career paths & limelight


Huntington National Bank has appointed Stephen Hoffman managing director of energy banking.

Hoffman will lead the expansion of Huntington’s commercial banking services for oil, gas, coal shale and other natural-gas production industries across markets the bank serves.

Hoffman joins Huntington from Bank of America, where he spent more than 20 years leading various aspects of the organization’s energy, government and natural-resources divisions.

He earned his MBA from Boston College and bachelor’s degree from St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.


First National Bank of Pennsylvania has announced the recent promotion of Stephanie A. Gantz to manager of account acquisition.

In this role, Gantz will develop and implement initiatives to create expanded product offerings designed to meet the needs of the bank’s college and employee audience.

Gantz formerly served as workplace banking coordinator for F.N.B. She has a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.


Sharon Regional Health System has appointed Lisa Bertolasio, RN, BSN, MS, CDE vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. Bertolasio has served as an interim in that role for the past two months.

Bertolasio formerly was coordinator of the Diabetes Center at Sharon Regional. She earned a master of science degree in management and technology from Carlow College in Pittsburgh, a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Penn State University, and received her nursing education from Sharon Regional’s School of Nursing. She is a registered professional nurse, certified diabetes educator, and a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.


HM Home Care, a division of Humility of Mary Health Partners’ HM Home Health Services, has been named to the 2012 HomeCare Elite list for the seventh-consecutive year.

HomeCare Elite is an annual compilation of the most successful home-care providers in the United States. It identifies home-health agencies that rank among the top 25 percent nationwide based on quality outcomes, patient experience, process measure implementation, quality improvement and financial performance.

Real estate

Byce Auction & Realty of Youngstown has announced that operationsSFlbmanager Nick Blinsky has been selected to lead Byce Senior Moving, a new moving company exclusively focused on senior citizens.

Blinsky, a three-year employee at Byce, will oversee services ranging from packing, shipping, storage and recycling, to space planning that will help those downsizing have their items consigned for auction in an effort to help pay for moving services.


Phil Welce, Jodee Boerio and Bummer McCoy from Phil’s Sales & Service of Columbiana attended Kubota Tractor Corporation’s 2012 National Dealer Meeting in Dallas to celebrate Kubota’s 40th anniversary in the United States.


Clique Vodka announces its national expansion to 13 more states, making a total of 17 available states for purchase. Clique Vodka can be purchased in these states: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. The company’s CEO, Noah Cohen, is a Youngstown native and Youngstown State University graduate.

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