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Associations & Organizations
The Comparative and International Education Society hired Beth A. Kassalen as its executive director.
Donald McPherson, a Western Pennsylvania-based labor arbitrator, was elected vice president of the National Academy of Arbitrators.
Fifth Third Bank (Western Pennsylvania) hired Michael Barnett, vice president, corporate banking; Bob Beck, vice president, treasury management officer; Cheryl Belsterling, vice president, business banking relationship manager; and Patrick Heath, vice president, business banking relationship manager.
Buck Consultants, a Xerox Company, named Dean Aloise managing director of the East U.S. Region.
Mercer named Scott D. Kiper office leader for the Cleveland and Pittsburgh locations. Mr. Kiper will continue to lead Mercer's retirement business in Pittsburgh.
Monongahela Valley Hospital and its parent organization, Mon-Vale Health Resources Inc., re-elected its boards.
John D. Fry, president and owner of Procurement Specialty Group Inc., was re-elected chairman of the board of Mon-Vale Health Resources Inc. and chairman of the board of trustees, Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc. In addition, R. Carlyn Belczyk was re-elected vice chairman and Jeff M. Kotula was re-elected secretary of both boards. Ms. Belczyk is a certified public accountant, accredited in business valuations and a certified valuation analyst. Mr. Kotula is president of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, the following directors were re-elected to the MVHR board for three-year terms including: Patrick Ballon, Richard A. Barcelona, Bradley M. Bassi, Ms. Belczyk, Andrew G. Bury, Carl Crawley Jr., Carol Doman, Henry R. Glaneman, William D. Hope Jr., Ronald L. Lombard, Anthony M. Lombardi, and Charles E. Stacey. Those re-elected to Monongahela Valley Hospital's board of trustees for three-year terms include: Ms. Belczyk, Mr. Barcelona, Mr. Bassi and Mr. Crawley.
Canonsburg General Hospital said Spyros Marinis joined its medical staff. Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Marinis heads a comprehensive, state-of-the-art female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery practice focused on a multidimensional approach to pelvic issues.
The American Red Cross hired Connie Cavrich, corporate major gifts officer, and Terry Koontz, chief development officer.
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh installed officers and new board members for their 2013-14 fiscal year.
Officers installed include: chair, Wendy Mars; vice chairs, Jeff Freedman, Matthew Keller and Stanley Levine; treasurer, David Lassman; secretary, Rachel Clark; and at-large officer, Scott Americus. In addition, new members were elected: Carol Robinson, Barbara Weizenbaum, Peter Lieberman and Drew Goldstein.
Family House named Michael Printz as the new director of finance.
Awards & Honors
Catherine Tyson, senior management consultant with the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, was selected as the Pennsylvania State Star by the Association of Small Business Development Centers. The award recognizes Ms. Tyson's outstanding client service and dedication to the Pennsylvania SBDC program over the last year.
Cynthia Patterson, banking officer at RBS Citizens, was recognized with a Chairman's Good Banking Award, the highest honor that RBS Citizens Financial Group awards to its colleagues. The Good Banking Awards are part of the bank's commitment to recognizing colleagues for excellence in areas like customer service and involvement in local communities.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens announced that Richard V. Piacentini, executive director, was named as the recipient of the 2013 University of Connecticut Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award, a tradition started in 1956 to recognize outstanding achievements of the institution's former students. Among the many accomplishments UConn cites as the inspiration for Mr. Piacentini's selection as an awardee are his efforts to establish Phipps as a leader in the international sustainability movement. Since his tenure began in 1994, he has been responsible for the nonprofit's green transformation and is the visionary behind the first LEED-certified visitor center in a public garden, the first-ever LEED Platinum greenhouses, the globe's most energy-efficient conservatory and the Center for Sustainable Landscapes.
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