Mark Ackerman has joined the advisory board of Contractors for Kids. The Westbury resident is a partner at MayerMeinberg, an accounting firm in Syosset. Contractors for Kids is a charity that assists Long Island families facing hardship due to sickness, injury or death of a child.


Ralph Bianculli Jr. has been promoted to vice president of Emerald Brand, a division of Paradigm Group, in Syosset. The Mill Neck resident previously was director. Emerald Brand creates green disposable and cleaning products.


Edward J. Ryan joins Petraco & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services in Bohemia, as a financial adviser. The Coram resident was a financial consultant with FRG Resources at Astoria Federal Savings Bank in West Babylon and Hicksville.


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Access General Agency in Woodbury has announced a promotion and a new hire.

Pamela Medina has been promoted to underwriter. The Deer Park resident was an account manager.

Cindy Peralta joins as a commercial underwriter. The Queens resident was an account executive at Cornell Insurance Services in Brooklyn.