Dateline Pittsburgh for 06/05/11
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The Society for Technical Communication installed Alan Houser as its vice president. Mr. Houser is president of Group Wellesley Inc.
Huntington Bank named Neal R. Shipley senior vice president, Pittsburgh region manager for commercial banking.
Legend Financial Advisors Inc. hired Chase D. Conti as an assistant financial adviser.
Aon Risk Solutions said Randy Main joined as a senior consultant of health and benefits.
Robert Morris University named Vicki Donne coordinator of special education for the university.
Rettew hired James A. Baumgartner, senior project manager; Daniel J. Bielawa, survey group manager; William R. Davis, senior engineer, land development; Chad G. Lobley, senior biologist and project manager in the environmental sciences group; David D. Miller, project manager, land development; and Eric D. Yost, survey project manager.
Salman Fazal has joined the Western Pennsylvania Cancer Institute of the West Penn Allegheny Health System.
West Penn Allegheny Health System said Dianne Dismukes was appointed executive vice president for hospital operations.
Beth A. Essey was promoted to manage the employee benefits division at Henderson Brothers Inc.
PLS Logistics Services hired Danielle Walker, Molly Miller, Crystal Blankenbicker, Katie Flood, Nathan Pucci and Lisa Walko, billing specialists; Ron Walker, staff accountant; Darlene Treharn, logistics coordinator, Debbie Quisenberry and Tammy Lutz, customer service coordinators; Maruquel Cruz, claims manager and Brianna Riggi, HR assistant.
Classic Industries Inc. hired Jeffrey MacKenzie as general manager of its Latrobe Operations and promoted David Smith to director of technical services and Vincent Serwinski to director of quality assurance.
Rick Orienza joined Pittsburgh Simon Malls as the area director of business development.
Christina Stacey Brussalis, vice president, The Hill Group Inc., was elected president of the board of the Children's Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh.
Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh named to its board new members Mary Frances Dean, president, St. Lucy's Auxiliary to the Blind, and vice president, Development, Baptist Homes; Lora E. Dikun, vice president, human resources operations, Giant Eagle Inc.; state Rep. Marc Gergley, D-White Oak; Charles F. Mullen, former president of the Illinois College of Optometry; and Dick Roberts, president, Roberts Communications.
The Asset Inc. (Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching) named Cynthia Pulkowski acting executive director.
Familylinks Inc. named Mary Bockovich director of development and marketing and Sean DeYoung director of quality improvement and strategic development.
VisitPittsburgh appointed Jeffrey E. Cohen to its board. Mr. Cohen is co-owner of Weiss Provision Co.
Paul A. Mavrinac, partner, McCrory & McDowell LLC, received a volunteer service award from the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received the award for outstanding service and demonstrated contributions to the chapter and PICPA through active participation in volunteer opportunities.
The College of Health and Human Services of Indiana University of Pennsylvania conferred a degree, doctor of philosophy in criminology, to Pittsburgh native Melanie Beth Pallone. Ms. Pallone, of Oakmont, is a previous graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and has accepted a position as an assistant professor of criminal justice with the State University of New York in the department of sociology, anthropology, social work and criminal justice.
First Published June 5, 2011 12:00 am