July 25, 2011 | last updated June 1, 2012 10:29 am

Movers & Shakers

Tracey LeMay
Luretha R. McClendon

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Tracey LeMay has been promoted to vice president, risk management and corporate compliance, for Wallingford-based Masonicare. She joined Masonicare's Risk Management Department in 2004 and was promoted to director of risk management in 2005. Masonicare is a not-for-profit provider of healthcare and retirement living for seniors.

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Brian Bergeson has been named vice president of properties and procurement for the YMCA of Greater Hartford. In his new role, Bergeson will be charged with implementing a new centralized procurement system for capital and contract purchasing. He will also serve as project manager for the new Regional Community YMCA Family Center set to be constructed in Putnam. Bergeson will continue his service as district executive director at the Farmington Valley Family YMCA in Granby while a national search for his replacement is conducted. He was lead project manager for the construction of the Indian Valley Family YMCA in Ellington, and was a member of the team that oversaw construction of the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA in Plainville.

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Benjamin B. Adams has joined the law firm of Robinson Cole LLC as an associate in the litigation section where he is a member of the insurance and reinsurance practice group. His practice will focus on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, professional liability defense, complex commercial litigation and products liability. Previously, Adams was associated with Santos & Seeley P.C.

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Timothy J. Machon has joined Hartford Hospital as a gynecologist, specializing in robotic surgery. He has been the head of the Northeastern Benign GYN Epicenter for robotic surgery for the past three years. Dr. Machon attended medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia and completed his OB-GYN residency at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Penn. He has been in practice at Women's Health Group, along with his wife, Dr. Virginia Ferlan, for the past 16 years. They have offices in Enfield, Hartford, and Rocky Hill.

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Regina Moller has been named vice president of child and family services at Community Mental Health Affiliates Inc. She will oversee all of the New Britain agency's programs for children and families in central and northwest Connecticut. She most recently served as a senior program director at the Village for Families & Children in Hartford.

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Susan Norz has been named director of sales for Copper Beech Inn in Essex. Most recently, she worked as the director of group sales at the New York Palace in New York City. Her career includes stops as a national sales manager for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; sales manager the Four Seasons Boston; Director of Business Travel at the Ritz-Carlton in New York and Regional Vice President of Sales for Camberley Hotel Co. She also has been executive manager and director of sales and marketing at the AAA Five-Diamond Mayflower Hotel in Washington, Conn., and director of sales for the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa in Old Saybrook.

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Bob Pascal has been promoted to chief marketing officer of Centerplate, the hospitality partner to 250 sports, convention and entertainment venues including the New Britain Rock Cats, the Connecticut Expo Center, the Oakdale Music Theater and six other Connecticut venues. Pascal has been senior vice president for marketing. Stamford-based Centerplate has provided services to 12 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration.

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Salay Stannard has been promoted to materials engineering manager at Joining Technologies, Inc. in East Granby. In her new role, Stannard will be involved in setting strategic goals for technical sales and marketing and will also be responsible for implementing research strategies for electron beam welding, laser welding and additive manufacturing. She has been a process development engineer at Joining Technologies since 2009, and has been concentrating on laser welding of medical, aerospace and defense components. She previously worked on laser applications at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, where she provided analysis and material characterization on laser drilling with gated high power fiber lasers.

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Luretha R. McClendon has joined the Law Offices of Carter Mario Injury Lawyers as a pre-litigation attorney in the Harford. McClendon comes to Carter Mario Injury Lawyers from her own practice, the Law Offices of Luretha R. McClendon in Hamden, where she served as principal.

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Thomas Devivo has joined the charter sales team at Peter Pan Bus Lines. He has more than 15 years' experience, including work at Double A Transportation Inc. and Durham School Services, where he was involved in intercity motorcoach and school bus sales, operations, and client services in Connecticut.

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Three members of the faculty at the University of Hartford's Barney School of Business have won promotions. Carmen Cotei has been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor. Yu Lei has been granted tenure and promotion to associate professor. And John Ogilvie has been promoted to professor at the West Hartford school.

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