ACCOUNTING & CONSULTING
Gary Shamis, managing director of SS&G Financial Services, was awarded the “On the Edge Innovation Award” by the Leading Edge Alliance at its annual meeting in Naples, Fla.
Joanna Eggett has been promoted to associate director of the Cleveland outsourcing department at SS&G Financial Services. Jeffrey Muencz was promoted to associate director of the Cleveland accounting and auditing department and Christopher Szuch was promoted to associate director of the Akron accounting and auditing department.
Maple Alley Market Research LLC moved from Chesterland to the Fowler’s Mill area of Chardon.
Christina Callos, president of Callos Consulting Group, has been certified to instruct “The Seven Laws for Engaging Spirit in the Workplace.”
Marinko Milos was elected president of the Cleveland chapter of the Ohio Society of Certified Public accountants for Howard, Wershbale & Co.
Rob Johnson has been promoted to senior manager of Meaden & Moore. John J. Nicklas has been promoted to senior manager.
Lauren B. Wolf has joined Barnes Wendling CPAs Inc. as director of the nonprofit and public sector resource center. David R. Menning has joined as principal and manager of corporate finance group.
ADVERTISING & PR
Stephen F. Lee has been named senior vice president of Marcus Thomas LLC. Phil Johnston has been named senior vice president of the planning group and Jennifer Hirt-Marchand has been named vice president of the research group.
Ron Oberstar has been named national accounts manager-graphic arts at Eckart America.
Michelle Lee has joined Dix & Eaton’s eVentures practice.
Arnold & Co. was honored by the Printing Industries Association of Northern Kentucky and Ohio for printing excellence.
Stephen Phillips, Beth Mehlberth and Martha West have been promoted to vice president of Edward Howard & Co.
The Culbertson Group added the Sandusky/Erie County Visitors & Convention Bureau to its portfolio of clients.
Dorsky Hodgson + Partners has named Sandy Silverman, Victor Yue and Regis Korba as partners.
BANKING & FINANCE
Eric M. Earvin has been promoted to vice president, credit policy/credit risk management, at FirstMerit Bank. Michael E. Miller has been promoted to vice president.
Timothy S. Brimus has been promoted to vice president and controller of First Federal, Lakewood. Steve Nogle was promoted to vice president and MIS director and David T. Shaw was promoted to vice president and chief savings officer .
Michael J. Gorman joined Northeastern Ohio’s Fifth Third Bank as vice president of the private banking department.
Michael A. Fixler was named firm director of Candlewood Partners LLC.
Edward R. Turza has been appointed branch manager of Lakewood First Federal.
Rade Marich has joined FirstMerit Bank Cleveland as a business banker.
Polaris Career Center’s Business Resource Center received certification as an ISO 9000 registered facility and can offer ISO standard educational services.
Alan Valek was appointed director of buildings and grounds at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
James Kozel has been named development office of individual and planned giving at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Mary Schiller has joined the voice faculty and Barrick Stees joined the bassoon faculty.
John Polk has been appointed director of the entrepreneurs association at John Carroll University.
The Krill Co. Inc. completed renovation of the Agnar Pytte Center for Science Education and Research at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Tarvez Tucker and Dr. Jennifer S. Kriegler have joined the American Migraine Center.
Susan Tyler has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Medical Mutual.
Jack Pompei was promoted to Northeast Ohio branch manager for CorVel Corp.
Elizabeth Mullins has been named general manager for The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland.
A-1 Mr. Limo added A Bridal Boutique to its limousine service offerings.
The Reserves Network received the NEO Success Award. The work force solution company also acquired the Barclay Staffing Group of Westlake.
Cefaratti Group relocated its corporate offices to 4608 St. Clair Ave.
Jason Walters is the new agency chief information officer of Gale Financial Group.
Thomas W. Hess has become chairperson of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP Health Law Practice Group.
Gregory J. Blasiman was promoted to senior manager of Bruner-Cox LLP, Canton office.
Douglas V. Bartman has become a principal in Kahn, Kleinman, Yanowitz & Arnson.
Sergio Carano and Connie Carr have joined Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.
Pam VanHoose has been promoted to controller at Greer Steel Co. Robert Ulbrich has been promoted to general manager.
Kevin E. Trainor joined the M.F Cachat Co. as eastern region sales manager.
3-D Services Ltd. purchased the 85,000-square-foot Massillon Industrial Equipment Service Center from Grand Eagle Inc.
David Bell was named Cleveland regional sales representative for Ely Enterprises Inc.
Darlene Constant was hired as school-based mentoring coordinator of Big Brothers Big Sister of Greater Cleveland.
PuppyPaws Inc. received the 2001 Pinnacle Award from Pet Age Magazine for its pet-themed jewelry.
Paragon Data Systems was recertified as a full-service Zebra authorized service provider for 2002.
Jason Schultz and Mike Miller have joined Great Lakes Cos. as account executives.