Fahy Ostop becomes name partner on Ellyn Marshall real estate team

Paula Fahy Ostop has been added as a name partner on the Ellyn Marshall real estate team at the William Raveis office in West Hartford and the team has changed its name from Ellyn Marshall & Associates to Marshall + Ostop Associates. The team will continue to operate out of the West Hartford William Raveis office.


Keegan joins The Schuster Group as senior consultant

Gil Keegan recently joined The Schuster Group, an independent employee benefits, insurance and financial services firm based in Farmington, as a senior consultant. Keegan will be responsible for identifying opportunities to help accelerate growth within the firm. He brings more than 25 years of sales and sales management experience at Aetna, most recently as the vice president of sales and service for the Connecticut and Maine markets.


Luria new board chair for CT Council of Philanthropy; other officers, directors named

Kathryn Luria, senior vice president of community affairs and director of philanthropy for Webster Bank, was recently voted new board chair for the Connecticut Council of Philanthropy. Joining Luria in CCP's executive board leadership are: vice chair, Fahd Vahidy, adviser to the Graustein Family Office; secretary, Judy Rozie-Battle, senior vice president of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; treasurer, Paul Ballasy, a partner with CohnReznick LLP.


Loitz joins Janney Montgomery in Glastonbury as executive VP

Matthew Loitz has joined the Glastonbury branch office of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a wealth management, financial services and investment banking firm, as executive vice president/wealth management and certified financial planner.


Sawyer III appointed associate VP, chief diversity officer at Quinnipiac

Don C. Sawyer III has been appointed associate vice president and chief diversity officer at Quinnipiac University. Sawyer will be responsible for coordinating efforts to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives in support of the university's core value of a strong sense of community.


Smith selected executive director of Bike Walk CT

Susan Smith was recently selected as executive director of Bike Walk CT and will be responsible for leading its operational activities, with emphasis on implementing strategies and programs that support the organization's mission to make Connecticut safer and more appealing for cyclists and pedestrians.


Avid Marketing Group announces 11 hires

Vinit Gupta, Jenna D’Amico, Jingyi Wu, Olivia Werenski, Ashley Balch, Kasem Omary, Laura Balinskas, Maira Correia, Mikaela Yepez, Josh Bisaccia and Gabrielle Mashkovich have joined Rocky Hill-based Avid Marketing Group (AMG), which focuses on shopper strategy and tactics for the beverage market.


Thompson named dean of University of Hartford college

Cesarina Thompson, dean of the School of Health Sciences at American International College (AIC) in Springfield, has been named dean of the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP), effective July 1.


Stone, Hoffman promoted at Hoffman Auto Group

Fred Stone has been promoted to manager of the Avon/Canton Hoffman Auto Body Shop and Jonathan Hoffman has been promoted to service manager at Hoffman Porsche, both part of Hoffman Auto Group.


Madore appointed executive director of Tunxis Community College Foundation

Keith Madore has been appointed executive director of the Tunxis Community College Foundation in Farmington. Madore will work with a board of directors to provide financial support to Tunxis while creating a new annual fund appeal, conducting events management, business and community outreach, and other fundraising activities.

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