Dateline Pittsburgh for 02/12/12

February 12, 2012 12:00 am

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Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP hired Robert N. Gardner as senior associate, assurance and advisory services group; and Drew P. Kretz and Michael E. Weber as associates, tax services group.

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Ron Alvarado, president and founder of Novus Staffing Solutions, was appointed to the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board (PA WIB) by Gov. Tom Corbett. The PA WIB is the governor's principal private sector policy advisor on building a strong workforce development system that is aligned with state education policies and economic development goals.

The Master Builders' Association Young Constructors named executive officers: Chairman: Gino Torriero, Nello Construction Co.; and vice chairman: Jennifer Landau, Landau Building Co.


BNY Mellon's wealth management business promoted managing director Andy Paterson to become president for the firm's Central Region, which includes Western Pennsylvania and Ohio.

First Commonwealth Bank named the following individuals as office managers: Lesley McDowell, Beaver Valley office; Nicole L. Bechtel, Butler office; and Tracy L. Kalchthaler, Neshannock office.

S&T Bancorp Inc. promoted Ernie Draganza to senior executive vice president and chief risk officer; Steve Drahnak to executive vice president and commercial loan officer; Rich Fiscus to executive vice president and retail banking division manager; Becky Stapleton to executive vice president, director of human resources and employee communications; Rob Werner to executive vice president of bank operations and technology; Greg Boyer to senior vice president and commercial loan officer; Sandy Loperfito to senior vice president and treasurer; and M. Todd Miller to senior vice president, regional banking manager and market leader.


MarketSpace Communications hired Kearstin Dwyer as a sales account executive and Christina Zimmer as a graphic designer.


Sharon Navoney was appointed as interim vice president for University Development and Alumni Relations at California University of Pennsylvania.

Point Park University School of Communication announced appointments of faculty and staff members: Stephen Grebinski, visiting assistant professor of photography; Thom Baggerman, assistant professor of broadcast journalism and multimedia; Robin Cecala, visiting assistant professor; and Kris Radder, media specialist.

First Published 2012-02-11 23:27:24
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