Hurwitz & Fine, a local law firm, has announced that Dan D. Kohane has been elected to a three-year term as a member of the Insurance Coverage Section of the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel. Kohane is a partner in the law firm's insurance coverage department. He also is a lecturer-in-law at the University at Buffalo's Law School.
Ethan Allen Gallery, 3875 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, has promoted Barbara A. Turley to vice president of sales and marketing. She previously served as sales manager. She is a graduate of the Bryant & Stratton Business Institute.
Villa Maria College, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga, has announced that Walter J. Bukowski has joined the college as curriculum specialist under the Federal Title III Grant Improvement of Instruction Component. He holds master's degrees from Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo and also has completed post doctoral work at UB. Bukowski has held teaching and other positions at various local secondary schools and colleges.
Southern Tier Pizza Hut Inc., operator of 56 Pizza Hut restaurants throughout Western New York and Pennsylvania, has named Larry Chesbro manager of the East Aurora Pizza Hut. He formerly served as assistant manager.
Cliffstar Corp. of Dunkirk has appointed Richard A. Koerner director of human resources and has named J. Robert Wasko director of finance and administration. Koerner previously was employed by International Playtex and Texas Instruments. He earned bachelor's and master's degree from the University at Buffalo.
Wasko, a certified public accountant, has more than 30 years of financial management experience. He is vice president of the Buffalo Chapter of the Financial Executives Institute and a member of the Canisius College Accounting Council. Wasko holds a master's degree in economics.