Law Partner Named to IRS Committee

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The Internal Revenue Service advisory committee on tax-exempt and government entities named Dodi Walker Gross a member. Gross is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Reed Smith LLP and represents employers with United States and international operations in employee benefits matters.

Advertising, public relations

Ten United named Jim Bolander design director, Dave Popelka a behaviorist, Laura Jones senior account manager, and Chad Isanhart retoucher and photo shoot facilitator. Bolander supervises all design projects within the agency's packaging division; Popelka works in the behavioral insights group; Jones works on the agency's Carpet One account; and Isanhart works in the creative department.


Allegheny Intermediate Unit named Jennifer Beagan and Rosanne Javorsky senior program directors, and Mike Radage joined the agency as a human relations specialist. Beagan works for educational services, Javorsky in curriculum and instruction and Radage is in charge of recruitment.

Ross Feltz joined St. Francis University as director of marketing and public affairs. Previously, he was director of public relations at Slippery Rock University.

Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein was named chair of the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He is a professor of environmental and occupational health and former dean of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

Mark Eschenfelder, Ph.D., will be installed as the 2006-07 president of the Pennsylvania Economic Association. He is an associate professor of economics at Robert Morris University.


Keith Ferrazzi and his company, Ferrazzi Greenlight, joined SalesGene Corp. He consults SalesGene to help bring greater attention to the sales workstyle management category.

GSP Consulting Corp. named Steve Morgan and Dennis Troy principals of GSP Development Services. Both have built the practice over the past two years. Troy has been the point person on advancing economic development projects in Allegheny County and Morgan has negotiated the successful completion of 175 major job creation projects.

Mike Tufo joined AIReS as national sales director. He works with the company's sales, marketing and operations teams, and focuses on motivating the sales team and providing it with the tools and information necessary to ensure that it is able to fully understand clients' needs.

R. Gary Giles joined Sharon Tube Co. as product sales manager - Electric - Resistance Welded Tubing. He works with the company's outside sales department and product implementation into the market.

Eric DeStefano joined Omni Hotels as general manager of the Omni William Penn Hotel. Previously, he was senior vice president of operations for food and beverage, rooms and brand assurance for Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

Pat McCarey joined KU Resources Inc. as project manager for remediation services. He has 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and environmental remediation. …