Nicholas Bennardo and Gina Pelino have joined Malin Bergquist as staff accountants.
Desmone & Associates Architects said Eric A. Booth and Thea Manos Martin have become shareholders and appointed associates in the firm.
Colleen Ramage Johnston, attorney, Rothman Gordon, was elected chair of the labor and employment law section council of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
Wells Fargo Private Bank hired Kathleen A. Stewart as vice president and trust and fiduciary specialist.
Scott Fisher was named retail administration manager and senior vice president at First Niagara Financial Group.
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. said William S. Demchak, senior vice chairman, would assume supervisory responsibility for all PNC businesses, including the Asset Management Group and Retail Banking. He will retain his responsibilities for corporate an institutional banking and asset and liability management.
S&T Bancorp Inc. appointed Rick Day vice president and commercial loan officer.
The Day School at The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh named Cheryl Fogarty chief school administrator.
The Early Learning Institute elected officers for 2010-2011. The new board of trustees executive committee: President: William C. Price, McGuire Woods LLP; first vice president: Jewel L. Amoruso, vice president of operations, TowerCare Technologies; secretary: Ashley J. Lintner, McCrory & McDowell; treasurer: David P. Duessel, Maher Duessel; past president: Nicholas A. Garrubba, senior vice president, Brentwood Bank; and president appointment: Sylbia Kunst, principal, Pioneer Education Center.
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit hired Nicole Anderson as the new regional coordinator for its Homeless Children's Initiative.
Pressley Ridge named Susanne Cole, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
David Elinsky joined West Penn Energy Services LLC as director of business development.
Southwood Psychiatric Hospital named Dr. Rodney J. Williams medical director.
Alle-Kiski Medical Center said Dr. David Peter joined Alle-Kiski Surgical Associates and has staffing privileges at AKMC, and Dr. Nithya Guhanand has joined Allegheny Valley Internal Medicine with staffing privileges at AKMC.
Simpson & McCrady hired Doug Stradley as an account executive.
BPU Investment Management Inc. said Ryan Lockhart has joined as an assistant vice president and financial consultant.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius promoted Lisa H. Barton to partner-elect. Ms. Barton practices within the employee benefits and executive compensation practice group.
PLS Logistics Services hired Mack Braswell, Robert Schaupp and Steve Stinnett, national account executives; Tim Carey, van operations manager; Stephanie Craft, field billing specialist; Margaret Davies, Kimberly Roupe and Juli Williams, customer service coordinators; Steve Guggenberger, financial analyst; Robert Keebler, Greg Morrow, Eric Schleicher and Michael Zangus, logistics coordinators; Alison Mastalski, Adam Nehnevajsa and Joyce Schwer, load builders; Janie Matthews, controller; Mike Moss, director, transportation; and Mark Reaves, van account executive lead.
Mainstay Life Services promoted Carissa Especto to program manager.
Sisters Place Inc. elected new members to its board.: Sister Bonnie Heh, administrative assistant/finance director Intersection, Inc. McKeesport; Dolores Nypaver, assistant director of stewardship and development, Diocese of Pittsburgh; and Kenneth Service, executive director, Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education.
Allpro Parking LLC hired Alan E. Kraemer as vice president of business development and Robb Rice, business development manager.
Summa hired Dan Pavlick as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development.
Andy Fraley joined SnapRetail as chief technology officer.
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