Monday, April 19, 2004

Business People

Promotions and new on the job

• James H. Childress has been appointed general manager for Cincinnati Mills, a retail, dining and entertainment center set to open Aug. 19 at the site of the former Forest Fair Mall. Childress comes from Eastgate Mall in Cincinnati where he served as general manager. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Arkansas State University.

• Pete Gemmer has joined Mercy Hospital Clermont as public relations manager.

• Gerard F. Shields has joined Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati as a volunteer consultant. Shields was a field administrator for Cincinnati Public Schools. He holds a bachelor's degree in educational psychology from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree from Xavier University.

• Scott Allen, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, downtown, has been appointed president of the Cincinnati Hotel Association.

• Teri L. Schultz has been named senior vice president, marketing and product management for IFS Financial Services Inc. Schultz will be responsible for strategic functions including marketing, product management, relationship management, and retirement services for the financial institution business unit within IFS. She joined IFS in 1991 as director of marketing and operations support. She earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Arizona State University.

• Deloitte & Touche LLP has appointed retired Gen. Lester L. Lyles, U.S. Air Force, as a senior adviser to the firm's federal practice. Lyles will provide insight and counsel to Deloitte on federal government initiatives, including federal financial transformation. Prior to joining Deloitte, he spent three years as commander, Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force base. He has a master's degree in mechanical and nuclear engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology Program at New Mexico State University and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Howard University.


• Michael Heschel, executive vice president of information systems and services for the Kroger Co. in Cincinnati, has been named one of the top five logistics professionals in the country. A blue-ribbon panel of the Logistics & Supply Chain Forum Advisory Board selects the top five leaders in the industry annually.

• David A. Zimmerman, managing partner of the Ohio Valley Group, the Cincinnati affiliate of New England Financial, has received the prestigious Ship's Bell Award at the 2004 managing partners meeting in Jamaica.

• Commercial Real Estate Women of Cincinnati have named the Member of the Year: Jan Barnhorst, Neyer Properties; and Deal of the Year: Susan Branscome, Triad Advisors and Maureen Dunne, U.S. Bank, "Spending Money to Make Money."

• Michelle Stevenson, a senior at College of Mount St. Joseph, has been the graphic intern for the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross for nearly a year. Stevenson was selected as Mount St. Joseph's Co-op Student of the Year.

• Ron Edgerton has been named Anderson Township's 2004 Citizen of the Year at the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. Edgerton has served as a volunteer for the past 25 years, chairman of the Greenspace Advisory Committee for the past eight years, and a representative for Anderson Township on the Hamilton County Planning Partnership.

• Holly Day of RE/MAX Results Plus has been named New Sales Associate of the Year by RE/MAX of Southern Ohio.

New businesses

• Chris Hallgren has established Helios Data Forensics, a firm that helps businesses and lawyers identify, locate and secure computer data for use as evidence in civil lawsuits.


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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