Movers & Shakers


Vanguard Promotions & Marketing Inc. hired Annette Economus as sales executive.

Marcus Thomas LLC hired Jamie Michelle Gyerman as project manager, Laurie Znidarsic as broadcast traffic coordinator and Amanda Cardwell as part-time media assistant. Tracy McCarty was promoted to business manager and Joanne Teets was promoted to vice president of studio services. In addition, Marcus Thomas LLC and the Cleveland Indians won top honors in the national tier of the ADDY Awards.

Lindsy Breese joined Landau Public Relations as assistant account executive.

Blue Robot LLC opened offices at the Tower Press Building.

Marketing Directions Inc. promoted Amanda Kraschinsky to account coordinator and Tammy Howard to executive marketing coordinator. Michael Artale and Joe Moore were hired as senior art director and art director, respectively.

Alyssa Strauss joined Rsolutions as account/marketing coordinator.

Liggett-Stashower hired Melissa Fienga Raines as account supervisor, direct marketing group.

Griffin Communications hired Megan Primm as public relations assistant.

The Advertising Specialty Institute named Proforma to the top 10 of the ASI 2003 Top 40 Distributors list in recognition of its sales leadership.

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History‘s Marketing and Communications Division received two PRSA Bronze Anvil Awards.


Central Federal Bank celebrated its groundbreaking.

Skoda, Minotti & Co. promoted Michael J. Stefanek, CPA, to principal. Courtney E. Budzik, Randall P. Bosley and Michael Kraft joined the accounting and auditing staff.

Sagemark Consulting appointed Richard Ahrens Jr. financial planning case manager and Christopher Cervenka joined as financial planner.

River Financial Group announced the grand opening of its office in the Lake Realty Building in Rocky River.

Morgan Bank National Association named J. Martin Erbaugh chairman and secretary.

Emerald Financial Group was named to the “Hot 100 List” of fastest-growing privately held businesses in the nation by Entrepreneur Magazine and Dun & Bradstreet.


Country Pure Foods appointed Raymond Lee president and CEO.

Molly Lowry joined Behavior Management Associates Inc. as director, sales and marketing.

Northcoast Conflict Solutions added Richard Asbury as diversity trainer and consultant and Gina Cheverine as nonprofit organizational development consultant.

Robert D. Coode was appointed to the Hillcrest YMCA board of directors.

Sam Harris established The Sam Harris Co. in Beachwood.


Thomas S. Campanella was appointed director of the MBA program in health care at Baldwin-Wallace College.

JoAnne Podis, Ph.D., was appointed chair of the Chief Academic Officers Committee of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education.

Ursuline College appointed William J. Braun to director, master of management program.


Unicare Corp. employees participated as Junior Achievement volunteers at Case Elementary School through the JA Blitz Day program.

Jane Kachinko was named manager of Medical Mutual’s FlexSave program. Ray Mueller was named director of finance for Medical Mutual.

RIS Logic Inc. introduced its upgraded software program.

Mary Jo Daley, R.N., joined the staff of Far West Center as an outpatient mental health nurse.


Premier Business Services celebrated its 10th anniversary in July.

Charles Lee, Ph.D., joined the Employers Resource Council as practice leader of HR consulting.


McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA received a “Printing Industries Association Inc. serving Northeast Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO) Silver Print Excellence Award” for the redesign of its brochure.

James L. McCrystal Jr. was elected president of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

Paul A. Dzenitis joined Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP’s medical malpractice defense practice group.

Attorneys Thomas Barnard, Thomas Rosenberg and Marvin Karp of Ulmer & Berne ranked top in Ohio by Chambers USA.


Barnes Distribution appointed Stacy M. Rice as vice president, purchasing.

Five HI TecMetal Group member companies maintained QS-9000 registration. HI TecMetal Group also appointed Melvin Gaines to credit/collections manager and Eric Collet as senior project engineer at HTG Cincinnati.


GIE Media promoted Steve Smith as resource development manager and Kristen Hampshire and Ali Cybulski as editors, and added Annemarie Dunchack as marketing manager and Heidi Spangler as director, circulation and database management.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland raised $105,000 at its Bowl for Kids’ Sake event.

Dorothy Buckon was appointed to director of the City of Lakewood Department of Human Services.


KA Inc. Architecture added Stephen G. Moluse, Albert L. Richner, AIA, and Christine A. Carmosino to its staff.

Doty & Miller Architects restored an historic Bedford building for its expanded offices.

Joseph Slattery earned the title of Registered Roof Consultant from the Roof Consultants Institute.

Tremco Inc. promoted James Buckley, Joseph Lyons, Jordan Miller, J.K. Milliken and John Zdenek to vice president positions.

Donna Glazer joined Prudential Select Properties as executive broker associate.


Kent Displays Inc. licensed its cholestric “no power” LCD technology to Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. of Osaka, Japan.

CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc. named Richard Schmitz senior vice president.