Special Counsel promoted Michael Ritch to executive director of its Cleveland office.
Infiniti Systems hired Charles F. Keberdle as an ERP project manager.
Lawrence J. Holland of Meaden & Moore was elected chair of Accountants Global Network International-North America.
Business Advisers of Cleveland launched a new Web site, www.busadvcle.org
Skoda, Minotti & Co. hired Sharon Burk, Ruthanne Kennedy and Matthew Shane in its financial services department. Kerilyn Benko joined the company as a senior accountant and Anna M. Wright as a client service representative.
Joseph Rutledge of Deloitte & Touche received the Elijah Watt Sells Gold Plaque from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Heather Rinaldi joined Sagemark Consulting as a financial planner.
Dawson Financial Services Agency hired John C. Ramsey.
BakerER hired Jerilyn Applegate as a consultant and Lisa Pilsbury as controller and resource manager.
Cohen & Co. promoted Jodi Floor and Danielle Galantis to managers in the accounting and auditing services department.
Art Pile joined Cleveland SCORE Chapter #30 Eastern branch counseling office.
Plante & Moran hired Susan Tripepi, Beth Viola and Mary Ellen Leonard in the tax department.
ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
Marcus Thomas hired Ashley Carter as an account executive, Edwige Winans as a research project manager and Kati Maloney-Davis as a research associate. Tom Liebhardt was promoted to vice president and management supervisor, and Debbie Pirone and Jason Schafer were named account executives.
Dix & Eaton promoted Cristy Cote to senior account executive and Kevin Poor to vice president of interactive services. Karin Haag was hired as an assistant account executive.
Market.al. hired Gabrielle Gillota as an account executive for new business development.
Fleishman-Hillard promoted Shawn Moran to assistant account executive of the health care practice group.
The Grappler Group provided a new ad campaign for United Automatic Heating Supply.
Sweeney PR promoted Paul Roetzer to account supervisor.
Stevens Baron Communications hired Marilyn Casey as director of public relations.
Roger E. Neff opened RENCOMM, a sales support company based in Rocky River.
Brian Edelstein joined McKinney Advertising & Public Relations as an account manager.
Edward Howard & Co. promoted Mark Grieves to executive vice president and appointed him to the board of directors.
Brian Glazen joined Glazen Creative Group as head of production.
BANKING & FINANCE
Greenleaf Captial Management hired Leroy Hoffman as a senior vice president and Deborah Weaver as a research and portfolio management assistant.
Second National Bank, Beachwood named Robert J. Anderson vice president and small business manager.
Moskal Klein was selected to offer the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Member Retirement Advantage Program in Northeast Ohio.
Bob Litten of National City Mortgage was named a Circle of Distinction Gold Award winner for 2002.
Fifth Third Bank presented a $25,000 grant to the American Red Cross Summit County Chapter to help build a new service center and headquarters.
Medical Mutual named Joseph Krysh executive vice president.
Robert Webb invented Webb's Leg Sling to assist in the healing of foot injuries.
Daniel A. Glick of the Glick Dental Group was named dental consultant for the International Boxing Association. Judy Garson joined the practice as a dental hygienist.
The Cleveland Clinic launched a community outreach program, Vision First, to provide free sight screenings to Cleveland Municipal School District students.
HUMAN RESOURCES & BUSINESS SERVICES
Company Car was presented the 2003 Operator of the Year Award at the National Limousine Association Convention.
Michael B. Weidner of ACRT was elected to the board of directors of the International Society of Arboriculture's Ohio Chapter.
Pat O'Brien Fine Wines and Gourmet Foods of Pepper Pike opened a state liquor agency.
The Cleveland Public Library's board of trustees re-elected Venerine L. Branham as president, Thomas D. Corrigan as vice president and Charlene A. Jones as secretary.
Samantha Baker of Fred Baker Porsche Audi earned Top Ten sales ranking among U.S Audi salespeople for 2002.
Grandma Shearer's Snacks was named exclusive salted snack supplier at Jacobs Field for the 2003 Cleveland Indians baseball season.
Chardonnay's Day Spa & Salon opened at Gristmill Village in Concord.
Proforma is sponsoring the 2003 Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C.
Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz hired David Posteraro as a partner in the corporate practice group and Jennifer Pecchio as an associate in the litigation group.
Richelle W. Kidder joined Arter & Hadden as an associate.
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis hired David A. Head in the collection services department and John B.C. Porter in the credit union representation department.
Joel S. Heiser joined Bricker & Eckler.
McDonald, Hopkins, Burke & Haber shortened its name to McDonald Hopkins.
Patrick J. Tulley of Ulmer & Berne earned the certified specialist designation in estate planning from the Ohio State Bar Association.
Ana M. Zgela joined Javitch, Block & Rathbone as an associate.
Taft, Stettinius & Hollister hired Bridey Matheney and Heather L. Tonsing as associate attorneys.
Quality Fabricating implemented a new program, Absolute Quality.
Meier Transmission completed its acquisition of Electric Motor Repair Co.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems received the 2002 Technical Achievement Award from the Truck Writers of North America for its Xvision thermal imaging night vision system.
Nettleton Steel Treating, a HI TecMetal group member company, relocated to the Thermal Treatment Center in Wickliffe.
Lisa Habe was appointed executive vice president and COO at Interlake Industries.
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, www.toolsystemsinc.com.
CORSA performance appointed James M. Schilling as sales representative.
The Builders Exchange and Sabre Publishing Group are releasing a new publication, Builders Exchange - The Magazine.
VGI Productions added the 6.2 Avid/DS system and hired Christina E. Updegraff as an account rep and office manager.
New Avenues to Independence elected new board members David Levine as president, Bernard Kruger as vice president, Bruce Sherman as secretary and Ed Kubek as treasurer.
REAL ESTATE & ARCHITECTURE
Christopher Garrison joined Dorsky Hodgson + Partners as a senior designer in the Cleveland office.
Marous Brothers Construction hired George Vidal as project manager and Joe Filippo as assistant controller of special projects division.
Michael Crislip was named president of the architectural management and design team at Herschman Architects. The firm also took first place in the Retail Hard Goods category of the 2002 Retail Store of the Year Design Competition sponsored by Chain Store Age.
Prudential Select Properties hired Tom Wells, Lilli Wells and Anita Comedy as realtors.
T.J. Johnson joined Chartwell Group as a sales associate.
Barbara Levine of Prudential Select Properties Pepper Pike received the International Chairman's Circle Gold Award for 2002.
Fortney & Weygandt hired Keith Clough, Doug Counts and Steven Francis.
Smythe, Cramer & Co. joined the RELO network of real estate firms.
SCK Design hired Alex Papadimoulis as a programmer and Sandy Bobrow and Danielle Rupert as graphic designers.
Brendan McGettigan joined Infinis as vice president of business development.
Jeff Perry was named executive vice president of Antares Management Solutions.
RIS Logic announced a partnership with Sectra.