People in Business: Dec. 19, 2022
News and notes about people on the move in the Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut business community
Holyoke Community College welcomed Jane Johnson Vottero, of Wilbraham, as its new director of marketing and strategic communications.Vottero joins HCC after 21 years at Springfield College, where she has worked as manager of editorial services, publications director, director of executive communications, and, most recently, editorial director. Her work includes award-winning publications, executive speech writing, supervision of creative and volunteer teams, advertising campaigns, newspaper reporting, freelance correspondence, development writing, web writing, video production, and strategic communications for businesses, nonprofits, and political and social issue campaigns.Vottero will oversee the operations of marketing, media relations, social media, graphic design, website management, publications, and other internal and external communications.Vottero holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master's degree in psychology from Springfield College. She has worked as a writer, editor, and publicist in Western Massachusetts. Ugocha most recently served as an aide to outgoing state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield. As a special federal officer on the Western Massachusetts Gang Task Force, Ott helped take down some of the most notorious gang members doing business in the region. Earlier in his 34-year law enforcement career, Ott spent seven years as a police officer for the town of Dalton in Berkshire County. He has over 25 years in the financial services lending industry.He was previously vice president of residential and consumer lending for Rockville Bank.