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The Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College will honor Timothy T. Tevens, president and chief executive officer and director of Columbus McKinnon Corp., with the Business Executive of the Year Award at the annual Business Awards Dinner on Tuesday. The college also will present the Dr. Bernard L. Martin Award to Matthew K. Enstice, president and chief executive officer of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The award recognizes a distinguished graduate of the college’s graduate business programs who has excelled professionally and also provided significant service to the community. The law firm of Burden, Gulisano & Hickey named Maureen N. Polen an associate attorney. Polen formerly served as a law clerk for the state Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department. A Fredonia State College graduate, she obtained her J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law. The Advertising Club of Buffalo named Charles Fashana president of its board of directors. Fashan is vice president/marketing manager at First Niagara Bank. Other officers: Vice president, Jordan (Case) Hegyi, Riveter Design; treasurer, Scott Bartels, HSBC Bank USA; and secretary, Kim Pentheros, Account One. Board members: Michael Anthony, Elizabeth Chatterton, Jill Duff, Ben Kirst, Nick Colacicco, Carl E. Edholm Jr., Shannon Fisher, Matt Low, Alyssa Mayer, Katie Rampino, Terri Swiatek, Megan Wagner, Lauren Cius, and Jason Yates. Immediate past president, Charlie Riley, and administrative assistant, Tina Pastwik. Kideney Architects, a Buffalo architectural firm, named Corinn Soro an interior designer. Soro, who previously was with Smith + Associates Architects, is a Buffalo State College graduate, Soro earned a master’s degree from the London Metropolitan University. L&M Financial appointed Rick Gibson a licensed financial adviser. Gibson, who is a Buffalo State College graduate, has been a financial adviser since 1999 and holds both Series 6 & 63 licenses. The Buffalo Medical Group added Dr. Jeffrey Berndtson, a general surgeon, to its professional staff. Berndtson is a graduate from the University of New Hampshire and received his M.D. at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Berndtson completed his general surgery residency at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The Financial Guys named Michael Hoeflich a registered representative and investment adviser representative at the Williamsville firm. He holds both a Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. He earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Canisius College. The law firm of Goldberg Segalla appointed Aaron J. Aisen an associate. Aisen previously was an investigations officer in compliance at HSBC Bank. He received his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University; a master’s degree from Brigham Young University and his law degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership appointed Kate Scaglione associate of investor relations. Previously, Scaglione was business development manager at Horizon Club Tours. She graduated from Buffalo State College. Baker Victory Services named Susan Mentecki vice president of Developmental Disabilities Programs. Mentecki, most recently, was the chief operating officer at Southeast Works. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton, and earned a master’s degree from Canisius College. The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network, 101.7 FM, appointed Zachary Krajacic vice president of development, marketing and public relations. He has a bachelor’s degree and M.B.A. from Canisius College. ----- Correction: A previous version of this story included an incorrect photograph.