Valley Savings Bank
William Flinta was promoted to senior vice president and retains his position as the bank’s senior lender. Marilyn Jacob, chief financial officer, was promoted to senior vice president. Debbie McMurray was promoted to senior vice president and will continue to manage bank operations. Patti Denham was promoted to vice president/controller and is responsible for accounting. Aaron Barnhart was promoted to vice president and is responsible for retail management of both Valley Savings Bank locations and serves as a loan originator for residential and small-business clients. Lisa Ohler was named an assistant vice president and will continue to focus on credit analysis for commercial lending.
Peoples Services Inc.
The Canton-bases public warehousing and transportation company said Fred Steiner joined as transportation manager of the Massillon facility; Joseph DeVirgilio will act as the new safety and compliance manager at the Terminal Warehouse Inc. facility in Akron; Prashant Carvalho joins the Akron facility as an industrial engineer, and Steve Little was named warehouse manager for the Mogadore facility.
The Adcom Group
The Cleveland-based marketing and public relations firm named Dean Ilijasic vice president of Insights and Account Planning.
Buehler’s Fresh Foods
Nolan Saunders joined as director of food service. He is responsible for food service strategies, day-to-day food service operational initiatives and customer service in Buehler’s restaurants and delis. Cyndi O’Donnell was hired as community relations manager. She will lead community engagement opportunities. Rich Szymanski has been named to manage the Medina Forest Meadows store starting Feb. 4. Laura Pope will manage the Brunswick store starting Feb. 4.
Akron Beacon Journal
Jay Hunter was promoted to human resources director effective April 1. He joined the Beacon Journal in 1995 as a human resources generalist before moving to a mechanic/technician position in the packaging department, becoming a supervisor, a logistics manager and department manager in 2004.
United Way of Summit County
Beth B. Boggins joined the staff as senior director, Major Gifts. She has worked in resource development, community development and communications. Nichole Booker was hired as senior director, Collective Impact.