Canandaigua National Corp. and Genesee Valley Trust announce the promotion of Lauren Kolb to senior vice president.
Kolb is business development officer responsible for new business, marketing, and individual client service.
Prior to joining GVT, she served as manager of Canandaigua National Bank & Trust’s main office in Canandaigua. At CNB she was responsible for retaining and growing assets while supervising a staff of 12. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Arthur S. Hamlin Award, a corporate-wide recognition for performance excellence.
Kolb earned her bachelor’s degree in organizational management and a master’s degree in strategic leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College. Her community involvement includes serving as a board member for Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce and Serenity House Comfort Care. Kolb recently received the 2015 Canandaigua ATHENA Award from the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce.
Gallo & Iacovangelo, LLP announces that Caitlin C. Carrig has joined the Rochester firm. Carrig is an associate in the domestic relations/family law division of the firm’s litigation department. She is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law.
The Rochester affiliate of the National Human Resource Association has announced its honorees for the third annual HR Executive of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented at a luncheon on April 28 at Monroe Golf Club. For the first time, the award will recognize two local HR leaders. Awards will be presented to HR Executives from a small employer and a large employer.
The 2016 honorees for large employers (more than 250 employees):
Brayton Connard, human resources director, Monroe County;
Helen Halewski, chief human resources/organizational development officer, Hillside Family of Agencies;
Alejandro Mendoza, human resources manager, Optimax Systems, Inc.
The awards for small employers:
Janine Barry, director of human resources, Monroe Plan for Medical Care;
Sarah Fantauzzi, vice president human resources, RES-Exhibit Services LLC;
Visit Rochester, the official tourism promotion agency for Monroe County, has named Rachel Laber director of communications and public relations. In that role, Laber will be responsible for overseeing the
organization’s external communications and public relations efforts with regional, national and international media. Previously, she was a public relations and social media manager at Dixon Schwabl and an account executive at Marina Maher Communications, a mid-sized PR agency in New York City.
Laber received a B.A. in communications and media studies from SUNY Geneseo and a master’s degree in public relations from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She is active in the Public Relations Society of America, Rochester chapter, the Rochester Advertising Federation and SUNY Geneseo Alumni Council
Community Bank N.A. has promoted Alexis Carlson-Spina to branch manager of its Waterloo location. Carlson-Spina started her banking career in 1990 as a teller with Chase Bank in Newark. Since becoming an employee of
Community Bank N.A. in 1995, she has advanced through various positions from teller to retail services officer. She is a mortgage loan originator and has experience in retail and commercial lending. Carlson-Spina is a member of the Village of Waterloo Loan Committee and Seneca County Chamber of Commerce, and assists with Waterloo High School baseball boosters. She graduated from Waterloo High School and earned her associate degree from Herkimer County Community College in 1990.
Alcott HR, a provider of human resources outsourcing solutions with offices in Farmingdale, Manhattan, Buffalo and Rochester, has appointed Mary P. Freer director of human resources for its Western New York Division. Freer has more than three decades of experience across diverse HR areas, including training and organizational development, labor and employee relations, strategic planning and compliance.
Prior to joining Alcott HR, Freer worked at ROI HR Consulting, Benefit Brokers of Western New York, where she provided customized HR solutions to small and midsize businesses. Additionally, she was the senior manager, human resources with Cameron Compression Systems of Buffalo.
She has a B.S. in human resources from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an associate degree in labor relations from Erie Community College. She is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Society for Human Resource Management, American Society for Training & Development and the American Payroll Association..