Mercy Health Partners named Jeff Ashin interim president and CEO at Mercy Hospital Fairfield.
Ashin, who continues to serve in his position as executive director of The Heart Hospital at Mercy Fairfield, offers 30 years of diverse hospital administrative experience. He was previously CEO at several hospitals, including The Heart Hospital of New Mexico, Kindred Hospitals of Arizona, Mesa General Hospital and Beverly Hills Medical Center. He was also COO at St. Vincent's Hospital. In these positions, Ashin assumed responsibility for overseeing facility operations, strategic planning, financial and administrative management, business development and physician relations.
Ashin holds a master's degree in public administration and experience, ranging from critical care management to specialty hospital administration. His accomplishments include receiving the Winner's Circle CEO Award from OrNda Healthcare; managing the construction of the Worcester Medical Center, a 299-bed facility in Massachusetts; and becoming a certified trainer of DDI, a motivational and leadership development program.
Additionally, Ashin developed an Independent Physician Practice Association, a free-standing ambulatory surgery center; an ER-based industrial workers' compensation program; and a model cardiac surgical program. Ashin has been active in various community and health care organizations, serving on the government relations committee of the Arizona Hospital Association and American Red Cross Albuquerque chapter board of directors, and has worked with United Way and multiple chambers of commerce.
National City appointed Edward H. Sublett vice president of small business banking. In this position, Sublett is responsible for small business lending as well as development of branch personnel in the Cincinnati central market.
Previously, Sublett worked as a commercial real estate lender for Fifth Third Bank. Sublett earned a bachelor's degree from Xavier University. He is active in the Hyde Park and Walnut Hills communities, and serves as a member of the Purcell Marian High School board of trustees, as well as the Cavalier Alumni Association and the Cincinnati Real Estate Club.
Also at National City, Davis Griffin joined NatCity Investments as a managing director in its investment banking group. Griffin works as a senior banker, responsible for originating M&A advisory and capital-raising business. He has national industry responsibility for health care services and life sciences and regional responsibility for companies located in Southern Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri.
WonderGroup, a marketing agency focused on reaching kids, tweens and teens, expanded its staff with six new employees. Mark Wesling joined the company as chief financial officer, Dave Townsend as senior vice president, Jeff Jones as director of interactive media, Leslie Beil as account executive - promotions, Elaine Skeldon as account executive, Ried Cartwright as associate creative director and Sarah Burdell as assistant account executive.
Hixson Architects/Engineering/Interiors elected Helmut Kientz, R.A., and Chris Jarc shareholders. At Hixson, shareholders are the equivalent of partners at other firms. With the addition of Kientz and Meyer, the number of shareholders at the privately owned firm is 27.
"Helmut and Chris are outstanding associates at Hixson, and we are pleased they have joined the Hixson ownership," says J. Wickliffe Ach, CEO of Hixson.
Kientz is a senior architect, design and illustration, and has been with Hixson for more than 20 years. He is responsible for conceptual design, concept development and architectural illustration for the office, retail and GMP business units.
Kientz graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in architecture. He also earned an associates degree in architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Kientz is a member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators.
Jarc is a project manager at Hixson. He is responsible for the development of project delivery strategies, coordination of all disciplines and facilitating effective communication, management and measurement on client projects.
Prior to joining Hixson, Jarc was a manager of engineering services at Ultramax Corp. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University.
HOSPICE OF CINCINNATI
Hospice of Cincinnati named Brian Krause CFO. Krause comes to the hospice from TriHealth Corporate Finance, where he was manager of financial analysis and decision support. He holds a bachelor's degree in health administration and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky.
DYNUS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Dynus Technologies, formerly CBS Technologies, named Jim Smith president. Smith joined the company a year ago as chief marketing officer. His experience includes stints in telecommunications and supply chain management, working for companies such as Reynolds & Reynolds, AT&T and Verizon.