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Two Metro Detroit Merrill Lynch Advisors Recognized by Forbes, Barron’s

Melissa Spickler and Marie Vanerian, wealth management advisers at Merrill Lynch, have been recognized on the 2018 Barron’s list of Top 100 Women Financial Advisors and the 2018 Forbes list of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors. Vanerian’s office is in Troy, and Spickler’s office is in Bloomfield Hills.

Sachse Construction Adds to Business Development Team

Detroit-based Sachse Construction has announced Samantha Russo-Ardelean as the newest member of its business development department. She will spearhead commercial initiatives.

Troy’s Flagstar Bank Hires Vice President, Director of Retail Banking

Troy-based Flagstar Bank has hired Ryan Goldberg as executive vice president and director of retail banking.

Attorney Joins Grand Rapids-based Varnum’s Detroit Office

Grand Rapids-based Varnum LLP has announced the addition of Steve Cappellino to its Detroit office as a member of the tax planning, compliance, and litigation practice team. Cappellino’s previous experience includes more than 12 years with the IRS and as a certified public accountant with an international accounting firm.

Midland’s Chemical Bank Adds Chief Banking Officer-Consumer and Wealth Management

Midland-based Chemical Bank has announced the addition of Christopher McComish as chief banking officer-consumer and wealth management.

Jewish National Fund Welcomes Detroit Board Co-presidents

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) has announced that Andy Goldberg and Karen Freedland-Berger have been named the new co-presidents of the Detroit Board.

Detroit-based Rossetti Adds Award-Winning Designer

Architecture design firm Rossetti in Detroit has added award-winning designer Jaime Neher as a design lead. In her new role, Neher will lend her expertise to all aspects of design projects in a variety of industries, including hospitality, commercial, sports, and entertainment.

Orchards Children’s Services Names Chairman of the Board

Orchards Children’s Services has named longtime board member Adam S. Forman chairman of its board of directors. Forman joined the board in 2008 and most recently served as vice chairman. He will head Orchards’ board for a two-year term.

President of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies Announces Retirement

President of the College for Creative Studies Richard L. Rogers has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2019. Rogers is beginning his 25th year leading CCS.

Birmingham’s Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney Welcomes New Associate.

Birmingham-based Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney P.C., a business litigation firm, has announced Laura DePonio as its newest associate.