Brian J. Jereb, Bernard L. Karr, Michael G. Riley and Roger L. Shumaker of McDonald, Hopkins, Burke and Haber were certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as specialists in estate planning, trust and probate law.
Howard, Wershbale & Co. promoted Claudia Monnett to senior manager in accounting and auditing services, Barbara Notardonato-Cole to senior manager in PostAcute advisory services, Janis Dlugos and John P. Krizansky to manager in accounting and auditing services, Laura J. White to manager in tax services, Jason A. Gresser to senior in accounting and auditing services and Matthew T. Kissell to senior in tax services. The company added Christopher W. Bartlett as senior in tax services, Tracy L. Bender and Joseph W. Schapel as staff in tax services, TerryLynn Carbone-Baxter as staff in PostAcute advisory services, Keith J. Williams as senior in accounting and auditing services and Michael P. Richardson, Marleen A. Sylvester, David F. Wachter, Jonathan C. Wolnik and Jack Yudkevich as staff in accounting and auditing services.
Beth M. Adams joined Brzytwa, Quick and McCrystal as an associate.
Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell hired Eugene Stevens as partner.
Gregg S. Levy of Dinn, Hochman, Potter & Levy was appointed to the 2003 board of trustees of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland.
Skoda, Minotti & Co added Robert E. Coode and Harvey Kotler to the All-American Team of the American Funds Group of mutual funds.
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs hired Natalie F. Grubb as an associate in employment law practice and the company's Gerald B. Chattman became a member of the Business Advisory Council of the National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise.
Robert L. Brown and M. Terrell Menefee created the new law firm of Brown Menefee.
Cohen & Co. added Jonathan Penwell as manager in the tax department and transferred Mike Harding to the tax department.
Michelle Mahle was promoted to director of SS&G Financial Services.
Fairport Asset Management hired Fred Merrick and Helen Tomlinson as senior managing directors.
Ciuni & Panichi hired Deborah Bonanno as senior accountant in accounting and auditing and Jason Boros as staff accountant in accounting and auditing.
Liggett-Stashower promoted Mindi Carr to program associate and Kristi Stolarski to program manager in the public relations group.
Sandy R. Cameron was appointed to counsel at Conway, Marken, Wyner, Kurant & Kern.
ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
Vickie Yakunin joined Fleishman Hillard as an account executive in consumer practice.
Dix & Eaton hired Scott Tennant as senior account executive in media relations.
Rob Adelstein and Randy Golenberg created the marketing agency R-Solutions.
BANKING & FINANCE
Gale Financial Group hired Howard R. Klebanow as agency brokerage director and Richard M. Packer and Douglas W. Sockman as financial professionals.
Ohio Preferred Network launched a new Web site, www.opnppo.com.
Jared Chaney was appointed chief communications officer at Medical Mutual.
Parma Community General Hospital hired Michael Ritzenthaler as director of pharmacy and Terrance K. Byrne as director of health information systems.
The Cleveland Botanical Garden named Rebecca Brayton Bendlak associate director of development, Candace Conner marketing associate, David Desimone director of visitor services and Paul Krenisky facilities manager.
John Samsa of LakeEast Hospital and Marvin Slesh of LakeWest Hospital were named 2002 Physicians of the Year by the Lake Hospital Systems.
Jennifer & Co. added bio-ionic retexturizing system to its available services. And Debbie Brew of Jennifer & Co. was a runner-up in an international Cover Text competition by Nails Magazine.
Creative Specialties International, a division of Moen, hired Brian Grant as senior product manager and promoted Mike Bauer to director of marketing.
Shawn Nelson of Fredon received the Joseph A. Savoca Award.
Ohio Broach & Machine Co. appointed Rod Sundet of Accurate Industrial Methods as its New England sales representative.
The Alloy Engineering Co. hired Gary L. Auten as sales engineer and manager of the Michigan sales-service office.
CAMP hired Roger Bilas as senior lean consultant, Teri Bruns as senior business consultant, Joan Driscoll as business development specialist and Mike Hayes as manufacturing consultant.
Ranpak named John D. McMichael director of quality, Paul C. Dahl general sales manager, Jeff L. Tischleder director of national accounts, Gregg J. Turk director of tax and risk management, Benjamin C. Cordova computer operations specialist and Ray Kivimaki manager of assembly operations at the Concord manufacturing facility.
Bettcher Manufacturing appointed Earl Gott director of quality and Holly Karban director of materials and project execution.
Stevens Baron Communications received a 2002 Silver PIANKO Print Excellence Award from the Printing Industries Association.
Patricia Ross of SCK Design received a Volunteer Service Award for her effort with COSE.
The Business Advisers of Cleveland elected Carlton B. Schnell as president, George F. Lynch as first vice president, James Markey as second vice president, Lois Hann as secretary and Henry Chisholm as treasurer for 2003.
Melvin Pye, Nick Early, Patricia Britt, Edward Eckart and Helmut Schreiber received Community Partner awards from St. Vincent Charity Hospital.
Frank Ciotola was elected chairperson of the Ohio Leadership Council of the small business group.
Kristina Perevosnik was named annual fund manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland.
REAL ESTATE & ARCHITECTURE
Marriott International added a Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Beachwood.
NSL Analytical Services added an AMRAY scanning electron microscope to its materials characterization area.