June 25, 2018

Movers & Shakers

Ryan Landry
Stacey Forrest
John Peculis
Travis Perry
Stephen Smith
Claire Chandler Witner
Brian Sheehan
Mary Krumsiek
Lysa Miller
Julia Becker Collins
Lynn Oaks

RYAN LANDRY is the new assistant vice president and senior consumer loan underwriter for UniBank. Landry, who in his new role is responsible for overseeing consumer loans through processing and underwriting, has a bachelor's degree in actuarial mathematics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

STACEY FORREST, of Worcester, is the new assistant executive director of the Connecticut division of JRI, a care provider for children and families. Forrest oversees JRI's Connecticut programs, which include three group homes and the Susan Wayne Center of Excellence's residential treatment center and clinical day school in Thompson. She began her career as a residential counselor at JRI's Glenhaven Academy in Marlborough.

Fidelity Bank of Leominster has appointed five new staff members. LINDA CARMICHAEL is the new vice president of operations after most recently serving as head of operations and banking and enterprise risk management at GFA Federal Credit Union. JOHN PECULIS is the new senior vice president of commercial lending at Fidelity's Worcester office. He joins Fidelity from People's United Bank, and is the former owner and operator of Allied Appraisal Associates of New England. TRAVIS PERRY is the new vice president and commercial relationship manager in the Millbury office. He was most recently the vice president of commercial lending for bankHometown. STEPHEN SMITH is the new vice president and home loan specialist in the Millbury office. He most recently was a mortgage development officer at Santander Bank. KARA WIERSMA is the new vice president and learning and development manager. She previously worked at Commerce Bank as its retail training onboarding and development manager.

CLAIRE CHANDLER WITNER has been named the new director of curatorial affairs at the Worcester Art Museum. Witner, who was also named the James A. Welu Curator of European Art, joins the Worcester Art Museum from the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. She begins Aug. 20 in Worcester, where she will oversee curatorial direction across all the museum's departments.

BRIAN SHEEHAN is the new Massachusetts territory manager for AIS, a Leominster manufacturer of commercial office furniture. Sheehan, who has more than 25 years of sales, project and marketing management experience, is the AIS manager for its contract business with the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium.

MARY KRUMSIEK has been appointed as a member of the board of directors for MCU Commercial Services, a subsidiary of the Millbury Federal Credit Union. Krumsiek is a member of the Millbury Board of Selectmen, the manager of the Sutton Center Country Store and a volunteer at the Sutton Senior Center Meals on Wheels program.

LYSA MILLER is the new president of the MetroWest Women's Network, succeeding JULIA BECKER COLLINS. Miller and Collins are co-founders of the group, which started in 2016 as a Facebook group with 30 members and now includes more than 2,000 members. Miller was the network's director of technology. Becker Collins, the vice president of marketing and operations at Vision Advertising in Worcester, will remain with the network in an emeritus capacity.

LYNN OAKS is the new human resources manager at Oriol Health Care in Holden. Oaks, of Hubbardston, has been in human resources management for 20 years and has a bachelor's degree in business administration for human relations management.

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