Dateline Pittsburgh for 08/11/13

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Jeanne M. Barrett and Staci L. Brogan were named shareholders at Schneider Downs.

Herbein + Co. Inc. hired Lisa Wright as a senior accountant and promoted Matthew McClellan and Valentina Stoyanovska to supervisor; Alex Patterson to advanced staff; and Katie Perry to senior.

Goff Backa Alfera & Co. LLC hired Emily A. Chiappini as a consultant in its audit department.

Associations & Organizations

Angie Svonavec, Somerset County prothonotary, was named president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Prothonotaries and Clerks of Courts. She will serve a one-year term from July 2013 to July 2014.

Pennsylvania Association of Credit Management named officers for 2012-2013. They are: chairman, Gregory J. Creighan, Philips Respironics; president, Harold D. Booth, Pennsylvania Association of Credit Management; first vice chairman, Patrick Rush, Highway Equipment Co.; second vice chairman, Nancy A. Gilkey, CTR Systems; and treasurer, Maxine E. Bateman, Specialty Tires of America Inc.


Huntington Bank's Pittsburgh Region named Michael C. Pindell commercial region manager.

Christopher Helmeci was promoted to senior vice president, relationship manager at HSBC Bank USA N.A. in Pittsburgh.

S&T Bank appointed Jim Baker to vice president, commercial lending.


A to Z Communications hired Alexandra Haloszka as a graphic designer and interactive specialist.


Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. hired Darren T. Waddell, assistant project manager, environmental; and Ellen M. Zagrobelny, staff consultant, civil/site.

Health care

Family Hospice and Palliative Care said Barbara Ivanko was named president and CEO.


Richard C. Wender joined the American Cancer Society as chief cancer control officer.

Professional Services

Deloitte appointed Byron Spruell as vice chairman of Deloitte LLP and Central region managing principal.

Mercer announced that Tracy Stough Grajewski joined as partner and senior client manager for the Pittsburgh and Cleveland markets.

Awards & Honors

The Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association announced that Bill Newlin was honored with its Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his contributions to the business and entrepreneurial community of the region. Mr. Newlin is chairman of Newlin Investment Company LLC, where he invests in and works with management to grow emerging and startup technology companies.

Anne M. Robertson, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, was one of 19 women faculty selected to participate in ELATE at Drexel, a collaborative project of Drexel University and Drexel University College of Medicine. Now in its second year, ELATE at Drexel is a national leadership development program designed to advance senior women faculty in academic engineering, computer science, and related fields into effective institutional leadership roles within their schools and universities.


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