Patricia A. Ruflin, Parma Community General Hospital's chief operating officer for the past two years, has been named president and CEO.
Ruflin takes the position being vacated by Thomas A. Selden, who served as CEO for 13 years.
In addition to her two years as executive vice president/COO, she served Parma Hospital as its chief nursing officer for six years and as vice president of quality services for two years since joining the hospital in 1993.
A registered nurse and a certified professional of health care quality, Ruflin was a contributing author to the National Association of Healthcare Quality's Guide to Healthcare Quality Management, 4th edition. She has a master's degree in counseling and development from Walsh University and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Kent State University.
ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
Dix & Eaton named Danielle Snider and Gregg LaBar vice presidents, and appointed Jim Bennet to lead its Employee Communications Practice.
McKinney Advertising & Public Relations hired Stephen L. Massien as vice president.
Michael E. Gibbons and Scott H. Lang, senior managing directors and principals at Brown Gibbons Lang & Co., were named U.S. Middle Market Deal Makers of the Year at the Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor Awards in New York City on Dec. 3.
Joseph J. McAleese was appointed president and CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, a member of the Knorr-Bremse group.
W.W. Holdings appointed David B. Goldston as vice president and general counsel.
Steven Harnish was named national sales manager by W.P. Hickman Systems Inc.
Barnes Distribution appointed Cynthia Ramirez as director, corporate accounts.
Litigation Management Inc. promoted Sonya S. Virant to chief operating officer.
Frances Floriano Goins joined Ulmer & Berne as a partner in the Business Litigation Group, and Timothy Downing was elected to the national board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign.
ADPRO hired Kevin Gordon as vice president.
Hilty Moore & Associates hired William J. Bryant as director, strategic marketing and planning.
ACCOUNTING & CONSULTING
Skoda, Minotti & Co. hired Peter Metzloff as principal.
Barnes Wendling CPAs Inc. hired James Swanhart as senior tax manager.
Cohen & Co. promoted Tracy Monroe to partner in the tax department and Annette Stevenson to partner in the accounting and auditing department.
Gwen Adams was named executive director of the Center for Employment Training.
EDR Media promoted Marcia Owen to chief operating officer.
TRIA Group named Tim Steele vice president of business development.
Restaurant Developers Corp. promoted Robert Krieger to director of franchise development and new store openings.
Cambridge Benefits Group named Benjamin Katz managing partner.
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
Duke Construction named Dan MacNeil construction manager.
Gilbane Building Co. appointed Mike Donauer senior office engineer.