Dateline Pittsburgh for 6/24/12

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Goff Backa Alfera & Co. LLC promoted Michael S. Templeton to supervisor.

Associations & Organizations

The Master Builders' Association is pleased to announce the launching of the MBA Green Builders Committee. The committee consists of: Michael Kuhn, chairman, Jendoco Construction Corp.; Phil Linton, PJ Dick Inc.; Adam Ramsey, Wyatt Inc.; Scott Rowland, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services; Michael Tarle, Massaro Corp.; and John West, Mascaro Construction Co. LP.

The Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh announced its slate of officers and directors for the 2012-13 year.

Officers: president, Bruce R. Haldeman; vice president, Jeffrey J. McSteen; treasurer, Paul Pantano; secretary, Peter Eberhart; and immediate past president, Melissa Bizyak. Directors (term expiring June 30, 2014): Thomas Kopf, Nora Gieg and Jamie Aul.

Directors (term expiring June 30, 2013): Tammy Singleton-English, Henry R. Johnston III and Corey Utz.

Eleanor A. Wagner, tax manager, Cottrill Arbutina & Associates, was elected to the board as corresponding secretary of the Zonta Club of Three Rivers Pittsburgh North.

Caterina Staltari -- clinical instructor, department of speech, language, pathology Duquesne's Rangos School of Health Sciences -- was elected vice president of governmental relations for the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The Traffic Club of Pittsburgh elected its officers and board of governors to serve during its 111th year, 2012-13.

President: Bruce Rosen, president, Island Sales Limited; first vice president: William Porter IV, director, sales, Ingram Barge Co.; and second vice president: Patrick Kelly, Eastern sales representative, AEP River Operations. Board of governors: Kristin Boyle, US Steel Logistics Services, Global Logistics; Gretchen Chamberlain, Eastern sales representative, AEP River Operations; Trish Cox, truck pricing supervisor, US Steel Logistics Services; Kevin DeAngelis, rail fleet maintenance manager, NOVA Chemicals; Mark Devinney, vice president, sales, Freeport Terminals Inc.; Sandie Egley, manager, business development, Michael Baker Jr. Inc.; David Fleming, retired, US Steel Corp./Nippon Steel Trading; Cecelia Ann Poister, manager, air cargo development, Pittsburgh International Airport; J.D. Shearer, president, Three Rivers Marine & Rail Terminals LP; Daria A. Schwartz, manager, dry cargo sales, Ingram Barge Co.; and ex officio: Julie Bart, manager, rail, Chlor-Alkali & Derivatives, PPG Industries.


Huntington Bank named Paul R. Turner as managing director of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia regions of Huntington Insurance Inc.

BNY Mellon's wealth management business hired Patrick J. Cappatt as a senior sales director serving wealthy individuals and families throughout the Pittsburgh region.

The Home Savings and Loan Co. hired Rick Hughes as sales manager and mortgage loan consultant for the greater Pittsburgh region. Home Savings is a subsidiary of United Community Financial Corp.

Sun Life Financial Inc. appointed Olivia Brown a voluntary benefits practice leader, covering the Pittsburgh/Cincinnati/Cleveland territories.


Washington & Jefferson College elected Richard T. Clark as its new chairman.

The Rev. James Chukwuma Okoye will assume duties as the new director of the Center for Spiritan Studies at Duquesne University, effective next Sunday.


Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. hired Biff D. Cummings, principal and as a strategic consultant; Jonathan E. Cummings, survey technician I, civil/site; Anthony A. Edwards, survey technician I, civil/site; Jeffrey A. Gruber, staff consultant, civil/site; Travis L. Grubesky, staff scientist, ecological; Michael T. Walsh, technician I, civil/site.


Dona Marks has been promoted to senior benefits consultant at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Premier Medical Associates said Carol A. Rico joined as a licensed clinical social worker.

A. Kim Ritchey, chief, division of pediatric hematology/oncology, was named president of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.


Hefren-Tillotson Inc. hired David Alderson Jr. as a financial advisor in its Wexford office.


Arlene Mann Handmaker was appointed to the board of LifeSpan Inc. Ms. Handmaker is the director of resident services for Riverview Towers.

Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh promoted Shirl Regan to president/CEO.

Professional Services

PLAN4 Retirement Consultants LLC hired Jeff Frye and David Fiore as vice presidents of new business development.


Dateline Pittsburgh appears every Sunday. To propose an item, send information to Natalie Hill, Dateline Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222; or email to Photos submitted for the print edition version of this column may be sent via email in JPEG format, 170 DPI, to Photo size should be an 8- by 10-inch or 4- by 5-inch head shot at 170 dpi. First Published June 24, 2012 12:00 AM


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