Patricia Cruz of Coram, a retired executive field rep for the American Kennel Club in Manhattan, has been elected vice chairman of the AKC board of directors.
Signature Financial in Melville has new hires and promotions.
Nick Cremonese of Massapequa Park, hired as an account officer for third-party intermediaries, was vice president in global liquidity at Credit Suisse in Manhattan.
Keith Connors of Wyckoff, N.J., hired as vice president in capital markets, was assistant vice president in commercial operations at GE Capital in Norwalk, Conn.
Michael Ash of Plainview, capital markets director, promoted to group director, regional originations and syndications
Steve Ratner of Smithtown, vice president/deputy chief risk officer, promoted to senior vice president/chief risk officer
Steve Jason of Melville, director of vehicle finance, promoted to group director of vehicle finance, vice president
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