Sisterson & Co. LLP hired Amanda Berg, Lisa Ewing, Brandon Valacek and Laura Wohar as general associates; and Kahlena Edwards as a staff associate.
MARC USA promoted Tricia Warrick to chief operating officer.
Scott Lizotte joined AE Works as a mechanical engineer.
First Commonwealth Advisors, the wealth services arm of First Commonwealth Bank, hired James J. Uriah as vice president/senior investment officer.
NexTier Bank hired Bob Bowell as chief lending officer; Ron Germani and Ron Pasic, commercial lenders; and Dan Sullivan, commercial lender and SBA specialist.
Cargas hired the following individuals to its business solutions division. Dave Kramer, business/systems consultant; Mike Scalamogna, systems consultant; Rick Joi, software engineer; and Dan Baker, software engineer.
ABC Supply Co. Inc. named Ramiro Leal manager of its new store in Carnegie.
Premier Medical Associates said RenÃ© J. Rivera joined as a gastroenterologist and Chaitali Sarkar joined as an internal medicine physician.
UPMC Health Plan announced that Charles "Boo" Hagerty will be its new vice president of the Northern Tier Market, effective Aug. 27, 2012.
Liberty Insurance Agency of Pittsburgh said Rodney S. Richard Jr. joined as an account executive in the commercial insurance division.
Deborah A. Turek joined BPU Investment Management Inc. as an assistant vice president and financial advisor.
Smith Brothers Agency hired Kaitlyn Kline as social media coordinator in its Pittsburgh office.
PrincetonOne hired Steve Leppo, Austin Roberts and Holly Thomas as account executives.
VisitPittsburgh promoted Jason Fulvi to executive vice president; Karl Pietrzak, vice president of convention sales; and Connie George joined as vice president of communications.
Confluence appointed Todd Moyer senior vice president of global sales.
Awards & Honors
William "Red" Whittaker was awarded the 2012 Simon Ramo Medal by IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization. Mr. Whittaker is a professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute. The medal, sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation, recognizes Mr. Whittaker for his pioneering contributions to mobile autonomous robotics, field applications of robotics and systems engineering.
Barbara Evans, associate dean of Academic Affairs at the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus, was selected as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier's 50 Women of Excellence. Ms. Evans holds a bachelor of arts degree in English writing, a master of arts in teaching and a doctorate in education from the University of Pittsburgh.