Movers & Shakers Featured

9:34am EDT July 22, 2002

Jim Hackbarth has been named president and CEO of Virtualintern. Based in Columbus, Virtualintern is an online internship community focused on providing college students with internship opportunities and helping companies expand their recruiting channels to address the needs of college recruitment. Co-founders Jason Kuder and Nathan Kuder have been named vice president of international operations and vice president of product management, respectively. Also, Phillip Solomon has been named vice president of marketing, and Don Campbell has been named vice president of finance and administration.

John Havens, retired chairman of Banc One Corp., and Robert Massie, director and CEO of Chemical Abstracts Service, have been named by Gov. Bob Taft to the newly created Biomedical Research and Technology Transfer Commission. The commission will make strategic assessments of the types of state investments in biomedical research and biotechnology in Ohio that would be likely to create jobs and business opportunities and produce the most beneficial long-term improvements to the public health of Ohioans. One area of focus will be tobacco-related illnesses. The commission was created through Senate Bill 192, which established funds to receive annual payments from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

The Columbus Coal and Lime Co., a provider of pavers, bricks and other building supplies, has named Gary Buty as its president. Buty takes over the helm from Larry Borror, who is retiring after 34 years with the company.

Lois Griggs, president of Courtesy Ambulance Inc., has been reappointed to the Ohio Ambulance Licensing Board for a term ending July 5, 2002. Griggs is representing owners/operators of private emergency medical services on the board.

Several local executives have been named officers and members of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra board of trustees. New officers of the board are president Peggy L. Schwartz, free-lance project consultant; vice president Geoff Chatas, vice president of corporate finance at AEP; treasurer Milton Baughman, senior vice president of finance at The Huntington National Bank; and secretary Richard G. Smith III, executive vice president of Executive Jet Inc.

New members of the ProMusica board of trustees are Ron Barnes, COTA president and CEO; Rebecca Breuning, Scotts Co. vice president, corporate treasurer; Andi Wobst-Jeney, founder and president of H.D. Living Enterprises Inc.; and Saundra Dombey Cooke, investment adviser for Banc One Investment Advisors.

Tom Schultz has been promoted to president of Permedion, a health care quality measurement and improvement company in Westerville. Also at Permedion, J. Robinson McCormick, chairman of the Frank Gates Service Co., has been re-elected treasurer of the board of trustees.

Thomas E. Wilson has been appointed CFO of Croson-Teepe Mechanical Contractors. Prior to joining the company, Wilson was CFO of a regional cable operator.

Gerbig, Snell/Weisheimer & Associates Inc. has named Joseph Soto senior vice president. He will be responsible for leading several global and U.S. pharmaceutical account teams.

Interactive Ink Inc., a Columbus-based new media design and programming firm, has named Mark Whitman vice president of sales and marketing. He will oversee and direct all sales and marketing activities.

Jennifer Feucht has joined Creative Medical Marketing in the position of vice president. The full service agency markets medical and dental practices, products and services in Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Elford Inc. has promoted Jay Matson to vice president of field operations. His responsibilities will include participating in the preconstruction process and acting as project executive.

Ultryx Corp. has appointed Russell S. Frazee vice president of professional services. He will be responsible for managing all professional services associated the Ultryx's software products, lead the company's project management and project engineering teams and oversee related customer-facing processes. Also at Ultryx, Mary L. Murtha has been promoted to vice president of marketing.

Mencken Communications Group Ltd. has named Amber Blackwell as vice president of editorial services.