Christine Shaw has been named deputy treasurer of the state of Connecticut. Before joining the Connecticut Treasury in 1999, Shaw worked as a litigation associate with the Hartford law firm of Day, Pitney, LLP. She holds BA, MBA and JD degrees from the University of Connecticut.
Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC of CAMA Inc. in New Haven will receive a Designer of Distinction award from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) at the group’s NeoCon exposition June 11 in Chicago. The Designer of Distinction designation recognizes an ASID professional member who exemplifies a commitment to the profession as demonstrated by a significant, high-quality body of work representing excellence in interior design.
Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. of New Haven has promoted of Gautam Shah to executive vice president. Shah maintains his position as
chief compliance officer; he had previously served as senior vice president with the small-molecule drug developer.
Judith Kalfon has been named general manager of the Heritage Hotel in Southbury. Kalfon has more than 20 years of industry experience working with hotel brands as Radisson, Omni Hotels, Hilton and Sheraton. The 163-guestroom Heritage Hotel is a member of Sterling Hotels, part of the Preferred Hotel family of brands.
Cynthia Barrere of Prospect, a professor at the Quinnipiac University School of Nursing, has been named a faculty scholar for the 2012-13 academic year. Barrere conducts clinical and education research aimed at improving health status of patients and advancing teaching strategies used for nurses and nursing students. Barrere joined the Quinnipiac faculty in 2004. She holds a bachelorÂ’s degree in nursing from Western Connecticut State University, a masterÂ’s in nursing and sociology and a doctorate in medical sociology from the University of Connecticut.
Lawrence S. Schek, MD, FACC, has been named chief medical officer and senior vice president of St. VincentÂ’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. He will remain chairman of the hospitalÂ’s Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and medical director of the Elizabeth Pfriem Regional Heart & Vascular Center. Schek earned a BS from Union College in New York, and his MD from New York Medical College (NYMC).
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has named Tax Collector Anne Kelly-Lenz as acting finance director to temporarily fill the position recently vacated by Dawn Norton. He also named Deputy Tax Collector Veronica Jones to the post of acting tax collector. Kelly-Lenz has worked for the city of Bridgeport for more than six years, first as treasurer and acting tax collector, then for the most recent four years as tax collector. She also was acting treasurer from 2008 to 2010.
Linda Meyer of Branford, a professor in the School of Law at Quinnipiac University, was named a faculty scholar for the 2011-12 academic year. Meyer penned a book, The Justice of Mercy, which provides a philosophical justification for merciful sentencing in the criminal justice system.Â A member of the QU law faculty since 1994, Meyer holds a bachelorÂ’s degree from Kansas University, and a juris doctor and doctorate from the University of California/Berkeley.
Scott Hamilton of Hamden will chair Quinnipiac UniversityÂ’s new Department of Engineering. The creation of the engineering department within its School of Business is the first step in QUÂ’s plan to launch a School of Engineering.Â A licensed civil engineer, Hamilton served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers domestically as well as in Germany, Korea and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan he led a multinational team of academic and military specialists charged with creating the National Military Academy of Afghanistan. Hamilton has also been a faculty member at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Eugene Scott, bellman at the Omni New Haven Hotel, was presented with the Pineapple Award for Excellence in Tourism Service & Hospitality from the stateÂ’s Office of Tourism. The award was presented May 17 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Scott has been welcoming visitors to the Omni since 1997.
Martin Earley of Oxford has been named the CAREGiver of the Month for May 2012 by Home Instead Senior Care (HISC) in Trumbull and Sandy Hook.Â Earley has been a CAREGiver with Home Instead Senior Care since October 2010. He is among the Home Instead staff members who are part of the franchise owned by Sharon and Robert Massafra of Fairfield that serves seniors and their families in 33 towns in northern Fairfield, northwestern New Haven and southern Litchfield counties. Home buy tramadol Senior Care is a network of independently owned and operated senior care franchises.
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