Cleveland-based Creekside Financial Advisors LLC has announced that Jeanne Cowart joined the financial services firm as a client manager supporting Alan Yanowitz, J.D., a Creekside financial adviser.
Cowart’s strong analytical skills combined with her deep client-service experience makes her the ideal candidate to work with clients on a day-to-day basis and provide them with the data and information they want, in a manner that suits their particular needs.
Cowart comes to Creekside after serving in client management roles at Edward Jones and AmTrust Bank. At Edward Jones, she was responsible for managing the operations of the office and, most importantly, delivering a consistently exceptional client experience. She wore many hats and was the first line of contact for the entire firm’s clients.
Alliance Solutions Group, a full-service staffing and recruitment agency, has recently expanded its presence to Lake County by opening a new staffing facility at 8334 Mentor Avenue in Mentor, Ohio.
This new office will offer recruitment and staffing services from the company’s nine business units to individuals in Mentor, Painesville, Willoughby, and the surrounding communities. The Mentor office is the fifth new or expanded office that Alliance Solutions Group has opened in the past year, with earlier expansions taking place in Mahoning Valley, Akron, Elyria and Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Alliance Solutions Group serves the broadest scope of industries among any staffing recruitment agency in Northeast Ohio, giving its customers single-source convenience across multiple specialties.
Medical Mutual has recently announced several new appointments here in Cleveland — the health insurer has appointed Traci Fabrizi as vice president and corporate controller, Ann Vickers as senior marketing director, Gregory Young as director of strategic initiatives, and welcomes back Debra Green after a year and a half as the director of community
Traci Fabrizi will be responsible for the overall direction of various divisions including corporate financial reporting and forecasting, cost accounting and budget, cashiers, collections, corporate taxation, payroll, self-funded billing, broker administration, and financial analysis. She will also have responsibilities for the Life Group accounting and analysis for the company’s life insurance subsidiary.
With an extensive background in the health insurance industry, Fabrizi’s most recent role was vice president of finance and network at WellCare of Ohio. She also served as the vice president of finance and controller for QualChoice.
Ann Vickers is taking on additional responsibilities in her new position leading the marketing, advertising and corporate identity areas, which provide marketing and communications support to help Medical Mutual meet sales objectives.
Vickers’ new responsibilities include managing the sales and broker special events function, along with coordinating all purchased promotional items across sales and corporate communications. She has also assumed responsibility of the Consumer Advisory Council, and will work to refocus its objectives to better support Medical Mutual’s changing business and the needs of its customers.
Vickers joined the company in 2009 as marketing communications director. Prior to joining Medical Mutual, she was director of marketing and communications for MemberHealth LLC and director of communications for Delphi Packard Electric.
Gregory Young will be responsible for identifying and addressing strategic challenges and opportunities brought about by the quickly evolving health insurance industry. He will also be responsible for monitoring emerging trends and evaluating the impact on the company, and on the marketplace as a whole.
As he has done in his previous role as manager of government relations, Young will continue making presentations about the Affordable Care Act to various internal and external audiences with a focus on the company’s strategic initiatives.
Young joined the company in 2008 and served as government relations senior analyst before being promoted to manager in 2011.
Debra Green rejoins Medical Mutual from the Cleveland Clinic where she served as director of community outreach for the Taussig Cancer Institute. At Medical Mutual, Green will be responsible for developing and executing all community outreach programs and will serve as principal corporate representative in community affairs.
Green began her career with Medical Mutual in 1984 serving in customer service as a generalist in human resources, and later joined corporate communications as senior community relations specialist. She was named manager of community relations within a year of joining the department.