A brief look at hires, promotions, awards and honors

New hires

and promotions

Michael Sgriccia of State College has been promoted to senior project manager by Alexander Building Construction Co., part of the Butz Family of Companies.

As senior project manager, he oversees all preconstruction and construction project operations and coordinates estimating and field administrative activities.

He is the primary contact for the owner on his projects. He facilitates teamwork among all parties on a construction job and ensures project success and customer satisfaction.

Tara Banerjee of State College has joined Estrela Consulting, Hudson, Ohio, as an independent educational consultant.

Banerjee has 15 years of experience in higher education recruitment, admissions and program coordination at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Cecelia MacDonald, an Altoona native, has accepted a position as an associate lawyer at Skadden, a global law firm with headquarters in New York City.

McDonald, a 2015 graduate of Saint Francis University, is currently finishing her final year at University of Iowa College of Law and will move to New York shortly after graduation in preparation for her new job.

Michael Hubert has joined Tyrone Regional Health Network/Tyrone Hospital as vice president of Human Resources.

Hubert served as vice president of Human Resources at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital for more than

22 years, and for several years, he also served as director of Human Resources for the City of Altoona.

Grant Wills of Altoona has been hired as the Geographic Information System coordinator for the County of Blair.

A former Huntingdon County mapping director, Wills graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, and he holds a post-baccalaureate certificate in GIS.

Awards and honors

Gwen “Lynn” Colasante, an environmental services assistant of Altoona, has been recognized as the 2018 Dignity and Respect Champion by UPMC Altoona.

Colasante is one of 15 employees from the UPMC Health Services division recognized as Dignity and Respect Champions, an award that recognizes and honors UPMC staff for their commitment to the core value of dignity and respect.

Adam Conrad Jr., broker and owner of Perry Wellington Realty, Hollidaysburg, was recently installed as the District 8 vice president of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors.

Conrad will represent members from Cambria, Centre, Bedford, Blair, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin and Somerset counties.

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