Monday, September 09, 2002

Promotions and new on the job

        Janice Roth has joined Cincinnati Association for the Blind as a low vision specialist. Ms. Roth provides instruction in the use of magnification and other adaptive devices prescribed by CAB's low-vision optometrists. She earned her bachelor's degree from Ohio State University and her master's degree from Western Michigan University. She is a certified rehabilitation teacher and has done contract work with the State of Ohio Bureau of Service for the visually impaired and has worked as a rehabilitation teacher at Clovernook Center for the Blind.

        Scott Nelson has been named chief executive officer at Comey & Shepherd Realtors.

        Thomas S. Carns, a financial adviser at Morgan Stanley's Cincinnati office, has been named wealth adviser. Mr. Carns, who has been with Morgan Stanley since 1991, graduated from Xavier University with a bachelor's degree.

        Robin Harvey, partner at Baker & Hosteller LLP has been selected to serve on the Corporate Council for the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's (HUC-JIR) Annual Tribute. Ms. Harvey practices in litigation, employment and labor law. She is National Trial Counsel in toxic tort and product liability cases. She serves on the Board of Overseers of HUC-JIR, and is president of the Wellness Community Board of Trustees of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. She is immediate past president of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, chairs the International Conference Center Subcommittee of Quest of Northern Kentucky, and is past Chair of the Women's Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Club.

        The following have been appointed new officers of the American Heart Association: Dr. Loren Hiratzka, director of cardiac surgery at Tri Health, president; Len Berenfield, president of Berenfield Containers, chairman; Dr. Art Panciloi, emergency room physician at University Hospital and a member of Greater Cincinnati Stroke Team, vice president; Richard Friedman, assistant to the president of the University of Cincinnati, vice chairman; and Rich Linton, vice president of financial services for Fidelity Investments, secretary. Appointed new board members are: Dr. Preston Dunnmon, Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals; Dr. Hanan Kerr, cardiologist with Cardiology Associates; Dr. Litsa Kranias, director of cardiovascular biology at the University of Cincinnati; Michael Krienik, president and chief executive officer of Krienik Advertising; Tyronne Stuckey, president of Tys Construction; and Dr. Russ Vester, cardiovascular surgeon with Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons Inc.

        Tara Billow has joined Episcopal Retirement Homes as human resources executive officer. Ms. Billow received a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Xavier University. She was director of human resources and quality systems at Michelman Inc. She is certified to be a lead auditor of ISO quality systems, and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

        Carole T. Rigaud, a longtime community volunteer, has been elected to the advisory council of CRI, an East Walnut Hills-based mental health agency. Dr. Neil R. Heighberger, dean of the College of Social Sciences at Xavier University, and Vicky Aug Williams have been elected to serve as members of CRI's board of trustees.

        Michael J. Brinker has joined USI Midwest as account manager. Mr. Brinker will primarily service larger commercial insurance and financial services accounts. He has more than 28 years of experience in the insurance business. He was with American Modern Insurance Group. He has extensive experience in product management and underwriting in property and casualty lines. He graduated from Thomas More College with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

        William Ecker has joined the Bankers Club as chef. William J. Moran, senior vice president of Fifth Third Bank, has been appointed chairman of the Bankers Club board of governors. Newly appointed to the club's board are: Karen Bankston, University Hospital; Charles Curran, Northern Kentucky University; Jeff Walkup, Brecek & Young Advisors Inc. and Chris Whitney, URS Architects.

        Chad Martin has been named team leader of the construction client service team at Barnes, Dennig & Co. Ltd. Mr. Martin graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He has eight years of experience in the accounting field and has been with Barnes, Dennig & Co. for four years. He was assistant team leader and senior team member.

        Robert A. Nally has been named president of Cincinnati Zaring Premier Homes Division for the Drees Co.

        Pamela Allen has been named vice president of special events at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and Nicole Christian has been named vice president of business development.

        Dale J. Silver has joined Von Lehman & Co., a regional CPA and management consulting firm, as business development director. Ms. Silver will focus her efforts in the area of new business development. She attended the University of Cincinnati and is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Sales programs. She brings with her 20 years of successful sales management. She is a 1998 alumni graduate and past chair of Leadership Northern Kentucky and has served as chair on various Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce events.


        The following have received 2002 Awards of The Junior League of Cincinnati: Christy Rollyson, Shanon Marks Outstanding Provisional Award; Barbara Fitch, Cookie Nowland Sustainer Award; Chris Lewis, Excellence in Training Award; Chris Ohmer, Community Award; Katherine Haskell DiPaola, Jeanne Boyce Morrison President's Award; and Charlene Ventura has been selected as an honorary member.

        Bob and Patricia Brookens, owners of Proforma Business Solutions, a provider of graphic communications solutions, were honored with two first-place awards: 2001 Growth Champion Award and 2001 Sales Leader Award. The Brookens' were also recognized as members of the 2001 Million Dollar Club.

        Vertical Solutions Inc., a developer of next generation Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software for help desk, customer service, and sales organizations, has received the CRM Excellence Award 2002 by Customer Interaction Solutions (CIS) Magazine.

        Buckeye General Construction Inc. has received the Golden Web Award for 2002-2003 from the International Association of Web Masters and Designers.

        Holland Communications has been awarded as finalist in the 2002 Tristate Family Business of the Year for community service, presented by the Goering Center, the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration and Fifth Third Bank.

        Barnes, Dennig & Co. Ltd. has received the 2002 Practice Innovation Award for the third consecutive year from the Practical Accountant, a national trade magazine.

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