Dateline Pittsburgh for 02/09/14

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Elias/Savion Advertising Inc. appointed Tina L. Richardson, vice president of communications; promoted Joseph Parente to chief technology officer, vice president of digital services, and Michael Cope, director of content; named Jason Heckman solutions architect; and hired Jason Mosley, developer digital team; Nicole Armstrong graphic designer and illustrator, design team; and Trisha Fisk client services and production team.

Associations & Organizations

Stefani Pashman, chief executive officer of Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, was elected to the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Workforce Development Council.

The Pittsburgh Regional Business Coalition for Homeland Security appointed Matthew J. Brown as its executive director.


The National Aviary hired Desiree Wienand as its director of development.


Duquesne University named Adam Wasilko, director of freshman development and special student services.


Allen & Shariff Engineering LLC hired: Richard E. Bowser and Russell Sullivan, as vice presidents; James J. Hannon, senior project manager; Wesley D. Goodemote, project manager.


Brother's Brother Foundation named its board officers for 2014. Re-elected to their previous positions were: chair BJ Leber, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Foundation; vice chair Walter J. Fowler, Chatham University; secretary Austin P. Henry, Mills & Henry; medical director Deborah K. McMahon, M.D., University of Pittsburgh; treasurer Joseph T. Senko, McKeever, Varga & Senko; and president Luke L. Hingson. New voting trustee: Les Pitton, Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area. New advisory trustee: Louann Tronsberg-Deihle, Koppers Holdings Inc. and Koppers Inc.


United States Steel Corp. appointed Suzanne Rich Folsom to the position of general counsel and senior vice president -- governmental affairs.

Public Relations

Martin Public Relations hired Susan Matson and Shannon Webber as account directors.

Professional Services

New Perspective Communications has announced the formation of NPC Productions, a division of the parent company, dedicated to corporate video for marketing, advertising and online content. Mark Fallone was named president of the new entity.

Jill Hanna and Jessi Wielock joined Syndicus Inc.

Awards and Honors

Shirley Kurtz, a psychotherapist with Cognitive Dynamic Therapy Associates was named 2014 winner of the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association's Legacy Award. The honor recognizes her contributions to the psychology profession.

Kristy Knichel, president and CEO of Knichel Logistics, was selected as a winner of the 2014 Businesswomen First Award by the Pittsburgh Business Times. The award honors the region's most influential businesswomen, both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Bob Stein, director of information technology for the Institute for Entrepreneurial excellence, Pitt, is the recipient of the 2014 Most Valuable Professional Award from Microsoft.

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