Grace Woods Senior Living has announced that Beth Arundel, its executive director, has completed the first training program and examination for assisted living executives in Ohio.
Arundel has completed the new Certified Executive and Assisted Living certification program offered through the Ohio Centers for Assisted Living. She also passed the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards’ residential care examination.
Steven Franckhauser, director of Hill, Barth & King Energy, has received the Pittsburgh Business Times’ “Who’s Who in Energy” award. Franckhauser is charged with helping the accounting firm’s clients to identify business opportunities related to shale development.
banking & finance
First Place Bank has named Kurt E. Brugler as senior vice president of commercial banking. Brugler has more than 30 years of experience working the Mahoning Valley’s banking industry.
He most recently worked as the vice president and commercial banking officer at Farmers National Bank.