The Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce has elected to its board as trustees John Bokas, Billow Funeral Homes and Crematory; Tony Fanizzi, Anthony Fanizzi Realty; Larry Basler, CITGO Petroleum Inc.; Karen Fuller, Alpha Graphics; Heather Menendez, PAK Computers; and Don Rainey of American Express Financial Services.
Dale A. Ruther, partner at Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Co. of Akron, has been elected to serve as a member of the Polaris International National Construction Industry Committee for 2001.
Joe W. Woodell has joined Brouse McDowell of Akron as its director of human resources.
Digital Day of Fairlawn has hired Cindy Nelson as director of marketing and Lisa Bachman as business development executive.
Cross Town Traffic of Fairlawn has added Howard Zoss as CEO.
Mark E. Krohn has been promoted to partner of the Akron law firm Brennan, Manna & Diamond LLC.
Kristen Simpson has been promoted to vice president of public relations for The Urda Co. Inc., an Akron-based marketing, advertising and public relations firm. Diane Kell has been hired as director and Sarah Snyder as administrative assistant.
Hitchcock Fleming and Associates Inc. of Akron has promoted Pat Kunklier to vice president, public relations, and Eric Hartline and Rene McCann to ergotechnologists.
Gigi Doney has been hired as administrative assistant for Akron's BCG Systems, the systems affiliate of Brockman, Coats, Gedelian and Co.
Robert R. Renner, manager of Brockman, Coats, Gedelian and Co., has been appointed to serve on the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants Committee.
Bob Cohen, an Akron executive, will host a nationally syndicated talk show that will draw upon his professional background. Listen to him at www.renaissanceradio.com Mondays at 1 p.m.
ShipLogix in Hudson has added Mary O'Connell, Merrill Watts and Harrison Baker as directors of business development.
Kent State University has appointed Ronald H. Stolle as the 18th Goodyear Executive Professor in Business Administration.
The Home Builders Association, which serves Portage and Summit counties, has elected as its 2001 officers President Fred Ayers, F.G. Ayers Inc.; Vice President John Galehouse, Galehouse Construction; and Secretary Treasurer Steve Conant, Steve's Best Built Homes. The Executive Committee consists of Fred Zumpano, Fred Zumpano Design and Construction, and Patrick Williams, WCCV Floor Coverings. The Portage County representative is Bob Cady.
System Optics has added Kirsten Baughman-Harvey, director of marketing, to its system optics and cosmetic and surgical arts center.
Joyce Beck has been promoted to team coordinator of the Intensive Treatment Services program at Portage Path Behavioral Health.
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP, Akron, has appointed Joseph H. Scarcella to director of finance and Lance A. Lanier to its Litigation and Creditors Rights/Bankruptcy Practice Group.
Urology Inc. announced the retirement of Dr. Wesley H. Van Fossen, who served the Akron area for 31 years. Ahmad Z. Vafa has been appointed to the staff of doctors.
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