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Herbein + Co., Inc. added William Musto to the position of advanced staff and Nicole Nicholson to staff. It promoted Deane Markle to tax manager.
Associations and Organizations
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell has appointed Alex John London, bioethicist, Carnegie Mellon University to the Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability. As part of the committee, Mr. London, professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Ethics and Policy, will advise, consult and make policy recommendations related to the safety of blood, blood products, organs and tissues. He will serve for two years.
Shady Side Academy appointed Sophie Lau as the head of the Senior School.
Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. hired new associates: Daniel J. Gespass, estates and trusts group, represents individuals, families and closely held businesses in tax, estate and trust related matters; Casey E. Kuretich, employee benefits and executive compensation group; focuses her practice on general employee benefits matters; Johnathan H. Foster, concentrates on corporate law; Carrie A. Fox, concentrates on real estate and affordable housing law; Kelsey J. Kobil, concentrates on litigation and labor and employment; Joseph R. Santoro, concentrates on corporate law.
Compunetics Inc. appointed Burhan Capar as general manager.
Carnegie Science Center named new members to its board: James Altman and John “Jay” Wilkinson. Mr. Altman is a regional executive for Huntington National Bank and manages the middle market banking business for the state of Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Mr. Wilkinson is senior vice president for PNC Financial Services.
The Mon Valley Initiative has elected five at-large members to its board of directors. The outside directors join eight representatives nominated by the 10 community development corporations, or CDCs, that participate in the MVI coalition. The eight directors nominated by the CDCs are Dale J. Bizub, Turtle Creek Development Corp.; Jeb Feldman, Braddock Economic Development Corp.; Alix Garlitz, Greater Charleroi Community Development Corp.; John Harhai, Monessen Community Development Corp.; Mary Carol Kennedy, East Pittsburgh Economic Development Corp.; Barbara LaFace, Downtown West Newton, Inc.; Veryl Lawson, Swissvale Economic Development Corp. and Bill Pfoff, Rankin Community Development Corp. The five at-large directors are Sharon Alberts, Barata Bey, Jane Flaherty, Joseph P. Flynn Jr., and Richard Wallace. In addition, MVI officers for 2017 will include: Chair: Dale J. Bizub; vice chair: Mary Carol Kennedy; secretary: Alix Garlitz; and treasurer: Barb LaFace.
Coach USA said Roy Hoffman will be Lenzner Tour and Travel’s new general manager overseeing operations. Previous general manager Charlie Lenzner will remain a key part of the company as he semi-retires.
Awards and Honors
Carnegie Mellon University announced that faculty members of the School of Computer Science — Justine Cassell, Manuela Veloso and Todd Mowry — were named Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) fellows for 2016 in recognition of their contributions to human-computer interaction, computer architecture and artificial intelligence.
Pressley Ridge recognized the following individuals as 2016 Employee of the Year: Michelle Toth, Dena Staples, Jennifer Fritz and Joel Erwin.
The American Psychosomatic Society has selected Carnegie Mellon University’s J. David Creswell as the recipient of its 2017 Herbert Weiner Early Career Award. Since 1991, the award has recognized scientists who, at the beginning stages of their careers, have contributed to the fields of health psychology and behavioral medicine and have shown substantial promise of continued academic accomplishments.
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