Movers & Shakers Featured

9:41am EDT July 22, 2002

Karen M. Moore, a partner of Bricker & Eckler LLP, has been appointed to serve a five-year term as state chair for Ohio of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Joel Korte, president of Urban Environments Inc., a Columbus-based professional landscape contractor, has been appointed to the Franklin Park Conservatory Joint Recreation District board of trustees for a three-year term.

Michael Huntley has been named president and COO of King Thompson, Realtors. Huntley, former executive vice president and general manager of the company, was president of the Columbus Board of Realtors in 1998 and named Broker of the Year in 1999 by the 5,000-member trade association.

Michael Collins, president of Promotions One and vice president of Collins Studios Inc., has been named the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce 2000 Community Service Award recipient. His involvement in community service includes the executive board for the Columbus Race for the Cure Foundation, the Westerville Rotary Club and the board of the Westerville Community Reinvestment Housing Council.

Wayne Lin, partner and president of Columbus-based golf companies Mars Golf Supply and Red Planet, has been chosen by Golfweek magazine for its “40 Under 40” list. The list names 40 golf industry people under the age of 40 who are expected to shape the business and the future of the game.

Jane A. Blank has been named principal of The Knowledge Group, a new comprehensive communications network design and consulting firm. In 1989, Blank founded Telecommunications for Health Care, which merged with The Knowledge Group earlier this year. Also at The Knowledge Group, Martin McMurray has been appointed president and managing principal.

Westerman Inc. of Bremen has hired Scott Carpenter as executive vice president and CFO. Carpenter, a certified public accountant, will be responsible for the company’s finance, accounting and other administrative functions.

Lord, Sullivan & Yoder Inc. has promoted Pat Smith and Mark Placenti to the position of vice president/director of client services. The two share the title and take on the responsibilities of Nancy Barr, who was promoted to president of LSY earlier this year. Smith joined LSY in 1993 as vice president/account supervisor after a distinguished career in marketing communications and advertising. Placenti joined LSY in early 1999 as vice president/group account director. Before that, he was president and co-owner of Whole Brain Films in Phoenix.

Renier Construction has hired Edward Rice as vice president, project development, and Steven Wolf as vice president of operations.

Mark Shy, vice president and co-founder of the Columbus-based general construction and construction management company Renovators Inc., has been elected to the executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America, Simon Kenton Council, as senior vice president of programs.

LifeCare Alliance has elected Kamilla Sigafoos, COO of The Ohio State University Hospitals, as president of its board of directors. Other officers elected are John Ennis, director of benefits administration at Battelle Memorial Institute, as vice president; Maryann Ingram Kelley of White Castle as secretary; and William P. Zox, partner at Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn, as treasurer.

Ohio Credit Union System has named John R. Florian COO of the Ohio Credit Union League. Florian joined the league in 1991 as director of government affairs and has held the position of vice president of advocacy since 1997.

Larry L. Dunn has been promoted to Columbus region president of Croson-Teepe Mechanical Contractors.

The YWCA of Columbus has promoted six senior staff members. They are Kathy Lansberry to vice president of finance and COO; Carol Trowbridge to vice president of childcare and youth programs; Linda Kanney to vice president of human resources; Beth Morrow Lonn to vice president of development; Sue Phillips to vice president of development; and Barbara Pratzner to vice president of planning and business enterprises.

Seven local public relations professionals were elected to the 2000 executive board of the Central Ohio chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The new executive board members are president, John Kompa, Edward Howard & Co.; president-elect, Denise Baker, Lord, Sullivan & Yoder; treasurer, Susan Merryman, UUNET; secretary, Laurel Johnson, School Employees Retirement System; vice president of planning and procedures, Julia Bradley, Wexner Heritage Village; vice president of membership, Maureen Miller, Ohio Consumers’ Counsel; and past president, Douglas Frazier, Clary Communications.