Amy Severino joined Home Instead Senior Care as a community service representative.
Marie Banks joined the bankruptcy department of the creditor’s law firm of Javitch, Block, Eisen & Rathbone (JBER).
Century Business Services Inc. appointed John J. Fasola to head Cleveland-based The Benefits Group.
OM Group Inc. hired Carolyn Carr as director, corporate communications and Paul D. Schulz as corporate vice president of human resources.
Susanne E. Dickerson, Andrew S. Perry, Michael D. Makofsky and James A. Dimitrijevs joined the law firm of McDonald, Hopkins, Burke & Haber Co.
Jennifer Wilson joined the staff of Akhia Public Relations as an account executive.
Arras Group hired Kathy Flinnas as senior integration manager.
Erica A. Horne joined the law firm of Brickler & Eckler in its education department.
Suzanne Tierney was selected as Volunteer of the Year by the National Lupus Foundation of America.
Richards Communications promoted Bob Bohach, Joe Kline and Eva Roethel and hired Lee P. McConoughey, Danyl M.Steele and Kristin M. Edgar.
Marcus Thomas hired Lori Wilden, Christina Gurnak and Lisa Perkins.
Bonne Bell Inc. hired Steven L. Custenborder as executive vice president of marketing and sales and Robert B. Evans as senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Percussion Marketing Council appointed Karl Dustman as executive director.
Sherwood Promotions of Aurora named Nancy Melcher-Webb and Edlyn Hopkins as account managers and hired Michael Zigara.
John A. Milner was named vice president of sales and marketing for Bowden Manufacturing.
The Citizens League of Greater Cleveland and the Citizens League Research Institute named Alison J. Battaglia as executive director.
ParkWorks added to its board of trustees Douglas J. Hogan, First Energy; Allan Krulak, Forest City Enterprises; James L. Mason, Eaton Corp.; Randal McShepard, RPM; Tracy Bean Oliver, Dominion East Ohio; Rob Reynolds, Ameritech; Dennis Roche, the Greater Cleveland Growth Association; and Alan Senger, TRW Inc.
National Association of Women in Construction Cleveland chapter appointed Shirley Petrovic of PEPCO as president, Colleen Kisilewicz of Donley’s Inc. as president-elect and Deb Gregoire of the Brewer-Garrett Co. as vice president.
Marv Gisser, president of Marv Gisser Communications was named Business Person of the Year by the Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Jeffery Hasapis was named business development officer in the new U.S. Bank office of the Small Business Administration in Cleveland.
Swagelok Co. named David E. O’Connor as director of information systems, Thomas J. Gubanc as director of e-business and information of technology planning, Larry D. Vandendriessche as director of marketing and Michael R. Butkovic as director of product and market development.
Ohio Broach & Machine Co. promoted Christopher C. Van De Motter to vice president, general manager.
Metropolitan Bank & Trust named Kathleen Savarino retail sales manager of the Public Square retail sales office.
Marcus Thomas hired Therese Silvay as an account executive in the advertising group.
The James B. Oswald Co. added Beverly Ulbrich as a client manager and Hazana Rivers as assistant client manager.