Banking and finance
Susan M. Rhodes joined HBK Sorce Financial LLC as director of marketing.
Ben Greenfeld , an assistant advisor at Legend Financial Advisors Inc., obtained the accredited wealth management advisor designation.
Hunter R. Morris joined KPMG LLP as an associate in its tax practice, where he will provide economic and valuation services.
John W. Burns and John D. Waclawski Jr. were elected shareholders in Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote P.C., Pittsburgh office. Burns concentrates his practice in transportation/trucking litigation, high technology and general liability. Waclawski concentrates his practice in litigation, with emphases in commercial law and technology law.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC elected to its board of directors for three-year terms Jeremy Garvey and Tom Giotto , both of the Pittsburgh office.
Elizabeth Martin Colombo joined the Pittsburgh office of Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott LLC as an associate in the business division. She has represented clients in employment discrimination, construction litigation, premises liability, medical malpractice and workers' compensation defense litigation.
Advertising, public relations
JLS Creative Solutions named Alicia Blystone client relations manager and Vincent E. Mannino chief business development officer.
Kolbrener Inc. hired Sara Minion as a designer and Conrad Schroeder as a writer specializing in business development.
Chatham University promoted Samantha M. Swift to assistant vice president for university advancement.
St. Clair Hospital promoted Andrea Kalina to vice president, human resources and organizational advancement.
UPMC Health Plan hired Jeffrey D. Nelson as vice president for marketing and communications.
Matrix Solutions hired Patricia Garst-Napier and Katie McGinley as account managers and Adam Sullivan as an instructional designer. The company promoted Jonathan Danial to associate marketing specialist and Jennifer Santry to senior client services analyst.
Cheryl Boggess was elected president of Women in Nuclear Global. She is a senior project manager and principal engineer at Westinghouse Electric Co.
The Rev. Thomas J. Burke was appointed pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Braddock.
Rick Beaver , vice president of quality and support services at Heritage Valley Health System, was appointed to the 2008 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, given by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Astorino promoted Dino Persichetti to chief operating officer, Ron Dellaria to chief compliance officer and president of Astorino Development Co., Robert Ward to president of engineering, Nikola Doichev to senior vice president of design and hired Traci McGavitt Yates as vice president of business development.
Michael J. Dennehy Jr. , chairman of the Township of Pine Board of Supervisors, was elected to a three-year term on the executive committee of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.
GPS Consulting hired in its Pittsburgh office Mike Poggi as business development and sales manager and Keith Wehner as public affairs manager.
Congregation Beth Shalom appointed Avi Steindel youth director.
ServiceLink appointed Kevin Kelly vice president of development for vision global solutions.
Michael Baker Corp. appointed Michael Ziemianski vice president and chief resources officer. Michael Baker Jr. Inc. promoted David W. McFayden to vice president of Homeland Security services and Frank D. Terak to vice president in the facilities service area.
Centria Coating Services hired Paul Swinski as regional sales manager.
H.J. Heinz Co. appointed Chris Warmoth executive vice president, Asia Pacific.
Debra S. Ulrich became president and chief executive officer of Sysco Corp.
The Allegheny Tax Society named as officers and directors: President, Leonard Andrews of Sisterson & Co. LLP; past president, Thomas Bakaitus Jr. of Herbein & Company Inc.; vice president, Donald Johnston of Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP; treasurer, David Adams of Alcoa Inc.; corresponding secretary, Matthew Schwartz of James Lange Law Offices; recording secretary, Paul Kasicky of Thorp Reed & Armstrong LLP; Paul Mavrinac of McCrory & McDowell LLC and Michelle Kopnski of Tucker Arensberg P.C.
Dr. Gwendolyn Sowa , an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at University of Pittsburgh, received the Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award. The award provides two-year grants of $200,000, including an institutional match, to help young faculty members initiate and ultimately sustain careers in research and education in the geriatrics aspects of their disciplines. Sowa was selected because of the promise demonstrated in her proposal, "Investigation into the use of serum biomarkers as an improved diagnostic tool for active pain generators in aging patients with low back pain."
First National Bank of Pennsylvania received the Pillars of the Community Award from Federal Home Loan Bank.
Vector Marketing opened a sales office at 3578 Brodhead Road, Center, run by branch manager Jessie Wright .
Marie Milie Jones of the law firm Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck P.L.L.C. spoke at the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania/PCoRp Prison Risk Management Workshop. She presented "Surviving the Bermuda Triangle: the ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation," and provided a legal update on issues facing prison officials and governmental entities in civil rights litigation.
Marc S. Raspanti , a partner in the law firm Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP, presented "Hot Fraud Topics for 2008, The Good, the Bad & the Ugly" at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants 2008 Health Care Conference. Raspanti is chair of the firm's white collar criminal defense group.
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