IMAC Consulting Group LLC hired Timothy M. Kachmarik as general manager of Security Consulting Services, Frederick F. Lawman as consulting services manager and Albert L. McGinty Jr. as security adviser.
James Valderrama joined Plante & Moran LLP as tax consulting manager.
Bruner-Cox LLP hired Donald M. Sweeney and Pat Kumar in the tax department.
James Laudato joined Friel & Associates as a certified public accountant.
Stacey L. Konesky won first place in The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accoutants Manuscript Conference. Edward Welsh placed second.
Plante & Moran LLP formed a business alliance with Richter & Associates.
ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
Goldstein Group Communications Inc. hired Susan Kay Rahn as art director and Peter Cleaveland as senior technical editor of Control Solutions magazine.
Liggett-Stashower Inc. hired Ian Hopkins as account coordinator of Account Services and Interactive Groups, Aimee Moeder as account coordinator of Direct Marketing Group and Stacy Groth as assistant traffic manager of Creative Services Group.
Dix & Eaton promoted Robert G. Berick to senior vice president of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.
BANKING & FINANCE
Greg Ferrence was named regional president of the Akron/Canton region of US Bank.
Charter One Bank promoted Michael R. Lisman to senior vice president of Corporate Community Development Banking & Community Affairs.
Michael Sedlock was appointed branch manager, Strongsville branch, of First Federal of Lakewood.
Terry A. Thauvette joined Dawson Financial Services Agency Inc. as a group benefits producer.
Brennan Financial Group hired Evlyn P. Davis as director of recruiting.
Laurette Cocklin joined Northcoast Conflict Solutions as an elder mediation specialist.
Gary Sweeney was hired by PIANKO as assistant vice president for health and welfare plans.
Torquer Inc. redesigned and expanded its line of mobile maintenance and repair shops, called the RollaBench.
TEC Inc. promoted Dominic Cacolici to engineer.
Patio Enclosures Inc. named Patricia J. Springer advertising director.
Custom Publishing Group received two Folio awards from Magazine Ozzie and two 2002 American Graphic Design Awards.
Marti Ring joined WKSU as development associate.
Gehry Partners LLP, Peter B. Lewis and Case Western Reserve University received the Design Vision Award from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Ohio North Chapter.
REAL ESTATE & ARCHITECTURE
Smythe, Cramer Co. appointed Mary O'Donnell and Cindy Milk to the Business Development Department of the Relocation Division.
James R. Warring joined Osborn Architects & Engineers as manager of architecture.
Henning Software Inc. expanded The Portable Manufacturing Assistant, a concept that interfaces Visual EstiTrack with other handheld wireless devices.
Audiopack Technologies received a 2002 State of Ohio Emerging Technology Award.
EDR/Beachwood Studios hired Marc Swanson as an interactive designer in the graphic design department.