Monday, April 12, 2004

Business people

By Shirley Dees
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Promotions and new on the job

• Bradley A. Ruppert has been named investment officer at First Financial Capital Advisors. Ruppert began his career as a trader trainee in the trust department of First Financial Bank in 1998. He earned his bachelor's degree in financial management at Clemson University.

• Lesley A. VanDoorne, Mark A. Londonand David S. Yellen have been named assistant vice presidents at Fifth Third Bank.

• Mark Smith has joined WonderGroup as vice president, creative director in the promotion division.

• Richard O. Coleman, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of NextGen Fiber Optics LLC, has been named a new outside board member for Games Inc.

• Ronald N. Kuker has been named director of finance at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI).

• De J. Heggem has been named development director at Emanuel Community Center.

• Bob Zamary, chief operating officer at the Frank Gates Service Co., a national third-party administrator providing workers' compensation, auto/general liability and property claims management, has been given the additional duties of president. As president and chief operating officer, Zamary will provide direction for day-to-day business activities for the company and will continue to oversee state fund, risk management services, self-insured, national claims and business development operations. He is a veteran of the workers' compensation field.

• The following have joined Xavier University: Donna Geraci, information services specialist, admissions; Jackie Campbell, assistant director, grant services; David Keszei, director of corporate connections, Williams College of Business; Katie Cosgrove, purchasing assistant, and Christine Mueller, periodicals assistant, McDonald Library.

• Russell J. Isgro has been appointed southwest account executive for CorVel Corp., Cincinnati office, a national managed-care service organization.

• Jeff Burke has joined Cincom Systems Inc. as a senior account executive.

• Casey Turcott has been named vice president of operations and services at ATM Plus.

• Joanie R.F. Gruber has been appointed assistant director of admissions by Indiana Wesleyan University for their new Cincinnati campus.

• Cathy Kline has joined CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services as associate director, regulatory affairs, and Christopher Anderson as project manager.

• David George has been appointed vice president of small business account sales for UnitedHealthcare in Dayton, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

• Debra Templeman has been named associate project director at Sigma Research Management Group, a Cincinnati-based marketing research company. Templeman's new responsibilities will involve hands-on management of Sigma research projects, quantitative and qualitative (both in-person and online), for clients in North America, Europe and Asia. She is also the creator and editor for Sigma's occasional newsletter, The Flying Pig News.


• Fred Von Allmen, franchise owner of Bestway Luxury Bath Systems, has received the Present's Club Award.

• Procter & Gamble received the Silver Reggie Award in the Multicultural/Ethnic Promotion category for its "Awareness is Love" campaign at the Promotion Marketing Association annual conference.

• Dr. Frank R. Noyes, president and medical director of Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center and several of his colleagues have been awarded the 2004 Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.

New businesses

• Melissa Flohn has opened a Lobby Latte location inside the Barrett Center for Cancer Treatment. Lobby Latte also has a location inside Jewish Hospital.


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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