Dateline Pittsburgh: 03/09/14

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Associations & Organizations

Governor Tom Corbett announced the appointed of Susan "Susie" Shipley to the Port of Pittsburgh Commission where she will serve as commission chair. Ms. Shipley is president of the Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley region at Huntington Bank.

Pittsburgh Metro Chapter of the Appraisal Institute named its board for 2014: President: Dennis Cestra, president, Howard Hanna Appraisal Services; first vice president: Sara M Gaskill, Sara M. Gaskill Review Services, LLC; second vice president: Edward E. Cline, Ed Cline Appraisals; and secretary/treasurer: Terri A. Kulzer-Love, Love Appraisal Services.

Banking and Financial

Bank of America Merrill Lynch appointed a new managing director, Dwight Mathis, to oversee the Western Pennsylvania region.


Dennis Meteny, former chief executive officer and board member of Cygnus Manufacturing Co., joined Blue Water Growth, LLC as director.


Amy Elizabeth McCall was appointed general counsel for Point Park University.


John S. Oliverio joined GAI Consultants, Inc. as chief human resources director.

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc. hired Kevin S. Wilmot to serve in a water and wastewater project management role in its Western region.


Concordia Visiting Nurses said Dr. Lewis R. Kline joined as medical director for its pulmonary rehabilitation program.


The ExOne Co. said Timothy R. Pierce joined as U.S. chief operating officer.


Baptist Homes Society said George Sandora joined as chief financial officer.

Professional Services

PrincetonOne hired Dana Gump and Stacy Brown as strategic account specialists.

Awards and Honors

Roberta Klatzky of Carnegie Mellon University received the Charles J. Queenan Professorship of Psychology in recognition of her outstanding contributions in human perception and cognition research. Ms. Klatzky investigates perception, spatial thinking and action from the perspective of multiple modalities, sensory and symbolic, in real and virtual environments. Her research has been instrumental to the development of telemanipulation, image-guided surgery, navigation aids for the blind and neural rehabilitation. Ms. Klatzky, who holds additional appointments in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), considers her research as a cognitive scientist who focuses on perception to be far from what most people think of as psychology. She became interested in perception while studying math at the University of Michigan and believes that her math background has been invaluable, given the quantitative nature of her work and her close collaboration with researchers in engineering and the life sciences.

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