Dateline Pittsburgh for 07/25/10

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Krol Media Associates hired Kimberly Hamilton as a full-time account executive.

Associations & Organizations

Regina C. Wilson, associate attorney, Goehring, Rutter & Boehm, was elected president of the Homer S. Brown Law Association. The Homer S. Brown Law Association, consisting of African-American lawyers, judges, educators and law students, aims to increase legal knowledge throughout the community and protect civil and political rights, while assisting legal students by promoting continued educational and practice development opportunities.

Michael A. Shiner, attorney, Tucker Arensberg, P.C., was appointed chairman of the bankruptcy & commercial law section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Mr. Shiner is a shareholder in the insolvency and creditors' rights department and practices in the areas of bankruptcy, workout, insolvency and representation of creditors and other parties.

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. named officers to its board for 2010-2011. Chair: Arthur Stroyd, partner, Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd, LLC; vice chair: Dr. Jean Ferketish, secretary of the board of trustees and assistant chancellor, University of Pittsburgh; treasurer: Nancy Kukovich, president, United Way of Westmoreland County; and secretary: Robert Buzzelli, senior vice president, Fifth Third Ban.

Mary Ann Novak was elected to serve a two-year term on the board of Women's Business Network, Inc.

Banking & Finance

First National Bank promoted Frank Hannah to senior vice president and Barb Austin to senior vice president and director of technology risk management.

Jeffrey A. Francona was hired as a commercial banking officer for Mars National Bank.

F.N.B. Wealth Management hired Nicholas S. Bellino as managing executive and program manager for First National Investment Services Company, LLC.


Tammy Hughes was appointed the inaugural Martin Hehir, C.S.Sp., chair in scholarly excellence at Duquesne University. Ms. Hughes is an associate professor of school psychology and chairs the school of education's department of counseling, psychology and special education.

Robert Morris University promoted John Michalenko to vice president for student life; Perry Roofner, vice president for facilities and Ellen Wieckowski, vice president for information technology.


Barry Kukovich joined Peoples Natural Gas Co. as manager, communications and community affairs.


Borton-Lawson hire d Shah Haque as a senior electrical engineer, facilities business unit.

Ronald Butcher joined Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. as the corporate geographic information systems manager.

Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corp., promoted the following individuals: Thomas J. Zagorski, senior vice president and national director, construction services; James Deschenes, vice president and west transportation design-build leader; John W. Mentz and Raymond P. Wattras, vice presidents, environmental services area.

Graphic Design

Wall-to-Wall Studios hired Jim Hargreaves.

Health & Medicine

Ohio Valley General Hospital appointed Joy M. Peters, vice president of nursing services.

St. Clair Hospital has named Holly James manager of the observation unit.


Scott E. McPherson has joined Hull McGuire PC as special counsel.

Pion, Johnston, Nerone, Girman, Clements & Smith, P.C. announced the formation of a law firm with offices in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. Attorneys include John T. Pion, J. Lawson Johnston, Michael F. Nerone, James M. Girman, Scott D. Clements, Timothy Smith, Angela R. Winslow, James DeCinti, Christopher J. McCabe, Ashley T. Swanson, and Timothy A. Montgomery. The firm focuses its practice on civil litigation matters.


Keystone Dedicated Logistics hired Jonathan Snyder as a logistics coordinator, dispatch department; Theresa Shepard and Lauren Frazier, audit and invoice coordinators, accounting department.


Koppers Holdings Inc. appointed Leroy M. Ball as vice president and chief financial officer, effective September 1, 2010. Mr. Ball will replace Brian H. McCurrie, who was appointed senior vice president, global carbon materials and chemicals.

Tom Henson joined Industrial Scientific Corp. as director of product management, marketing and knowledge.


IMPAQT hired Daniel Snow and Christopher Franceschina as search account managers; Thomas Mikula, decision support analyst; and Zach Simon has been transitioned from its marketing department to its client services team.


Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh elected new trustees. They are: Howard J. Bruschi, executive consultant, Westinghouse Electric Co.; Susan Corbett, vice president of programs and development, Gettysburg Foundation; Mark Evans, president and CEO, Confluence; Torrence M. (Tod) Hunt, Jr., director, Elmhurst Corp.; Ellen P. Kessler, president, EPK & Associates; and Ralph J. Papa, chairman, Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania.

Women's Business Network, Inc. named officers to its board. President: Kathleen Schneider, Law Offices of Kathleen D. Schneider; vice president: Rebecca Wanovich, Pierson & Scott/Polachek Co.; treasurer: Coral Stengel, Howard Hanna Real Estate; recording secretary: Mary Ann Novak, Reliv International; corresponding secretary: Joy Klohonatz, Southern Living at Home.

Professional Services

Regulatory and Quality Solutions LLC hired Niki Caporali Spaniel as senior regulatory and quality associate.

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