Movers and Shakers – December 2013

Olympic Steel Inc., a leading national metals service center, announced several management promotions to support the company’s strategic growth.

Raymond Walker was appointed to the newly created position of president and COO – Flat Rolled. John Mooney was promoted to vice president – Eastern Region. John Howard has been named to the newly created position of director, operational excellence. Zach Siegal has been promoted to the role of general manager – Cleveland, and Matthew Kapusta has been promoted to purchasing manager – Cleveland.

Additionally, Olympic Steel Inc. has relocated its executive office suite from Bedford Heights to Highland Hills. The new corporate office suite is home to executives responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of all of the company’s combined operations including its flat, tubular and pipe products segments, as well as its growing Specialty Metals product line.


Kaiser Permanente Ohio has become HealthSpan. Starting Oct. 1, 2013, members of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio are being served by HealthSpan Integrated Care. HealthSpan received approval from the Ohio Department of Insurance to begin providing care and coverage in Northeast Ohio.

The biggest change that most members will notice is a new name and signage that will begin appearing as the health plan and physician group begin operating as HealthSpan. HealthSpan is comprised of: HealthSpan Physicians, a not-for-profit medical group practice serving Northeast Ohio, and HealthSpan Integrated Care that will operate as a not-for-profit HMO.

Aaron Bulloff, an attorney at Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel, has been elected as a director of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association for a two-year term beginning Oct. 1, 2013. 

In his new role, Bulloff will help support the Foundation’s mission of promoting and supporting legal research and education; advancing the science of jurisprudence; facilitating the administration of justice; and fostering improvements in the practice of federal law.


NAI Daus announced the hiring of commercial real estate veteran Cyndie O’Bryon as senior vice president, office division. With more than 30 years of experience in the Cleveland real estate market, O’Bryon brings a strong background in all aspects of office leasing that will bolster the firm’s efforts in that area.


Paul Clark, regional president of PNC Bank, Cleveland, received the Norman Cohn Hope Award during the Nov. 13, 2013, National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 18th Annual Cleveland Dinner of Champions. This prestigious award was presented to Clark for his commitment to leadership, philanthropy and community service.

Clark serves on the board of directors for Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Cleveland Rock and Roll Inc., Cuyahoga County Invest in Children, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Musical Arts Association (Cleveland Orchestra), Playhouse Square Foundation, Team NEO, United Way of Greater Cleveland, University Circle Inc. and University Hospitals Health Systems Inc.


Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic’s president and CEO, has been selected as one of 70 new members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a prestigious national health advisory board.

IOM members are selected for their significant advancements in the fields of health and medicine, whether through research, teaching, clinical work or other contributions.

Cosgrove joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1975, performing more than 22,000 operations and earning an international reputation for expertise in all areas of cardiac surgery, especially valve repair.

Under his leadership, Cleveland Clinic has consistently been named among America’s top four hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only two hospitals named among “America’s 99 Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute. ●