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Marmon/Keystone Butler center appoints product managers

| Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006

  • Marmon/Keystone Corp.'s Butler service center named Randy Bono carbon product manager, Rich Wertz white metals product manager and Brad Jordan products manager-electric weld, carbon square and rectangular tubing. Bono previously served as white metals product manager, Wertz as an inside sales person and Jordan as an account manager.

  • Allegheny Energy Inc. named David M. Feinberg vice president and general counsel. He joined the company in 2004 and previously served as deputy general counsel.

Banking and finance

  • Credit Management Co. named Mary Lou Muti executive vice president. She is responsible for the direction and overall management of the company and will continue to oversee the finance and administrative departments.

  • Marsh USA Inc. named Chris Karg practice leader for Pittsburgh's Finpro Practice. He has more than 16 years' experience in the financial and professional insurance market.

Accounting

Sisterson & Co. LLP named Cheryl Talerico marketing manager. She is in charge of the firm's strategic marketing plans and works closely with the partners and group practice leaders.

Legal

  • Tammy L. Ribar joined Houston Harbaugh P.C. She focuses on commercial real estate law and previously practiced commercial real estate and commercial litigation law at McGuire Woods LLP.

  • Daniel Bentz joined Willman & Arnold LLP as an associate. He concentrates his practice on the defense of toxic tort and mass tort claims.

  • The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order appointing Penina Kessler Lieber to the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Board. She is of counsel with the Pittsburgh office of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP and practices in the area of nonprofit and tax-exempt law.

  • Rhonda J. Sudina was named arbitrator and early neutral evaluator for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania Alternative Dispute Resolution program. She is a partner with Robb Leonard Mulvihill.

Advertising, public relations

  • Apple Box Studios named Shannon Matula in charge of new business development and Traci Scharf office manager. Matula develops new business and provides account management service, and Scharf is responsible for all office management activities and financial reporting.

  • Laura Capp joined WordWrite Communications as an account executive. She writes, edits, researches, pitches media, and coordinates events for a wide variety of local, regional and national clients.

Education

  • Jean Forti and Astrid Kersten obtained the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute. Forti is chair of the graduate program in human resources management and Kersten is a professor of management, both at La Roche College.

  • Clarion University - Venango Campus named Kay Ensle assistant to the executive dean. She develops the course schedule, manages campus academic budgets, promotes faculty and staff professionals development, helps students address academic needs, advocates and supports the development of new programs to meet regional needs, coordinates and develops grant proposals and accreditation reports, and works closely with the executive dean and other campus leaders.

  • SAE Foundation named Carson S. Walburn director. He is responsible for foundation operations, manages historic corporate donor relationships, develops and cultivates new donor relationships, and provides strategic management of SAE Foundation Canada.

Health care

  • Rhonda Larimore joined Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh as vice president of the human resources division. Previously, she was director of human resources at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery granted Dr. S. Joshua Szabo board certification. He is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Tri Rivers Surgical Associates.

  • The Marce Society named Dr. Katherine L. Wisner president-elect. She is a professor of psychiatry, obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, and epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh.

  • Dr. Leo McCafferty was named an alternate member of the Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Foundation board of directors. He is a plastic surgeon, member of the board of directors of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, an authorized spokesperson for ASAPS, chairs the organization's bylaws committee, and is a member of their legislative committee, new members committee and 2006-2007 program committee.

Nonprofits

  • The Hillman Foundation named David K. Roger vice president and Susan M. White senior program officer. Roger joined the Foundation in 2001 and has served as program director; White previously worked as vice president of industrial advancement and adviser, International Affairs, at Point Park University.

  • The American Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter inducted new officers and members to its board of directors. They are: first vice chair, Joseph Kennedy , office leader, Mercer Human Resources Consulting; second vice chair, Matthew Wagle , financial consultant, A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.; secretary, Carolyn Kerr , corporate communications consultant, Communications Academy; treasurer, Dean Owrey , audit partner, Ernst & Young LLP; general counsel, Michael Wessell , attorney, Keevican Weiss Bauerle & Hirsch LLC; Jan Caldwell , executive director, Corner Cupboard Food Bank, Waynesburg; Mary Beth Dougherty , senior vice president, Marsh USA Inc.; Mary Frances Gargotta , executive vice president, Marc USA; John Gatesman , executive vice president of brand management, GatesmanMarmionDrake Inc.; Patricia Lang , vice president of human resources, Consol Energy; and Laura Tatko , student at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and employee at Cieslak & Tatko Funeral Home Inc.

  • William M. Diefenderfer III was appointed to serve on the new Commission on the Future for America's Veterans. He is a partner in the law firm of Diefenderfer Hoover Boyle & Wood.

Other

  • Christopher Nix joined National Survey & Engineering as a civil engineer. He has more than 10 years experience in the civil engineering field.

  • Sara Brady , Stacie Kerns and Gregory R. Deitt joined 84 Lumber Co. Brady is an inventory manager at the Harmarville store, and Kerns and Deitt are both design trainees and work in the corporate offices in Eighty Four.

  • The Westin Convention Center Hotel named Erica G. Held sales manager. She is responsible for Pennsylvania and sports market activities.

  • Highway Equipment Co. named Thomas H. Reynolds president. He has day-to-day responsibilities for the company's operations and works with the executive team to pursue new market opportunities, and to ensure a high level of service to all customers.

  • The Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce approved the nomination of these members to their board of directors. They are: re-elected, Ann Celento and Kathleen Norton , of Kutters Edge; and write-in nominees, Matt Staniszewski , Washington City councilman, and Carmina Vitullo , of Vitullo Travel. All terms will expire in 2009.

Awards

  • Victoria Gyenes and Doychin Bonev received Certified Global Business Professional designations. Gyenes is a senior market analyst for Saint Vincent College Center for Global Competitiveness, and Bonev, an international student from Bulgaria, is an intern at the center. They are among 117 people in the United States who have earned this recognition, and Bonev is one of only 15 students in the United States who have successfully passed the exam.

  • St. Barnabas Health System named many individuals employees of the month for October. They are: Linda Fulmer , personal care attendant, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas; Diana Hoffman , nursing supervisor, St. Barnabas Nursing Home; David Kennedy , maintenance technician, St. Barnabas Communities; and Margot Kreutzer , marketing coordinator, St. Barnabas Health System.

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