February 19, 2018

Movers & Shakers


JOHN P. BUDAJ is the new vice president of information technology at Fallon Health in Worcester. Budaj joined Fallon in 2012 as the senior director of medical economics, data management and reporting. He has a bachelor in business administration and finance from the University of Connecticut and lives in Glastonbury, Conn.

SARAH GUSTAFSON, a Worcester resident and Realtor at Janice Mitchell Real Estate in Holden, has been elected the central regional representative for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors for 2018. As regional representative, Gustafson coordinates association objectives and activities and meets with local and regional leadership to discuss real estate industry issues of statewide importance. Gustafson was the president of the Realtor Association of Central Massachusetts in 2017 and was its Realtor of the Year in 2014.

Marsh & McLennan Agency, a Worcester insurance firm, has made three new promotions. CHERYL HOOPER has been made managing director of property and casualty for New England after 14 years with the company. ANNETTE OAKES, who began her career at Marsh & McLellan in 2016 as associate director for commercial lines for New England, has been promoted to managing director of the new-business development team. BILL DORNHECKER has been promoted to director of placement for New England, in which he will work closely with the agency's new property and casualty business development team as a mentor and leader.

McLaren & Associates of Shrewsbury has hired two new certified public accountants and promoted a new manager. GRZEGORZ WENC, who has more than 14 years in public accounting experience, has been promoted to strategic tax and forensic manager. ROY RAFFO and CLEMENT BERKO have joined the company as strategic tax accountants. Berko is studying for his MBA at UMass Lowell. DAVID S. MCLAREN has been granted certifications of government forensic accountant and registered forensic investigator by the American Board of Forensic Accounting. He is the first recipient of those certifications on the East Coast, according to the firm.

Clinton Savings Bank has made six promotions: LYNNE G. MCCORMACK, who has a bachelor from Assumption College and joined the bank in 2016, was promoted to vice president and commercial portfolio manager. MICHELLE M. BOUDREAU, who has been with the bank since 2009, was promoted to officer level as a consumer loan underwriter. GLADYS COLON, who has been with the bank since 2012, was promoted to officer level as a residential mortgage underwriter. LISA A. POIRIER, who has a bachelor in business administration from Fitchburg State University and has been with the bank since 1998, was promoted to officer level as an accounting supervisor. ANDREW J. TAFT, who has been with the bank since 2013, was promoted to officer level as a training and development manager. CATHY M. WADE, with the bank since 2011, was promoted to officer level as a residential lending quality control analyst.

ALAN JACKSON, the director of military affairs at Worcester State University and a retired Army veteran, joined the Shoulder to Shoulder Advisory Committee. The Jewish Family & Children's Service's program provides home-based support services to military and veteran families.

JOHN PECULIS is the new senior vice president for commercial lending in Fidelity Bank's Worcester office. Peculis, a Nichols College graduate who lives in Charlton, has held roles at People's United Bank, United Bank and Millbury Savings Bank.


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