INSURANCE

Chantal Platt joins Bender Insurance Agency in Woodbury as commercial lines marketing account executive. The Bay Shore resident was assistant vice president at Sterling Risk in Woodbury.

LAW

Eric M. Lipenholtz has joined the real estate practice group at Certilman Balin in East Meadow as an associate. The Westbury resident was an associate at Morici & Morici in Garden City.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Lee Sommers has joined Prescription PR in Deer Park as chief executive. The Huntington resident was director of marketing for Morey Publishing in Garden City.

REAL ESTATE

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Jessica Bianculli has joined Sabre Real Estate Group in Garden City as a senior associate. The Oyster Bay resident previously worked in the commercial division of Prudential Douglas Elliman in Huntington.

TRANSPORTATION

Michael S. Brady has been promoted to executive vice president at Bouchard Transportation in Melville. The Huntington resident previously served as vice president of health, safety, security and environment.