Monday, June 23, 2003

Making it

Promotions and new on the job

Dr. Andrew F. Robbins Jr., a comprehensive ophthalmologist with the Cincinnati Eye Institute, has been appointed by Gov. Bob Taft to serve on the State Medical Board of Ohio. Dr. Robbins has been chosen from doctors all over the state of Ohio to receive this honor. He is the first physician from the Cincinnati Eye Institute to be elected to the State Medical Board. He is past president of the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine and past president of the medical staff at Good Samaritan Hospital. He received his bachelor's degree from Xavier University and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Melanie A. Bruno has been named vice president, global regulatory affairs at Kendle International Inc.

Nicole Bodnar has joined MRSI (Marketing Research Services Inc. as senior project director; Christina Jansing as field coordinator; Tom Spindler, scriptwriter and Karina Barrantes, part-time panel coordinator.

• Jack Dent has been named senior vice president at Village Green Companies, developer and manager of luxury apartment communities.

John P. Williams Jr., former president and chief executive officer, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce has been appointed to the board of directors of The Bank of Kentucky.

James C. Henry has been named vice president at Fifth Third Bank. Henry rejoined Fifth Third in 2002 and serves as vice president and product manager for the institutional client group. He is responsible for retire.53 direct, Fifth Third's defined contribution solution for small and mid-sized companies. From 1987-1992, he worked for Fifth Third as a commercial lender. He later served the Procter & Gamble Co. for 12 years in finance and accounting roles. He earned a bachelor's degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

The following have joined Sibcy Cline Realtors as residential real estate specialists: Ronald Litke, Florence and Kim Shinkle, Montgomery office. Brett R. Trible has joined the West Chester Township office as real estate sales associate and Holly L. Young has joined the Northeast office as residential sales associate.

• Dawn Phillips has been named senior research analyst at Directions Research Inc., a market research firm downtown; Kristi Jones, project manager; Jennifer Gormley, field manager; and Beth Sterling, office manager.

• Darrell J. Sanders has been named manager, engineered bridge and specialty products of Contech Construction Products Inc.

• William Holbrook has been named chief financial officer at KDM Screen Printing Co.

• Robert L. Collins has joined ATC Associates Inc. (ATC) as department manager and certified industrial hygienist in the Sharonville office.

• Jennifer Schaefer has been appointed regional senior vice president of Lee Hecht Harrison, central region. Schaefer will oversee operations in 15 central region offices throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Michigan. She was general manager of the Cincinnati office. She has more than 20 years of experience in the human resources field, working with companies to attract, retain and manage outplacement services for their employees. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

• Carl Allison has joined Libertas Technologies LLC as a partner and vice president of business development.

• Whitney C. Gibson, Maribeth Suprock and Joseph W. Harper have joined the Cincinnati office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP as summer associates.

• Bob Beckman has joined McGill Smith Punshon Inc. (MSP) as senior architectural designer and Janet Ashbrock as contracts administrator for the architecture and landscape architecture groups.

• Michael Huseman has been named president at HGC Construction; Michael Breetz and Gary Gilbert to vice presidents of estimating and management; Robert Smyth, vice president of operations and Steve Shipp to vice president of finance.

• David C. Vorpe has joined the Cincinnati branch of AXA Advisors LLC as a financial professional. Vorpe is licensed to provide financial products and services to individuals and small businesses including financial, retirement, and estate planning; asset allocation; annuities, life insurance and mutual funds. Before joining AXA Advisors, he was a teacher with Southern Ohio College. He holds a bachelor's degree from the College of Mount St. Joseph.

• Gerald "Skip" McCarthy has been named executive chef at Belterra Casino Resort.

• Bob Prall has been named warehouse manager at Community Resource Center (CRC).

• Carol Jahn and Rob Jones have joined Krienik Advertising as account managers and Andy Kountz has joined the company as copywriter.

• Charlene Pfingstag has joined Comey & Shepherd Realtors as senior sales vice president.

• Michael P. Dooley has joined Bayer Becker as a graduate engineer in the Mason office.

• Montez Legrand has joined Cincinnati Association for the Blind as one-on-one volunteer coordinator. Legrand is a graduate of Miami University where she earned a double major in speech communications and sociology. Before joining CAB, she was a caseworker at the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services and also worked with two volunteer groups providing public education in the areas of women's issues and diversity.


• James J. McGraw Jr., partner with Keating, Muething & Klekamp PLL, has been honored with the Notre Dame Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes McGraw's contributions as a member of the National Advisory Board of Executive Education at the Mendoza Business School at Notre Dame, his participation with the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, and related support to the University.


• Jazzercise, a dance-fitness program, has opened its newest fitness center at 2247 Waycross Road, Forest Park.

New businesses

• Ultimate Staffing Services, a new franchise operation, has opened at 3930 Edwards Road under the management and ownership of Jason Rinsky.

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Have news of promotions, awards, honors, retirements or company openings or relocations? Send information to Shirley Dees, Enquirer Business News, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati 45202.

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