Scott Berlin, a senior vice president, has been named head of New York Life's group membership association division and will work in the Manhattan office. The Syosset resident was head of the advanced markets network and business development.


Danielle LaRuffa has been appointed account executive at Fulfillment Plus in Holtsville. The Lake Ronkonkoma resident was a marketing specialist for Henry Schein in Melville.


John R. Durso has been elected chairman of the board of directors for the United Way of Long Island. The Bellmore resident is president of Local 338 of the Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU)/United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) since 1999, president of the Long Island Federation of Labor, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), international vice president of the UFCW, international vice president of the RWDSU, and vice president of the New York City Central Labor Council.

Tara A. Scully has been installed as president of the Suffolk County Women's Bar Association. The Stony Brook resident practices in trusts & estates, elder law, guardianships, Medicaid, special needs planning and criminal defense at the Law Office of Tara A. Scully in Port Jefferson.

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Dr. Eric S. Studley has been appointed president of the executive committee of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Leader's Club. The Huntington Station resident is founder of Eric S. Studley & Associates in Huntington Station, a clinical associate professor and general practitioner director in the department of cariology and comprehensive care at New York University College of Dentistry. Eric S. Studley & Associates specializes in providing insurance planning to the health care industry.

Leslie Tayne has been appointed vice chair of Nassau County Bar Association's attorneys and accountants committee. The Melville resident is a financial attorney with the Melville-based law offices of Leslie H. Tayne.


Jennai E. Gaskin joins the Law Offices of Rhonda L. Maco in Wantagh as a summer extern. The Uniondale resident is a third-year student at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

Evan H. Krinick has been elected to managing partner at the law firm of Rivkin Radler in Uniondale. The Plainview resident has been serving as a litigator with the firm since 1987 and specializes in appellate matters. Krinick's new role will be effective Jan. 1, 2014.


Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty welcomes two new agents.

Carol Ann Lemkau joins the Locust Valley office as a licensed sales agent. The Locust Valley resident was a bookkeeper for Juniper Services in Great Neck.

Karen Sharf joins the Glen Head office as a licensed associate broker. The Old Brookville resident was an agent at Glorious Home in Roslyn and owner of The Hunt-Ashley Group in Old Brookville.