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March 8, 2021 People on the Move News

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D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP recently announced several promotions and new hires.

JENNIFER TAYLOR is a tax partner and a CPA with more than nine years of experience with the firm. She has extensive experience in individual and small- to medium-sized business taxation. Taylor specializes in tax preparation for individuals and businesses, compilation and review engagements in various industries, QuickBooks consulting, and small-business consulting. She works out of the East Syracuse office. Taylor is a graduate of Clarkson University and Syracuse University.

ABIGAIL (ABBY) DRUMM is a tax partner and a CPA with more than eight years of public-accounting experience. Drumm’s experience has been focused on federal and state income tax compliance and consultation. She specializes in individual income-tax preparation and planning; federal and multi-state income-tax preparation and planning for corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietors in a variety of industries; new-business consultation; bookkeeping support, payroll, and payroll taxes; and financial-statement preparation, reviews, and compilations. Drumm works from the firm’s Utica office. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

BEN MACIEWICZ has been promoted to audit manager. He is a graduate of SUNY Brockport and has been with the firm since 2015 working on a variety of complex audit engagements. Maciewicz works primarily from the firm’s Utica office.

Additional promotions at the firm are NIKKI TUBBS, ERIC ARMITAGE, CHASE LARSEN, and STEVEN NEUHAUSER to senior accountant. ANDREW MUCICA, KATIE MARRIS, DALTON ELIAS, MARY ELLEN BROCKWAY, VALERIE HAMILTON, and NICK BARNES have also joined the firm as new hires.


Keystone Associates Architects, Engineers and Surveyors, LLC, has hired ANTHONY AMBROSIO as a technician in the architectural department. His duties include CADD drafting, design, field investigations, and conducting code reviews. Ambrosio has nine years of experience in project management and CADD drafting for hospitality, residential, and commercial facilities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Capiz State University in the Philippines.


KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment (CDLI) has appointed KATE DE LA GARZA as a senior relationship manager to expand community development lending and investment activity in the Northeast. She will be focused on KeyBank’s community-development banking efforts in New York state and the surrounding markets, which are critical to the bank’s affordable-housing growth plan. De La Garza is based in Syracuse and reports to Kyle Kolesar, CDLI eastern region manager. She brings more that 15 years of affordable-housing experience in finance, development, and consulting. Prior to joining Key, she was a VP and senior project manager at US Bank Community Development Corporation. De La Garza also previously worked at Beacon Development Group and Capitol Hill Housing. She earned her master’s degree in urban planning & public affairs from the University of Washington and her bachelor’s degree from Smith College in Massachusetts.


Herkimer County Community College has appointed FREDDY J. CICCHETTI, III as admissions assistant. He is the former senior adviser of international admissions and outreach at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where he oversaw all aspects of international student recruitment and enrollment. Cicchetti earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from CUNY Baruch College and his master’s degree in communication arts from the New York Institute of Technology. He also served as the assistant director of admissions and then the associate director of international admissions at the New York Institute of Technology. In his new role with the Herkimer College Admissions Office, Cicchetti will help the college meet undergraduate enrollment goals through a variety of marketing and recruitment initiatives, as well as help prospective students with the admission and enrollment process.


has joined C&S as a senior project environmental scientist. He will serve as the manager for C&S’s new hazardous building materials consulting services line. Arnold has more than 20 years of diverse environmental consulting experience. His expertise is in performing and managing hazardous-material surveys, abatement design, and monitoring services for asbestos, lead, PCBs, and other hazardous materials. His background includes providing extensive services to public and private-sector clients, including health care, pharmaceutical, private developers, K-12 education, colleges/universities, municipalities, industrial, commercial, and the energy sector. Arnold was previously a senior project manager at Asbestos & Environmental Consulting Corp, where he performed hazardous-material services and managed complex hazardous material and environmental projects for clients throughout New York. He also previously worked at Kleinfelder Inc., and AECOM. Arnold is a New York-certified asbestos project monitor, building inspector and designer.


recently joined the St. Joseph’s Health Cardiovascular Institute in DeWitt, which provides cardiology care to the community. Welch earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. Dr. Welch completed a residency at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining St. Joseph’s Health, he served as a fellow at the University of Rochester, focusing on complex coronary intervention and structural heart interventions. Dr. Welch is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He specializes in interventional cardiology and is an active member of the American College of Cardiology. St. Joseph’s Health Cardiovascular Institute is located at 4939 Brittonfield Pkwy.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CNY Realty announced that SEAN HAGAN has earned his associate real estate broker license. He became a licensed salesperson in 2011 and has been the top producing agent in the Cazenovia School District for several consecutive years with a total volume of more than $47 million in sales. Hagan works from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CNY Realty’s Cazenovia office serving Madison and Onondaga counties. He served six years in the Marine Corps as a military police officer. Hagan owned a landscaping company prior to earning his real-estate license.


has joined the Syracuse Orange football program as the offensive-line coach. Schmidt comes to Syracuse from San Diego State, where he served as an assistant coach for the last 12 years, after graduating from the university, including the last nine years as offensive-line coach. Schmidt replaces Mike Cavanaugh, who left Syracuse after three seasons, to take the offensive-line coach position at Arizona State. Under Schmidt’s tutelage, San Diego State consistently ran the ball well and 15 different offensive linemen earned All-Mountain West honors, including six first-team honorees in the past six seasons. In 2017, Schmidt’s line paved the way for All-American running back Rashaad Penny to lead the nation in rushing. The year prior, Donnell Pumphrey became the NCAA’s all-time leading rusher with 6,405 yards and the Aztec offense set program records in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and points. Prior to coaching the offensive line, Schmidt worked with the San Diego State program as an offensive graduate assistant from 2010-11. He got into coaching after a successful playing career at San Diego State from 2005-08 that saw him transition from a walk-on defensive lineman to a scholarship offensive lineman and team captain in his senior season.

AMEER RILEY has joined the Colgate Raiders football program as an assistant coach for the secondary. Riley, a Colgate alum and former football star, joins the team’s coaching staff after one season of coaching at Miami Northwestern Senior High School and five seasons at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He served as defensive coordinator at both stops and also as the strength and conditioning coach for St. Thomas Aquinas, a high-school football powerhouse. Riley graduated from Colgate in 2002. He played safety for the Raiders football team from 1998-2001 and was a two-time All-Patriot League selection. He earned First Team honors in 2001 and was named to the 2001 Don Hansen Football National Gazette All-American Team. A native of Norwood, Massachusetts, Riley went on to play professionally for three seasons in the Arena Football League, before later getting into coaching.    

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