Dateline Pittsburgh for 09/30/12

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Sean Kocan in the Pittsburgh office and Joshua Zarlenga in the Youngstown, Ohio, office have been promoted to managers at Hill, Barth & King LLC.


Gatesman+Dave hired Alexa Seretti, interactive strategist and project manager; Liz Horvat, media planner and buyer and Ben Boskovich, public relations assistant account executive.

Elisco Advertising promoted Anna Miskella to group account manager and hired John Caruso as an account executive.

Associations & Organizations

Mt. Lebanon Community Endowment elected its 2012/2013 officers and elected/renewed directors. Officers: president, Joseph King, RBS Citizens; first vice president, Charles Stout, D.B. Root & Co.; second vice president, Richard Lerach, Gateway Financial; secretary, Steve Saxton, Seneca Rocks Consulting; and treasurer, Andrew Hasley, Allegheny Valley Bank. Directors renewing terms: Bonnie Bagay, Howard Hanna; Gloria Blint, Red House Communications; Ralph Finizio, Pepper Hamilton LLP; Jamie Hankins, Criterion Valuation Group; Andrew Hasley, Allegheny Valley Bank. New directors elected to board: David Root Jr., D.B. Root & Co., and Robert Schweitzer, Sykes Elder Law LLC.

The members of Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity have elected Chris Brussalis to the general council, the organization's board of directors. Mr. Brussalis is president and chief executive officer of The Hill Group Inc.


Natalia Paich was named vice president at First Commonwealth Financial Advisors, the Wealth Management division of First Commonwealth Bank.


WordWrite Communications hired Alison Frederick as director of business development.


RETTEW hired Phillip H. Ackley, construction manager, civil/municipal division; Brian S. Auman, senior community development specialist, civil/municipal division; Terry J. Barkey, client account manager, oil and gas division; Kevin J. Clark, group manager for survey operations; Jon P. Myers, survey project manager; Samuel L. Stiltner, survey project manager; Michael D. Wellman, environmental scientist in the natural sciences division; and Jason D. Wert, project manager, environmental engineering division.


Elizabeth Wertz Evans -- executive director, professional practice and programs, Oncology Nursing Society -- has advanced to fellow of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society in recognition of her service, experience, publications, and presentations.


Hefren-Tillotson Inc. promoted Rachel Hawili to director, corporate services.


PPG Industries named Bryan Iams vice president, corporate communications and marketing.


J.D. Byrider promoted Jack Humbert to director of franchise development.


The Cranberry Township Rotary Club presented Michael Weinzierl with the 2012 Bill Powis Community Servant Award.

Legend Financial Advisors Inc. said Chase Conti, assistant advisor, obtained the accredited wealth management advisor designation. To obtain the designation, Mr. Conti was required to pass an exam consisting of 15 modules covering all five major disciplines of financial planning: insurance, investments, tax planning, retirement planning and estate planning.

Christopher Elliott, staff accountant, Malin Bergquist and Co. LLP, obtained his designation as a certified public accountant.


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