On the Job, Aug. 24, 2017




Thursday, August 24, 2017
Newton celebrates 40 years at Clark’s Corvair Parts

SHELBURNE — Cathy A. Newton recently celebrated 40 years of service with Clark’s Corvair Parts. Cathy started working part time during high school and upon her graduation in June of 1977, became the company’s first full-time employee.

In 1979, Cathy was promoted to manager, which is the position she holds today. Her vast knowledge of the inner workings of the business has been a major factor in the success of the 44 year old company located in Shelburne Falls.

A luncheon was held in her honor.

GSB promotes Michelle Laurie
to vice president

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Savings Bank announced the promotion of Michelle Laurie to Vice President. Laurie joined Greenfield Savings in 2013 as a member of the Commercial Credit Department specializing in credit analysis.

“Michelle has done such an outstanding job in credit analysis since joining the bank,” said Christopher Caouette, vice president and head of Commercial Credit. “She has helped improve a number of internal systems and has greatly contributed to an ongoing program of evaluating and improving our business loan underwriting practices.”

John H. Howland, president and CEO, said, “Michelle exemplifies the qualities of an officer of Greenfield Savings Bank. Michelle’s outstanding commitment to the organization and the community exemplifies the spirit of our bank.”

A lifelong resident of Greenfield, Laurie was previously associated with The Yankee Candle Co. as an accounting manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Michelle and her husband and two children reside in Greenfield.

Seretta named
to national
educational group

GREENFIELD — The Independent Educational Consultants Association, (IECA) announced Martha Seretta has been accepted as an associate member in the association.

IECA associate members are professionals in the process of transitioning to a career in educational consulting. To qualify as an associate member, a consultant must have experience in educational placement, counseling, or admissions.

Seretta is a graduate of Bay Path University and will complete a Master’s Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA later this year. She has over a decade of experience working with students and parents at the independent secondary school level. Seretta served as an associate director of Athletics at Deerfield Academy before finding her admissions role at Northfield Mount Hermon School in 2010. There, she found her passion for helping students realize their full potential through educational opportunities.

IECA members assist families with educational decision-making. Their backgrounds, specialized training, campus visitations and professional experience equip them to help students choose schools, colleges, or programs that meet their individual needs and goals.

Seretta will work locally in addition to families from around the region. Specialized services will include assistance on college affordability, guidance for student-athletes, and guidance for students with learning differences.