- Samuel Kaymen is presented with a ceremonial hood by President Mitchell Thomashow on May 7 at Unity College.
Business people: Andrea Sebastyan, Denise McDonough, Samuel Kaymen, Allison Potter, Runner’s Alley, Jane Papia
Andrea Sebastyan of Keller Williams Realty in Nashua recently joined the Greater Manchester/Nashua Board of Realtors at a ceremony at the organization’s headquarters in Bedford.
The induction included a pinning ceremony and a pledge in which the new Realtors swore to hold themselves to the highest standards of professionalism and conform to the ideals of the Realtors code of ethics.
Also inducted were Jeff Garon and Meenakshi Gyawali of Jerome Duval and Associates of Manchester.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire has promoted Denise McDonough to regional vice president of sales.
McDonough joined Anthem in January 2010 and was serving as director of large group sales. Prior to that, she served as regional sales manager for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
McDonough serves on the board of directors for Child Health Services.
Samuel Kaymen, co-founder of Londonderry-based Stonyfield Farm Yogurt, recently was presented with an honorary doctorate by Unity College, a private college that emphasizes the environment and natural resources in its courses.
The doctorate was presented for Kaymen’s “extraordinary accomplishments in organic agriculture, ecologically based farming, sustainable food systems, and his ability to link that vision to social justice, environmental education, international peace, and community well-being,” according to a college press release.
Saltwater Creative + Technology has hired Nashua native Allison Potter as its media supervisor. Potter manages media planning, buying, negotiations and optimization for Saltwater clients in a variety of industries including banking, outdoor power equipment, biopharmaceutical services, hospitality and more.
Prior to joining the North Hampton-based Saltwater team, Potter worked in a similar capacity for AMP Agency in Boston and Rock Coast Media of Newburyport, Mass. She has nearly 10 years of experience in the industry.
Emily Holmes and Aaron Martin have joined the staff of Runner’s Alley’s Nashua store.
The specialty shoe store, which also has locations in Manchester and Portsmouth, opened a Nashua store at 4 Coliseum Ave. in late 2009.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has promoted Jane Papia of Waltham, Mass., to business banking vice president and client manager for the southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts markets within its Global Commercial Banking division.
Papia will provide financial advisory, lending, treasury and international banking services to business clients throughout the region.
Papia has more than 25 years in the banking business, and most recently was vice president and strategic account executive at Bank of America Merchant Services.