Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, a law firm specializing in creditors' rights, hired Carol Berry as its corporate foreclosure manager. Berry is responsible for foreclosure proceedings in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The firm opened new offices in Philadelphia in July.
KeyBank named Lara Mongelluzzo vice president in the public sector division for the Central Ohio District. She is responsible for all Central Ohio public sector/nonprofit accounts. Previously, she worked for Sen. George Voinovich. Thomas Spilman was named district retail leader and senior vice president in the retail banking division.
BalletMet's Board of Trustees elected as trustees Jeffrey Byron, general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue at Polaris Fashion Place; Vicki Kaufman, community volunteer; and Mitchell Levitt, senior vice president and partner at Karlsberger Cos.
Robin Retzler joined the regional accounting and consulting firm Rea & Assoc. Inc. as principal and director of tax. She works primarily from the Dublin office.
Mike Zieg, president of Zieg Management, a development company, was elected to the national leadership of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Zieg was named to a one-year term as vice president.
Architectural and engineering firm GPD Group, located in Akron, Cleveland, Stow and Indianapolis, opened an office in the Greater Columbus area. The new location is part of its aggressive growth plan.
Conrad, Phillips & Vutech advertising and marketing agency was recognized by Healthcare Marketing Report for its work on behalf of Columbus Children's Hospital. The firm received five awards for radio, newspaper and direct mail advertising.
James S. McLean was hired by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation as its chief investment officer. McLean oversees the management of the state insurance fund investment assets and ensures compliance with the bureau's investment policy. He was most recently a senior portfolio manager with Bank One.
Cornerstone Home Finance, a mortgage company, moved to the Motorists Building at 471 East Broad St. The larger space enables it to hire 12 additional employees.
The area's ninth largest law firm, Bailey Cavalieri LLC, began operations this summer. The firm is comprised of 45 lawyers and 24 administrative and paralegal staff members formerly with Arter & Hadden LLP. It will operate offices in Columbus and Dayton.
Jim Koster was named a principal with Coldwell Banker Commercial United Realty Services. He developed a companywide database that provides agents cutting-edge marketing and research capabilities.
Law firm Roetzel & Andress hired Gary Koch as its governmental affairs director. He will represent clients in Columbus and Washington, D.C. Koch has extensive lobbying experience with AT&T and Lucent Technologies.