Caligiuri elected to AACI Featured

7:16am EDT November 2, 2005
Dr. Michael Caligiuri, director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, was elected to the board of directors of the Association of American Cancer Institutes. His term will last for three years.

The AACI is comprised of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers and academic-based cancer research programs that receive NCI support. It provides cancer center leaders a forum where they can share ideas about research, policy, education and professional training, among other issues.

Caligiuri holds the John L. Marakas Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Foundation Chair in Cancer Research at The Ohio State University. In addition, he is a professor in the department of internal medicine and a Cancer Genetics Scholar in the department of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics. His research focuses on various aspects of leukemia and lymphoma and how the innate immune system affects cancer growth and development.

Caligiuri is the author of more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications and is a member of the editorial boards of some of the world’s most prestigious medical journals. He also holds numerous leadership positions in professional organizations and clinical societies throughout the country.

Big Lots appointed Lisa Bachmann senior vice president of information technology/merchandise planning and allocation.

Bachmann joined Big Lots in 2002 and has been responsible for merchandise planning, allocation and replenishment for more than 1,500 retail stores. In her expanded role, Bachmann oversees mission-critical information technology for all areas of the company, including supply chain management, merchandise planning, allocation, distribution, store operations, finance, human resources and business processes.

Bachmann brings more than two decades of retail and financial experience to her position. Prior to joining Big Lots, she was senior vice president of planning and allocation for Ames Department Stores. She also served as vice president of planning and allocation for the Casual Corner Group, overseeing Casual Corner, August Max and Petite Sophisticate Brands.

She holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western New England College.

Betty Clark, president and founder of CRM Cos., was appointed to the board of directors of the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio.

Clark has been in the advertising industry for 30 years. Her wealth of experience in brand marketing, buying and analysis, and her commitment to bettering the business community led to Clark’s appointment to the board of directors.

Over the years, Clark has orchestrated CPM Cos. into a marketing agency providing consultation services to small to mid-sized businesses that is recognized as one of Columbus’ leading small business specialists.

Eugene L. Hollins has joined Wiles, Boyle, Burkholder & Bringardner Co.

After serving as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Alan E. Norris, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Hollins began his practice with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey before moving to Metz & Bailey in 1993.

Hollins was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1988 after earning his law degree from The Ohio State University School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association and the International Municipal Lawyers Association.

R. Ted Miller was promoted to president of Compensation Consultants Inc., a workers’ compensation third-party administrator. In addition to maintaining his position as chief operating officer, Miller now manages all daily operations for CCI. He has been with CCI for almost 30 years.

Fifth Third Bank promoted Willie Wheat Jr. to banking center manager of the Worthington-Galena office. Wheat works to establish rapport with his staff, community and area businesses.

Wheat is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has received his Series 6, 63 and Life and Health Investment licenses.

Fifth Third also hired Jerry Knott as a vice president/senior portfolio manager in the investment advisers division. Knott manages customer portfolios and helps build their wealth. He was a senior trust officer with Fifth Third from 1986 to 1989.

Knott graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and earned an MBA in finance from the University of West Florida. He also attended College of Financial Planning CFP.

Matthew Lawson was hired as a mortgage loan originator. Lawson works to meet the mortgage needs of current customers while generating new business through realtors and builders.