Movers & Shakers

Patricia T. Horvath has been named executive director of UnitedHealthcare

Denise Afflerbach

Dave Sobochan

Mary Ann Stropkay

Employer & Individual in Northern Ohio. She joined UnitedHealthcare in 2001 as managing director of health and wellness strategies for the Central and Western regions. 

Sweeney founder James B. Sweeney was named as the agency’s first CEO. Jennifer A. Manocchio is now president. She most recently served as vice president and general manager of the company’s Wilmington, N.C. office.

Sweeney established the agency in 1986 and will focus on agency growth, business development, creative services and quality assurance. Manocchio will take responsibility for client services and agency operations, including personnel, technologies, vendor relations and partnerships/acquisitions.

Michael E. Stevens, executive vice president of retail and leasing for Forest City Enterprises, was recently awarded the 2011 ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) Trustees Distinguished Service Award. This is the highest honor awarded by ICSC and is the association’s most prestigious official recognition of distinguished service and contribution to the association, to the worldwide retail real estate industry and to the community at large.

Dave Sobochan, principal in the tax department of Cohen & Co., was awarded the 2011 Member of the Year Award from the Northern Ohio Chapter of NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association. 

Gene D. Karlen joined Javitch, Block and Rathbone as director of human resources. Karlen has 12 years of experience in human resources.

 The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland recently elected officers and six new members of its board of directors.

Officers include: Scott Mueller, chairman of the board, who is president and CEO of Dealer Tire; Mary Ann Stropkay, president,  chief credit officer of Park View Federal Savings Bank; Toby Devan Lewis, vice president; Char Fowler, vice president; and Scott Bogard, treasurer, senior associate at The Riverside Co.

New board members are: Kristen M. Bihary, vice president, communications at Aleris; Joanne Cohen, executive director and curator of Cleveland Clinic’s art program; David Doll, senior vice president of investments at UBS; Jen Grossman, co-owner of National Safety Apparel; Grosvie Robinson Cooley; and Bassem A. Mansour, co-CEO of Resilience Capital Partners.

Morton’s the Steakhouse Cleveland hired Denise Afflerbach as the new assistant manager. She most recently served as food and beverage manager at the TPC

Sawgrass golf club in Jacksonville, Fla., where she gained extensive hospitality management experience.

MedData hired Brenda N. Brown as director of compliance audits and education. In this newly created position, she will be responsible for providing ongoing documentation, training and education to MedData’s clinical and coding staff to ensure operational compliance and optimal reimbursement.

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