Dateline Pittsburgh for 11/11/12

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Malin, Bergquist & Company LLP promoted four accountants: Karen Burns, manager; Ryan Heidt, staff accountant II; Allison Jones, audit senior; and Leah Kistler, supervisor. Ms. Burns is a member of the firm's not-for-profit niche group. Mr. Heidt is an auditor with the firm's not-for-profit and employee benefit plan consulting groups. Ms. Jones is an auditor. Ms. Kistler is a tax supervisor and a member of the board of directors of Malin Bergquist Charities Inc.

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Albert J. Isacks, a certified public accountant with Malin Bergquist & Co., was appointed as a member of the tax practice management committee of the prestigious American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for 2012-13.

Laura May Carmack, quality manager, AIReS, was named president of the Pan American International Movers Association.

Pennsylvania Medical Society elected the following physicians to positions on its board of trustees. They are: Erick J. Bergquist, Donald C. Brown and John F. Delaney Jr. Dr. Bergquist will serve a four-year term as the society's 9th district trustee. In this role, he'll represent physicians from Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson, and Venango counties. Dr. Brown will serve a four-year term as the society's 10th district trustee. As the 10th District Trustee, he'll represent physicians from Beaver, Lawrence and Westmoreland counties. Dr. Delaney will serve a four-year term as the 13th district trustee. In this position, he'll represent physicians from Allegheny County.


First Commonwealth Bank appointed Robert Montag, vice president, licensed banker program manager.

Susan "Susie" Baker Shipley was named president of Huntington Bank's Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley region.

Apollo Trust Co. hired two executive officers: Robert J. Flanyak Jr., vice president, retail banking and branch administration; and Robert V. Addoms, vice president, senior commercial banking officer and will lead Allegheny County expansion in the new loan office.


Brian P. Bolsinger was named director of educational technology at Duquesne University.


The Mansions on Fifth said Joel Hurley joined as general manager; Eric Earnest, executive chef; and Jennifer Pendleton expanded her role as director of sales and events management.


The Pittsburgh office of Mullen promoted Amy Vojtecky to media director.


Frick Art & Historical Center appointed Robin H. Gabriel, director of education.


Timyka Artist and Dorothy Pollon have joined the NHS Human Services Foundation Board of Directors. Ms. Artist is a general assignment reporter for WPXI Channel 11 News at 11 - Fox 53 News at 10 and PCNC News; and Ms. Pollon has been a special-needs child advocate for 22 years and works with families, school districts and many local charities.


The following students received awards from the Pittsburgh chapter of ARCS, a national foundation created to encourage American Ph.D. students in the sciences. ARCS Pittsburgh will give $5,000/year for three years to each of these students, selected by their universities for outstanding academic performance. They are: Peter Chapman, Peter Lund, Thomas Jackson, Matthew Edwards and Lauren Eve Strahs, Carnegie Mellon University; Whitney Lane, Brooke Sullivan, Courtney Andersen and Nicholas Pavlovsky, University of Pittsburgh; and Laura Radville, Penn State University.


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