Metropolitan Commercial Bank in Great Neck has three new hires.

George Lotto of Lindenhurst has been hired as vice president and market sales manager. He was branch manager of Citibank in Great Neck.

Ralph Ventura of New Hyde Park has been hired as vice president and relationship manager. He was senior branch manager at M&T Bank in Great Neck.

Phablo Da Costa of Rego Park has been hired as assistant vice president and assistant branch manager. He was assistant branch manager at M&T Bank in Great Neck.


Ross M. Wallenstein of Plainvew has been promoted to vice president at The Marino Organization in Manhattan, a strategic communications firm. He was senior account supervisor.

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Nina Maung-Gaona of Selden has been promoted to associate vice president for research at Stony Brook University. She was assistant dean in the graduate school and director of the Center for Inclusive Education.

Benedict Baglio of Patchogue has been appointed as interim guidance coordinator for grades 6 to 12 in Long Beach Public Schools. He was interim director of guidance in the Brentwood schools.


John Racanelli of Oyster Bay has been appointed as counsel to the Association for a Better Long Island in Hauppauge. He is a partner at Farrell Fritz in Uniondale.


Joanne Parisi of Shirley has been promoted to associate administrator at the Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Commack. She was the assistant administrator.


John Miller of Deer Park has been named president and CEO of the Tourette Association of America in Bayside. He was CEO and executive director of the American Red Cross Long Island Chapter in Mineola.

The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens in South Richmond Hill has two new hires.

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John DeCristoforo of West Hempstead has been hired as chief executive. He directed development and public relations for United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk in Hauppauge.

Mike Aversano of Garden City has been hired as chief financial officer. He was a real estate broker at J. Ryan Properties in Garden City.

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