Dateline Pittsburgh for 04/24/11

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Case | Sabatini hired Nora R. Sheffield and Rachel S. Jenista as staff accountants and Rosemarie Estes, director of marketing.

Associations & Organizations

Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel elected officers for 2011. President: Max Laun, assistant general counsel, Alcoa Inc.; president-elect: John B. Glicksman, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse; vice president, membership: Susan Apel, Ellwood Group Inc.; vice president, programs: Kathleen Dohmlo, Lanxess Corp.; vice president, pro bono initiatives: Linda Schneider, GlaxoSmithKline; vice president, communications: Susan Shin, United States Steel Corp.; secretary: Martin Ryan, Montauk Energy Capital LLC; and treasurer: Kevin Whyte, Carmeuse Lime & Stone.

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter No. 7 of the Institute of Real Estate Management installed new officers for 2011. President, Craig C. Scott, president of SLC Realty Inc., and president-elect, Marc F. Battistone, asset manager for Massaro Properties. Mary Ann Sipos, senior housing management representative for Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency was also named CPM of the year.

Steven Reinstadtler, industrial marketing manager at Bayer MaterialScience LLC, was elected to the Polyurea Development board of directors.


First Commonwealth Bank promotion Antonio Floro to assistant vice president, business banking and Richard Clark to vice president/corporate banking.

S&T Bancorp Inc. appointed Deborah A. Hopper as Butler community banking manager.


MarketSpace Communications hired Suzanne Basista, public relations and social media director, and Hannah Matscherz, receptionist; and it promoted Scott Merriman to vice president, creative and digital director; Kevin Hilliker to senior graphic designer; and Maureen Rooney, senior account executive.


Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation said Russell Livingston, president of Babb Inc., joined its board.


Gil Davis, managing director, CSD Financial, and partner, Case | Sabatini, was elected to the board at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

Frick Art & Historical Center elected Brian V. Ciaverella to its board of trustees. Mr. Ciaverella is executive vice president /sales manager in corporate banking at PNC Bank.

V. Darleen Opfer joined the Rand Corp. as director of Rand Education and will hold the newly created Rand distinguished chair in education policy.

The National Aviary said Jessie Baird joined as facility rental and group tour coordinator and Anna Marie Points, as staff accountant; Roy Aguiar was promoted to manager, guest relations and development services.

West Penn Allegheny Health System radiologist Dr. William R. Poller, was appointed to the board of the Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


SDLC Partners L.P. said Tom Tabor joined as health care and technology adviser.


Dr. Ngoc Thai, a prominent liver transplant surgeon and director of the Center for Abdominal Transplantation at Allegheny General Hospital, was recognized by the American Liver Foundation for his dedication and contributions to the advancement of care for patients with liver disease. Dr. Thai is one of five local health care professionals chosen to be honored at the Foundation's annual Tribute to Excellence..

John Innocenti, president, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, was named Corporate Gift of Life Awardee, and Dr. Thomas Kleyman, chief of the University of Pittsburgh renal-electrolyte division, was named Medical Gift of Life Awardee by the National Kidney Foundation. Mr. Innocenti and Dr. Kleyman received their awards at the foundation's annual Kidney Gift of Life Gala last month.

Joyce A. Bender is the recipient of the 2011 "Hero of Epilepsy" Award, given out during a VIP Reception last month, on the eve of the national Epilepsy Foundation's annual walk to raise awareness and funds to help people living with epilepsy on the Mall in Washington, D.C. The "Hero of Epilepsy" Award honors an individual dedicated to one of the major goals of the walk -- to raise awareness of epilepsy and its effects on individuals living with the condition and their families. Ms. Bender, president and CEO of Bender Consulting Services Inc., works with the public and private sectors to ensure that people with disabilities are treated fairly and have every opportunity to achieve competitive employment.

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