Movers & Shakers


Bond, Sippola, DeJoy & Co. named David M. DiCillo president and Linda A. Scheiman director.

*Sagemark Consulting appointed Pamela Bancsi regional director of investments and financial planning.

*Mark Schulman of Sagemark Consulting was elected president of the Cleveland Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors for the 2003-2004 year.

Palmer & Cay Inc. hired Lisa Trnian as an account manager and Tanya Andolsen as an environmental risk management consultant.

The Culbertson Group promoted Sara Lubbers to account executive.

Howard, Wershbale & Co. hired Victoria J. Krol in the accounting and auditing services group, Dean W. Newman in the accounting and auditing services group and Marie A. Shaver in the tax services group.

Frank Taylor, senior manager at Howard, Wershbale & Co., was appointed a member of The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants Catalyst Advisory Board for 2003-2004.


The Mitchell Allen Group hired Christine Brello and Melissa Fitzgerald as account executives and Kristen Coss as an account services administrator.

Stevens Baron Communications Inc. hired Julie Osborne as account coordinator.

*Sonnhalter appointed Matt Sonnhalter as senior account manager.

*Dix & Eaton hired Maya R. Payne as an assistant account executive in the media relations and employee communications practice groups and Nichol D. Higdon as a human resources generalist.


*Brennan Financial Group hired David M. Welsh, Ted J. Palace and Christopher J. Lindley as registered representatives of New England Securities, Boston.

ShoreBank was named a finalist by The Community Bankers Association of Ohio for the 2003 BKD Award for Excellence and Innovation.


Cleveland State University hired Steven Minter as an executive-in-residence and William Napier as a senior adviser for government relations.


Parma Community General Hospital received the Rotary Club’s Service Excellence Award and was ranked No. 1 in the region for overall orthopedics and joint replacement surgery by HealthGrades. The hospital also promoted Dale Winsburg as administrative director of musculoskeletal services.

Lisa Kowallek was promoted to financial/patient coordinator at Highland Hills for The Glick Dental Group.


*Ratliff, Taylor & Lekan Inc. promoted Mike Milby as CEO.

Leadership Cleveland received two 2003 Resource Competition awards from the Community Leadership Association.


*Sue Marie Douglas joined Duvin, Cahn & Hutton as a partner.

*Calfee, Halter & Griswold hired Eric Baisden, Lisa Yerrace, Stacy Berliner, Ryan Falk, Jeffrey Lauderdale, Ebony Miller, Brent Pietrafese, Christopher Ward and Thomas Welsh as associates.

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co. launched a Web site at

Richard D. Tomsick joined Taft, Stettinius and Hollister as counsel.

Kevin D. Barnes, Bruce E. Gaynor, Richard A. Rosner and Lawrence C. Sherman of Kahn Kleinman were included in the 2003 Best Lawyers in America.

Marvin Karp of Ulmer & Berne was reappointed chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility by the American Bar Association.


OM Group Inc. named Stephen D. Dunmead vice president and general manager of its cobalt business.


Consolidated Graphics Group Inc. named Scott R. Meredith senior account manager.

Sales Building Systems appointed Jeff Lehman vice president of sales.


Paricia J. Stevens, principal of environmental planning and design at schmidtcopelandparkerstevens inc., was selected to serve as chief of park planning for Cleveland Metroparks.

Tami Coleman joined Smythe, Cramer Co. as a realtor in the Green office.

*Corri O’Brien was appointed relationship manager for the corporate office at United Mortgage Group.

Avid Construction Inc. was named one of the Top 500 remodeling companies in the United States by Qualified Remodeler magazine.


*Timothy A. Kissane, general manager of CenturyTel of Ohio, was elected chairman of the Ohio Telecom Association by its board of directors. Jack Kirchner was promoted to telephone services area supervisor.