Sisterson & Co. LLP promoted Susan King and Valerie Koenig to managers in its tax services practice. In addition, the following employees were promoted to supervisors: Melissa Buck, Jessica Chiodo, Cheryl Mashione and Matthew Ruzic and promoted to senior associate were Brent Allen, Aaron Baker, Amber Bartakovich, Andrea Corso, Alana Galvin, Kelli Hartman, Jonathan Konsugar, Janelle Reed, Corey Roslonski and Megan Wood.
Elias/Savion Advertising promoted Dan McCarthy to executive vice president of strategic and creative development and Jeff Donaldson, to vice president of communications.
First Commonwealth Financial Corp. hired Megan A. White as vice president/regional manager.
First Commonwealth Advisors, the wealth services arm of First Commonwealth Bank, hired David Venneri as vice president/regional wealth manager.
Jason Margolis was named chair of the department of instruction and leadership in education in the school of education at Duquesne University.
Family Hospice and Palliative Care promoted Eric Horwith to manager, business development and Greg Jena, manager, marketing and public relations; James Cummings, finance supervisor and named Sarah Hross, caregiver training education facilitator.
Quest Fox Interactive hired Tim Friez, IT director; Malissa Ito, interactive developer; Will Kunz, interactive developer; Mike Neilson, manager of client services; and Phil Schulte, manager of client services.
The Frick Art & Historical Center elected of Pamela Bonifay Peele to serve as a term trustee on its board of trustees. Ms. Peele is vice president, health economics for UPMC Health Plan. She is also associate professor, department of health policy and management and associate professor, department of psychiatry, school of medicine, University of Pittsburgh. In addition, Ms. Peele is a core faculty member at RAND University of Pittsburgh Health Institute.
Abby Spreng joined the West Pittsburgh Partnership for Regional Development as its Main Street manager.
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh named Karen Clarke, fitness and wellness sales director.
Therese Dillman Moss was named revenue development manager at the Student Conservation Association.
Pittsburgh Public Theater elected the following new members to its board of trustees:
Andrea Cotter, senior vice president and chief communications officer, UPMC; Mäny Emamzadeh, executive vice president of business development, Sylvan Energy, LLC; J. Devitt Kramer, general counsel and secretary, Education Management Corp.; David Isaac Mossé, senior vice president and general counsel, Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.; and Larry Walsh, senior vice president/director of leasing, Rugby Realty, Co., Inc.
John A. Pollock, associate professor of biological sciences, is one of five faculty members to be inducted into the Office of Research Hall of Fame at Duquesne University. The Hall of Fame recognizes faculty members whose research and work has garnered significant attention and funding. Mr. Pollock's research expertise lies in the scientific exploration of the developing nervous system. Additionally, he is actively engaged in science education for the general public and children pre K-12 dealing with emerging and fundamental principles, including evolution, stem cells and tissue engineering.
Douglas W. Stirling, executive vice president/wealth management, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, was selected as a 2011 Five Star "Best in Client Satisfaction" Wealth ManagerSM.
Dr. Toni Darville, chief of the division of infectious diseases at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, was awarded the Carol Ann Craumer Endowed Chair for Pediatric Research. The Carol Ann Craumer Endowed Chair for Pediatric Research was established in 1998 to recognize outstanding leaders in pediatric research and to provide resources for research innovations that could directly influence medical care for children.
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