Judith Beckman, of Merrick, has been appointed to the board of directors of Literacy Nassau in Freeport. She is managing director of Financial Solutions in Westbury.

The Middle Country Library Foundation in Centereach welcomes two new board trustees: Maria Gasparis, of Miller Place, a partner at the law firm of Tsunis Gasparis Lustig Ring & Kenney in Islandia; and Judy Murrah, of St. James, chief information officer at Applied DNA Sciences in Stony Brook.


Newsday in Melville has announced four promotions.

Ed Bushey, of Melville, has been promoted to senior vice president, circulation. He was senior vice president, operations and distribution.

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John McGuirk, of Massapequa, has been promoted to vice president, technology, Newsday Media Group. He was director, IT infrastructure and content delivery.

Justin Frankel, of Queens, has been promoted to financial analyst. He was an associate financial analyst.

Carl DeMarco, of Smithtown, has been promoted to director, revenue accounting. He was a senior manager, revenue accounting.


R.S. Abrams & Co., an Islandia-based accounting firm, has announced five promotions:

William Cotes, of Centereach, has been promoted to audit manager. He was a supervisor.

Gregg Chavious, of Bellport, has been promoted to senior auditor. He was a semi-senior auditor.

Brendan Nelson, of Smithtown, has been promoted to senior auditor. He was a semi-senior auditor.

Jennifer St. Denis, of Massapequa, has been promoted to senior auditor. Previously she was a semi-senior auditor.

Bryan Edwards, of St. James, has been promoted to semi-senior auditor. He was a staff accountant.

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The First National Bank of Long Island has announced three new officer promotions:

Paul J. Daley, of East Islip, has been named executive vice president of commercial banking in Glen Head. He was senior vice president in the commercial lending department.

Margaret Curran-Rusch, of Miller Place, has been named vice president and Suffolk team leader for commercial banking in Hauppauge. She was vice president of commercial banking.

Jane F. Reed, of St. James, has been named vice president and Nassau team leader, commercial banking, Glen Head. She was vice president and senior commercial banker.

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John D. Goldman, of Long Beach, has joined Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet as an associate in personal injury claims, in East Meadow. He was an attorney in the Syracuse office.

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