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Euro RSCG Magnet announces promotions

| Sunday, June 13, 2004

Euro RSCG Magnet promoted Susan English, Courtney Haines, Mandy Miller and Pattie Sullivan in the Pittsburgh office. English, who joined Magnet in 1999, and Haines and Sullivan, who both joined the firm in 1997, were promoted to associate vice president. Miller, who joined Magnet in 2002, was named an assistant account executive.

Banking/finance

Lorraine D. Cruz was hired by Yanni Partners Inc. as a performance measurement analyst. She has more than 20 years' accounting experience and most recently worked on data research for Mellon Labs and E-commerce in the online services department. She also worked as a services delivery representative in Mellon Financial Service's cash management department.

Matthew P. Hughes joined Indiana University of Pennsylvania as interim vice president for institutional advancement/executive director of the Foundation for IUP. Hughes most recently worked as director of development at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. He spent nine years in fund raising at Carnegie Mellon University and later was director of development in the school of computer science.

Attorney Cynthia M. Maleski , whose practice is in Natrona Heights, was elected a national trustee and member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association board of directors. Maleski is a former Pennsylvania insurance commissioner and general counsel to Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is a former officer for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and is an adjunct professor at Duquesne University, where she teaches insurance law.

Legal

Timothy M. Hazel joined Buchanan Ingersoll as a shareholder in the financial institutions and real estate practice group. Hazel received his law degree at Duquesne University.

Pietragallo, Bosick & Gordon hired Eric A. Fischer as a senior associate in the litigation defense practice group; Anthony J. Basinski as a member, Mary Margaret Hill as a senior associate and Amy Williamson as an associate in the commercial litigation and litigation defense practice groups; Brian S. Green as an associate in the litigation defense practice group; and Susan Shin as an associate in the commercial litigation practice group.

Advertising/PR

Blattner Brunner hired Patrick Mangus as senior vice president of public relations and promoted Jeff Nobers to vice president, director of media relations. The company hired Heather Grazulis as accounting coordinator, Binh Hoang as business analyst and Olena Welling as market research manager. Mangus most recently headed his own consultancy and was a principal at Dickerson & Mangus Ink. Grazulis worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, St. Margaret Hospital, as an accounting assistant. Hoang graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor's in communication and received an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. Welling worked for Campos Market Research as a project manager and data analyst.

Giant Ideas hired Jennifer Taylor as an account executive. She was with Boar's Head Inn in Charlottesville, Va., where she was marketing coordinator. Before that, she worked for Adelphia Communications as a national marketing campaign specialist.

Edgar Snyder and Associates appointed Lisa G. Rosen communications director. Rosen has more than 18 years' experience and served as division director of member relations and marketing for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and as marketing director for D.T. Watson Rehabilitation Services.

Daniel P. Lynch and Associates changed its name to Lynch Weis after adding Joseph F. Weis III as a partner. The firm has offices in Pittsburgh and Cranberry.

Health care

Family Hospice and Palliative Care promoted Karen Rose to vice president of operations. Rose joined Family Hospice in 2001 and has been instrumental in making complimentary therapies like massage, music and pet therapy available to patients.

Technology

Tetra Tech NUS Inc. named Leonard Johnson senior vice president and Richard Ninesteel vice president. Johnson has more than 25 years' environmental consulting and government program management experience and has worked for Tetra Tech since 1983. Johnson, who worked in Pittsburgh, has led the company's King of Prussia office since 1991. Ninesteel also has more than 25 years' experience and has worked for the company since 1982. Ninesteel serves as manager of Pittsburgh operations.

Nonprofits

Named to the KidsVoice executive committee for 2004 are President Wendelynne J. Newton , shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll; Vice-President Mark Evans , president, chief executive officer and co-founder, Confluence; Treasurer Charles Pascarella , accountant and founding partner, Pascarella & Wiker; Assistant Treasurer Judy G. Cheteyan , president, ABDI Inc. Global Order Fulfillment; and Secretary Rebecca Hebert , special gifts officer, Carnegie Mellon University.

Jay Duquette was tagged to lead The Institute of Independent Business' efforts in Pittsburgh. Duquette has 25 years' management experience. The Institute, founded in the United Kingdom in 1984, provides access for 2,000 accredited executive associates to owners of small and medium-sized businesses.

Achieva hired Christine A. Filippi as chief strategic officer. She worked at PNC Financial Services, where she was public finance senior relationship manager, and Mellon Bank, where she was middle market relationship manager.

Other

Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Vice President Mike Malone was re-elected to a three-year term as a member of the YMCA of Pittsburgh board of directors.

The Southwest Pennsylvania Ozone Action Partnership Inc. named as officers for 2004 Chairman Joseph Pezze , principal, The Hillcrest Group; Vice-Chairman Harry F. Klodowski Jr .; Secretary Debra Payerchin of the American Lung Association; and Treasurer Clark Mitchell of Leed's Inc.

Larry Stormer was named executive vice president/branch director of the Eastside Branch YMCA in Erie. Stormer was associate executive director of the Greensburg YMCA and worked there since 1996. During his time in Greensburg he also had been program director and senior program director.

The Armstrong County Chamber of Commerce named Autumn Vorpe-Seyler and Suzanne Ault Boarts to its board of directors. Vorpe-Seyler is manager of Northwest Savings Bank at the Franklin Village Mall. Boarts is the county extension director/4-H youth development educator for the Armstrong County Cooperative Extension in Kittanning and has been with Penn State University for six years.

Gary Simpson was appointed manager and Jeff Kuhlman was promoted to executive chef at Jacksons Restaurant - Rotisserie-Bar, Southpointe, adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn/PittsburghSouthpointe. Simpson is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and Kuhlman graduated from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh.

Christy Hutchison was named trainer/instructor of Deerfield Stables Inc. of Uniontown. She has been an instructor, trainer, breeder and judge for 15 years and is a certified riding instructor with various equestrian-related organizations.

The Business Gallery is a listing of promotions, hirings and other related personnel moves at area companies. Submitted items should include a contact name and telephone number. Photographs should bear the name of the individual. Items may be mailed to: Business Gallery, Tribune-Review, 622 Cabin Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601-1692, sent by fax to 724-838-5171 or sent via e-mail to business@tribweb.com .

Compiled by Matt Hampton

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