Dateline Pittsburgh: 12/8/13

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Associations & Organizations

Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council named its board for 2014.

They are: president, Susan E. Salyards, executive director, Beaver County Humane Society; president-elect, Jack Owen, Rhoades & Wodarczyk, LLC; vice president and programs, Lindsay Aroesty, assistant director of donor service, The Pittsburgh Foundation; treasurer, Nicholas J. Gigante, director of development, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; secretary, Barbara Cinpinski, director of gift planning, Point Park University; nominating, Drew Chelosky, assistant dean, West Virginia University; legislative affairs, Jack Owen, Esquire, Rhoades & Wodarczyk LLC; membership, Jamie Rhoades, director of development, ACHIEVA; assistant chair, Donald Rhoten, Meadville Medical Foundation; publicity, Mary Lee Gannon, president, St. Margaret Foundation; leave a legacy, Jim Sismour, charitable relationship manager, planned giving, University of Pittsburgh; assistant treasurer, J. Victor Conrad, PINNACLE Financial Strategies; ethics, Barbara Cinpinski, director of planned giving, Point Park; emerging philanthropy conference (co-chairs), Deborah Desjardins, development director, The Children's Institute and John Mercer, director of development, The Washington Hospital Foundation; and resources, Ryan Neupaver, Select Financial Group.


First Commonwealth Financial Corp. hired Paul Snyderman as vice president/secondary marketing manager for First Commonwealth Bank.

Contractor & Construction

Landau Building Co. named Thomas A. Landau as chief executive officer and Jeffrey C. Landau as president.

Braden Rowse joined Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services as project manager.


Infinity Concepts hired Bill Northrop and Chris Patterson as account directors and Elaine Matthews, senior account executive, account services team.


Aon Risk Solutions promoted Jennifer Bell, new leader for the Northeast region, and John Moskal, resident managing director for Pittsburgh.


Chris W. Brussalis, president and CEO, The Hill Group Inc., was elected chairman of the board for the Regional Learning Alliance.


Heyl & Patterson Inc. appointed Alfred Midgley IV as vice president.

Investment Services

BPU Investment Management Inc. hired Devan White as a client service manager.


Pittsburgh Magazine hired Michelle Bradbury as marketing assistant.


The Pittsburgh Business Group on Health appointed Jessica L. Brooks as executive director.

Baptist Homes Society named Joseph Angelelli and William D. Presutti, Jr. to its board. Mr. Angelelli is a gerontologist who serves as the director of the health services administration program at Robert Morris University and as an assistant professor in RMU's School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Mr. Presutti is retired from the faculty of Duquesne University's Palumbo/Donahue School of Business after 29 years, 14 of which he spent as an associate dean for Graduate Studies.


Ruth's Chris Steak House named Patrick Bachtell, manager.

Awards and Honors

The Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council said Holly S. McCann, attorney, Sherrard, German & Kelly PC, was awarded its 2013 Allied Professional of the Year Award.

The award recognizes professionals who have a commitment to philanthropy and promote philanthropy through their profession.

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