Steven M. Weiler has been elected president of the Archer-Meek-Weiler Agency, succeeding his father, Alan R. Weiler, who will continue to play an active role in the company as chairman. With 90 years of experience behind Archer-Meek-Weiler Agency and the dedication of the current staff, I am confident about successfully leading the agency into the next century, the younger Weiler says.
The law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP has elected Mimi Dane as partner in the Columbus offices litigation practice group. Mimi truly represents the values and ideals upon which our firm is based, says managing partner Alex Shumate. Dane received her law degree summa cum laude from The Ohio State University and holds a masters degree in English literature from Western Michigan University.
Richard Goldberg has been named a law partner in the firm of Scott, Scriven & Wahoff LLP. He has been with the firm since its inception in 1995. Goldberg received his law degree from The Ohio State University and is a board member of Columbus Light Opera.
John P. McConnell, chairman and CEO of Worthington Industries, has been elected to serve as first vice chairman of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerces board of directors. The board has also elected the following new members: Kathy H. Jones, senior vice president and general manager of Honda of America Mfg. Inc.; Dwight Smith, president of Sophisticated Systems Inc.; Audrey Weil, COO of CompuServe Inc.; John Ensign, president of Ruscilli Construction; and Valeriana Moeller, president of Columbus State Community College.
Richard E. Jacob, chairman and CEO of Prescott, Forbes and Associates, has been elected chairman of the Small Business Council, an affiliate of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce. He will also serve as a representative to the chambers board of directors.
Retired HMS Partners Ltd. Vice Chair Paula Spence has received the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerces Columbus Award for her business success and community service.
Dublin-based PeopleServe Inc. has hired Scott Macomber as executive vice president and CFO and Ric Hughes as vice president/controller. Macomber previously served as senior vice president, CFO and treasurer for Vitalink Pharmacy Services Inc. in Illinois. Hughes came to PeopleServe from Ernst & Young where he was senior manager of the Columbus office.
Franklin Universitys board of trustees has elected James Kunk, president of Huntington National Banks Central Ohio region, as chairman. Kunk, who has been on Franklins board since 1994, replaced William Bennett of Bank One in the chairmans role.
The Sales Executive Club has named its top five Distinguished Sales & Marketing Award winners. They are Michael L. Ball, Karlsberger Cos.; Dan Lappin, NEXTLINK Ohio; Mary Jobe, Resource One Computer Systems Inc.; Kathy Kamnikar, Antique Networking Inc.; and Robert M. Roach, Northwestern Mutual Life.
Newark-based MedBen has promoted James A. Weisent to vice president of planning and development. Weisent, who has been with the health and life insurer since 1992, previously served as director of technical services.
TRANSMAP Corp. has named John Gabel vice president of operations and John Gouskos vice president of marketing. Gabel joined TRANSMAP from Information Dimensions and Gouskos previously worked at Sterling Commerce.
Sandra M. Morckel has been promoted to vice president of Hodge, Cramer & Associates, a professional fund-raising consulting firm in Dublin. Morckel has been with the firm since 1996 and has raised more than $15 million in philanthropic support throughout her 10-year career in the field. She is currently managing $30 million in ongoing capital campaign projects.
G. Edward Alting has been promoted to associate principal at Moody/Nolan Ltd. Inc. He has been with the Columbus-based architectural and engineering firm for 11 years.
As part of the development of a new management team, Mansfield Plumbing Products has hired Larry D. Curran as vice president of finance and CFO. Other management changes at the company include the promotion of Ted Catino to vice president of operations/technical support and the hiring of William Hathaway as vice president of operations, Larry Rohs as vice president/general manager of acrylic operations, David M. Pete Kirkpatrick as director of wholesale sales, Jack Salvato as director of marketing, Kevin Oak as director of operations for the companys manufacturing facility in Perrysville, Larry Waldruff as director of supply chain operations and David LaRue as director of information services.