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Heidi Hoeller joins NBT’s board of directors
Heidi M. Hoeller recently joined the boards of directors of NBT Bancorp Inc. and NBT Bank, NA Hoeller is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) with over 25 years of leadership experience in audit and financial services.
“We welcome Heidi to the NBT Board of Directors and are excited to add her experience and perspective to our group,” said NBT Board Chairman Martin A. Dietrich. “Her extensive experience in public accounting and in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry will make Heidi a strong and valuable asset as we guide our business forward.”
Hoeller held numerous positions at PwC from November 1993 until her retirement in June 2019. She spent most of her career in the Northeast, including assignments in Syracuse, Hartford and Boston, where she was audit partner on a diversified portfolio of insurance clients. sector. Before retiring, she was a financial services partner in PwC’s national quality organization for three years. During this period, she also led diversity and inclusion for a group of approximately 120 professionals.
Hoeller currently serves on the board of directors of Preferred Mutual Insurance Company, which she joined in May 2020. Since 2011, she has been a member of the board of directors of Utica College, an independent private institution of higher education. Hoeller received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Utica College. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a Chartered CPA in New York.
Community Foundation Announces New Director
The Central New York Community Foundation has hired Colby Cyrus as program manager.
Its role is to assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of grantmaking and programs. It works with the Community Grants Program and affiliated funds of the Community Foundation.
Colby, who speaks French and Arabic, was previously employed at InterFaith Works and has experience in international development, advocacy and survey research. He received his master’s degree in international relations from Syracuse University in 2019.
C&S companies announce promotions
C&S Companies, a Syracuse-based engineering, architectural, planning, environmental and construction services firm, recently announced the following promotions.
• John Camp is now VP Infrastructure, Environment and Site/Civil Practice for C&S. He has been with C&S for over 20 years, managing a wide variety of municipal, environmental, water, wastewater and other projects for public and private clients. Camp is a licensed Professional Engineer in many states, a Certified Floodplain Manager, a Certified Stormwater Quality Professional, and a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Professional. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
• Aileen Maguire Meyer is now Vice President and provides project leadership on strategic projects to provide a range of architectural, engineering and planning services. His responsibilities include corporate initiatives to optimize operational efficiency, promote standards and best practices, and champion diversity, equity and inclusion. Meyer has technical expertise in traffic engineering and facility, transportation and sustainability planning. Meyer is a graduate of Boston University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is a Chartered Professional Engineer, Certified Planner, and Sustainability Professional.
• Nicholas Cerro is now vice president, overseeing marketing and business development. In this role, he leads teams engaged in market research and analysis, strategic planning and development, market positioning and promotion, new business development, client relationship management and related activities. in various market and service sectors. Cerro has been with C&S for over 25 years and holds a Masters in Corporate Communications from
Ithaca College and a BA in English from Le Moyne College.
M&T Bank Names New Western New York Regional President
Eric Feldstein has been named M&T Bank’s regional president for Western New York – the company’s headquarters market and where it was founded 165 years ago – in addition to his role as head of corporate banking. , starting in March 2022.
Feldstein will transition the role of Shelley Drake, who is retiring after a 50-year career with the company.
“Eric is one of the most experienced bankers we have at M&T and is a leader in every sense of the word,” said Mike Keegan, M&T Bank’s Executive Vice President and Head of Community Markets.
“Our unique community model enables local leaders to combine their banking expertise with a deep understanding of their communities to deliver a differentiated customer experience and elevate our communities. Eric’s passion for helping local businesses and customers was never more evident than when he led the bank’s participation in the Paycheck Protection Program, which changed countless lives for the better. . We are confident he will bring the same level of leadership and dedication to this new role.
The Western New York region is the company’s largest community market with nearly 8,000 employees and 66 branches in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. “I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to serve as regional chair,” Feldstein said. “As a community-focused bank, it is our duty to ensure that our local economies are vibrant and growing.”
Feldstein held a variety of positions in commercial and merchant banking throughout his 19 years at M&T.
A specialist in climate action joins Barton & Loguidice
Barton & Loguidice (B&L), a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that provides technical solutions to public and private clients in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, recently welcomed Jayme Breschard to the company as a planner Chief Community Officer, where she will play the role of Climate Action Specialist. Breschard will be based in B&L’s Rochester office.
“Barton & Loguidice has created this leadership position to provide clients with holistic planning, financing and design advice in the physical resilience and adaptive capacity of public infrastructure to floods, drought , water quality, sea level rise, heat stress and other climate risks.The position will also align efforts and help address growing impacts and inequalities of climate change experienced by disadvantaged communities,” said Barton & Loguidice, Director of Sustainable Planning and Design, Ken Knutsen. “We are fortunate to have Jayme, a recognized climate action specialist, coordinating our multidisciplinary professional staff in enhanced climate resilience efforts with communities, funding and regulatory agencies, watershed commissions and strategic professional partners with our multi-state service regions. ”
Breschard has 20 years of experience within national and regional technical companies and public planning bodies. With certifications from the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Association of State Floodplain Managers, she approaches projects with a deep appreciation for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Breschard is a graduate of Cornell University and Mary Washington College.
Erin Weaver joins Operation Oswego County Staff
Erin Weaver recently joined Operation Oswego County, Inc. (OOC) as an administrative assistant and receptionist.
Weaver, originally from Oswego, is a graduate of Cayuga Community College. For the past nine years she has worked for Port City Family Medicine. Prior to this, Weaver worked for Oswego Health. Outside of work, Weaver spends her time raising her two young children.
“We are very pleased to welcome Erin to our economic development team,” said OOC CEO L. Michael Treadwell, CEcD.
“It will be a change from health care that we think she will find both empowering and rewarding.”
Braggs named acting affirmative action officer at SUNY
Reginald (Reg) Braggs has been named Acting Director of SUNY Oswego to President and Affirmative Action Officer, effective Jan. 10.
Braggs, who has served the college as principal of SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse campus since March 2020, will replace Mary C. Toale, who recently took over as officer in charge while the campus searches for its next president. During this period, Ryan Lynn – who has served as Deputy Principal of SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse Campus since February 2020 – will assume the role of Acting Principal.
As interim director to the president, Braggs will serve on the president’s council. He will provide assistance, advice and support and will manage a wide variety of legal matters, personnel activities and confidential assignments. Braggs will also serve as Oswego’s interim affirmative action manager and a member of the president’s UUP work management team.
As director of the Syracuse campus, Braggs worked with colleagues in Academic Affairs and the Extended Learning Division to continue to provide and expand opportunities for adult (non-traditional) learners to earn degrees in bachelor’s, master’s, professional qualifications and more. . He also actively engaged with external stakeholders to expand the Syracuse campus footprint and community engagement.
Davis-Standard appoints new CEO
Giovanni Spitale has been appointed Managing Director of Davis-Standard, a portfolio company of Gamut Capital Management. The group has a plant in Fulton which employs nearly 150 people.
Spitale replaces Jim Murphy who was elected Vice Chairman of the Board. Additionally, Davis-Standard has elected several individuals as members of its Board of Directors.
“I am extremely pleased to join the Davis-Standard organization,” Spitale said. “Having spent considerable time in the polymer processing and broader capital goods industries, I have long admired Davis-Standard’s market leadership position, unrivaled engineering capability and reputation for the company as a strong partner for its customers through original equipment and aftermarket support.”
Spitale was previously vice president of commercial parts at Boeing Global Services. In this role, Spitale had full responsibility for P&L management and strategic direction of Boeing’s $4 billion commercial aircraft and engine parts portfolio. Prior to his tenure at Boeing, Spitale was president of customer service and support at Milacron.
Founded in 1848 and based in Pawcatuck, Conecticut, Davis-Standard is a world leader in the design, development and distribution of extrusion and converting technology.