Dateline Pittsburgh for 08/12/12

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Accounting

Sisterson & Co. LLP hired Amanda Berg, Lisa Ewing, Brandon Valacek and Laura Wohar as general associates; and Kahlena Edwards as a staff associate.

Advertising

MARC USA promoted Tricia Warrick to chief operating officer.

Architecture

Scott Lizotte joined AE Works as a mechanical engineer.

Banking

First Commonwealth Advisors, the wealth services arm of First Commonwealth Bank, hired James J. Uriah as vice president/senior investment officer.

NexTier Bank hired Bob Bowell as chief lending officer; Ron Germani and Ron Pasic, commercial lenders; and Dan Sullivan, commercial lender and SBA specialist.

Consulting

Cargas hired the following individuals to its business solutions division. Dave Kramer, business/systems consultant; Mike Scalamogna, systems consultant; Rick Joi, software engineer; and Dan Baker, software engineer.

Distributor

ABC Supply Co. Inc. named Ramiro Leal manager of its new store in Carnegie.

Health

Premier Medical Associates said René J. Rivera joined as a gastroenterologist and Chaitali Sarkar joined as an internal medicine physician.

UPMC Health Plan announced that Charles "Boo" Hagerty will be its new vice president of the Northern Tier Market, effective Aug. 27, 2012.

Insurance

Liberty Insurance Agency of Pittsburgh said Rodney S. Richard Jr. joined as an account executive in the commercial insurance division.

Investment

Deborah A. Turek joined BPU Investment Management Inc. as an assistant vice president and financial advisor.

Marketing

Smith Brothers Agency hired Kaitlyn Kline as social media coordinator in its Pittsburgh office.

Professional Services

PrincetonOne hired Steve Leppo, Austin Roberts and Holly Thomas as account executives.

Public Agencies

VisitPittsburgh promoted Jason Fulvi to executive vice president; Karl Pietrzak, vice president of convention sales; and Connie George joined as vice president of communications.

Technology

Confluence appointed Todd Moyer senior vice president of global sales.

Awards & Honors

William "Red" Whittaker was awarded the 2012 Simon Ramo Medal by IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization. Mr. Whittaker is a professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute. The medal, sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation, recognizes Mr. Whittaker for his pioneering contributions to mobile autonomous robotics, field applications of robotics and systems engineering.

Barbara Evans, associate dean of Academic Affairs at the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus, was selected as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier's 50 Women of Excellence. Ms. Evans holds a bachelor of arts degree in English writing, a master of arts in teaching and a doctorate in education from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Dateline Pittsburgh appears every Sunday. To propose an item, send information to Natalie Hill, nhill@post-gazette.com. Photos submitted for the print edition may be sent via e-mail in JPEG format, 170 DPI.


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