The Ohio Department of Development honored local businesswomen Erin Nyrop Glasgow, owner/president, Sterling Electric Co., Dublin; Mindy D. Hedges, president, Media Solutions Inc., Delaware; Vickie Hutchins and Jo Ann Martin, owners, Gooseberry Patch, Delaware; and Rhonda J. Slotta, president, TDCI Consulting LLC, Worthington, at the 1999 Excellence in Enterprise Awards. The Ohio Department of Developments Womens Business Resource Program/Small Business Development Center and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP established the award in 1996 to recognize the achievements and economic contributions of Ohios women-owned companies.
Gov. Bob Taft has appointed 21 business executives to his Small Business Advisory Council. Local executives named to the council include Linda Hondros, president, Hondros College; James Matesich, CEO, Matesich Distribution Co.; Curtis McGuire, owner, Redlegs Lumper Service Inc.; Dwight Smith, president, Sophisticated Systems Inc.; and Robert Vennemeyer, CEO, Design Group Inc.
Michael E. Flowers, partner of Bricker & Eckler LLP, has been elected chair of the business law section of the American Bar Association. As chair, Flowers will implement three new initiatives for the section, including a business law ambassadors program, a career forum and an electronic resume bank and job posting service.
Rogers Drew has been appointed international tax partner in the Columbus office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Samuel S. Stallworth Jr., vice president and general manager of WSYX-TV, has been elected a national vice president of the voluntary leadership of Muscular Dystrophy Association. The associations vice presidents provide counsel in their areas of expertise and assist through advocacy and support of its programs.
David A. Diamond has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president-corporate controller at Nationwide. Before joining Nationwide in 1988 as director of financial projects, Diamond was senior manager at Ernst & Young.
JoAnna W. Cooke has been named vice president of marketing for the United Way following 10 years of volunteer involvement with the organization. Prior to joining United Way, Cooke spent three years with Bank One Corp. as vice president of strategic marketing for its Finance One Corp. and vice president of marketing development for Banc One Credit Card Services Co.
Gerbig, Snell/Weisheimer & Associates Inc. has named Neal Gearinger vice president/account director. Gearinger, formerly the director of managed care marketing, neuroscience and infectious disease with Bristol-Myers Squibb, will be responsible for all aspects of a number of the agencys pharmaceutical accounts.
Alan Silow, former director of marketing and public relations for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival in New Mexico, has been appointed executive director of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.
Paul A. Gydosh Jr., a Columbus-based certified financial planner, has been named to Worth Magazines annual list of the top 250 financial advisors in the nation. Gydosh is a financial planner with the Steinhaus Financial Group, an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp.