Movers & Shakers

Cuyahoga Falls resident and business owner Donna Early has been chosen to receive the Daily Points of Light Award, which honors individuals and organizations for the contributions they are making in solving serious social problems. The award originated under former President George Bush in 1989. Early is founder and president of Providence Personnel Consultants.

Conferon, Twinsburg, has appointed David Beckett as director of the firm’s registration and housing department.

The board of directors of Liberty Bank, Twinsburg, has appointed Philip M. Struder as the bank’s new president and CEO.

Akron-based FedEx Custom Critical has appointed Rick Renner as managing director, recruiting; Rick Franks as recruiting manager; Scott McCahan as lead manager, safety and contractor relations; and Bob Burns and Tammy Robertson as division service managers.

InfoCision Management Corp. of Akron has promoted Mike Langenfeld to vice president of telemarketing in its political division.

Timothy M. Petric has joined Schlabig & Associates as a senior accountant. Petric will be based in the firm’s Kent office.

Cindy S. Johnson has been named a partner of Bober, Markey, Fedorvich & Co., Akron.

SS&G Financial Services’ Akron office has added Marge Despot as administrative assistant and Mike Lee as associate director, tax.

The board of directors of FirstMerit Bank, Akron, has promoted Linda R. Griffith to officer, customer service manager, and Paul E. DeWitt to vice president, community banking manager.

Brian Truka has been appointed as a sales representative for item MB Kit Systems of Akron.

The board of directors of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has appointed Douglas O. Cooper, former partner of Thompson Hine & Flory, as president and CEO of the organization. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is a not-for-profit group that runs historic, educational and recreational train excursions through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Kapco, Kent, has appointed Steve Davis as sales manager for the company’s engineered products division.

Kovatch Castings Inc., Uniontown, has appointed Craig Lanham as director of sales and marketing and Paul E. Irvin as quality manager.

Barbara Paynter has been promoted to manager of the Akron office of Edward Howard & Co.

Walker & Jocke, Medina, has added Amanda Gashel Dillon as intellectual property attorney.

Carl R. Richardson has joined the Fairlawn office of Cutler/GMAC Real Estate.

Dr. John D. Hunkeler has been appointed to the board of directors of, based in Fairlawn.

CBIZ/Spector & Saulino, Akron, promoted Angela Alexander to senior in its tax department.

Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Co., Akron, has promoted Sharon Sledzik to tax manager and Denise Buccigross, Diane Johnson and Catherine DeSalvo to accounting and auditing supervisors.

To submit notices of business expansions, additions and moves and management-level transitions, write: Editor, SBN Magazine, 175 Montrose West Ave., Suite 160; Akron, OH 44321; or fax: (330) 668-6222.