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12:50pm EDT February 26, 2002
Roger Geiger, director of the National Federation of Independent Business, Ohio, has been reappointed to the Governor's Industrial Commission Nominating Council for a term ending Oct. 20, 2003.

Progressive Medical Inc., a national managed care provider to the workers' compensation industry, has named Robert Schlabig vice president of information systems. He will oversee all corporate technology systems applications and manage employees responsible for the corporate Web site, intranet and daily operational computer systems.

Northland Alliance chairman Mark Bell has been called to active duty by the U.S. Army. Fred Damsen, co-owner of Roger C. Perry & Co., is the new Alliance chairman.

Michael McGee is Caspian Software's director of professional services. He was formerly general manager of AdvizeX Technologies, and also worked for IBM and Battelle Memorial Institute. Caspian Software is an information consulting firm headed by CEO Emmet Apolinario.

The Central Ohio chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has elected seven local professionals to its 2002 executive board. Seven others were selected to serve on the board of directors. Elected were president, Susan Merryman, APR, Edward Howard & Co.; president-elect, Maureen Miller, Ohio Consumer's Counsel; vice president/planning and procedures, Julie Bradley, APR, Netcare Corp.; vice-president/membership, M.J. Clark, APR, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP; treasurer, Megan Harrington, Dallas Design & Technology Inc.; secretary, Cathe Moog, Greater Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau; and past president, Denise Baker, Lord, Sullivan & Yoder Public Relations.

Elected to the board of directors were Richard Baker, APR, Metatec; J.C. Benton, Ohio Department of Education; Steve Iseman, Ohio Northern University; Sandy Knoesel, APR, State Teachers Retirement Systems of Ohio; Dan Orzano, Nationwide; Deb Strohmaier, APR, American Electric Power; and Denise Whalen, APR, Whalen Public Relations.

Thompson Hine announced its newest European affiliation with the law firm Delporte Dugardyn de Their & Lefebvre (DDDL). The 13 partners and lawyers of the Belgian law firm will serve as of counsel attorneys of Thompson Hine LLP and will provide services to the Thompson Hine clients. DDDL's clients will also have access to Thompson Hine lawyers.

Executive Staffing Solutions has moved its offices from 445 Hutchinson Ave., Suite 995, Columbus, to 150 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 50, Worthington. The telephone number, 885-8490, remains the same.