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Associated Healthcare Systems, an adult, home-based therapies provider, named Peter C. Storey president. With the Amherst company for 19 years, Storey previously was vice president and chief operating officer. He is a graduate from St. Bonaventure University and earned his MBA from the University at Buffalo. The company also appointed Elizabeth Woolrich vice president of business development and Arletta Samulak chief financial officer. Woolrich, with the company since 1985, previously was patient management center director of the Amherst/Buffalo location. She is a graduate of the University at Buffalo. Samulak is an accounting graduate of Canisius College and obtained her MBA at St. Bonaventure University. She has been with the company for eight years.

Amigone Funeral Home chief executive officer Vincent J. Amigone was elected president of the National Association of Approved Morticians, a nationwide organization of leading funeral homes.

Lawley Automotive Dealership Solutions, an auto warranty and aftermarket products provider, named Patricia Yanity accounting manager. She most recently was with Harry R. Defler Corp. in Buffalo. Also, the agency named Jason Dernbach regional manager, dealership profit development. Previously, Dernbach was with Fox Valley Club and Intrepid Automotive Enterprises.

Rural Metro Medical Services named Kirsten Meade Lenartowich human resources manager. Lenartowich is an industrial and labor relations graduate of Cornell University and most recently, was director of human resources at General Electric. Also, the company promoted John Rusinski to recruiter. Rusinski has been in emergency medical services for more than 23 years and is a certified paramedic. Finally, the company named Brian Pfeiffer area manager of the Cheektowaga/Amherst Section. Most recently, Pfeiffer was a fly car paramedic.

Ciminelli Development Co., a commercial real estate, development and investment company, promoted Mariann Stiles to vice president. Stiles has been with the Williamsville company for more than seven years and most recently served as director of human resources.

Huron Plumbing and Heating Corp., based in Tonawanda for more than 15 years, named Christopher M. Connelly chief operations manager. Connelly is a graduate of Canisius College and also a licensed journeyman plumber.

The Insurance Women of Buffalo honored Eric P. Keller, president of H.R. Keller and Co., as Employer of the Year.

The Buffalo Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals named Thomas J. Bienias its 2005 Executive of the Year for his vision and leadership. Bienias is chief executive officer at Ethox Corp.