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Martino Flynn LLC has hired Robert Burch as media assistant. Burch will ensure the accuracy of print and media buys and will update and prepare print and broadcast schedules for various clients.

City Blue Imaging Services announces the hiring of Paul Kieffer to oversee its color pre-press department. Kieffer’s duties will include scanning, plate making and design layout.

Joseph Lamanna has been promoted to senior managing associate by New England Financial. La-manna will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and future growth of the Rochester office. He has been with the company since 2001 and brings 10 years of experience to the position.

Advanced Language Translation Inc. announces that Todd Geise has joined the firm as vice president of business development. Geise will be responsible for strategic sales and marketing planning, enhancing existing client relationships in Western New York and the Finger Lakes and proactively investigating and fostering targeted new business development activities throughout the U.S.

Thales-Optem Inc. announces the following appointments: Jim Papin, manager of information systems; Phillip Dillon, senior mechanical systems engineer; and Joseph Mulley, optical design engineer. Papin brings more than 20 years’ experience in software development to the position. Dillon will be responsible for the design of optomechanical imaging systems, while Mulley will be responsible for optical testing, design and support.

Marsh and Mercer Human Resource Consulting announce the appointment of Tom Flynn as health and benefits leader for Upstate New York, overseeing staff in Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. He has served as a senior consultant and manager with the companies since 1996. Lynne Allen has been appointed as the advisory business leader focusing on medium-sized employers. Allen has been with the firm since 1998. Sally Prather has been named the zone business leader for the combined business. Prather formerly ran the Marsh benefits practice and the Marsh middle-market practice in Rochester.

Rochester Financial Group, an office of MetLife, announces that Mary Ann Quinn and Rocco Zona have joined the firm as financial service representatives.

Flower City Printing Inc. announces the promotion of Mark Ashworth to president and Rich Schepler to general manager. Tom Licitra has been hired as director of sales. Ashworth will work on pursuing additional sales opportunities, while Schepler will ensure overall production and planning efforts.

Unity Health System announces the appointment of Edward Pero to the position of director of sales and marketing for Unity senior hous-ing. Pero previously was the director of the Village at Park Ridge. In his new position, Pero will be responsible for the sales and marketing of multiple housing communities within the Unity Health System.

Optima Financial Group announces the following appointments: Daniel Botsford, director, group sales; Kathy Perry, director, senior market sales; Rebecca Friedman, vice president administrator for group benefits; Barbara Clark, administrations officer; and James Fiorentino, senior adviser.

Bank of America Corp. announces the appointment of Nancy Gladstone to the role of senior vice president and middle-market client manager in the Rochester market. Gladstone brings 30 years of experience to the position.
Anne Tucker has joined Salmin, Cel-ona, Wehrle & Flaherty LLP as a senior accountant. Tucker specializes in the audits of HUD projects and non-profit organizations.

Flaherty Funding Corp. has added Tina Burke as senior mortgage consultant. Burke joins the firm with more than 11 years of experience in the mortgage and finance industry.

The Rochester City School District made the following appointments: Joanne Wideman, principal, School No. 5; T’Hani Pantoja, principal, School No. 22; Kevin Klein, principal, School No. 39; Anne Brown Scott, principal, School No. 19; and Michele Hancock, chief for diversity and leadership development.

10/28/05 (C) Rochester Business Journal

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