Movers & Shakers Featured

6:49am EDT April 30, 2002
LEGAL

Roetzel & Andress has elected as partners Jim Cole, Michael Haas, Basil Musnuff, Mark L. Sarlson, Albert N. Salvatore and Beverly A. Sandacz. John S. Schriner Jr. and Peter C. Nintcheff have joined the firm as associates.

Robert A. Marcis joined Kelley & Ferraro as senior counsel, Anthony Gallucci was named partner and Sharla R. Haun, William E. Uzl and Brian P. Wyman joined as associates.

David E. Weisblatt joined McDonald, Hopkins, Burke & Haber Co. LLP as an associate attorney in the employment and labor law group.

Breaden M. Douthett, Tariq M. Naeem and Michael A. Spielman joined Arter & Hadden LLP as associates.

David Kern has become co-chair of the business practice group at Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

Thomas R. Brule, Alan P. DiGirolamo, Christopher S. Humphrey, Louis F. Wagner and Ronald M. Wilt were elected shareholders of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

MANUFACTURING

Pierre's French Ice Cream Co. promoted Shawn Sullivan to vice president of sales and Kevin Maciak to director of human resources and warehouse operations.

Michael J. Walsh was appointed national sales manager at Swift Filters Inc.

Maureen T. Wenmoth, vice president of Moen Inc., was honored with a Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award (DSMA) by the Sales & Marketing Executives (SME) Cleveland Chapter.

Venezia Transport Services Inc. completed the implementation of the TMWSuite enterprise solution.

Gary Davis was promoted to executive vice president of sales at St. Ives U.S. Division.

Ferrous Metal Processing added a high power mill to expand its toll processing operations.

Hyster MidEast will return to the Aerial Work Platform business.

ASSOCIATIONS

James D. Gibans was elevated to the College of Fellows at the American Institute of Architects.

Deborah Weiner was elected president of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the National Legal Marketing Association. Elected as board members were Jodee Spencer, president-elect; Rose Abood, vice president; Danielle Wilkshire, secretary; Jeanne Kostelnik, treasurer; Anne Cummings, Nancy Eiler, Jeffrey Nischwitz and Jennifer Paluszak, members at large; and Georgene Davison, immediate past president.

Ed Koenig accepted the Residential Installation Award from the Ohio Landscape Association.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) of India commenced a partnership through the United States Energy Association.

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) announced its relationship with AT&T as a valued 2002 NAWBO Corporate Patron.

Joseph J. Trolian was appointed by The Board of Trustees of the Family Planning Association of Northeast Ohio as its executive director.

PUBLIC RELATIONS/COMMUNICATIONS/ MARKETING

Randy Golenberg joined ADPRO as account supervisor-new business development.

Amy Markel was promoted to account manager at Integrated Marketing Communications. Tiffany Skowronski has joined as a graphic designer.

Edward Howard & Co. promoted William Reid to art director and Amber Dent to senior designer.

Jim Sollisch, vice president at Marcus Thomas LLC, received the National Association of Consumer Advocates' 2001 Media Award for Editorial Excellence.

NONPROFITS

Shelley L. Smith joined the Achievement Centers for Children as professional relations manager. Rachel Leuthaeuser has joined as quality assurance manager.

Danielle Mullally joined The Eliza Jennings Group as executive director at Devon Oaks. Patricia Bowman was named administrator at the Health Center at The Renaissance.

Stacey Haynes was named Missouri service line leader of the appeals and management services at Unicare Corp.

REAL ESTATE

John W. Davis joined The Shamrock Cos. as marketing consultant.

Thomas G. Fox joined CB Richard Ellis as vice president of the sales team.

BUSINESS INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES

Theresa Quint and Iris Michaelian joined the James B Oswald Co. as client service representative in the property and casualty division. Anthony McMasters was named vice president of Oswald Financial.

Lisa Haveneth joined CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services of Ohio Inc. as an internal account coordinator.

Marsh honored Curtis B. Oliver with the 2002 Raymond B. Smith Award.

ACCOUNTING

Steven H. Gross and Steven C. Harstein were named principals at Skoda, Minotti & Co. Roger T. Ringerich was named senior manager. Linda Hill joined the small client group. Laurence A. Santagata was hired as a senior staff accountant. Lori Hoover was named administrative assistant.

John W. Kubichek was hired as senior in the auditing & accounting department at Howard, Wershbale & Co.

SS&G Financial Services promoted Joanna Eggett to associate director of outsourcing and Jeffrey Muenez to associate director of accounting and auditing.

HEALTH CARE

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield appointed Chip Palazzo PR manager and Sheri Lawrence PR specialist.

PERSONAL SERVICES

Shelia Swartzlander joined Keyfit's Personal Training Studio as an aerobics instructor and personal trainer. Lou Reho Jr. and Susan Licate joined as personal trainers. Michael C. Frost was hired as a Qi-robics instructor.

Francesca Fisher produced the exercise video, "Back-Fit with Pilates."

Laurie Chesbrough, owner of Mimi's Warehouse, announced the opening sale of her private collection of juniors clothing.

Alson Jewelers has met standards for membership in the American Gem Society. (AGS)

BUSINESS SERVICES

Manfred W. Troibner joined The Visual Evidence Co. as creative consultant.

Proforma received a Gold Award for its capabilities brochures at the 2001 Print Excellence Awards ceremony.

FASTSIGNS relocated its Mentor store to 7538 Mentor Ave.

Bartha Visual Inc. has expanded in Ohio with the opening of a branch office in Cleveland.

BANKING

Republic Bank received approval from the U.S Small Business Administration to expand its Preferred Lenders Program status.

National Small Business Week events

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