Players: Upper Executive Appointments in Northeast Ohio

3/4/2014

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ACCOUNTING
SS&G has promoted Mark Batey to director of assurance services. Batey, a graduate of Kent State University, previously served as associate director of assurance services.

AEROSPACE
Joel Kearns has been named deputy director of the space flight systems directorate at NASA Glenn Research Center. Kearns, who has a master’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has been with NASA since 1988. Most recently, he managed the space shuttle transition and retirement at NASA headquarters in the space operations mission directorate.

EDUCATION
Carrie Bast has been named chief operating officer at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Bast, a graduate of Walsh University, has served as the school’s director of budget and resource planning since 2007.
 
FINANCE
Aileen P. Bost and Kevin P. McGinty have joined CM Wealth Advisors as partners. Bost, a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a master’s from Case Western Reserve University, most recently served as relationship manager at Hawthorn PNC Family Wealth. McGinty, a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with a master’s from Cleveland State University, co-founded Peppertree Partners and Peppertree Capital.
 
HEALTH CARE
Terrence P. Kessler has been named president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Kessler, a graduate of Yale University with a law degree from the Ohio State University, joined the system’s executive staff in 2012, in addition to serving as its general counsel.
 
The Cleveland Clinic has promoted Brian Donley to president, Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers, and David Bronson to senior policy public and external affairs advisor. Donley, a University of Notre Dame graduate with a medical degree from the University of Michigan, previously served as vice president of Regional Hospitals and chief of Regional Hospitals medical affairs and quality. Bronson served as president of Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers.
 
LAW
Calfee, Halter & Griswold named Teresa Metcalf Beasley, David J. Grover and David J. Kaufman as partners at the firm. Metcalf Beasley, a graduate of the University of Alabama with a law degree from Cleveland State University, joined Calfee in 2011. Grover, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a master’s degree from Cleveland State University and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University, joined the firm in 2005. Kaufman, a graduate of Georgetown University with a law degree from Emory University, has been with Calfee since 2007.
 
Benesch has named Jessica N. Angney,W. Clifford Mull, Patrick O. Peters and Shaylor Steele as partners at the firm. Angney is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a law degree from Cleveland State University. Mull is a graduate of DePauw University with a master’s degree and law degree from Case Western Reserve University. Peters is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a law degree from Case Western Reserve University. Steele is a graduate of Trinity College with a law degree from Case Western Reserve University.
 
Brennan, Manna & Diamond has named Justin M. Alaburda and Kyle L. Gaul as partners at the firm. Alaburda is a gradute of the College of Wooster with a law degree from Capital University. Gaul is a graduate of Miami University with a law degree from the University of Akron.
 
Jones Day has named Adrienne Ferraro Mueller, Caroline M. Williams and Thomas A. Wilson partners at the firm. Ferraro Mueller is a graduate of the College of Wooster with a law degree from the Ohio State University. Williams is a graduate of Denison University with a law degree from the University of Michigan. Wilson is a graduate of Princeton University with a law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
 
Ulmer & Berne has named Andrew G. Fiorella,Paul R. Harris, Megan K. Roberts and Melissa L. Zujkowski as partners at the firm. Fiorella is a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo with a law degree from Cornell University. Harris is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a master’s from the University of London, Royal Holloway and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame. Roberts is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a law degree from Cleveland State University. Zujkowski is a graduate of Northwestern University with a law degree from the Ohio State University.
 
Thompson Hine has named Brendan J. McCarthy and Scott B. Lepene as partners at the firm. McCarthy is a graduate of LeMoyne College with a law degree from Case Western Reserve University. Lepene is a graduate of Ohio University with a law degree from Vanderbilt University.
 
MANUFACTURING
GrafTech has appointed Joel L. Hawthorne president and CEO. Hawthorne, who earned a master’s degree from the University of Akron, has been with GrafTech since 1999, previously serving as president, engineered solutions, and vice president, global marketing and sales, Americas.
 
NONPROFITS
United Way of Greater Cleveland has named Becky Gaylord director of its new Engagement Center. Gaylord, a graduate of Cleveland State University, most recently presided over her own consulting firm and held editorial and reporting roles at The Plain Dealer.
 
Spaces Gallery has named Christina Vassallo executive director. Vassallo, who has a master’s degree from New York University, most recently served as executive director of the Flux Factory arts organization in New York City.
 
STAFFING
Direct Consulting Associates has promoted Frank Myeroff to president. Myerjoined the company in 2012 and served as the firm’s vice president and managing partner.
 

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