Monday, May 29, 2000

Making it


        Promotions & new on the job

        • Alexander Trott has been appointed vice president of clinical quality improvement for the Health Alliance. Dr. Trott has been affiliated with University Hospital since 1976 as an attending emergency medicine physician. He is also a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

        • Matthew S. Ensign, ASLA, has joined Bentley Koepke, Inc. as an associate landscape architect. Mr. Ensign is a 1994 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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        • Dudley Smith has been named corporate director of the newly consolidated Health Alliance ground ambulance and air transportation department. Mr. Smith has been associated with University Hospital for 26 years, and the director of University Air Care since it began in 1992.

        • Marcia Spaeth Luken has been appointed chief executive officer of Tender Mercies. Ms. Luken was a Tender Mercies founding board member. In 1993 The Cincinnati Enquirer named her a Woman of the Year related to her work with the organization.

        • Bridge Integrated Communications announced Yoshiko Burke has been hired as an interactive designer. Prior, Ms. Burke was a digital specialist at Gibson Greetings.

        • Fleming, Brockschmidt & Durkin PLL has named Kirk Fegley managing partner. Mr. Fegley has been a partner with the firm since 1987. He is a licensed certified public accountant in Ohio and Indiana. Also, he is the former chairman of the Management of an Accounting Practice Committee of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants-Cincinnati Chapter.

        • CDS Associates, Inc. has made the following promotions: Don G. Shvegzda has been promoted to assistant group manager of the general group; Michael R. Diab, P.E. is now the section manager of planned production; and Jessica K. Speller has been moved to senior technician in the highway planning section.

        • Richard J. Kagan has been appointed assistant chief of staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Cincinnati. Dr. Kagan joined the hospital in 1988 and is also the director of the Burn Special Care Unit at University Hospital. Dr. Kagan is also a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Kagan is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and St. Louis University School of Medicine.

        • Burke, Inc., a Cincinnati- based international custom research and business consultant, has promoted Todd Jacobson to vice president of its marketing research client service division in the metro San Francisco area.

        • Dorothy L. Keene has joined Sibcy Cline Realtors' Western Hills office as a residential real estate specialist. Ms. Keene is a 19-year real estate veteran. Most recently, Ms. Keene has been with Sibcy Cline's Northern Hills office.

        • Burke Inc. has promoted Michael Webster to director of its interactive operations. Mr. Webster joined Burke in 1994 and has been actively involved with Burke's interactive initiatives. A 10-year marketing research veteran, Mr. Webster has served in various capacities within the company, including program manager, marketing communications manager and assistant project supervisor and research interviewer.

        • Northlich, an integrated marketing communications firm, has announced several promotions. Beth Harrison moves to media planner/buyer; Rachel Janoff is now an account manager; Mischel Schonberg switches to account supervisor; Sandhya Ballal becomes project director; Abby Krout-Beyke to account manager/project director; and Marc Mason is now an account manager.

        • Olive Corporate Finance brings on board Craig A. Middendorf to provide businesses strategic solutions for mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, debt and equity financing, business divestitures and financial restructuring. Before coming to Olive, Mr. Middendorf served as vice president of several financial institutions. Most recently he was the vice president at Heller Financial.

        • Tom Cox has been named the president of SRC Benefits Group, Ltd. Tricia Rollins has joined SRC as the marketing administrator. S&S HealthCare Strategies, a managed care third party administrator, announced the creation recently of SRC.

        • Jason Suchanek has become the newest member of The Scheller Bradford Group, a managed care consulting and brokerage firm in Anderson Township. Mr. Suchanek will be assisting employers and individuals with company-sponsored retirement plans. He has been in the financial planning and employee benefits field since 1991. He is a graduate of Ambassador University.

Awards & honors
        • William R. Burleigh, chairman and CEO of the E.W. Scripps Company, will receive the 2000 Human Relations Award of the American Jewish Committee Cincinnati Chapter (AJC). Mr. Burleigh is being honored for contributions made in the “transformation of journalism into new media, moving beyond print and (television) into cable and the Internet,” according to AJC chapter president Dr. Bernard Hertzman. The award dinner will be Thursday at the Omni Netherland Plaza.

        • Gynecologist Molly A. Katz has been elected First District Councilor of the Ohio State Medical Association at its annual meeting May 6-7 in Dayton. Dr. Katz has been active in organized medicine for several years, serving in various capacities within the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toldeo.

        • Louise Kursmark has earned her “Credentialed Career Master” (CCM) designation. The CCM, awarded by the Career Masters Institute, verifies professional expertise, commitment to continuing education and dedication through pro bono work. Ms. Kursmark is president of Best Impression Career Service, Inc. in Blue Ash. She is also the author of two books. She has been a resume writer since 1982.

        • Coldwell Banker West Shell has been named to the Coldwell Banker Chairman's Circle, one of only 97 firms selected of the more than 3,000 competing companies worldwide. Coldwell Banker West Shell has received this award each of the last three years. This designation is awarded to companies with outstanding sales volume.

        • Clinton Memorial Hospital Regional Health System radiologists Drs. Pat Havey, Rich Conti, Tim Klostermeier and Marty Mitchell, along with mammographers Carla McCullough and Farrah Landes and the equipment at the hospital have been awarded a three-year accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy. The award resulted from a recent survey by the American College of Radiology.

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