Thursday, June 17, 2004

Business People

Promotions, new on the job

• Robert L. Davis, a lawyer with an office in Carew Tower, has been reappointed to a six-year term on the Hamilton County Hospital Commission. Davis has been a member of the commission since 1986. He previously was board president of the Community Limited Care Dialysis Center, and was a member of the lay advisory board of Good Samaritan Hospital.

• Joe Koczwara has joined The Devine Group as director of product development. Koczwara was analytics specialist with Procter & Gamble, where he worked for 20 years. He is a graduate of Purdue University, where he received his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering with a concentration in operations research, and a master's degree in industrial administration.

• Lee Ward has joined McGill Smith Punshon Inc. as senior planner in the landscape architecture and planning group. Ward has 30 years' experience developing large scale community and site specific land use plans.

• Ann Kovaleski has joined Five Seasons Country Club as director of fitness and aquatics. Kovaleski was group fitness coordinator for Tri-Health Pavilion in Blue Ash. She is a graduate of Xavier University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in business marketing. She expects to earn a master's degree in sports administration from XU this August.


• The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth Annual Deal Maker Award winners: Corporate Award Winners are F&W Publications, Home City Ice, and Omnicare Inc. Entrepreneur Award Winners are: Bernie Stevens, PowerNet Global Communications; Anthony Kelly, Dan Roach, Rich Hempel and Chuck Hildebrant, XBSS LLC. Financier Award winner is The Walnut Group; and Lifetime Achievement Award winner is Mel Fisher, Fisher Investments Group.

• The Visiting Nurse Association, which regularly exceeds state and national averages in terms of quality patient outcomes, is now the top home health agency in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area according to the Home Health Compare Web site administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

• Nelson Lackings, a local driver for Jevic in Cincinnati, is one of eight employees nationally to win a 2004 Chairman's Award from parent company SCS Transportation Inc.

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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