Movers & Shakers

Westfield Group Foundation

Westfield Group Foundation has appointed Austin Carr to serve on its board of directors. Carr, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1971 NBA draft and a former member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is director of community relations for the Cavs.

Akron Bar Association

Marc Merklin was appointed to the Akron Bar Association Foundation’s Board of Governors. He joined Brouse McDowell in 1984 and is a principal in the law firm and chair of its Banking, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Practice Group.

SamePage Solutions

SamePage Solutions, a provider of scalable, turn-key customer relationship management services, appointed Charles H. “Chuck” Mackey to the newly created post of vice president, sales. He is responsible for refining the firm’s sales process and expanding and managing the base of channel partners.

Welty Building Co.

Frank Gazzillo joined the Akron-based construction management firm as director of operations. He has been in the construction industry for 30 years.

FirstMerit Corp.

FirstMerit’s board of directors promoted Mark Grescovich to senior vice president and chief corporate banking officer; Felice L. Larmer to executive vice president of investments and insurance; Earlene P. Balestrino to senior vice president/employee relations manager, human resources department; Mark A. Eakin to vice president, credit recovery; and Peter J. Dennis to assistant vice president, credit quality/loan review. David Lucht joined FirstMerit as executive vice president and chief credit officer.

InfoGrow Corp.

The Cuyahoga Falls-based company hired Judy Kolo-Rose as senior account executive.

BCG Systems Inc.

The computer services affiliate of Brockman, Coats, Gelelian & Co. hired Ken Klika as manager of networking services. BCG Systems is an IT company based in Akron.


Abbe Turner was promoted to assistant director of development for underwriting and Tim Greenhouse was hired as development associate. WKSU is a service of Kent State University.

Innis Maggiore Group Inc.

The Canton-based communications firm hired Mark Roberts as development director, Lisa Leffler as receptionist and Karen Brackney as administrative coordinator. The firm promoted Debbie Costigan to office manager, Stacie Albrecht to financial coordinator and Brenda Sparhawk to proofreader/PR administrative coordinator.

Buckeye Color Lab

The North-Canton company appointed Stephanie Newport as marketing director.

Hall, Kistler & Co.

Stan Arner, founder of Arner & Co., joined the Canton CPA firm Hall, Kistler & Co. His sons, Franklin and Keith Arner, also joined the firm, as manager and supervisor, respectively.

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs

The Akron-based law firm appointed Peter T. Cahoon as co-chairman of the litigation practice group and hired Brian C. Reed as a staff attorney. Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs has offices in Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Columbus and Boca Raton, Fla.

The Ruby Group Inc.

Jeffrey Ruby, founder of the sales training franchise, hired John Denny as a business development consultant. The Ruby Group is based in Cuyahoga Falls and is a Sandler Sales Institute franchise.

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co.

The Canton-based law firm elected John M. Tucker director of the firm and Michael A. Thompson and James F. Contini to its management committee.