Kristina Martinez has been appointed vice president and principal of Barton Denmarsh Esteban Inc., a Pittsburgh-based strategic branding, communications and design firm.
James Hassinger has been appointed executive director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission. He is the former executive director of the Centralia Council of Governments, a regional planning organization based in Charlotte, N.C.
Jennifer McDonough and Gary Regan have joined the Pittsburgh office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Julian Neiser, Heather Purcell and Christopher Smith have joined the law firm of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott.
Tim Kane, president, CEO and founder of Kinetic Workplace, has been elected president of the International Telework Association & Council.
William Guttman, distinguished service professor of economics and technology at Carnegie Mellon University, has joined the board of directors of Confluence, a mutual funds software maker.
James Arcuri, Dana Bacsi, Michael Giblin, Scott Leah, Michelle Kopnski, Barry Nelson and Ken Scholtz have joined the law firm of Tucker Arensberg as associate attorneys.
Neil Baney, vice president/general manager of AGI Visual Concepts, has been named state director of the Gold Prospectors Association of America.
SecuraComm Consulting has named Linda Sarver vice president of administration and Michael LaBertew supervisor of CADD operations.
William Katip has been promoted to senior vice president for academic affairs by Robert Morris College. Richard Ritchie has been selected to serve as the college's senior vice president for business affairs.
Betty Silverstein Russell has joined CardiacAssist Inc. as executive vice president of sales and marketing.