Cardinal Health Inc. has named Anthony J. Rucci as its executive vice president of human resources. Rucci joins Cardinal from the University of Illinois at Chicagos College of Business Administration, where he was dean. Prior to his work at the university, Rucci held senior staff and line management positions as a corporate officer of two Fortune 100 companies, Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Baxter International.
BalletMet Columbus has elected four local business executives to its board of trustees: Janet K. Feldkamp, a partner with Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP; Beth Mooney, president of Bank One, NA (Ohio); Charles D. Smith, partner with Bricker & Eckler LLP; and Gregory Weaver, lead client service partner and advisory partner for Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Gov. Bob Taft has named Ohio Department of Human Services Director Jacqui Romer-Sensky to head the newly created Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The agency, which becomes operational July 1, was created by merging the Ohio Department of Human Services with the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services to create a seamless system for providing services to people looking for jobs and employers looking for workers.
Jay B. Barney, professor of management and human resources at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, has been appointed to the position of academic director for the colleges MBA programs. He will manage and oversee the curriculum and academic program development for the colleges MBA programs and will serve as chair of the MBA policy committee.
Barney, who holds the Bank One Chair of Excellence in Corporate Strategy, joined the Fisher College faculty in 1994. Prior to that, he taught organizational strategy and policy at Texas A&M University and UCLA. He earned his doctorate degree from Yale University.
Nana M. Jones, director of local government and community affairs for Columbia Gas of Ohio, and Mary Sue Findley, senior vice president of staff and administration at Fifth Third Bank, have been appointed as new members of the board of trustees of the Center for New Directions.
Former Mayor Gregory S. Lashutka and retired chief executive officer and chairman of Banc One Corp. John G. McCoy have received honorary doctorate degrees from The Ohio State University for their contributions to society and the business community.
The Longaberger Co. has announced several appointments in the areas of manufacturing, treasury management, accounting and strategic growth. The appointments include Jim Gimeson to vice president of manufacturing; Mary Farmer to executive director of basket operations; Rusty Deaton to vice president of treasury management; Jim Mannion to executive director of strategic growth; Julie Schmitt to controller; Sherry Pattison to director of taxation and risk management; and Angela Gilmore to director of product cost management.
Also appointed were Anne Dunlap, vice president of information services; Donna Krueger-Simmons, executive vice president of business growth; and Carol Brault, director of accounting operations, who will assume additional responsibilities. Along with Dunlaps responsibility for the companys technology leadership and operational support, she will lead the newly created area of Project Office, which will facilitate the timely progress of strategic projects. Krueger-Simmons, who oversees and leads the areas of sales, marketing and communications, will expand her management role with the addition of the Longaberger Homestead, The Place Off The Square and Dresden retail. Brault, who oversees the areas of accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and payroll, has also assumed responsibility for the development and construction accounting areas.
Beth A. Savage has been appointed managing director of the Columbus office of Milwaukee-based AuditForce.
Annie Luken Hall, director of the Government Relations Group of Bank One Corp., has been re-elected to a position on the Ohio Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
Custom Coach Corp. has hired Barbara Wayman as manager of communications. In the newly created position, Wayman will oversee the companys public relations, advertising and promotion efforts.