Bill Sutton has joined management consulting firm General Management Technologies as office manager/controller. He previously was a professional services manager with Innovative Management Solutions.
Louis Stanasolovich, president and CEO of Legend Financial Advisors Inc., and Diane Pearson, a financial adviser and shareholder at the firm,were selected by Worth magazine in its September 2001 issue as among the "250 Best Financial Advisors in America." This was Stanasolovich's fifth consecutive selection on the list and Pearson's first.
Michael Hennen and Jill Locnikar, now associates at law firm Cohen & Grigsby PC, were honored this summer by the Allegheny County Bar Association's Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section as the 1999-2000 recipients of the Gibson Award. The award goes to the law students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Duquesne University School of Law who receive the highest award in the bankruptcy course. In addition, associate Michael Braxton has been elected to the board of directors of the Pittsburgh City Theatre. He works in the firm's litigation group.
Gerard Kunic has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Commercial National Bank of Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of Commercial National Financial Corp. Most recently, he was president and CEO of Allegheny Valley Bank of Pittsburgh.
David Pae has joined FullTilt Solutions as senior practice manager at its Pittsburgh-based e-business consulting practice. He previously was director of strategy for marchFIRST, where he was responsible for strategy, methodology and technical architecture development.
Ronald Gill Jr. has joined consulting and engineering firm SecuraComm Consulting Inc. as an accounting assistant.
Larry Schwartz has joined CPA firm Alpern, Rosenthal & Co. as a sales account manager in the technology services group. He is a Microsoft-certified sales specialist and Cisco sales expert.
Valerie Bray has been promoted to the position of interior design director at PWCampbell, a local construction services organization. She is responsible for developing interior finish selections, space planning and retail merchandising programs for clients.
Harold Wintner, a McKeesport-based CPA, has been honored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as an honorary member of its organization to salute his 50 years of membership. Wintner, 81 years old, continues to practice actively as a CPA.
L. Michael Yandura has joined NuRelm E-Business Software Inc. as office manager. He will manage the office and take over administrative responsibilities at the Web-enabling software company's Uniontown-based headquarters.
Barbara Johnson, vice president and a director of The Webb Law Firm, has been selected to be profiled in the 56th edition of Marquis' "Who's Who in America." This is the third time she has been featured in the publication.
The Fragasso Group Inc., a local investment management firm, has made several officer appointments. Deborah Sales has been appointed a vice president of the firm and branch manager of its downtown office. Diana Schroeder has been appointed corporate secretary and continues as the firm's administrative manager. Andrei Voicu has been named a vice president and continues to serve as director of portfolio management. Michael Fertig has been appointed a vice president and branch manager of the firm's South Hills office branch.
Brad Lauer has joined packaging specialist All-Pack Inc. as sales territory manager. Previously, he was a control agent with Federal Express in New York City. Also, the company has hired Judi Tranter as customer service representative in its Pittsburgh office.
W. Ryan Davis has joined the Pittsburgh office of law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as an associate in its business and finance practice group. Abhijat Parikh has joined as a patent associate in its intellectual property-patent practice group and Jennifer Schlagle has joined as an associate in the litigation practice group.
David Lovejoy has joined Greycourt & Co. as a director and chief operating officer. He is a director of First Internet Bank and formerly vice chairman of Mellon Bank Corp. Before that, he was vice chairman of Security Pacific Corp.
William King Jr. has joined Great American Federal Savings and Loan Association as a senior commercial loan officer in its commercial lending department. He most recently was vice president and commercial loan officer at First International Bank in Pittsburgh. John Kish, chairman and CEO of Great American Federal, has been elected to the board of directors of Housing Opportunities Inc., a nonprofit corporation providing home ownership services to low- to moderate-income individuals and families.
J. Victor Conrad, CPA, CFP, ChFC, a financial professional of the member companies of The MONY Group, has been elected to the executive committee of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Debbie Cavrak has joined Elisco Advertising as an account executive. Most recently, she was graphics supervisor at Douglas Laboratories.
Jeff Mauro has been hired as an account executive at Innovative Integrations, a local business solutions company. Brenda Dare has joined as human resources consultant and Ladd Sustar, a senior technical solutions consultant at the firm, has become a Citrix-certified administrator, which means he is able to install and administer tasks on Citrix MetaFrame XP networking solutions.
Carol Cieslak has been promoted to director of operations at Corporate Accommodations Inc., which provides fully furnished and equipped short-term apartments to business and individuals throughout 10 locations in the Pittsburgh area.
Paul Minton has been named an associate at Pittsburgh law firm Blumling & Gusky, LLP. He joins the firm's corporate and commercial law practice group. He previously worked at Reed Smith LLP.
Kevin Taylor has joined Monroeville-based Mirage Advertising as vice president and creative director. Before joining the firm, he served 11 years as vice president and creative director at Krome Communications.
Linda Mathesius has been hired as a project manager for Beaver Falls-based Integra Marketing Group.
Eva Stevenson has been promoted to director of operations at CFA Real Estate Network, a full-service title company. She joined CFA, formerly known as Credit-facts of America, 18 years ago in the sales department.
Michael Cassidy, a shareholder in the health care group of law firm Tucker Arensberg PC, along with members of the referral network of law firms called Great Lakes Law, has authored the "Health Care Compliance Manual." The publication has been published by LexisNexis and offers readers information about health care legal issues.
Daniel Mosedale has been named executive chef at The Original Fish Market at the Westin Convention Center downtown. He is a native of Watford, England.
Adam Obsenica has joined Yanni Partners as a consulting analyst. He most recently worked for Duquesne University, where he provided technical support in its Investment Technology Center.
William Wolfe has been hired by The Callos Cos. as vice president of outplacement services for the personnel services company's Pittsburgh office.
Cristin McCormick has joined SecuraComm Consulting as a marketing coordinator. She previously was a proposal writer at Eckerd Health Services.
Accounting firm Horovitz, Rudoy & Roteman has added Tassie Bisers, Donna Deist, CPA, Gabriella Gally and Kathy Prokay, CPA, to its tax services team.
Anne DeLaCroix, who sold her real estate company to Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in 1996, has been named manager of the Howard Hanna Poland office and vice president of residential sales. The Poland office in Mahoning County includes 45 agents covering the county.
Kevin Laird has been named vice president and chief economist of Howard Hanna Financial Services. He joined Howard Hanna Financial in 1997 as a coordinator for the wholesale lending department. Most recently, he had been managing the firm's secondary marketing department.
Carrie Morrow has been appointed sports and wellness director at The Rivers Club in Oxford Center downtown. Prior to her new position, she was fitness program director with the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh.
Vivian Anderson has joined accounting firm Stokes & Hinds as a tax associate.Kelly Cowan joins the firm as a staff accountant.
John Lyncheski, an attorney who chairs the health care practice group at law firm Cohen & Grigsby, has been appointed chair of the Labor, OSHA and Human Resources Substantive Law Committee of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Theodore Schroeder, an attorney with the Pittsburgh office of law firm Littler Mendelson, has joined the Glade Run Foundation as a board member. The foundation is part of Glade Run Lutheran Services.
Douglas Noxon has been appointed executive chef/director of food and beverage of the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe in Cecil Township. He most recently was executive chef and assistant director of food and beverage for Oglebay Resort and Conference Center and the Wheeling Park Commission in Wheeling, W.Va.
Richard Hershberger, Ph.D., has joined the Pittsburgh Technology Council as the managing director of its Biomedical Network, an association of council member companies in the biomedical and biotechnology industry cluster. Jared Roberts has joined as managing director of its Information Technology Network and Olivia Davis has joined as managing director of its newly created Entrepreneur Network. In addition, Brian Kennedy has been hired as the council's public policy manager; Seon Pierce has joined as membership services executive; Andrea Kotjarapoglus has joined as a membership sales executive; Tony Esposito has been hired as production designer; Linda Tabakin has been hired as director of information and consulting services for both the council and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center; and Dana Takach has been named office administrator.