Movers and Shakers: November 2012

Ray Mueller, Executive Vice President and CFO, Medical Mutual

Medical Mutual has announced that Ray Mueller has been named executive vice president and CFO. Mueller will be responsible for the company’s finance, treasury, facilities and administration and human resources departments.

Prior to this position, in January 2010, he was appointed the company’s vice president of finance and corporate controller. Mueller was promoted again in January 2012 to senior vice president of finance and corporate controller. Mueller originally joined Medical Mutual in 1986 as a senior financial analyst in the Western Division based in Toledo.


Medical Mutual has also announced that Carol Bushnell has been appointed to vice president, underwriting and chief underwriter. Bushnell will be responsible for core underwriting functions. She will also be in charge of product management.

She joined Medical Mutual in 1987, as supervisor of quality assurance in the internal performance department. After working in large group underwriting, she became manager of underwriting policy in 2003, a position she held for three years until becoming director of underwriting administration. Bushnell was promoted to senior director of large group underwriting, her most recent position, in 2010.

Carol Bushnell, Vice President, Underwriting and Chief Underwriter, Medical Mutual


Bruner-Cox LLP recently announced the following promotions:

Jeffrey S. Buckshaw has been promoted to assurance services senior manager. Buckshaw joined Bruner-Cox LLP in 2001. He has more than 10 years of experience providing accounting, auditing and corporate and individual tax services to clients in the manufacturing, real estate and not-for-profit industries.

Matthew L. Douglas has been promoted to tax senior associate. Douglas joined Bruner-Cox LLP in 2011. He has experience in corporate and individual taxation. Douglas provides services to clients in the manufacturing, wholesale-distribution, construction and real estate industries.

Laura A. King has been promoted to tax senior manager. King joined Bruner-Cox LLP in 2003. She has more than 13 years of consulting and taxation experience. King handles personal and corporate taxation with an extensive expertise serving middle-market corporations in the manufacturing and wholesale-distribution industries. King also specializes in expatriate tax matters, assisting

Jeffrey Buckshaw, Assurance Services Senior Manager, Bruner-Cox LLP

international clients with tax planning and compliance.

Michele M. Monter has been promoted to assurance services director. Monter joined Bruner-Cox LLP in 1989. She has more than 20 years of public accounting experience, providing services for construction and manufacturing clients.


Alliance Solutions Group, a full-service staffing and recruitment agency, has recently expanded its Akron presence by opening a new staffing “hub” facility at 3250 West Market Street, Suite 103, in Akron. This office will offer the company’s full complement of staffing and recruitment services from all nine of its business units.

The Akron office is the third new or expanded office that Alliance Solutions Group has opened in the past year, with earlier expansions taking place in Elyria and Upper Sandusky. Alliance Solutions Group remains on a fast-growth track with 32 percent growth last year — a figure that is three times the national average for staffing companies.

Laura King, Tax Senior Manager, Bruner-Cox LLP


Bober Markey Fedorovich, a regional audit, accounting and business advisory firm with offices in Akron and Cleveland, recently promoted six of its associates to new positions within the firm.

Chad Basquin has been promoted to manager, accounting and auditing department. Jeanine Black has been promoted to supervisor, marketing and public relations. Jessica Tepus has been promoted to supervisor, tax department. Shawn Carlson has been promoted to supervisor, accounting and auditing department. Mindy Marsden has been promoted to supervisor, valuation and transaction services. And Kristopher Brown has been promoted to senior accountant, accounting and auditing department.


Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. has announced the appointment of Jim Hoffman to vice president of endoscopy and field operations. Hoffman’s long history of 20 years in the industry

Michele Monter, Assurance Services Director, Bruner-Cox LLP

started with the implementation of on-location surgical instrument repair services. He managed sales efforts throughout the Western United States and was directly responsible for repair service quality standards. His experience with group purchasing organizations, educational programs and direct sales was instrumental in growing the business to a national level. <<

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