New Hampshire Business Newsreel
Two new trustees join FPU board
RINDGE - Franklin Pierce University has named two new trustees to its board: Al Marulli Jr., who returns to the board after serving from 1992-2002, and Anthony Lee Sintetos, M.D., Ph.D., who joins the board for the first time. Marulli graduated from Franklin Pierce University with an economics degree in 1969. He joined a manufacturing enterprise in Connecticut, which he subsequently owned and then eventually sold. Since 1983, he has been in the real estate industry in Palm Beach, Fla., where he founded a real estate development company, the David Associates. He currently serves as chief executive of the company, which has several leasing and satellite offices in Florida and a combined staff of 25.
Dr. Sintetos, a private consultant in cardiology who lives in Waterville, Maine, helped to establish Heart First Cardiology with Inland Hospital and the Eastern Maine Medical Center and brings a wealth of experience in health care to Franklin Pierce's board of trustees. He was in private practice in cardiology and internal medicine, first in Florida and then in California, where he established Central Coast Cardiology and worked with Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital to establish the first full-service heart program in Monterey County.
Thomas named firm shareholder
MANCHESTER - The law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA has elected Brian D. Thomas a shareholder of the firm. He is a member of the firm's Litigation Department, representing individuals and businesses of all sizes in a variety of civil litigation matters in both state and federal court. His work includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in general commercial disputes, trade secret and other intellectual property litigation; petitions to partition real property; mechanic's lien litigation; and enforcement of confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements.
Thomas is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Manchester class of 2012. He has been selected as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers in the area of business litigation every year since 2010. He is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Schumann new CFO at Memorial Hospital
CONWAY - Vera Schumann, a Healthcare Financial Management Association Fellow (FHFMA), has joined Memorial Hospital as chief financial officer. Schumann relocated from Minnesota, where she was CFO at a critical access hospital in International Falls, and controller at Regina Medical Center in Hastings.
Schumann took her accounting skills from running a family business back to school in 2000 at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn.. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration/accounting, and followed that up with a master's in organizational leadership in 2007. She also completed a master's level certificate program on leadership and spirituality.
Million dollar group names Jean Esslinger
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Jean Esslinger of Manchester has achieved membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table -The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Esslinger is a five-year member of MDRT, and attaining membership is a distinguishing career milestone. It requires Esslinger to adhere to a strict code of ethics, focus on providing top-notch client service and continue to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association.
Membership also provides continuing education opportunities, informative and inspirational meetings and encourages members to support community and charitable involvement through the MDRT Foundation.
Finance firm names Regan senior analyst
NEW LONDON - Kristina S. Regan has joined Taylor, Cottrill LLC as a senior research analyst and associate portfolio manager. She brings 15 years of investment experience with Union Bank of Switzerland, Deutsche Bank Alex.Brown, Hutchens Investment Management, Inc. and most recently, research boutique CreditSights, Inc. Taylor, Cottrill LLC is a registered investment advisory firm located in New London, currently managing more than $210 million.