Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP hired William S. Winfrey III as staff accountant, assurance and advisory services group; and Brent E. Coughenour, consultant, technology services group.
Timothy Conboy, attorney, Caroselli Beachler McTiernan & Conboy, was elected the 43rd president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.
Jim Jenkins, owner, Jim Jenkins Lawn & Garden Center, was elected to the board of Master Nursery Garden Centers.
First National Bank of Pennsylvania hired Barry C. Robinson as executive vice president of consumer banking and promoted Daniel R. Holquist to executive director of retail banking.
Holly Wray, chief financial officer of Akoya, is now a minority owner of the company.
Kelley Denny, formerly of and co-founder of prwerks Public Relations, has launched KDenny and Partners: Strategic Communications.
Newton Consulting, LLC promoted Amylyn Kyler to director of client relations and resourcing and hired Randy King as senior recruiting consultant.
Nihat Polat, assistant professor of education and Alexandra Santau, assistant professor of education, were named inaugural scholars for Duquesne University's Dr. Barbara A. Sizemore Fellows Program for 2010-2011.
William E. Lestitian, managing shareholder, Rothman Gordon was appointed to the advisory board of Indiana University of Pennsylvania Center for Family Business.
Kenneth P. Service was named new executive director of the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education, effective Sept. 1. Mr. Service is vice president for institutional relations at La Roche College.
The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute said Douglas C. Schmidt joined its Arlington, Va., office as deputy director, research and chief technology officer.
Marcellus Shale Coalition named David Callahan vice president.
Thomas Arbogast, counsel, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, was named to the board of the Heritage Valley Health System.
Fox Rothschild LLP said James A. Baldwin joined its Pittsburgh office as a partner. Mr. Baldwin focuses on leveraged buyouts, private equity and venture capital deals. He also has handled private equity transactions and private equity co-investment deals; project finance deals; joint ventures; and formation and regulatory compliance of investment funds.
Burns White & Hickton hired Melissa Danko and Timothy Sechler as associates working in its workers' compensation group.
Pepper Hamilton said Kurt L. Ehresman joined as a counsel in its intellectual property practice group. Mr. Ehresman focuses on the life sciences, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, drug delivery systems, cosmetics, foods and dietary supplements, active pharmaceutical ingredients, formulations, compositions, therapeutic and diagnostic uses, and methods of manufacture for drugs and devices.
Brett C. Shear joined Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti as an associate, commercial litigation practice group. Mr. Shear has experience in professional liability, construction, bond law, business torts, insurance, collections premises liability and personal injury.
Dynamic Manufacturing hired Matthew D. Parrish as business development engineer.
Richard M. LiConti joined Eickhoff Corp. as vice president with responsibilities for company sales and service operations in the United States.
Pipitone Group said Toni Ault joined its creative department as senior designer.
Smith Brothers Agency hired George Potts, interactive account director; Amy Burk, senior information architect; Bailey Doyle, account manager; April Merscher, associate analyst; Steve Gordon, interactive designer; Andy Maxeiner, project manager; Jason Savage, flash developer.
Johannes Ma, web developer; Anna Masters, associate interactive account executive; Marissa Calfe, junior copywriter; Megan Nicholson, public relations and social media associate; and Beth Bisceglia, office manager and receptionist.
Steve Langhurst joined Sail Mortgage.
The Coalition for Christian Outreach hired Jen Burkholder, campus staff worker at La Roche College; Peter Chace, campus staff worker at Duquesne University with Center of Life; Jennifer Sanders, campus staff worker at Kenyon College with McIlvaine Fund Board; and Jamie Zackavitch, administrator for outdoor leadership team.
Elisabeth Bennington, partner, Pollock Begg Komar Glasser, was elected to a three-year term on the board of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. She focuses her law practice on divorce, support, custody and protection from abuse law.
Vicki Sirockman was appointed director of Child and Family Services at Every Child Inc.
Pressley Ridge named Susan Dolack data and accountability manager.
Nate Suddeth was named partner-in-charge of Deloitte's audit practice in Pittsburgh.
Michelle McConnell joined Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services Inc. as customer service director.
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