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Marshal, Zehr join Syracuse City Ballet

— The Syracuse City Ballet announces it will welcome two new associates to its team starting in July. Ty Marshal will be joining the Ballet as Director of Development and Jessica Zehr as Associate Director.

Born and raised in Syracuse, Ty Marshal began performing as an actor in community and regional stage productions throughout his formative years. His passion for theater and dance eventually led him to the worlds of music making and visual art.

As a working visual artist and photographer, with a history in music and theater, Jessica Zehr has been involved in the Arts for most of her life. She is also from the Central New York area and earned a BFA at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Hiscock & Barclay hire Venezia

Michelle Venezia, former Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Syracuse, joins Hiscock & Barclay, LLP as an associate in the firm’s Syracuse Office. She will focus her practice at the firm on federal and state litigation matters.

Venezia has been a legal clinic volunteer for Vera House, and is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and the University of Connecticut.

Paul C. Sheedy, vice president, has been named area retail leader for KeyBank’s Central New York District Retail Banking. In his new position, Sheedy is responsible for branch administration and sales management for Key’s 12 West Area branches in Onondaga, Cortland and Cayuga counties.

Sheedy earned his associate’s degree in liberal arts from Onondaga Community College in Syracuse and his bachelor’s degree in communications/management from St. John Fisher College in Rochester. He also attended the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Retail Bank Management.

A resident of Syracuse, Sheedy serves as president of the Camillus Chamber of Commerce and is a board member for W.A.V.E.S., Octagon House, CNY Scottish Games and Celtic Festival and the Syracuse Scottish Bagpipe Band. Sheedy is also on the finance committee for Holy Family Church and is a guest lecturer for the Small Business Development Center in Syracuse.

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