Monday, July 17, 2000

Promotions & new on the job

        • D. Bryan Kratz has been named sales director for Lucent Technologies, responsible for operations in the Cincinnati Service Provider sales office. Mr. Kratz joined the company in 1999 as marketing manager. He has eight years of experience in telecommunications.

  Have news of promotions, awards, honors, retirements or company openings or relocations? Send information to Shirley Dees, Enquirer Business News, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati 45202.
        • Patricia Randall has joined the sales team at The Cincinnatian Hotel as a certified meeting planner. Ms. Randall will be handling corporate meetings and their accompanying guest accommodations.

        • Nancy Deal has been named executive director of administration at Educational Excellence Inc., which operates Sylvan Learning Centers. Ms. Deal began her career with Sylvan in 1997 as director of corporate administration and human resources. She has 20 years in nursing and health-care administration. She had worked for the Hill-Rom Co. in Batesville, Ind., for 11 years as senior marketing manager and later director of health-care consulting.

        • John Pattison has been named creative director at HSR Business to Business Inc. Mr. Pattison will oversee the creative department and will be responsible for marketing communications collateral, including print advertising, design and broadcast. He joined the company in 1997 as an associate creative director.

        • Jack Freson has been appointed site director for Cognis Corp., Cincinnati. Mr. Freson has been with the company since 1965. He will be responsible for health, safety and maintenance as well as community and labor relations.

        • Daniel M. Kremp has joined Strata-G Communications as assistant account executive, and Lisa Connelly has joined the company as account manager.

        • Jeff Lyttle has been named vice president/media relations, at Bank One Corp.

Steve Mosier, Connie Snyder, Joe Herbert, Megan Faust, Terry Finn, Rocco Potenza and Scott Salsbury have been named partners at Roetzel & Andress law firm.

        • Michael Wigle has joined Cincinnati Association for the Blind as computer access technician. Mr. Wigle maintains the computers in the access technology lab, organizes electronic information, and provides instruction and on-site technical assistance for people who are blind or visually impaired.

        • David Hartman has been named general manager, flooring,for North America at Formica Corp.

Scott Enders and Brian Geiger have been named vice presidents at Fifth Third Bank.

        • Deborah Earls has joined Hagen Dental Practice as business assistant. Ms. Earls was receptionist with Dr. Nelson R. Diers' practice for two years. She will work with the business manager on pa tient relations, scheduling patient appointments and handling insurance claims.

        • Michael D. Mohlman has joined Huntington Bank as assistant vice president/investment officer. Mr. Mohlman will be a financial consultant. He will be responsible for offering full-service brokerage capabilities including retirement, investment planning as well as estate and corporate planning.

        • Gregg Gough has joined Forte Industries in Mason as director of sales in the bar coding and automated data collection group. Mr. Gough graduated from the University of Dayton and has more than 15 years of experience in the materials handling field, most recently with the SMS Group in Sidney, where he served as director of sales and marketing.

        • Susan McKinney has joined R.W. Beck as an environmental analyst.

        • Joshua A. Shapiro has joined Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP as an associate in the tax, probate and estate planning department, and Cindy-Ann Thomas, an associate in the labor department, has been appointed to the board of trustees for the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky.

        • Joseph Hamrick has been appointed branch manager of the Northern Hills Branch Library of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County; Paula Ivory, branch manager of the Lincoln Park Branch; Myron Neal, manager of the magazines and newspapers department at the Main Library; and Elizabeth Zuelke, manager of the Institutions/Books-by-Mail Department.

        • Julie Maslov has been named executive vice president at Dan Pinger Public Relations Inc. Ms. Maslov has been with the company for eight years. She was most recently vice president and senior counselor. She will be responsible for client service, business development and the development of the agency's professional staff.

        • Kara Valz has joined The Benchmark Group as director of client service for the agency's Procter & Gamble business. Mr. Valz will be responsible for managing the overall client relationship. She has been in the marketing field for over eight years. Before joining Benchmark, she was an account supervisor at Northlich.

        • Patrick N. Longo has been appointed vice president, entrepreneurial development for Hamilton County Development Co. Mr. Longo will oversee business and entrepreneurial assistance programs, Hamilton County Business Center, Small Business Development, and SBA Microloan Program.

        • Carl Smith has been named a personal financial adviser with American Express Financial Advisors Inc., Florence office,

        • Kara Telesz has been named special events manager for the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Telesz has been named team leader for a number of events produced by The Downtown Council. Before joining the chamber, she was sales and catering event coordinator for Ogden Entertainment at the Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center.

        • Sara M. Sheets has joined Miami Purchase Fund, a nonprofit housing development corporation in the West End. Ms. Sheets most recently worked as an aide to former Mayor Roxanne Qualls after moving to Cincinnati from Los Angeles, where she worked in the housing industry.

        • Wendell Whyte has joined Triplefin Inc. as a software applications manager. Mr. Whyte will be responsible for information technology operations, software support and resource management associated with the company's billing, ordering and shipping system. He has 20 years of diversified IT management and consulting experience and was previously employed with the Procter & Gamble Co. as senior analyst.

        • Christopher S. Gruenke has been named senior vice president and chief information officer at Globe Business Resources Inc. Mr. Gruenke came to Globe with 15 years of experience in information systems at Marion Merrell Dow in Cincinnati, as well as its Midland, Michigan and Laval, Quebec operations.

Awards & honors
        • Ohio Award of Excellence Inc. recognizes five Cincinnati-area organizations: The Hamilton County Educational Service Center, Cincinnati, and Pabco Fluid Power received the Tier 2-Commitment to Excellence honor, and receiving the program's Tier 1-Pledge to Excellence are Great Oaks Adult Workforce Development Division, Cincinnati; Reading Fire Department; and Skilled Care Inc. of Mason.

        • Dennis Tekulve, machine operator at Cincinnati Association for the Blind has been named the 2000 Bradley L. Kaylor Blind Worker of the Year and Linda Sexton, 25-year workshop employee, is the recipient of the 2000 Sighted Worker of the Year Award.

        • Carl J. Samson, portrait artist and owner of Samson Studios in East Walnut Hills, was chosen Distinguished Guest of Honor for the 2000 Portrait Arts Festival at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

        • Jim Duane, executive director of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments was given the Walter Scheiber Leadership Award by the National Association of Regional Councils.

        • Meeting Professionals International presented Michael J. Wilson, president of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, with the MPI International Supplier of the Year.

        • Helen Jetter, the longest-serving employee of the Hamilton County Board of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities, has retired. Ms. Jetter served as secretary to the superintendent for the past 31 years.


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