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Sam Elbadawi, Partner at Sugarman Law Firm, joined the Hiscock Legal Aid Society Board of Directors. The Society provides legal assistance to individuals and families in need - in Onondaga County and the surrounding region.

Elbadawi specializes in the representation of individuals, families and estates in personal injury and wrongful death claims.


Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, recently hired Kimberly Ross as an associate.

Ross graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree with a concentration in forensic accounting from Duquesne University. She will work as an associate in the audit and tax departments.


Rural/Metro Medical Services of Syracuse announced the following promotions:

Nicholas Corbishley, AEMT-Paramedic, assistant supervisor

Corbishley joined Rural/Metro in 2008 and has worked at both the basic and advanced life support levels within the organization. He is a graduate of Upstate Medical University's Paramedic program and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Binghamton University.

Marcel Jeffery, AEMT-Paramedic, assistant supervisor

Jeffery joined Rural/Metro in 2007, and served most recently as a senior paramedic and field training officer. He is a graduate of LaFayette Junior/Senior High School, and resides in LaFayette.

William Waller, AEMT-Paramedic, assistant supervisor

Waller joined Rural/Metro in 2007 as an emergency medical technician-basic and advanced through the ranks to senior paramedic and field training officer in 2009. He attended Cornell University, and is a graduate of Phillips Exeter and Corning Community College's Paramedic program. Waller resides in Ithaca.


Brown & Brown Empire State has acquired the assets of Ladd's Agency Inc. with annual revenues of approximately $1.4 million. All agency operations will be relocated to the Brown & Brown Empire State offices in Syracuse, under the leadership of Nick Dereszynski, president of Brown & Brown Empire State.

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