Movers & Shakers Featured

8:34am EDT March 28, 2003

Skoda, Minotti & Co. has a new Web site,

Steven Albert, Andrew Gianella, Linda Maichl and Stephen Merriam were named partner at Ulmer & Berne.

Liggett-Stashower hired Ken Barhoover as senior marketing data analyst of the direct marketing group and Tim Scenna as assistant traffic manager of the traffic/estimating group.

Carl A. Murway of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister received certification as a specialist in family relations law. Mary G. Balazs received certification in labor and employment law.

Meaden & Moore added Michael J. Miller and Kristin Sikora as staff accountants and Nanette J. Musch as a paraprofessional.

D. Eric Draime joined Plante & Moran in the PLLC Health & Human Services Group as manager of reimbursement consulting.

Rolland Standish joined Heiser & Jesko as a CPA.

Robert B. Sanders & Associates formed an affiliation with Prim Capital Corp.

DreamRiver Group is a new business-management-consulting firm with offices in Cleveland and Columbus.

Bridget E. Treiber was promoted to supervisor at Barnes Wendling.

Breaden M. Douthett and Joel S. Heiser joined Bricker & Eckler as counsel members.

Neil Quinn joined the James B. Oswald Co. as director of health and productivity in the group benefits division.

Art Pile joined the Cleveland SCORE Chapter #30 Eastern Branch counseling offices. He brings management and business expertise in plant operations, sales marketing and administration. His background includes Hough Bakeries in Cleveland, Heinemann's Bakeries in Chicago and Nickles Bakery in Navarre .


Landau Public Relations is now representing Giant Eagle.

Fleishman Hillard hired Rebecca Boroff and Elizabeth Arnold in its consumer practice group.

The JPT Group has re-established itself as a public relations and marketing communications firm.

Liggett-Stashower added Slazenger Golf Products to its client list.

April Wonsick joined Liggett-Stashower as account coordinator in the public relations group.

Liggett-Stashower and Henkel Consumer Adhesives won a first place Grand Award for Publicity with Video at the 16th International MERCURY awards for their Duck Tape Flag campaign.

Thomas J. Merrill was named vice president of client services at ADCOM.

Media II was chosen to produce Online Development's first marketing communications campaign.

Erin Gadd joined The Creative Group as an account manager.

Marketing Communications appointed Mary Krekel as a sales representative and Christie Pavlovcak as a project manager assistant.


Bill Burke was named vice president of the treasury management department at Fifth Third Bank. The bank also named John Forgan, Keith Jackson and Keely A. Jividen banking center managers and Linda Coleman, Michael J. Green and Kate Kerr assistant vice presidents.

Heartland Payment Systems now offers a payroll system card, PayDay Visa.

Stephanie McHenry was named COO at ShoreBank.

U.S. Bank named Thomas Kleptz, Craig Mann, J.P. Nichols and Pam Paley Pacesetter award winners.

Fifth Third Bank gave more than $20 million to community organizations last year.

The Brennan Financial Group awarded a $1,000 athletic scholarship to Phillip Eckler and two $500 athletic scholarships to James Gomoll and Jennifer Smas.

Fifth Third Bank presented a grant of $10,000 to New Sunrise Properties in support of affordable housing for the mentally ill.


Robert Verdile was appointed director of economic development for the city of Parma Heights.

Peak Resorts named Kent Graham vice president-operations of its Ohio division.

Joseph Vitale Jr. was voted council-at-large of Olmsted Falls.

Michael Ritzenthaler joined Parma Community General Hospital as director of pharmacy.

Hilde A. Lugert joined Sandra Heath & Associates as a director of business development.

Edward's Creative Catering expanded into the Imperial Ballroom in the Al Koran Shrine Center in Broadview Heights.

Avaughn Wells of Culinary Innovations started a personal chef service.

BackGround Information Services hired Andrea Watts as an account executive and promoted Brianna Daniels to operations manager, Kevin Bachman to director of customer relations and Bari Smizik and Kathy Guinther to team leaders.


Mark Santos was promoted to sales manager at Hy-Tek Material Handling.

US Endoscopy promoted Gulam Khan to CEO/co-chairman.

Xena Fire Protection & Mechanical changed its name to SureFit Sprinkler Systems.

Hy-Tech Products has developed a hot air welding gun for the low-slope roof industry.

Tool Systems now offers an online catalog division,

Republic Engineered Products appointed James T. Kuntz as vice president and general manager of Lorain operations and John B. George as vice president of purchasing.

Malin Co. acquired the assets of Brushes Corp.

Ranpak added Thomas R. Cassano Jr. as materials manager, Paul J. Berg as inventory administrator, Sheila A. Metcalf as marketing services administrator and Kathryn M. Koza as employment manager.


Grace Thomas joined Glazen Creative Group as associate producer.

Penton Media promoted Preston Vice to chief financial officer.


Ronald McDonald House appointed Eleanor Hayes, William Hegarty, Nora McNamara, Jeneen Springer Marziani and Kathleen Rice as trustees.

Barbara Jacobs donated $2 million toward a new YMCA Lakewood facility. The YMCA plans to raise $12.4 million for a new building.

Antwone Fisher was named a board member of Applewood Centers/Children's Aid Society.


Charles W. Boebinger was named manager of Realty One's Shaker Heights office. And Susan Osherow of Realty One was awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representative designation by the National Association of Realtors.

Prudential Select Properties added Randi Grodin, Nancy Frederico and Nathan Weizblet to its Pepper Pike office.

Gilbane hired Dave Fackrell as assistant project manager and Marcellus Byrd as senior office engineer.

Standard Title Agency hired Dawn Wagner and Sarah Crowe in its service department and promoted Terri Blystone to escrow officer.


Hyland Software formed an OEM alliance with Command Alkon.

RADCom and SCK Design formed a partnership in e-learning.

Todd Sabath and Patricia Hynds were promoted to national sales director at Antares Management solutions.

SCK Design partnered with the Women's Community Foundation to design marketing materials for the EveryWoman campaign.