LI people on the move, Aug. 20, 2012

Michael A. Sabella has joined Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaumof

Michael A. Sabella has joined Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaumof Garden City as an associate in the firm's bankruptcy department. Prior to being hired at the firm, the Oceanside resident served as a law clerk in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Central Islip. (Credit: Handout)

FINANCE

Kevin G. Schmutz has been promoted to partner of Sheehan & Co., an accounting firm in Brightwaters. The Patchogue resident has been with the firm since 1993 and was a manager prior to his promotion.

LAW

Michael A. Sabella has joined Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum of Garden City as an associate in the firm's bankruptcy department. Prior to being hired at the firm, the Oceanside resident served as a law clerk in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Central Islip.

Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz in Jericho has announced two new hires at the firm. Barry E. Palczewski joins as a senior associate in the trusts and estates group. The Oyster Bay resident formerly worked at Smith Gambrell & Russell in Manhattan as a fiduciary accountant. Elizabeth Oberg, of Farmingdale, joins as a senior accountant. She previously held a similar position at Schwartz & Company in Bellmore.

REAL ESTATE

Gina King has joined Keller Williams Realty as a saleswoman and will work out of the Williston Park office. The East Meadow resident formerly held a similar position at Realty Executives Estates of Westbury.

MARKETING

Moderne Communications in Rockville Centre has announced two new hires. Jenn Maffeo, of Merrick, has joined as social media strategy and marketing manager. She formerly worked at Mackoul & Associates in Island Park as marketing director. Cory Metten, of Williston Park, has joined as manager of business strategy, growth and marketing services. She was previously associate product manager at Kozy Shack in Hicksville.

CONSTRUCTION

Jeffrey Kopping has been appointed project manager at Racanelli Construction in Melville. The Commack resident previously served as the chief of operations at Eugene Racanelli Construction Companies in Commack.

Peter Mastrorocco Jr., of Mount Sinai, has been appointed manager of the Long Island chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association in Hauppauge. He was formerly president of P&D Distribution, a food and beverage distribution company.

BOARDS & ASSOCIATIONS

Erica Lee Benedetto has been appointed to the board of directors of The Early Years Institute, a regional nonprofit. The Westbury resident is chief operations officer at Worldwide Who's Who in Uniondale.

Margaret A. Fox-Jackson has been elected to the Farmingdale College Foundation for a three-year term. The Levittown resident is a landscape designer and owner of Fox-Jackson Designs.

TECHNOLOGY

Louis J. Petrucelly has joined FalconStor Software in Melville as vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. The East Northport resident formerly worked as corporate controller at Granite Broadcasting Corporation in Manhattan.

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