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J. Craig Jordan became vice president, human resources, PPG Industries, and an operating committee member, succeeding Charles W. "Bud" Wise, who retired.
Catanese Group staff member Mark R. Luther passed the exam to become a certified public accountant.
Raymond W. Buehler Jr., president and chief executive office of Schneider Downs, became chairman of the world board of directors for the International Group of Accounting Firms Worldwide.
Scott E. McPherson, a biotech specialist and patent attorney, joined Hull McGuire PC as special counsel.
Albert Bates, construction litigation partner in the Pittsburgh office of Duane Morris, was certified as a mediator by the International Mediation Institute.
Thorp Reed & Armstrong LLP partner Lisa A. Chiesa was elected vice president of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers. Chiesa specializes in public finance law,
The Law Offices of Ira Weiss was appointed solicitor for the Keystone Oaks School District and the A.W. Beattie Career Center.
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WordWrite Communications promoted Deanna Ferrari to senior account executive.
Erin Palko, public relations manager at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Horizon, was accredited in public relations by the national chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. …