CRYSTAL LAKE – Ann Mariani-Issel of Wayne recently joined the management team at Dorion Gray Retirement Planning as vice president, chief operations/compliance officer.
She joins DGRP with more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry. Her most recent position was as vice president/CCO of an SEC registered, independent money management firm located in Downers Grove.
Prior to her 19-year career in the investment advisory field, she spent several years learning various aspects of the business. While at the Chicago Board of Trade she was responsible for negotiating disputed commodity trades with the floor brokers. She worked with the vice president of mutual fund sales at a regional broker dealer in Denver and gained experience in back office administration while working for a broker dealer in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Mariani-Issel also will be a member of both the firm’s executive and investment committee.
Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning Inc. is a 36-year-old planning based Investment Advisory firm that services clients throughout the U.S. with offices in Crystal Lake, Lincolnshire, and Scottsdale, Ariz.
Massaro promoted at Metalmaster Roofmaster
McHENRY – Metalmaster Roofmaster Inc., a McHenry-based corporation that is known as one of the largest commercial roofing and sheet metal contractors in North America, has announced the promotion of Michael J. Massaro of Johnsburg to director of operations, Sheet Metal Division.
Massaro joined Metalmaster Roofmaster in 1995 and subsequently enrolled in the Local #265 Apprenticeship Program in 1998. Following completion of the five-year program, Massaro achieved journeyman status in 2003. Based on his performance and unique abilities with custom sheet metal layout, fabrication, soldering, welding, coppersmithing and installation, he was promoted to shop foreman, and has served in that position for the last four years. July 28 marks Massaro’s 17th anniversary with the company.
Michael V. Smeja, a company principal, said, “We are extremely proud of Mike and his achievements. The promotion is well-deserved.” Daniel F. Smeja, another company principal, said, “We are excited about the enthusiasm, energy, and positive attitude that Mike has always brought to our work environment, and look forward to him applying that to his new position.”
John Daly joins Re/Max Connections II
MARENGO – John Daly, of Marengo, has joined Re/Max Connections II as an agent.
Daly, a former mortage broker, has experience working with real estate. Now, a newly licensed Realtor, he joins broker/owner Laura Heinberg at Re/Max Connections II, 402 E. Grant Highway. Daly can be reached at 815-568-9000.
“John became a real estate agent with the Re/Max family at the beginning of July and we expect his experience as a loan officer will be a great help in our office and give him a competitive edge as a Realtor,” office manager Samantha Fetzner said in a written statement.
Bohlander, Heinberg named to Executive Club
MARENGO – Sales associate James Bohlander and Laura Heinberg of Re/Max Connections II recently received special recognition from the Re/Max Northern Illinois region for their sales success in 2011. They were named to the Executive Club, an honorary club recognizing an important level of achievement in sales production.
Franks elected to Trust Fund Board
MARENGO – Marengo attorney Herb Franks has been elected to the Lawyers Trust Fund Board of Directors.
The nonprofit foundation is one of the largest sources of funding for legal aid program int he state. It is funded through pooled client trust accounts held by law firms, and from a feed paid by Illinois attorneys as part of the annual registration process. It was established in 1983 by the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Supreme Court. During the past 30 years the Lawyers Trust Fund has distributed more than $110 million in grants to support legal aid programs.
Franks is managing partner of Franks, Gerkin & McKenna P.C. in Marengo. He is former president of the Illinois State Bar Association and the ISBA Mutual Insurance Co, as well as a former officer fo the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He has been a long-time advocate for legal aid programs throughout the state.
“I am excited to be a part of this great work,” Franks said in a written statement. “Legal aid is important to give people access to the legal system.”