Dateline Pittsburgh: 02/02/14

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Herbein + Co. Inc. hired Robert Hayward, tax team; Kimberly Jones, staff accountant; and Jeffrey Yaniro, senior manager.

Brent Foster joined Hill, Barth & King LLC as senior manager in its Pittsburgh office and the northern region's first health care practice leader.

Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP hired new associates. They are: Ryan A. Fronius and Mark J. Ruffing as staff associates, tax services group; and Nicole A. Yusko, staff associate, audit services group.


AE Works Ltd. hired Dennis Kennedy, chief financial officer; Safiya Hodari, member of the architectural team; Mary McCarty, business development associate; and Donna Ricketts, office manager.

Associations & Organizations

Paul K. Rudoy, managing partner of Horovitz, Rudoy & Roteman LLC., was elected treasurer of the North America Board of Directors of CPA Associates International Inc.

The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce named its 2014 board of directors and executive committee.

Returning to the 2014 PAACC Board for a second three-year term: Warren Byers, M.W. Byers Co.; Lou Gilberti, Greater PA Regional Council of Carpenters. Newly elected to the board for their first three-year term are: Sean Henderson, Sage Life Solutions; Doug Hughey, Allegheny West Magazine; Jamie Ivanac, Ohio Valley General Hospital; Francie Lucas, WORD FM 101.5; and Josephine Smith, Pittsburgh Technical Institute.

Elected to the 2014 Executive Committee: chair, Alisa Faulk, Courtyard by Marriott Settlers Ridge; and treasurer, Jim Gill, Allegheny County Airport Authority. Also elected were vice chairs Melissa Hodge, Allegheny Medical Integrated Health Services; Frank Polito, COMCAST; Larry Schwartz, Midnight Blue Technology Services and John Sheedy, Montour Heights Country Club.


Sean Weaver was named director for the office of anti-discrimination policy and compliance in the division of legal affairs at Duquesne University.


Candi Castleberry-Singleton, chief inclusion and diversity officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, was elected to chair the board of directors of the Women and Girls Foundation.

Investment Services

Legend Financial Advisors Inc. hired Amber Makokele as an investment operations coordinator.


ProGrass LLC named Mark Weightman as the new chief operating officer.

Shawn Ceschini was promoted to regional account manager for the Pittsburgh region at Simon Roofing.


Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh named its board: Michele Antonelli, a community volunteer who has been involved with Blind & Vision Rehab in committee and volunteer roles for more than a decade; Glenn J. Breisinger, partner and chief financial officer/vice president of Associated Partners LP and Liberty Associated Partners LP.

Board of Directors officers are chairman, Dennis J. Farkos, Carnegie Innovations powered by Carnegie Mellon University; vice chairman, Dr. Louis A. Lobes Jr., Retina Vitreous Consultants; treasurer, Amanda Cavill, PNC Financial Services; and secretary, Peggy Snavely, community volunteer.

Professional Services

Marty Dorfner joined O'Connor O'Connor Lordi, Ltd. as vice president/engagement manager.

Real Estate

Heidi Powell and Brandy Fabry announced they have opened the first RE/MAX office in Freeport: RE/MAX Dynamic, REALTORS.

Risk Management/Insurance Brokerage

Simpson & McCrady LLC hired Susan Campbell as vice president, client service and administration, employee benefits division.

Awards and Honors

Diane Borello-France, associate professor of physical therapy, Duquesne University, has been recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association, which has selected her as its Elizabeth Noble Award recipient. The highest honor given by the APTA's Section on Women's Health, the Noble award recognizes a section member who provides extraordinary and exemplary service to the field of physical therapy for women or to the section itself. It is named for Noble, the founder and first chair of the Section on Women's Health.

Ms. Borello-France, who is a faculty member in Duquesne University's Rangos School of Health Sciences, teaches courses in clinical neurologic science. She is an expert in neurologic physical therapy and women's physical therapy, and has conducted research funded by the National Institute of Aging; the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development; and the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders.

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