AE Works said Jason Decheck joined as a senior electrical engineer and project manager, and Rich Crawford joined as the BIM studio coordinator.
William Thompkins was named president of the Manchester Youth Development Center board of directors. Also nominated as a new member of the board of directors was Darryl Wiley, assistant director of INVESTING NOW, a University of Pittsburgh Engineering Career Access Program and founder/director of the Legacy STEM Project.
Kim Tillotson Fleming, chairman and chief executive officer, Hefren-Tillotson Inc., was appointed to the board of Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.
Sandler Training by Peak Performance Management hired Len Petrancosta as chief operating officer.
Chris Graham, senior associate and plumbing and fire protection designer, Stantec, was elected to a second term as the Region 2 director for the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.
The Travelers Aid Society of Pittsburgh elected officers for the 2012-13 year. They include: president, James Giel Jr.; vice president, Alan Balla; secretary, Angela Longo; and treasurer, Mike Dziewisz. Other board members include Rafael Engle, James Fisher, Cordelia Grabiak, Harry Reinhart, Deborah Scotto, Susan Stocker, Sybil Veeder and H.J. Zoffer. Robert Lindner continues to serve as executive director.
The Coro Center for Civic Leadership elected the following individuals to its board: Cary Cameron, senior vice president operations and technology, Genco; Michael Ruck, senior tax manager, Alpern Rosenthal; Mark DeSantis, president and co-founder of kWantera; and Peter Blasier, partner, Reed Smith.
WESTARM Homecare hired Teri Jo Carrier as a clinical liaison/nursing director at its corporate office.
Sean Ganoe joined Henderson Brothers Inc. as assistant vice president its benefits consulting practice.
The Society for Contemporary Craft elected five new members to its board: Eric Schmitt, director of marketing, American Eagle; Tracy Rutter, planning manager, American Eagle's Aerie division e-commerce operations; Susan Yohe, managing shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney; Janice Faller Schermer, president of Imaginarium Public Relations; and Amy Jaffe, arts administrator/art educator who currently teaches classes and camps at Boyd Community Center.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh named board members: David N. Beauvais, vice president of purchasing, Eat'n Park Hospitality Group; John Hagan, attorney, K&L Gates; Mark A. Jones, senior community affairs specialist, Highmark; and Kate Srigley, director of sponsorship, PromoWest Productions/Stage AE.
Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare hired Jennifer Firestone as a director of nursing.
Carnegie Science Center announced the addition of two new board members: Venkee Sharma, president and CEO of Aquatech International Corporation, and Mike Zierden, vice president and product manager PCS for Bayer MaterialScience.
Theresa M. Schroeder of K&L Gates and Gregory P. Farrell, first vice president, Hefren-Tillotson Inc., were appointed to the LiveLikeLou.org Advisory Council.
Fletcher & McClelland Legal Search has changed its name to McClelland Legal Search. In addition, Megan L. Faust was promoted to senior search consultant.
Havas PR hired Laura Shore as an account coordinator.
Lina Dostilio, director of academic community engagement at Duquesne University, was recognized by the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement, which presented her with its 2012 Dissertation Research Award. Ms. Dostilio, whose dissertation research focused on the roles and processes found within democratically engaged, community-university partnerships.
Jason Lumpkin, senior manager of Pension and Benefits Services at Schneider Downs, is a recipient of the Martin Rosenberg Academic Achievement Award because of his outstanding performance on the spring 2012 Defined Contribution Administrative Issues -- Compliance Issues (D-2)examination. The award is given by the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries to recognize the top-performing examination candidates. The award recognizes the top-performing candidates each year based on credential education examinations.
Neil Capretto, medical director, Gateway Rehab, was selected as Psychiatrist of the Year by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Allegheny College and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, also was recently named as a Best Doctor (Pittsburgh Magazine, May 2012). He is board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.
Dan Courser, president and CEO of Predictive Synergistic Systems, was one of 10 recipients of Smart Business Pittsburgh's 2012 Pacesetter Awards, which were presented at the 26th annual St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference.
The Greater PA Regional Council of Carpenters and the Master Builders' Association announced the winning team for the 2012 Annual Design/Build Competition. They are: Bill Charles of Mascaro Construction; Justin Rosenberry of Carnegie Mellon University; and Joe Hahn of Carpenters Local Union 211.
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