Lisa M. Strahs-Lorenc of Port Jefferson Station has been hired as assistant program manager at the International Student Exchange in Babylon. She directed educational programs at Long Island Works Coalition in Melville.


Lauren Brandt Schloss of Manhattan has been appointed executive director of Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts in Wheatley Heights. She was executive vice president at Studio in a School, Manhattan.


BankUnited has new hires in metro-area corporate lending.

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Steven Melicharek of North Babylon is a senior vice president, port- folio administration and underwriting manager in Melville. He was a senior vice president and credit officer at Bank of America in Melville.

Christine Gerula of East Meadow is a senior vice president and corporate team leader in Manhattan. She was a senior vice president and relationship manager at Santander Bank in Melville.

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