Dateline Pittsburgh for 01/16/2011

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Matthew C. Tomb was promoted to senior vice president/associate general counsel and chief risk officer for First Commonwealth Financial Corp.


Lori McShea joined American Geosciences Inc. as a chemical engineer.


Burns & Scalo hired TJ Willetts as director of marketing and Tom Steele, director of safety/loss prevention.


Central Electric Cooperative promoted Ken Maleski to residential analyst and adviser.


The governing boards of the Community College of Allegheny County and the CCAC Educational Foundation have elected new officers. The CCAC board of trustees approved its new slate of officers for the coming year: Chair: William Russell Robinson, Allegheny County Council member, District 10; vice chair: Gregory Peaslee, senior vice president, chief human resources and administrative services officer, UPMC; treasurer: Jay Costa Jr., Pennsylvania senator, 43rd district; assistant treasurer: James M. Flynn Jr., Allegheny County manager; treasurer: Mona N. Generett, vice president for community development, Dollar Bank; assistant treasurer: Martha Woodward Isler, director of public policy, Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children. The board of the CCAC Educational Foundation selected the following members as officers: President: Lawrence V. Gleason, wealth management adviser, Merrill Lynch; chair: Candice P. Mill, senior vice president and chief operation officer, Pittsburgh, Aon Consulting Inc.; vice president: Timothy W. Merrill Jr., general manager, NRG Energy Center Pittsburgh; treasurer: Peter J. Muth, principal, Birchmere Capital, LP; secretary: Terry Fedele, marketing consultant; at large members: Peter DeComo, chairman & CEO, ALung Technologies; Jerry Lopes, president, program operations and affiliations, American Urban Radio Networks; and Joseph Wolfson, president and CEO, HealthTransaction Network Corp.


Angela Costa was appointed to nursing division director in the department of nursing at Allegheny General Hospital.

Health Information Management

Diskriter hired Susan A. Carlson as manager, HIM operations.

Marketing said Matthew Proctor joined as vice president of sales for and Michael Marcil will lead business development for the company.


The Homeless Children's Education Fund hired Zachary Marsh as office and events manager.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia elected Cornelia Coles, Christopher Gessner and Mark McKenna to its board: Ms. Coles is vice president of manufacturing and supply chain, electrical sector Americas, for Eaton Corp. Mr. Gessner is president of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Mr. McKenna is principal of McKenna & Associates, P.C.


VLN Partners, LLC said Richard M. Seidner joined the company in the newly created position of senior vice president of sales.

Ascent Data appointed Steven Shangold, president and CEO.


The Health Facilities Association of Maryland announced its 2011 new leadership team. Pittsburgh native John Spadaro, regional vice president of operations for SavaSeniorCare, will serve as board chair.

CMS Mid-Atlantic appointed Pittsburgh native Michael P. Sinnott vice president of sales. He will maintain an office at Hollywood Memorial Park and Cemetery in Union, N.J.

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