Dateline Pittsburgh for 7/15/12

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Sisterson & Co. LLP promoted Laura Debick to manager, assurance services practice; Susannah Geletko, Lee Mazzarini and Megan Walsh, consulting services supervisors; Michelle Hammond and Peter Wallace, tax supervisors; Stephen Stone, assurance services supervisor; Sara Litzsky and Alyssa Shubra, senior associates, assurance services practice; and Dorre Burdell, staff associate.

Associations & Organizations

The National Association of Professional Organizers Pittsburgh chapter elected a new board of directors. They are: president, Jodi Eisner; vice president, Julie Mills; treasurer, Jill Yesko; secretary, Donna Rossa; membership director, Sandra Lane; professional development director, Rosemary Willis; and marketing director, Dorothy Clear.

Christopher D. Harner, medical director for the University of Pittsburgh Medicine Center's Center for Sports Medicine was named president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Harner is the Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He holds a secondary appointment as professor of physical therapy, health, and physical activity.


Apple Box Studios named Erin G. O'Donnell associate creative director.

Contractor & Construction

Burns & Scalo hired Scott Kephart as sales/estimator for the repair and maintenance division.


Point Park University School of Arts and Sciences promoted Trudy Avery, associate professor of criminal justice; Robert McInerney, associate professor of psychology; and Lorelei Stein, professor.

Kara D. Rutowski, executive director, The Early Learning Institute, was appointed to the Advisory Board for the Management Department at Robert Morris University.

Rod Dobish was named the new executive director of facilities management at Duquesne University.


Chester Engineers hired Steve Miller as information technology manager and James Flynn Jr. as senior vice president, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer.

Michael Baker Jr. Inc., a unit of Michael Baker Corp., hired James "JT" Taylor as director of health and safety.


Fairmont Pittsburgh appointed Brian A. Calder as director of sales and marketing.


Enscoe Long Insurance Group LLC hired Jamie Craft as director of marketing and Mary Butterfield as employee benefit specialist.


United States Steel Corp. elected Mario Longhi to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer and named Christian Korn as vice president, commercial, Europe.

Scott McVey was elected president of Alsteel Fabricators.


Design Center (formerly the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh) and GTECH Strategies appointed Chris Koch as director of programs for the Design Center.

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh named Leslie Montgomery director of development and public relations.


Tiversa hired Mike Prusinski as chief of staff and Gary Woods, business development representative, and promoted Keith Tagliaferri to senior vice president of operations and Dan Kopchak to chief financial officer.


The Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association honored two visionary entrepreneurs for their accomplishments and contributions. Donald H. Jones, managing director and founding partner of Draper Triangle Ventures, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award; Dennis Ciccone, CEO of Carnegie Learning Inc., was bestowed the 2012 Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

The American Water Works Association honored Serena A. DiMagno with a 2012 Fuller Award. Ms. . DiMagno is director of environmental engineering at RETTEW. The Fuller Award is presented annually by AWWA to selected chapter members for their distinguished service to the water supply field in commemoration of George Warren Fuller (1868 -- 1934). Fuller was an engineer who contributed greatly to the science of water purification, the treatment of sewage and the standardization of water works practices in the United States during his lifetime.


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