Fred S. DeCusatis has joined the architectural and engineering firm as Chief Financial Officer, working in the firm's Wilkes-Barre headquarters. DeCusatis has more than 25 years of experience building and directing finance and business operations. DeCusatis was previously the International Controller for DeAngelo Brothers Inc., Hazleton. He is a graduate of King's College, a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Public Accountants.
Joseph J. Grilli has been appointed director of Corporate and Institutional Recruitment at the Dallas Township campus. In this new position, he will work with the director of admissions to advance strategic recruitment and admissions initiatives in the area of non-traditional student enrollment, particularly in the corporate and business sectors. Grilli also will serve with Misericordia President Michael A. MacDowell as co-chair of the Misericordia University Health Care Advisory Council. Grilli has more than 15 years of experience in the health care sector, most notably with the Mercy System, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Home Health Corporation of America, where he served as chief operating officer. He has more than 10 years of experience in higher education as a teacher and administrator at King's College, Luzerne County Community College and in previous positions at Misericordia. He holds a bachelor's degree from Wilkes University, attended the Penn State University graduate program in public administration, and received his master's and doctorate degrees in public administration from Nova Southeastern University. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Jenkins Township and have two children.
Logan Hansman has been promoted to the position of Retail Administration Specialist. Hansman will provide support to both the retail services manager and retail sales manager, working to facilitate efficient and effective operations for all Fidelity Bank branches. She will be working from the bank's Scranton Financial Center. Prior to her promotion, Hansman worked as a Customer Service Specialist in the West Pittston Branch. Hansman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in finance from Bloomsburg University. She lives in Sugarloaf.
Austin J. Burke, President of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed to the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority Board by Governor Tom Corbett. The organization provides seed capital, technology commercialization and entrepreneurial support services for the technology sector. Burke was appointed by Governor Tom Ridge when the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority Board was created in 2001. He was subsequently reappointed twice by Governor Ed Rendell.