Dateline Pittsburgh: 6/7/2009

People on the Move

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Naomi Johnson
  • Job: Lead customer service specialist, Mayor Ravenstahl's Response Line-311, city of Pittsburgh
  • Age: 43
  • Favorite stock/mutual fund:
  • Someday I want to: Write a book and appear on "Oprah."
  • Interesting/useless facts about me: I collect books. I'm an avid reader. I'm also addicted to reality TV.
  • Favorite Movie: "The Matrix"
  • What inspires you?: My parents
  • Person you'd most like to have dinner with: President & Mrs. Obama.

  • What do you like about Pittsburgh? City of Champions!

Associations & Organizations

Tammy Zelenko, president and CEO, AdvaCare Home Services, was named president of the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers.

Hill House Association said Kenneth J. Nesbit was hired as the new center coordinator for the Hill District First Source Center.

The Southwestern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants elected 2009-2010 officers. President: Thomas J. Rennie, president of Thomas J. Rennie CPA; president-elect: Kathleen L. DeMarchi, CPA; secretary: Rachel Fritz, accountant, Westmoreland County Housing Authority; and treasurer: Deborah K. Nicholas, controller, TJS Mining Inc.

Ellen Freeman, counsel, immigration section of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Pittsburgh office, was elected president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Pittsburgh chapter.

Margaret B. Angel, shareholder, financial services section, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Pittsburgh office, was elected president of the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers.

Banking & Finance

First Commonwealth Bank promoted Joseph Brennan to senior vice president, corporate banking.

Apollo Trust Co. hired Nelson L. Person as executive vice president.

First Federal Savings Bank said Patrick O'Brien was elected to the board and appointed to serve as its president and chief executive officer.

Cathleen Donne joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, as a reverse mortgage consultant.

Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. Inc. said Michael Reese, financial adviser, joined its Pittsburgh office.


Jenna Farneti joined River's Edge Alliance Group LLC as an associate.

Langholz Wilson Ellis Inc. appointed Amy Brocato to its commercial brokerage team.


Chris Couture joined Nello Construction as a project manager.


Point Park University hired Timothy J. Hudson as the first dean of the new School of Communication.

Graphic Design

KMA Design hired Tyler R. Cummings as project manager and Brad A. Meucci, business development specialist.

Health & Medicine

Bernard Ott was appointed clinical manager of Gateway Pleasant Hills.

Dr. David B. Lerberg was named chief medical officer at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.


Alka A. Patel joined Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti as an associate, intellectual property practice.


After more than six years as editor of SHADY AVE, Nancy Polinsky Johnson purchased the upscale quarterly lifestyle magazine and serves as both publisher and editor.


Core Furnace Systems Corp. hired Tom Walsh as vice president sales, reheat and specialty furnaces.

United States Steel Corp. named Steven A. McFatridge general manager-raw materials for U.S. Steel's European operations.


Mark Studeny joined The Savvy Group as director, interior architecture, for its Savvy Structure interior architecture and design division.


Light of Life Rescue Mission appointed Cindy A. Shafer director of development.

Professional Services

Credit Management Co. promoted James Dillahunt to team leader.


Susan Zwillinger was hired as principal consultant by 4CTechnologies, which also hired Dan Couch and Matt Nicol as consultants.

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