Dateline Pittsburgh for the week of 06/09/13

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S&T Bancorp Inc. has announced several leadership changes on its board of directors. James C. Miller -- former CEO and president, S&T Bank, and chairman of the S&T Bancorp board of directors since 2004 -- is stepping down as board chairman. Charles G. Urtin, formerly vice chairman of the S&T Bancorp Board of Directors, was named chairman of the board, replacing Mr. Miller. Christine J. Toretti, a member of the board of directors, was appointed as vice chairman of the board, replacing Mr. Urtin.

First Commonwealth Financial Corp. hired Jane Grebenc as president of First Commonwealth Bank and executive vice president and chief revenue officer of First Commonwealth Financial Corporation.


The Traffic Club of Pittsburgh elected its officers and board of governors for 2013-14.

President: William Porter IV, director, sales, Ingram Barge Co.; first vice president: Patrick Kelly, eastern regional sales representative, AEP River Operations; and second vice president: James Guttman, vice president, Source One Transportation.

Board of Governors: Kristin Boyle, North American customer service, Chicago sales, US Steel Corp.; John Buchanan, principal, Supply Chain Management Group LLC; Gretchen Chamberlain, eastern regional sales representative, AEP River Operations; Trish Cox, truck pricing supervisor, US Steel Logistics Services; Ryan Fischer, AVP, emerging markets, Genesee & Wyoming Inc.; David Fleming, retired, US Steel Corp./Nippon Steel Trading; James Lind, president, McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises Inc.; Cecelia Ann Poister, retired, Allegheny County Airport Authority; J.D. Shearer, president, Three Rivers Marine & Rail Terminals LP; and Xinrou Tan, business manager, chemicals team east, Union Pacific Railroad.


LarsonO'Brien hired Julie Pintar as director of media and research.

A to Z Communications said Greta Edgar joined its creative team as a summer intern.


Na Wei was appointed assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering.

Christopher Wilmer, will be joining the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering this fall as assistant professor at the Pitt School of Engineering.

The Rev. Daniel Walsh was named university chaplain and director of Spiritan Campus Ministry at Duquesne University. Rev. Walsh will succeed the Rev. Ray French, who was named vice president for mission and identity at Duquesne.


Terrence W. Cavanaugh, president and chief executive officer, Erie Insurance Group, was named the newest member of Highmark's board of directors.


Fairmont Pittsburgh promoted Robi Ruane to director of conference services and catering.


Karndean Designflooring named Emil Mellow as vice president of marketing for the United States.


The Y of Greater Pittsburgh announced that David Bluemling, Tracy Foster, James S. Urban and Bonnie VanKirk have joined its Metropolitan Board of Directors. Mr. Bluemling is a partner at Malin Bergquist & Co. Mr. Foster is the owner of P&W Foreign Cars and is a former professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers. Mr. Urban is a partner at Jones Day. He is a contributing editor to The Developing Labor Law and is an adjunct law professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. VanKirk was a regional advertising manager for Time Inc.'s magazine before retiring and filled the First Ward Commissioner seat in Mt. Lebanon for six months in 2011.

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh said the following individual joined its board: Bert Maier, director, systems integration, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Stephanae McCoy, member, Pennsylvania Council for the Blind and Golden Triangle Council for the Blind; Patricia Orringer, secretary-treasurer, United Bronze of Pittsburgh Inc.; and Cynthia Troup, business consultant. Board of officers are chairman, Dennis J. Farkos, Carnegie Innovations powered by Carnegie Mellon University; vice chairman, Louis A. Lobes Jr., Retina Vitreous Consultants; treasurer, John A. Lemmex, Bayer Material Science; and secretary, Peggy Snavely, community volunteer.

The Frick Art & Historical Center elected Harry W. Henninger to its board of trustees. He was elected to serve as a term trustee. Mr. Henninger is the former CEO of Kennywood Entertainment Co.

Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia elected A. Kim Ritchey and Ray H. Carson Jr. to its board of directors. Dr. Ritchey is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Mr. Carson is the executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Highmark Inc.


AIReS promoted Joleen Lauffer to vice president of operations.


Seegrid Corp. hired Suzanne Love as human resource administrator.


Larry "Max" Maxwell was elevated to the status of Fellow by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. The designation recognizes ASRT members who have made outstanding contributions to the radiologic technology profession and to the ASRT. In addition, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists board of trustees appointed him to serve as a member of the Radiography Examination Committee and the Computed Tomography Practice Analysis Committee. Mr. Maxwell is a computed tomography technologist at Shadyside Hospital/Hillman Cancer Center.

Allegheny Valley Hospital medical staff members David H. Shin, M.D., Margaret L. Martin, M.D., and Elie L. Francis, M.D., received the Joslin Diabetes Center Primary Care Provider certification. They underwent a rigorous analysis of their clinical outcome data, an office assessment and on-site training to receive this recognition.

The Joslin Diabetes Center created the certification program to support board-certified internal medicine and family medicine physicians, as well as doctors of osteopathy, physician assistants and nurse practitioners interested in improving the care of their adult patients with diabetes. The program standards and quality measures reflect the approach to managing diabetes that was developed by Elliott P. Joslin more than 100 years ago, adaptations to which have been made for the PCP practice.

In order to receive the Joslin Certification, Drs. Shin, Martin and Francis had to meet core standards and quality measures which included clinical outcomes data, a detailed office assessment and on-site training. The certification process took approximately six months to complete and is good for a one-year period and subject to annual review.

Working with the physicians on this program were Denise Kissell, R.N., and Wendy Headley, the office manager and medical assistant.

Drs. Shin, Martin and Francis practice with Alle-Kiski Medical Associates with offices in Natrona Heights, Tarentum and Springdale. The physicians and staff of Alle-Kiski Medical Associates were presented the awards at a dinner held May 16.


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