Movers & Shakers


Ronald Scanlon was appointed director of services of financial institutions at Stokes & Hinds. Richard Tice will direct the firm’s entrepreneurial services. Michael Sulkoske has been elected director of tax and advisory services. Frank Santimauro has joined as director of information technology.

Joining Sisterson & Co. are David Duffus, consulting manager; Mary Sleighter and Patricia Spencer, tax managers; Jeffrey Manners and Eric Watson, senior associates; Sharon Swartzlander, Susan Tunnecliffe and Evan Uselton, associates; and Deborah Maszkiewicz, administrative associate. The accounting and consulting firm promoted Michael Comstock to director of taxes; Mark Atkinson to network manager; Kimberly Morgan and Donna Sadusky to supervisor; and Alyssa Lee, Erica Monaco, Joseph Munizza, Timothy Snatchko, Michelle Solkvoy, Scott Syglowski and Kevin Van Asdalan to senior associate. Donna DeFilippi, a tax partner with Sisterson, has earned the designation of certified specialist in estate planning

KFMR hired Jennifer Coffield as a staff accountant.

James Caprio has joined Solutions 21 as senior consultant and partner.


Steven Greenberg, former vice president of new ballpark development and communications for the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club, has joined Adam Filippo and Associates.

Thomas Meinert was named managing partner of William J. Green & Associates. David Mashek was named senior partner and account supervisor.

Ten/United promoted Faith Bleiberg to vice president/associate media director. Kimberly Loszewski was promoted to senior account manager.


Stephen Kisak has been promoted to senior associate by Elwood S. Tower Corp.

John Schrott, a managing principal of IKM Inc., has been accepted as a member of the American College of Healthcare Architects.

Brian Synan joined Rimco Properties Inc. as project manager.

Ralph Melocchi was named purchasing manager for the Pittsburgh office of Turner Construction Co.


Jeffrey Holland and Lynn Tommelleo were appointed to the board of directors of Variety the Children’s Charity.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania appointed Ashima Sarin as children and family services coordinator. Elizabeth Stansbury has joined the nonprofit as community education coordinator and Grant Van Leuven as director of communications and marketing.

Steve Laubaucher has been appointed chief program officer by FamilyLinks.

Cliff Shannon, president of SMC Business Councils, was appointed to the Council of Patient Advocacy of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Carlos Tomas Kearns was appointed vice president for international business development for the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. Gregory Faist has been named director of communications.

The Pittsburgh Technology Council added Rosemary Martinelli as director of development, Terri Campbell as assistant project manager, Kari Keil as technical recruiter and Amy Kostovny as marketing communications specialist. Jennifer Sunday is the council’s manager of internship development, Michele Schmidt is manager of college relations, Susan Farrington is director of information technology cluster work force initiative and Kenneth Siefert has joined the council as a regional sales representative.


Mario Bielawski has been appointed general manager of NVOCC, Keystone Shipping Lines, a division of Keystone Dedicated Logistics.


Linda Larotonda was appointed senior vice president, credit department manager by National/City Bank of Pennsylvania.

Vincent Stabile has been named operations officer within the deposit operations division of National City Bank of Pennsylvania.

Donald McDade was named managing director of Allmerica Financial.

William Guthrie joined Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors as director.

Jeffrey Sterner was appointed vice president of the Altegra collection department in Washington, Pa.

Christopher Martin joined Citizens National Bank as vice president of sales and customer service.

Michael Cammon was named chief marketing officer for the Mid-Atlantic region by Citizens Bank.


Alan Kubler joined the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport as executive chef, Eduard Hrlic as food and beverage manager and Christopher Garcia as named manager of sales and marketing. Jennifer Pedrazzoli has joined the hotel’s sales staff.

Frank Hamschin was appointed general manager of the Rivers Club.


Reed Smith LLC appointed Patrick Cavanaugh, Stephen Del Sole, Brian Himmel and George Magera as partners.

William Maruca has been appointed chairman of the American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Abuse, Self-Referrals and False Claims committee for a three-year term. He is a shareholder in law firm Kabala & Geeseman.

Dinsmore & Shohl hired associate attorney James Marrion to practice natural resource law in its Pittsburgh office.

Norman Gilkey joined Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir as a shareholder.

Mark Rowan joined Grogan Graffam as a senior associate in the litigation practice group. Elizabeth Yanelli has joined the professional liability group as an associate.

Constantine Passodelis, Paul Robinson and Rachelle Wassel have joined Meyer Darragh Buckler Bebenek & Eck as equity partners.

Richard Hughes joined the Pittsburgh office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius as an associate in the labor and employment law practice group.

Larry Silverman was named vice president and baseball legal counsel for the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club.


Don Vesling was promoted to vice president, trading, Midwest Region, for Tube City Inc. Bob Bergia was promoted to vice president of transportation services.


Corporate Solutions promoted David Hintemeyer to chief technology officer.

John Poncy was appointed president and chief executive officer of Danet Inc.

Michael Richard joined Yanni Partners Inc. as a systems analyst.

Emprise Technologies promoted David Robinson to general manager. James Benanti was promoted to vice president of sales.