Earl W. Phillips Jr., president of Phillips Design, has earned the 1999 Dublin Chamber of Commerce Presidents Award. Phillips was selected in recognition of his contribution in developing the chambers Web site, his assistance with the chambers Internet business mall and internal network, and his help in making the chamber Y2K compliant.
Paula Ryan, marketing director of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, has assumed the chair of the 1999 Downtown Council. The council is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting downtown and is sponsored by the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
Connaissance Consulting of Columbus has appointed Harold L. William as its president. William is the former executive vice president of Siebel Consulting.
Fritz Weidner, president of Weidner & Associates, has received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. This award is given once a year to 25 members of the association for meritorious service in the detection and deterrence of fraud.
Sam Grooms, principal of Hy-Tek, and Robert K. Peterson, president of Columbus Serum Co., have been elected members of KeyBanks Columbus advisory board.
Quick Solutions Inc. has promoted Scott Cummans to vice president and general manager of the companys Columbus headquarters. Cummans joined Quick Solutions in 1995 as its director of consulting services and was promoted to vice president in 1997.
Paul Werth Associates has named Thomas G. Chakurda senior vice president. Chakurda will assume leadership of the firms corporate practice area, providing service to clients primarily in the healthcare, technology, manufacturing and retail industries.
Equity, a Columbus-based real estate development company, has promoted Susan Murphy to vice president and chief financial officer, Harold G. Compton Jr. to vice president of construction in Columbus and Mark R. Caulk to vice president of construction in Cincinnati and Dayton.
M. Renee Bostick has been named interim CEO for the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County. Bostick formerly served the board as its chief operating officer.
Bryce H. Hooker has joined HER Realtors in the newly created position of chief information officer. Hooker is responsible for combining marketing and technical expertise to expand and simplify the companys current Internet and intranet sites to make them more user friendly.
Roy Bumpass has joined Performance Site Management as vice president. Bumpass formerly worked with Pro-Terra Environmental, a sister company to Performance Site Management, and with Kokosing Construction.
Franklin University has hired Martha K. Shouldis as its vice president for academics and curriculum development. Shouldis is the former provost of the Community and Technical College at West Virginia University Institute.
Betty Young has joined Franklin as assistant dean for curriculum. She will focus on redesigning the traditional 15-week trimester courses into six learning modules.
Vincent Pettinelli, founder and former chairman of PeopleServe Inc., has been named to Franklins executive in residence position, which uses business professionals and prominent executives to research new initiatives, major programs and curriculum.