Dateline Pittsburgh: 11/24/13

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ParenteBeard appointed Michael Poggi as regional business development director.


A to Z Communications hired Corinne Wierzel as administrative assistant.


Jennifer Daurora, director of business development at McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores, was elected to the Allegheny College Board of Trustees.


Family Hospice and Palliative Care promoted Meghan Anderson to manager of community relations and Mary Anne Planey to admissions supervisor. Monica Diacopoulos was hired as vice president of human resources.

Allegheny Health Network welcomed internal medicine physician Michael Gluhanick. He has admitting privileges at Allegheny Valley Hospital and West Penn Hospital and practices with West Penn Medical Associates.


GENCO named Andy Smith as president of consumer and industrial business unit.


ExOne Co. said Brian W. Smith will join as chief financial officer and treasurer on January 1, 2014. John Irvin, current chief financial officer and treasurer, will assume the role of special adviser to the chairman.

Bryan C. Stout was appointed manager, marketing and sales for commercial carbon and specialty pitch products for Koppers Carbon materials and chemicals business unit.


Six board members were elected to serve a three-year term at Concordia Lutheran Ministries. They are: Fred Heintz, retired, Neighborhood Legal Services; Gail Holzer, principal and school administrator, Redeemer Lutheran School; and the Rev. Douglas Spittel, senior pastor at First Trinity Lutheran Church, and founder of the Pittsburgh Lutheran Center for the Blind, Pittsburgh Campus Ministries and Augsburg Academy. Also elected were incumbent the Rev. Jamison Hardy, pastor of Peace Lutheran Church; Don Olmstead, partner, Venture Engineering & Construction Inc.; and Christie Scott, care manager and ombudsman, Beaver County Office on Aging.

Real Estate

CBRE hired Scott Lazarus, senior appraiser, valuation and advisory services group; Drew Majerick, associate, industrial occupier practice; and Scott Ramsey, appraiser, valuation and advisory services group.

W Group Holdings LLC hired Andrea Buckner as its new marketing assistant/closing coordinator.

Awards and Honors

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association presented Karen Pater with the Preceptor of the Year Award during its annual conference held at the Wyndham Gettysburg in September. The award is nominated by a PPA student member and recognizes a preceptor who goes above and beyond in their training and leadership for their students. Ms. Pater is currently an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She supervises students at her two clinical sites, the UPMC Matilda Theiss Health Center and the Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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