Lauren Goodale

Lauren Goodale

Samuel Salamone

Samuel Salamone

Herkimer County Community College has appointed Lauren Goodale of Mohawk to the position of assistant bursar and Samuel J. Salamone of Frankfort as coordinator of international academic programming.

Goodale will pursue collection of student accounts receivable and provide technical support to the bursar. She was previously employed with Adirondack Bank in Utica in a variety of positions since 2013. She has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Potsdam, and a master of business administration from Utica College.

Salamone will be responsible for developing and managing international academic programming, including study abroad, faculty and student exchange programs, and travel courses. On average, Herkimer College has approximately 100 international students enrolled per year from more than 20 countries. Salamone previously was employed as a regional admissions counselor at SUNY Oswego. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in computer applications from SUNY Cortland.


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Indium Corporation has announced two personnel updates within its marketing team operating out of the company’s global headquarters in Clinton. Jason Farrell has assumed the new role of senior digital marketing specialist and Joy Valencia has been hired as marketing communications specialist. Farrell brings more than 15 years of industry experience to his new role where he manages, implements, and reports on the company’s digital marketing program. This oversight includes social media advertising, Google Adwords, and search engine optimization. His new role will help connect the dots between the company’s marketing activities, leads, and sales, as well as develop the measurement structure for marketing ROI. He earned his bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Rochester Institute of Technology. In Valencia’s her new capacity, she is responsible for coordinating tradeshow efforts, creating and editing videos, and researching best practices for Indium Corporation’s social media platforms. In addition, Valencia is involved in trademark management and other special projects and activities as assigned. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

• Dr. Leo P. Sullivan has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Surgical Group where he will serve as a general surgeon. Sullivan received his medical degree from New York University in New York City. He completed an internship and residency in surgery at New York University and an additional residency in general/vascular surgery at Staten Island Hospital. He is certified in general surgery and surgical critical care by the American Board of Surgery. He has more than 31 years of experience in trauma surgery. Six of those years were spent as medical director of the Trauma Center at MVHS. Sullivan is part of the MVHS Surgical Group located at 4401 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford. He is accepting new patients and can be reached at 315-624-8110.

Clinton Tractor & Implement Co. is expanding its market presence to the Capital District by creating a new shared ownership group with Capital Tractor, Inc., located in Greenwich. The ownership group will consist of Greg Calidonna and Joe Martini from Clinton Tractor, and Kevin Armitage from Capital Tractor. The plan is for both businesses to maintain their current separate identities.

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