Monday, September 1, 2003

Making it

Promotions and new on the job

Traci Ann Collins has joined Dinn Focused Marketing as a market analyst. Collins is a recent graduate and 2003 Real Estate Student of the Year at the University of Cincinnati with a business administration degree in information systems and real estate. She will research and document regional housing market trends for select land developers and homebuilders.

• The following have been named assistant cashiers for the Fifth Third Bank, Northern Kentucky: Damon Massey, retirement plan services; Cindy Young, human resources; Mark Dinardo, mortgage loan originator, and Stephen R. Woodhas been named vice president, affiliate sales manager.

Adam Smith has been named senior research analyst-investment manager research for Fund Evaluation Group LLC (FEG), financial investment consulting group.

John Anderson has joined Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission as director of finance and administration, and Kim Crail has joined the agency as director of development.

Pat Frew has been named director of communications for the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Ronald Levin has joined Barnes, Dennig & Co., certified public accountants and business advisors, as a staff accountant on the construction-real estate client service team, and Chris Hartle has been named assistant team leader of the construction/real estate client service team.

Marijke A. Shaffer has joined Photonics Graphics as a graphic designer. Shaffer has an associate degree in graphic art and illustration from the School of Advertising Art in Kettering and brings over seven years of experience in the design industry to this position.

Jose A. Garcia has been appointed vice president, architecture design at FRCH Design Worldwide.

• The following have joined Coldwell Banker West Shell as residential real estate specialists: Cynthia L. Metz, Western Hills; David Sagester and Thomas M. Schulz, Milford; Penny M. Jones, Northeast; and Travis Lingrosso, Florence.

Bob Ritchie has joined American Modern Insurance Group as executive vice president of the property lines unit; Mike Crain, senior vice president, casualty lines; Dick Dowd, senior vice president of sales; and Bob Hilliard has been named president of the company's financial services division.

Terry Gibson has been appointed chief operating officer of Wright Brothers Inc., which distributes cryogenics and gases for an array of applications. Gibson has over 30 years of executive experience with the pharmaceutical and bioscience industries. He was director of operations at Viacord in Hebron and chief operating officer at Genetronics Inc. in San Diego.

• Dr. John Winkelmann, an oncologist with Oncology Hematology Care Inc., has joined Hospice of Northern Kentucky; and Karen A. Bellamy has joined Hospice of Northern Kentucky as a flex-nurse.

The following have been appointed to the board of directors for People Working Cooperatively: Randy Walton, commercial CRA manager with Fifth Third Bank; Mike Viox, president of Viox Services Inc. and Amin Akbar, senior vice president of corporate community development and fair lending, Provident Bank.

• Anthony Barlow, attorney with Strauss & Troy, has been appointed president of the board for Kennedy Heights Montessori Center. Barlow's primary responsibilities will be to lead the board of volunteer parent trustees of the 100-student school in all fund raising, program development, personnel and parent involvement efforts through the 2003-2004 school year.

The following have joined the Creative Department: Scott Pitkin, experience architect, interactive division; David Hummel, project manager, interactive division; Clay Caldwell, production artist; and Geoff Allen, associate creative director.

• Don Shvegzda has been named group director of government consultation for CDS Associates Inc., Engineers, Architects, Planners, and Surveyors.

• Richard A. Weiland has been appointed president of the government affairs committee of Ohio Jewish Communities.

• Dave Lyons has been named president of Building Solutions Group Inc. Lyons, former vice president of Construction Plus Inc., has more than 10 years of management experience in the commercial services, construction and facilities industry. He holds a bachelor's degree from Miami University.

• Patrick Holubetz has been named general manager of Cincinnati Wholesale Supply (CWS).

• Mark Lorenzo has been named creative director at FocusMark Group LLC; Bryan Wyly has joined the company as a Web site programmer/data analyst; Jared Roberts, database analyst and Robert Hamm, graphic designer.

• Sharon A. Maurer has been appointed program manager for Mainstreet Retail at Cincinnati Mills, an entertainment center set to open in spring 2004 in Cincinnati.

• Janet Burns has joined Cincinnati Opera as development director. Burns will be responsible for individual, corporate, government, and foundation support, as well as planned gifts and the company's capital/endowment campaign. She was vice president of development and community relations at Clovernook Center for the Blind. She is past president of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.


• Neace Lukens Insurance, an independent insurance agency headquartered in Cincinnati, has been recognized by Business Insurance magazine as the 56th largest insurance agency in the United States for 2002.

Cincinnati entrepreneurs Cheri and Scott Hamilton were the recipients of many awards at The Sports Section's 2003 national convention in Atlanta. Among the various recognitions were the Photography Award, President's Club Award, Silver Achiever, Franchisee Top Plan Award, the 20 Year Recognition Trophy, as well as the All Time Monthly Record Award for August of 2002.

New businesses

Tammy Monroe has launched her Discovery Toys Web site with development toys, books, games and toys at

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