Ashland Inc.’s board of directors elected R. Kirk Randolph vice president of Ashland Inc., and president of Ashland Paving And Construction Inc. (APAC). Randolph reports directly to James J. O’Brien, Ashland chairman and CEO.
“Kirk is a seasoned construction industry executive and a strong leader,” says O’Brien. “Kirk brings a distinguished history of success within APAC to this position. His depth of knowledge of APAC, coupled with his list of accomplishments, will assure continued strong leadership for our paving and transportation construction business.”
Randolph was most recently vice president of APAC’s Major Projects Group and brings a 26-year history with APAC to the top position. Upon graduation from the University of Missouri at Rolla with a degree in civil engineering, Randolph joined APAC as an engineer.
He has held the positions of estimator, division vice president, division president and regional vice president. In his most recent position as head of the Major Projects Group, he managed large-scale transportation construction and design-build projects integral to APAC’s growth strategy.
Randolph succeeds Garry M. Higdem.
FIFTH THIRD BANK
Fifth Third Bank appointed Raymond J. Webb president and CEO of Fifth Third’s Western Ohio affiliate. Dan Sadlier recently retired from that position.
Webb began his career at Fifth Third following the acquisition of Old Kent Bank in 2001, where he served as senior vice president of retail administration. He was appointed president of the Ohio Valley affiliate in 2002. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his MBA from Western Michigan University.
PM Co. appointed Mike Webster CEO. Webster has served as president for the past year and directed the company’s operating, strategic and profitability improvement initiatives since 2003.
He succeeds Deirdre O’Neill.
Previously, Webster was president of three privately held manufacturing companies.
THE MILLENNIUM HOTEL
The Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati named Clyde Jeffries director of sales and marketing. He was previously director of corporate, group and transient sales.
Jeffries joined the Millennium Hotel in 2001 and was responsible for sales at both the Millennium and Four Points properties. Prior to that, he served as business travel sales manager at the Omni Netherland Plaza Hotel. He also was a sales account manager for the Garfield Suites Hotel.
Jeffries is certified through the Certified Corporate Travel Executive Program, the only professional certification program in the business travel industry. He also holds certification for the Global Leadership Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Millennium Hotel also hired Carlos Fernandez as executive chef.
Prior to joining Millennium, Fernandez was executive chef at the Magnolias of Richmond Restaurant. Prior to that, he was executive chef at the AAA Four Diamond-rated Marriott’s Lincolnshire Resort and Theater. He also was assistant executive chef at Bally’s Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.
Fernandez is the recipient of the Best of the Best Award, the Culinary Excellence Silver Medal from the Chicago Chefs of Cuisine Association, The Mobil Star Award and the Marriott Service Award.
Powers Agency hired Margaret Shinn as media coordinator. She assists clients with the preparation of media placement services for the integrated marketing communications firm.
Previously, Shinn worked for an advertising firm, where she calculated media value for print and television clips, as well as aided in the distribution of nationwide news releases.
Powers Agency also hired Courtney Skinner as an account coordinator. She helps serve clients in a variety of marketing and communications fields.
Skinner recently graduated from Bowling Green University. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a math and reading tutor and an intercultural liaison for students new to the United States, and volunteered assisting students who are physically handicapped.
National City named Shelly Korengel district sales executive of expansion branches in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Korengel is responsible for the leadership and development of all consumer and small business banking in newly built branches in the area.
Korengel has been with National City for 16 years, most recently serving as district sales executive for the Northern Cincinnati area.
National City also named Rick Rokosz market executive of Small Business Banking in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Rokosz is responsible for meeting the needs of small business customers, leading National City’s team of small business relationship managers and growing the business-banking portfolio in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Rokosz has 18 years of experience in financial services.