor Coon, a patent attorney specializing in chemical engineering, including pharmaceuticals, polymers and materials science, in its Hartford office.


Two community leaders join Arc of Meriden-Wallingford board

The Arc of Meriden-Wallingford, which provides life-improvement opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, recently added Jeffrey Bruneau, a Wells Fargo vice president from Cheshire, and Linda Morley of Meriden to its board of directors, which now numbers 10.


Robinson+Cole elects partner in Hartford office

Robinson+Cole announced the election of Virginia E. McGarrity as a new partner in its Hartford office, effective Jan. 1.


Simsbury Chamber of Commerce board appoints PR executive

Alisa Picerno, president of Alliances by Alisa Media Relations, has been appointed to the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce board of directors.


Okay Industries promotes three to director roles

Okay Industries Inc., which engineers and manufactures components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers in medical, automotive, defense/firearms and industrial markets and has operations in Berlin and New Britain, announced three promotions: Randy Keen, from senior die designer to director of design engineering; Chris Lahey from quality manager to director of quality assurance; and Jim Devecchis from manufacturing engineer to director of manufacturing engineering.


Make-A-Wish CT appoints board member

Make-A-Wish Connecticut recently appointed John Papa, vice president of programming, content strategy and scheduling in the programming department at ESPN, to its board of directors. Papa leads the network scheduling strategy for ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic and ESPN on ABC and also oversees on-air-management, formatting and content rights management teams.


Burns & McDonnell hires construction industry leader in Wallingford office

Earle Cianchette, a 30-year construction management veteran, has joined the construction/design-build group at Burns & McDonnell’s New England office in Wallingford. Cianchette will serve as a senior project manager, overseeing construction field operations and leading design-build initiatives.


Nutmeg credit union announces new C-suite executives

Rocky Hill-based Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union has hired Robert “Bob” Bruhn Jr. as senior vice president, chief financial officer and promoted Al Festini, to senior vice president, chief technology and security officer.


Webster leaders named presidents of mortgage group, United Way board

Kevin Moran, senior vice president and division sales manager, residential mortgages for Webster Bank, was recently appointed president of the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association and Amy Jakobeit, senior vice president and director of the bank's Customer Care Center, was elected president of the board of United Way Meriden/Wallingford.


Duncaster hires VP and administrator of health services

Lisa Holloway has joined the Duncaster team in Bloomfield as the new vice president of health services and administrator. As VP, Holloway is responsible for the management, operations, administration and quality of all health and wellness services provided at the retirement community.

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