Movers Shakers: New Hires, Promotions

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Robert J. Lally
Uniondale-based Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP hired Lally to its construction practice group as a partner. Prior to joining FDT, Lally was of counsel at a law firm in his hometown of Bethpage.

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The Port Jefferson School District appointed Austen assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Previously serving as the principal of Earl L. Vandermeulen High School since 2015, Austen possesses a strong background in educational leadership, and administrative and supervisory experience.

John M. Czygier Jr.
Judge CzygierAfter serving more than 17 years as a Suffolk County Surrogate’s Court judge, Czygier will be returning to the practice of law as senior counsel with the Islandia-based law firm of Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP.

Pamela Mohr
Pamela Mohr 0Mohr was named senior director of development of Hunting Hospital, which is part of Northwell Health. She previously served as executive director of FACES at NYU Langone Health and as Division Director of Distinguished Events for the American Cancer Society.

David Lessing
DavidLessingLessing, who serves as director of new business development for Lessing’s Hospitality Group, has joined the board of directors of the Middle Market Alliance of Long Island, a trade group for middle-market dealmakers in the region.

Ali Jabbour
IMG 4758Long Island Business News has named Jabbour the newspaper’s new associate publisher for sales. She is the founder of The Girlfriends Club, multimedia programming targeting females, and group director of Lorraine Gregory Communications..

Gaurav Passi
BBP G Passi PHOTOThe Manhasset School District appointed Passi as the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. For the last 10 years, Passi has served as a high school principal at Long Beach High School and Bayport-Blue Point High School.

Mary-Elaine Leake
bri 1494 Leake NDPTrinity Lutheran Church and School in Hicksville has named Leake as its new principal. A recipient of the prestigious National Distinguished Principal Award, she most recently served as principal of Astoria Lutheran School in Queens.