Matthews to Head U.S. Steel Serbia
United States Steel Corp. named Douglas R. Matthews vice president and general director of U.S. Steel Serbia. Previously, Matthews was general manager of blast furnace engineering and technology, Pittsburgh headquarters.
Banking and finance
= Bill Rice completed the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Professional Designation Program through the College for Financial Planning. He is president of LHFS Management Inc., managing partner of Laurel Highlands Financial Services, LP, and a member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Financial Planning Association.
Mike Neville joined Gateway Bank as a business banker. He has 23 years of lending experience, primarily in equipment and commercial vehicle leasing.
Dollar Bank named Maria E. Chick assistant vice president. She works in the mortgage origination department.
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP named Jacqueline K. Gallagher, Jonathan W. Hugg, and Alice S. Johnston partners, and Mark A. Bartholomaei and Jay Evans associates. Gallagher is a member of the litigation and labor relations and employment law departments, has an expertise in trucking law and practices in the areas of labor and management relations, employment law and discrimination litigation. Hugg, Johnston, Bartholomaei, and Evans are members of the litigation department. Hugg concentrates his practice on general commercial and appellate litigation, and white collar criminal defense; Johnston concentrates on securities litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, statewide occupational safety and health cases, contract, construction, real estate, products liability, and insurance disputes; Bartholomaei serves as part of a state wide toxic tort team representing two major automakers in the defense of their asbestos cases; and Evans practices in the areas of antitrust and trade regulation, trade secret, securities litigation, contract, real estate, products liability, and insurance disputes.
Robert G. Sable, Michael J. Roeschenthaler, and Daniel F. Blanks were published in the April 2006 issue of Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice. Sable is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of McGuireWoods and chairman of the firm's bankruptcy practice. Roeschenthaler is an associate also in their Pittsburgh office and focuses on bankruptcy, insolvency, and creditors' rights. Blanks is an associate in the firm's Norfolk office and concentrates his practice in bankruptcy, business restructuring, creditors' rights, commercial workouts, and commercial litigation.
Advertising, public relations
Lauren Fries joined Kolbrener, Inc., as account manager. She is responsible for serving as a central contact for clients and assisting with project management.
Kirstian Druschel joined Think Communications, Inc., as an assistant account executive. She assists with media relations and special events for the company's clients.
Waynesburg College elected three new members to its board of trustees: Mark E. Fox, co-dealer principal, Fox Ford-Mercury, Inc.; Gary L. Guerrieri, chief credit officer, First National Bank of Pennsylvania; and William H. Nelson II, corporate regional vice president, C.R. Bard, Inc.
The Doctors of Carnegie Society elected these members to its board: president, Ryan W.F. Faught; vice president -- volunteering, Danielle Eytan; vice president -- special events, Sunaina Menawat; vice president -- programming, Yuri Gordin; treasurer, Elliot Beltzer; secretary, web page master, Tiffany Hong; and chairperson - - advertisement, Kristy Kang.
Michael A. Weiss was appointed to serve on the editorial board of Diabetes Forecast magazine and also nominated to serve as the voting consumer representative to the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research of the United States Food and Drug Administration. …