Monday, October 11, 2004

Business people

Promotions and new on the job

• David H. Lefton, a member of Hardin, Lefton, Lazarus & Marks, LLC, has been appointed chair of the Ohio State Bar Association solo, small firm and general practice board of governors. Lefton also serves on the Ohio State Bar Association estate planning, trust and probate law board of governors as a representative from District 1 and is the group coordinator of the estate and financial planning section of the ABA general practice, solo and small firm section.

• Kathy Bach has been appointed branch manager of the Symmes Township Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, and Julie McCoy has been appointed branch manager of the West End Branch.

• David W. Burleigh, a partner in the law firm of Deters, Benzinger and LaVelle, P.S.C., has been appointed to the corporate leadership council of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Burleigh is based in the firm's Cincinnati office. He practices in a number of areas, principally business and commercial litigation, and computer and information technology law.

• Kimberly Luse has been named executive assistant to the president and secretary to the board of regents at Northern Kentucky University.

• Darren J. Taylor has joined GBBN Architects as an intern architect. Taylor earned a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Kentucky. He brings his past experience in health care facility design to GBBN's current projects being done at Kings Daughters Medical Center.

• Ronald E. Krieg has joined Jackson, Rolfes, Spurgeon & Co., certified public accountants and business advisors, as a partner on the firm's assurance services team.

• Kelly Shelby has joined Arcadia Residential Suites as director of sales.

• Heidi B. Jark has been named president of The WAVE Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Newport Aquarium. Jark, vice president and manager of the foundation office at Fifth Third Bank, has been a foundation board member since its inception in 1999. She has a bachelor's degree in political science from Valparaiso University and a law degree Valparaiso University School of Law.


• The Visiting Nurse Association has been nominated as one of Greater Cincinnati's Best Places to Work.

• Dr. Thomas A. Tami, ear, nose and throat specialist in the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery of the University of Cincinnati and Dr. Myles L. Pensak, a professor in the department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and the department of neurosurgery at the UC College of Medicine, have received the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Distinguished Service Award.

• Ray Rafalowski, national accounts manager for Enovation, a Fujifilm Co., has received the Craftsman of the Year Award from the International Association of Printing House Craftsman.

• Cincinnati Union Bethel has been named a finalist in the 2004 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics in the Marketplace.

• The American Association of Webmasters awarded Micheall A. Reed Design the Gold Award for Excellence in Design and Content for his design of the Monroe Township Web site in Clermont County.

• The Ohio Association of Realtors has recognized HHB Partners Inc. for outstanding promotion and advertising. The company won first place in four medium/small firm categories: Business Cards and Stationery, Office Signs, Personal Marketing and Office Exteriors; and the Award of Excellence in one category: For Sale/Sold Signs.

New businesses

• Pusser's Landing, a Caribbean-themed restaurant and tropical and nautical retail store has opened at 9040 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester.

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