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Salopek named COO of ITPI Group

| Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005

Banking and finance

Yanni Partners Inc. hired Stephen A. DiGirolamo as a consulting analyst. He will support the consulting staff by preparing client reports and graphics, as well as assisting with preparation materials, research projects and manager searches. Previously, he was a defined contribution plan administrator for Federated Investors and a closing agent for National Real Estate.

Legal

  • Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton PC hired Shannon M. Clougherty as an associate. Her practice will focus on commercial, insurance coverage and tort litigation.

  • Allysn G. Hurley joined Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC as director of marketing and business development. She previously was director of marketing for Cohen & Grigsby PC and Reed Smith LLP.

  • Brian G. Ritz joined Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling as a corporate practice associate. Previously an associate with Eckert Seamans, he will focus on corporate law, governance and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Terrence Heubert was hired as a government affairs consultant. A director of former Gov. Mark Schweiker's Washington, D.C., office, he will represent clients in front of the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

    Advertising, public relations

    Brian Lorence joined sunKING Interactive Group as an account executive. He has more than five years of experience in the film, video and multimedia business.

    Health care

  • Gateway Health Plan named Cynthia J. Gentile corporate vice president. A health care consultant since 1995, she will head the company's strategic-planning activities. She previously held senior-level management positions at Sewickley Valley Hospital, Montefiore Hospital and Eye and Ear Hospital.

  • Dr. Eva Toth joined Butler Regional Endocrinology, a specialty of Butler Medical Providers operated by Butler Health System. She and Dr. Oscar Castro recently established an endocrinology practice at 111 Woody Drive, Lyndora. Toth also will serve on the Butler Memorial Hospital medical staff.

    Technology

  • Mark Salopek joined ITPI Group Holdings as chief operating officer. Previously, he held roles as director of IT, facilities and security at Marconi. He has more than 28 years of service experience.

    Nonprofits

  • Adrianne Carolla was named executive director of the Air & Waste Management Association. She joined the staff in 1992 as technical programs coordinator, and recently served as senior director in charge of meeting, education and sales activities. She succeeds Richard Scherr, who stepped down in July for medical reasons. He was executive director for five years.

  • Michele McGough, CEO and president of solutions4networks, was named to the HEARTH board of directors. The North Hills housing organization seeks to empower families to become independent, self-sufficient and adequately housed.

    Other

  • Lauren J. Fritz joined the marketing department of Flynn Construction. She has five years experience in sales and as a restaurant manager, and will serve on the sales team.

  • Helene K. Merkel was named director of natural and cultural resources at Michael Baker Jr. Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corp. Merkel has more than 20 years of experience in natural resources management, environmental and urban planning, hazardous waste management and policy analysis.

  • John A. Stewart, managing director and practice leader for Marsh USA Inc., was named to the FamilyLinks board of directors. The social service agency aids troubled youths and at-risk families, offering residential facilities, emergency shelters, counseling and outreach programs.

  • General Industries hired Mark A. Zupsic as senior estimator. He has more than 20 years of experience in professional construction, and most recently was project manager and senior estimator for Sterling Construction Management in Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and also worked for NDC and Trafalgar House. Michael D. Allen was hired as a site superintendent. He has more than 20 years of construction industry experience, and previously was divisional and project manager and superintendent for several regional construction firms.

  • Managed Care of America Inc. promoted Dennis A. Casey to president of subsidiaries MCA Administrators Inc. and Benefit Planners & Associates Inc.

  • Domenic L. Pascucci was named president of Enterprise Underwriting Services Inc. He formerly served as executive vice president. John G. Beck was promoted to president of SelectCare Access Corp. He will continue to serve as vice president of legal affairs and product development for Managed Care of America Inc.

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