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MANUFACTURING

Joseph Dowd was elected vice president, North American carbon materials and chemicals, Koppers Inc.

LEGAL

Frank G. Salpietro and Colleen Ramage Johnston, attorneys with Rothman Gordon P.C., were certified as life members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Dennis A. Watson, president of Grogan Graffam P.C., was appointed commissioner of the Independent Regulatory Review Commission.

Jennifer Betts has joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C.'s Pittsburgh office as an associate in its labor and employment law practice.

NONPROFIT

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force added to its board of directors: Governance chair Mary Bockovich, director of development and marketing at Familylinks; Conrad Bricker, a self-employed certified public accountant; Linda Bucci, owner of Linda Bucci Boutique in Shadyside; Anne Davis, a research recruiter/community educator for the Microbicide Trials Network Clinical Research Site at the University of Pittsburgh; and Mike Shusko, a human resource and insurance consultant.

OTHER

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta has elected to its board of directors: Chairman John Bonassi, senior consultant and adjunct professor at West Liberty University; Vice Chairman and Secretary Joe Kirk, Point of Pittsburgh Sailing League; Vice Chairman J. …