Making News in Business, June 8

Published: 06-07-2023 9:24 AM

Piasecki joins Coldwell Banker as real estate agent

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Coldwell Banker Community Realtors has added realtor Dan Piasecki to its roster of professional real estate agents serving Franklin and Hampshire counties.

Piasecki, a Northwest Indiana native with a passion for New England architecture, first came to Massachusetts to visit his best friend from Ipswich and ended up meeting his future wife in the Boston area. They now own a beautiful 1900s home in Greenfield.

After years of working as a photographer, including weddings, since 2011, Piasecki found himself drawn to real estate, particularly after the pandemic hit and the wedding industry slowed down.

He is a member of the Realtor Association of the Pioneer Valley, the National Association of Realtors, and the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. For more information, contact Piasecki at or by phone at 413-772-9767.

Medical oncologist joins Baystate Regional Cancer Program

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Bryan Lee, trained in the discipline of osteopathic medicine and specializing in cancer care, has joined the oncology medical staff at the Baystate Regional Cancer Program.

Lee provides specialized care in breast cancer; cancers of the digestive system including esophagus, stomach and colon; and benign hematology blood conditions that impact bleeding and clotting.

Prior to coming to Baystate, Lee was an attending physician in the Hematology Oncology Department at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, New York. While there he served as a leader, administrator, educator, mentor and counselor to internal medicine residents and medical students. He was also an active member of the Tumor Board Committee and was Medical Oncology Chair of the Cancer Care Committee.

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A native of Newton, Lee earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and a Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship at Nova Southeastern University, Larkin Hospital, where he also served as chief resident during his Internal Medicine Residency and chief fellow during his Hematology Oncology Fellowship.

Board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine, he is also a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.

Dr. Lee sees patients by referral at Baystate’s D’Amour Center for Cancer Care in Springfield and at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.

bankESB hires Williams as VP, commercial lender

EASTHAMPTON — bankESB recently announced that Joe Williams has been hired as vice president, commercial lender.

Williams, of East Longmeadow, has 12 years of banking experience including his most recent roles as assistant vice president, business banking officer at People’s Bank, and assistant vice president, credit officer at United Bank.

Williams holds a master’s degree in communication from Bay Path University, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and finance from Westfield State University.

Doherty Wallace Pillsbury & Murphy, P.C. announces new attorney hire

SPRINGFIELD — Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury and Murphy, P.C. has announced that attorney L. Alexandra Hogan will join the firm in an of counsel capacity effective July 11.

Hogan is a partner at Sabella Hogan, P.C. in Springfield. Prior to obtaining her license to practice law in 2008 and J.D. at the Western New England University School of Law, she received a B.S. in legal studies at Bay Path University. Hogan represents individuals, businesses, insurers and receivers in civil litigation, business, commercial real estate and bankruptcy matters.

Hogan presents on peer and judicial panels, and has been a member of several local boards and committees. She is well recognized for her legal talents and community service activities. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She will work in the Springfield office. The firm has offices in downtown Springfield and Northampton.

Big Y Appoints five to new management roles

SPRINGFIELD — Chris Elliott of Florence is the new director of store design and construction at Big Y Foods Inc.

Starting as a licensed electrician for Big Y in 1990, Elliott was part of the Facilities Management service team. Ten years later, he was promoted to the newly created position of mechanical/electrical/plumbing specialist within the store design division.

In 2007, he was named project manager in the construction division and then in 2012, he became project manager within the Store Design group. In 2014, Elliott was promoted to manager of store design and in 2020, he became senior manager of store design, procurement and energy.

Now, in his new role as director of store design and construction, his responsibilities include overseeing the design, engineering, construction, purchasing of equipment, small wares, and energy needs for all new construction, remodels and miscellaneous projects.