Deborah Huling and Marie Lenarduzzi were promoted to manager in Skoda, Minotti & Co.'s tax planning and preparation department. Kelly Klusmann was promoted to senior accountant.
Sagemark Consulting opened an office at 26600 Detroit Road, Westlake.
Doug Benjamin was promoted to assurance senior manager in the Cleveland office of Grant Thornton.
Cohen & Co. moved its Cleveland office to 1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 800.
Andrew T. Clark was promoted to senior manager with Meaden & Moore LLP. He has also earned the certified fraud examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Heidi Koch was promoted to associate media director in the media group of Liggett-Stashower Inc.
ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
James Bennett was named senior managing director of Dix & Eaton Inc. He was a longtime McKinsey & Co. senior partner.
Northcoast Duplicating Inc. received the 2003 World Class Service Provider award from Riso Inc.
Esther Brody joined Bella Lingua Public Relations Ltd. as an account manager. Allison Vinciquerra was promoted to assistant account executive.
Liggett-Stashower Inc. hired Kelly Wiggins and Michelle Hirsh as account coordinators, Account Services Group; Julie Krebs as account supervisor, Account Services Group; and Sarah Schwartz as production artist, Creative Services Group. Ann Hogsett was promoted to vice president/associate creative director, Creative Services Group.
Stephen Finegold joined SCK Design Inc. as software manager.
ProQuest Automotive became a silver supporter for the Automotive Youth Educational Systems program.
BANKING & FINANCE
Kevin Derrick joined the Brennan Financial Group's Highland Hills office.
U.S. Bank SBA division named Julie Ann Sweet as business development officer.
Erik Kneip won first place in national competition in Lincoln Financial Advisor's Career Club.
Skoda, Minotti & Co. promoted Joseph P. Regalbuto, Evan C. Ogrodnik and Kelly A. Sheehan to management positions. Harold E. Dahringer Jr., Anna M. Sirochman and Gregory J. Skoda Jr. were hired as staff members.
First Federal of Lakewood appointed Gary R. Fix as executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Unizan Financial Corp. elected Gene E. Little to its board of directors.
BUSINESS & CONSUMER SERVICES
Western Reserve Harley-Davidson appointed Ron Kirkland as service manager.
UltraJet/Avbase named George O'Leary president and CEO; Scott Newell, vice president, aircraft management; Jeanne Muzio, vice president, sales, UltraJet Club; Scott Henderson, director of training; Gerald Shaw, director of operations; Dale Morgan, director of maintenance; and Jeffrey Butts, director of charter sales.
The Milbourn Pressworks Co. hired Richard Andrassy as a corporate account executive.
Dr. Daniel Koplow acquired CEREC technology dental equipment.
Hagy Wegener joined the Far West Center as coordinator for the Help for Mom program and Denise Lofgren, LISW, was named family program coordinator.
Paul~lawrence associates was awarded an annual contract with the Medical College of Georgia.
CFS of Northeastern Ohio hired Irene E. Marts as an account manager for business development and Stephanie E. Haggerty as a search consultant.
Jack Halada was honored with a top speaker award during the Ohio Insurance Institute's awards banquet. Halada is a claims manager for State Auto Insurance Cos. in Cleveland.
Frank Nunn joined Risk Logic Insurance Agency as senior risk analyst.
The James B. Oswald Co. hired Chris Amato as a client services representative, Jim LaRocco as a client manager in the life division and Misti Schillero as a client manager in the Oswald Financial division.
Karl E. May joined Cowden Humphrey Nagorney & Lovett as a securities attorney. May previously was with Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs.
Thomas J. Onusko joined Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.
Ann M. Caresani, Marc L. Fleischauer, James B. Hadden, Erik J. Plinke, Robert T. Rhoad and Suzanne Saganich were named partners at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.
Gary Koch joined Roetzel & Andress as governmental affairs director.
John Peto joined Ulmer & Berne as a senior attorney in the liability defense and insurance coverage groups. Ulmer & Berne also hired as associates Lynette Al-Shidhani, Jeffrey Fickes, Stacey McKinley, Megan Roberts, David Shultz and Christopher Steiner.
Carol Berry was hired as a corporate foreclosure manager at Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co. LPA.
Valerie Wolford was promoted to North American marketing manager of the Tremco Sealant division's Fire Protection Systems Group. She previously served as marketing manager for the roofing and building maintenance division.
Brian C. Wilson was promoted to president of North American Coating Laboratories. John H. Wilson has assumed the post of chairman and CEO. Joe Cirincionne was hired as industrial sales manager.
Hi Tecmetal Group appointed Tzu Chen as NDT Level III supervisor at HTG Cincinnati.
John DiPaola, Joseph Fristik, Jerry Rymont and Mike Ference received management promotions from Penton Industry Media.
Heidi Metzger and Mark Smith joined the staff of Avatar Management Services as video editors. Bruce Coffy joined as a producer/director. Kai Hardy was appointed director/videographer.
The Women's City Club of Cleveland has named its board of directors: Barbara Daniel, president; Debbie Allen, vice president of planning/evaluation; Paige Akins, vice president of finance/administration; Marianne Eggett, vice president of marketing operations; Cindy Satterfield-Ginsburg, vice president of programming operations; Susan Deckner, treasurer; Angela Privitera, secretary; Lynne Bey, director; Donna Leseman, director; Willie Maddox, director; and Niecie Wynn, director.
REAL ESTATE & ARCHITECTURE
First American Title moved into the Eaton Center at 1111 Superior Ave.
Gilbane Building Co. hired Pete Dougherty as general superintendent, Paul Cason and Brian Long as superintendents and Lee Brewer as senior scheduling engineer, and promoted Courtney Behm to business development coordinator, Jennifer Lundquist to area superintendent and Dave Mooney to assistant project engineer.
Rachel Torchia received the Governor's Award for Women's Excellence in Enterprise for 2003 in the category of real estate and construction. She was also named one of four national finalists in the Wells Fargo/NAWBO Trailblazer awards competition.