Dateline Pittsburgh for the week of 09/16/12

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Schneider Downs promoted the following individuals to managers: Daniel J. Desko, internal audit; Adam J. Goode, audit; Anthony J. Margiotta, pension and benefits; Brian W. Matthews, audit; Jason M. Reljac, technology advisors; Scott T. Seapker, audit; and John J. Vogel, tax.

Hill, Barth & King LLC announced the admittance of Nicholas Demetrios, Michael Kapics, Christopher Marrie and Dominic Mastropietro, III as principals.


Gatesman+Dave hired Shian-Li McGuire as director of account management.

Associations & Organizations

The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announced the reappointment of Douglas Leonard, director of consulting services with Strategic Solutions International, Inc. (SSI), to the Disciplinary Board. MIT Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh named new members to its board: Michael Annichine, CEO, FlyerCity Media; Jerry Connelly, CEO, MedSage Technologies; Christopher R. Evans, vice president, TrueFit; Shawn Kelly, CEO, Bionic Eye; David Palmer, CEO,; Jean-Luc Park, founder, Ferrum Capital Partners Founder; Jack Roseman, CEO, Roseman Institute; and Raul Valdes-Perez, former executive chairman and CEO, Vivisimo. Three of the new members have also been named committee chairs: Annichine, finance committee; Evans, sponsorship; and Jean-Luc Park, nominating/governance.


Erika Cuenca joined Apple Box Studios as an executive assistant.

Contractor & Construction

Burns & Scalo named Rehann Rheel, receptionist.


Mary Frances Dean was appointed the new executive director of major and planned giving at Duquesne University.


Hefren-Tillotson, Inc. hired Joseph Grunwald as an associate vice president in its Upper St. Clair office. He will specialize and advise clients in the areas of investments and retirement estate and tax planning utilizing.

Insurance Brokerage

Andrew Rossi joined Seubert & Associates, Inc. as a producer in its commercial property & casualty department.


Karndean Designflooring named John Bonney as vice president of commercial sales for the United States.

G M Fazley Elahee was appointed senior director, global technical services for Koppers Inc.


Peter J. Kern, partner, Malin Bergquist & Co., was elected to the board of directors of the American Cancer Society, Greater Pittsburgh Unit, and has been named to its Corporate Relations Committee.


Verizon Wireless appointed James Conrad as store manager at the Verizon Wireless Retail Store in South Hills Village Mall.


TeleTracking Technologies announced Michael Gallup as president and chief operating officer.


M. Bernardine Dias, associate research professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute and the founder and director of the TechBridgeWorld program, received the 2012 Borg Early Career Award from the Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W). The annual award is given to a woman in computer science and/or engineering who has made significant research contributions and who has contributed to her profession, especially in the outreach to women.

Jeffrey D. Evanseck, professor and Fr. Joseph Lauritis Chair of Teaching and Technology at Duquesne University, was named a ellow of the American Chemical Society.


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