Renaissance Cleveland hotel director Scott Gerlach earned the title of certified association sales executive after completing a program designed by the Professional Convention Management Association.
M.H. "Bart" Sauer joined Baker & Hostetler as partner in the National Business Group.
DigitalDay has added Dave Petrou as a strategist and Amy Diorio as a project manager.
Blue Point Partners promoted Chip Chaikin to principal and Bill Lehr to vice president. Matt Kelty and Christopher Laws have joined the firm as associates.
Metropolitan Bank & Trust promoted Steve Timko to banking officer, retail sales manager; Brenda Piraino to retail sales manager of the Chardon office; Davis R. Bonner as senior vice president and business banking manager; Paola Giannini to banking officer, retail sales manager; and Barbara Hudson to senior vice president, director of human resources.
The American Heart Association, Greater Cleveland Metro division, announced the retirement of its executive director Veronica "Roni" Scocos and the appointment of Joyce Hillick Ely as its new director.
The Lakeland Community College board of trustees selected Morris W. Beverage Jr. to be the college's next president following the retirement of Ralph R. Doty.
Dix & Eaton Inc. promoted Nancy J. Fierle to senior vice president of production services and added Peter Jensen to the Investor Relations practice as a research specialist.
Dave Lutz, CMP, was promoted to chief operation officer of Conferon.
The Austin Co. promoted Kathleen Bast to manager, marketing and communication services.
Pumphrey Marketing Inc. appointed Phil Brindley as account manager.
Joseph Sanfilippo was hired as sales manager for AdvizeX Technologies' North Coast region.
Ciuni & Panichi Inc. announced that Robert J. Smolko, CPA, was inducted into the St. Peter Chanel High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
Eric G. Koehler joined Rosenberg Advertising as vice president.
Rizwan Badr joined Brokaw Inc. as an account supervisor.
Delta Systems Inc. promoted Debbie Billings to president and added Larry K'Meyers as maintenance supervisor.
John A. Sivinski, lawyer and partner with the firm Kelley & Ferraro, completed "The Art of Persuasion," an intensive six-day course at Harvard Law School.
Maria Kortan-Sampson has been elected as partner at Weston Hurd Fallon Paisley & Howley LLP and Shawn W. Maestle, Jill S. Patterson, Michael F. Rozmajzl and Edward T. Sylvester have joined the firm.
Gov. Bob Taft appointed David G. Hill, president of David G. Hill & Associates Co., to the Cleveland State University board of trustees.
Ohio Displays Inc. has appointed Gary Sabo as design director.
Jerome H. "Jerry" Schmelzer, owner and president of public relations firm Jerome Schmelzer Inc., was inducted into the Cleveland Heights High School Distinguished Hall of Fame.