Movers & Shakers Featured

10:50am EDT October 23, 2001

J. Robinson McCormick, co-founder and board chairman of The Frank Gates Cos. Inc., has been honored as a Distinguished Eagle Scout by the National Eagle Scout Association. The award is presented to those who reached the rank of Eagle Scout 25 or more years ago, achieved leadership status in their career and volunteered their talents in their community. McCormick is vice chairman of the Columbus Municipal Airport Authority and previously served as president of the Rotary Club of Columbus and chair of the Ohio Workers' Compensation Advisory Council.

Phil Ellett has been named CEO of SingleSourceIT. Ellett will assume the company's day-to-day operations and oversee the opening of a new office in Dallas.

Farah Majidzadeh, CEO and chair of Resource International Inc., has been named to the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in recognition of her exemplary accomplishments and service to Ohio. Resource International, founded in the basement of Majidzadeh's family home, now has offices across Ohio and Saudi Arabia. She actively promotes innovation throughout her industry and was the first female member of the International Road Federation.

Rhonda DeMuth, president of TDCI Consulting LLC, will compete for regional finals of the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week Awards after the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce named her Small Business Person of the Year. Through her leadership, annual revenue for TDCI has grown from $2 million to $8.5 million, staff size increased from 27 to 60 and the number of the company's customers increased from 50 to more than 230 in the past three years.

Stephen P. Grassbaugh, a partner with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, has been elected president of the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association, a professional organization of more than 900 members formed to act as a conduit for the flow of information among all local governments.

Jim Fox has been named president of Fox Corporate OutFitters, a new division of Fox Embroidery Inc. The focus of the division will be to market casual apparel to the corporate market in the Columbus area and nationwide with Internet sales.

The national law firm of Arter & Hadden LLP has elected Dan Bailey, a partner in the firm's Columbus office, as chairman of its national executive committee. As chairman of the firm's Director and Officer Liability Practice Group, Bailey represents and consults with directors and officers, corporations, insurance companies and law firms across the country. Dan Cvetanovich, another partner in the Columbus office, also has been named to the executive committee. He heads the firm's Columbus Business and Commercial Litigation Group.

Girtha has been named top dog at Dublin-based Buchanan & Associates marketing, advertising and public relations. A three-year-old German shepherd and Doberman pinscher mix, Girtha hopes to hone her skill base of squirrel chasing and power napping during her tenure at the agency.

Union Savings Bank has named Mike Shannon vice president. Shannon will be responsible for the branch's retail banking operation and will assist with the mortgage lending operations.

Nationwide Financial has appointed Kimberly Greer as vice president of individual markets. Also at Nationwide Financial, Robert Rolland has been appointed vice president of institutional markets.

Columbus-based National Church Residences, which owns or manages nearly 200 senior citizen and family-based communities in the United States, has promoted David Kayuha to vice president and chief administrative officer.

Sean Sadr has joined Lord, Sullivan & Yoder as vice president of e-business strategies. Before joining LSY, Sadr was the director of e-business strategy at MarchFirst Inc., where he helped develop and engineer e-business models.

Jennifer L. Rudek of Worthington-based Shore Morgan Financial Advisors has been promoted to vice president, financial planning. Rudek specializes in coordination and management of clients' financial resources.

EXXCEL Contract Management Inc. has named John Markham to the newly created position of vice president of organizational development. Markham previously served as vice president of human resources at Columbus-based Franklin International.

Johnny Scales has been named general manager of Easton Town Center. Scales joins Easton from The Pizzuti Cos., where he served as director of management services for Miranova.