Dateline Pittsburgh for 02/20/11

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Accounting

Gleason & Associates promoted Danielle L. Hatch and Aaryn K. Hogue to senior consultants and Lauren Fernandes and C. Scott Hymes to staff II consultants.

ParenteBeard LLC promoted Albert Seebacher to manager in its Pittsburgh Metro region.

Associations & Organizations

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America named its 2011 board of directors.

President: April Clark Hartley, Polyconcept North America; president-elect and renaissance awards advisor: Shellyn Shoenthal, Shoenthal Communications; vice president and sponsorship chair: Kristan Allen, The Mentoring Partnership; treasurer: Stephanie Ackerman, Heinz North America; assistant treasurer: Bryson Thornton, FedEx Ground; secretary: Scott Monit, Heritage Valley Health System; and past president: Amy Kowal, Second-Eyes Proofing.

Legend Financial Advisors Inc. said Celine M. Stanasolovich was elected to a three-year term for the Robert Morris University president's Employer Advisory Board.

Gene M. Battistella, D.O., was re-elected to serve on the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.

Banking

PNC Mortgage hired Jaison Wojdyla as a loan originator for the Greensburg area.

Consulting

Buck Consultants named David Woelfel as its Pittsburgh retirement practice leader.

Contractor & Construction

John Altvater was promoted to Eastern regional manager of QuestMark, a division of CentiMark Corp.

Dck worldwide LLC said Gerry Majkut, executive vice president, now has responsibility for all operations' profit and loss within all regions; John Sebastian, executive vice president, is now responsible for all business development, sales, marketing, strategy and property development; and Brian Contino was promoted to vice president of corporate strategy and marketing.

Health

West Penn Allegheny Health System appointed Fotios Koumpouras, M.D., as medical director of its Lupus Center of Excellence.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation hired: Megan Riggs, development associate for affiliated organizations and events; and Ashley Solomon, development associate for principal gifts.

David S. Parda, M.D., system chair of radiation oncology at West Penn Allegheny Health System, was appointed chair of the National Cancer Institute Adult Central Institutional Review Board.

Manufacturing

NOVA Chemicals promoted Chris Bezaire to senior vice president, polyethylene; appointed John Hotz to vice president, corporate strategy, and named John Siegrist vice president, sales.

Nonprofit

Variety the Children's Charity of Pittsburgh named Michael L. Schneck president. He succeeds Christine Milsom Kobus who remains on the board as immediate past president. Mr. Schneck is a partner with Altair Management Partners Inc. Joining the board of directors is John Lemmex, vice president of NAFTA Controlling at Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

These officers were named by the National Aviary board of directors for 2011: President: Anthony Bridge, vice president engineering and technology, United States Steel Corp.; first vice president: Michael R. Mascaro, vice president /CCO, Mascaro Construction Co. L.P.; second vice president: James E. Lehman, executive vice president, AAA East Central; treasurer: Jane Dixon, president, Mount West Investments; and secretary/assistant treasurer: Rich Caruso, managing director, Huron Consulting Group.

Real Estate

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services named Chris Dickson director of corporate resources to oversee agent and management career development.

Technology

Innovative Systems Inc. hired Steve Balk as vice president of sales.


Dateline Pittsburgh appears every Sunday. To propose an item, send information to Natalie Hill, nhill@post-gazette.com . Photos submitted for the print edition version of this column may be sent via e-mail in JPEG format, 170 DPI, to photos@post-gazette.com . Photo size should be an 8- by 10-inch or 4- by 5-inch head shot at 170 dpi.


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