Monday, February 2, 2004

Business People

Promotions and new on the job

• James M. Formal has joined LifeSphere, a nonprofit retirement corporation, as president/chief executive officer. Formal was vice president of healthcare services for Lifelink Corp. in Chicago. He succeeds Jerry D. Smart who will retire in 2005.

• The following have joined Comey & Shepherd Realtors as associates specializing in residential sales: Martin Hart, Hyde Park; Michelle Billings and Jeffrey Winholt, Montgomery; and Colleen L. Pfirrman, West Chester.

• Nancy Brandon has joined Xavier University as marketing manager.

• Charles Hausfeld has joined La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

• The following have joined Northlich: Oleg Bistrov, network administrator, technical support team; Sandy Croucher, senior account manager, influencer marketing unit; Maria Putnick, finance department, responsible for all accounting activities; Beth Schacherer, account manager, account service division; and Mindy Smyth, account supervisor, public relations group.

• Thomas A. Prewitt, partner with Graydon Head & Ritchey, has been appointed chair of the commercial litigation and dispute resolution client services department. Prewitt has been active in a variety of organizations and boards. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science and economics from the Ohio University in 1985 and his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

• Richard Slyfield has joined Champs Management Services as account manager, Cincinnati office.

• Don Niehaus, president of Niehaus Advertising Specialties, has been appointed to the board of governors of the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association.

• Linnea Eschenlohr has joined Wordsworth Communications as senior account executive.

• Lisa Nichols, customer retention manager for The Midland Co., has been named marketing chairperson for the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Marketing Committee.

• Susan Howarth, chief executive officer of CET, has been appointed professional vice chairperson of the board at PBS. Howarth began her most recent term on the PBS board in 2001, soon after she joined CET. She was first elected to the PBS board of directors in 1993 and served six years. When she rejoined the board in 2001, she was immediately elected professional vice chairperson, the highest national public television position that a station manager can obtain.

• Josh Tracy has joined Frequency Marketing as senior statistical consultant.

• The following have joined the Hospice of Northern Kentucky nursing staff: Diana Battle, Victoria Smith and Gayle Schwartz.

• Michael T. Schneider has been named senior vice president of Bowling Portfolio Management.

• Terence Toby Bryan has joined North Side Bank and Trust Co. as vice president, assuming responsibilities of commercial lending and Martha J. Frentsos has been named commercial loan officer

• Aggie Broker, partner at HHB Partners Inc., Realtors, has been appointed president. Broker has 23 years real estate experience and has been a partner with the firm since 1986. She is also a past elected director of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors.


• Rick Maile, owner of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen by Worldwide in Crescent Springs, is part of the national franchise that has been named Remodeler of the Year by Professional Remodeler magazine.

• The Mortgage King Inc., a family owned company that offers conventional, FHA/VA, and jumbo loans in Tri-County, has received the Bank of America's 2003 Distinguished Broker Award for outstanding loan production level and exceptional quality.

• Successful Meetings magazine, in conjunction with the Association for Convention Operations Management, has recognized Sandra Clore, convention service manager for the Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, as first-runner up for the Convention Service Manager of the Year Award.


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 or e-mail

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