Monday, August 11, 2003

Making it

Promotions and new on the job

Susan Michel Moore has been appointed interim head of Yavneh Day School. She Moore joined the administrative staff last year as lower school principal. She graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She received her master's degree in reading from West Virginia University and an Ed.D in curriculum and instruction from the University of Cincinnati.

Leslie M. Bailar has joined Bayer Becker as a graduate engineer in the Fairfield office.

Colleen R. Malone Parsons has been named senior vice president of First Security Trust Bank in Northern Kentucky.

Amy L. Quinn has been named vice president/retail administrator of First Security Trust Bank. Quinn was branch manager/assistant vice president at the Bank of Kentucky. Specializing in retail banking and consumer loans, she has worked in banking since 1990. She is vice president of the Diocesan Catholic Children's Home.

Michael Williams has been named a partner in the assurance and advisory business services practice at Ernst & Young, and Ted J. Cedargren has been named director in the health and sciences advisory services practice.

Drs. Steven C. Bailey and Robert Bohinski, neurosurgeons, have joined the Mayfield Clinic & Spine Institute.

Gwen Pate has joined Fifth Third Bank Northern Kentucky as commercial relationship manager of public funds, supporting the not-for-profit and public funds customers in the Northern Kentucky community. Before joining Fifth Third, Pate served as area director for Northern Kentucky on behalf of the United Way and Community Chest of Greater Cincinnati. She graduated from Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Ga., with a bachelor's and master's degrees.

Jack Gordon, sales manager at the Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named president for the Ohio Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, the global authority and resource for the meeting industry.

Patricia Heimbrock has been appointed senior copywriter and Megan E. Gaus to account coordinator at Intrinzic Marketing and Design in Cincinnati.

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. As a board member, Dr. Robbins will uphold the mission of the State Medical Board by striving to protect and enhance the health and welfare of Ohio's citizens through effective regulation of medical doctors. He graduated from Xavier University with a bachelor's degree and received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Dan Gawron has joined the Cincinnati office of BKD LLP as managing consultant.

Jamie Hatfield has been named project superintendent at Vector Construction Co.

Toni Cowherd has joined Northside Films and Co., a Cincinnati-based boutique film and video production company, as director of sales and marketing.

Cathy Shaffner has been named vice president at Empower MediaMarketing.

Hunter Bates has joined the law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC as counsel and will concentrate his practice on litigation and government relations. Bates has also launched Kentucky's newest public affairs/government relations firm, The Bates Capitol Group LLC. That organization, with offices in Louisville and Washington, will provide consulting and advice to businesses and organizations dealing with state and federal government matters. From 1997-2002, he served as chief legal counsel, chief of staff and campaign manager for Sen. Mitch McConnell. He graduated from Harvard Law School.

Jeremiah Mercier has joined Forte Industries as software engineer, and Rob Fink as technical operations manager.

Joseph Larger has joined Key Resin Co., a manufacturer of epoxy and polyurethane coatings in Batavia, as financial manager.

David M. Drury has been named senior engineer at Messer Construction Co.; Anthony McDaniel to senior estimator; Emily J. Delaney, Brian L. Campbell, Jeffrey S. Banta, Michael K. Browning, and Jeffrey S. Kihm have been named project managers; Brenda Messer to accounts payable supervisor; and Julie Rolfes to cost accountant.

Ted LeCompte has joined Cole + Russell Architects Inc. as a senior project architect, and Peggy Obermeyer has joined as group coordinator for the housing group.

Chuck Smith has joined Outsource Management Group (OMG) as account executive. Smith has an extensive background in sales, in the consumer product and service industries. He is focused on customer relationship development and developing new target markets. He works extensively with operations and is involved with contract renewals, quarterly client reviews and budgets. Before joining OMG, he was regional sales manager for a manufacturing company in the Northeast.


Harold and Margie Hall, owners of The Maids Home Services of Cincinnati, were selected from more than 130 of their fellow franchisees to become recipients of The Maids Home Services' 2002 President's Club Award.

Fran Krieger, a geotechnical engineer at Foppe Technical Group, has received the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Cincinnati Section.

• Executive Jet Management Inc., (EJM), a provider of aircraft management and charter services worldwide, has received the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Diamond Award for the 10th consecutive year.

Cincinnati area Northwestern Mutual financial Representatives, have been recognized during the 123rd annual meeting of the Association of Agents for sales achievements. Douglass E. Corn received the Diamond Award. The following received the Emerald Award: Daniel T. Walker Jr.; David A. Shuley; David M. Schimberg; Chris Plummer; C. Daniel Payne; Timothy C. Miller; Mark C. Franke; and Joseph B. Beshear.

• Dr. Lawrence Hill, president of the American Association for Community Dental Programs, has received the 2003 Distinguished Service Award of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, presented at the National Oral Health Conference. Hill has served as dental director for the Cincinnati Health Department for 25 years and volunteer executive director of the Greater Cincinnati Oral Health Council, a United Way agency, for the past 15 years.


• Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has opened its first restaurant in Greater Cincinnati, at 45 Rivers Edge Drive, Milford.


• Dr. Ben Kaseff, formerly of Montgomery has opened his new dental office at 6417 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike in Loveland.

Worth noting

• Melanie Jasontek, studying construction management and surveying at Cincinnati State, has received a scholarship from the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio. Jasontek was selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement and her future impact on the commercial construction industry.

Are you making it?

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

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