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Huber Construction Inc., a Lancaster general contracting firm, has named Mark C. Schober of East Amherst its president. He joined the firm in 1975 and has served as vice president for the past 10 years. John W. O'Hare of Clarence, who has been president for the past 15 years, as appointed chairman and chief executive officer. O'Hare joined the firm in 1955 and has held various positions. Maureen A. Crotty has been named secretary/treasurer. She formerly was office manager. And, John S. O'Hare has been named vice president. He is responsible for the Boxhorn Division of Huber Construction. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from North Carolina State University.

The Insurance Club of Buffalo Inc. has elected Kevin F. O'Connor president. A certified employee benefits specialist, he is principal of Buffalo Brokerage Support Inc. Other officers are: vice president, Nancy Ebert, Clauss & Co.; secretary, Rick Bouskill, Ardent Premium Plan Inc.; treasurer, Kevin C. Brady, Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber; legal counsel, Russell N. Brown, Lustig & Brown; and directors, Andrea Bapst, General Accident; James McCormick, M Insurance Agency; Janet O'Leary, LoVullo Associates; Mike O'Shei, Erie Niagara Insurance; Karen Ryan, Selective Insurance Co.; Mark St. George, Merchants Insurance Group, and Mark Stahlka, EMS Group.

Dunlop Tire Corp. has appointed Mary L. Kasprzak treasurer. She has more than nine years experience in public accounting, most recently as audit manager for Price Waterhouse. Ms. Kasprzak holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Canisius College. Also, Joseph E. McGuire has been named manager of market research. Formerly a forecast analyst, he holds a bachelor's degree from Canisius College and a master's degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo.

The Buffalo/Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives Inc. has elected Douglas N. Smith president. He is executive vice president fo Fulfillment Systems International. Other officers elected are: executive vice president, Marc J. Knable, Habasit Globe Inc.; treasurer, Paul B. Kieffer, D'Alba & Donovan; corporate counsel, Joseph W. Keefe; vice president-communications, Jennifer R. Dowdell, Full Circle Advertising & Design; vice president-education, William H. Newell, Motivational Marketing Associates; and vice president-membership, Francine Brooks, F.B. Portable Displays Inc.

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the National Association of Business Women Owners has elected Kathryn Jackson president. She is a partner with the law firm of Gibson, McAskill & Crosby. Other officers elected are: vice president, Jean Taggart Fonzi, Applied Mechanical Testing Inc.; secretary, Dolores McCarley; treasurer, Audrey Czesak-Kennedy; and corresponding secretary, Lynn Tranchell.

Key Video Productions in Blasdell has hired Erik Ticen as a producer. He formerly worked at WKBW News Channel 7. Ticen is a graduate of Ithaca College. Chiampou, Cantara, Travis & Dansa in Williamsville has promoted Daniel Suhr, Karen Karaszewski and Chris Billman to senior accountants. Also, Andrea DeMaioribus and Mark Allen have joined the professional staff. Ms. DeMaioribus is a graduate of the University at Buffalo. Allen formerly was a staff accountant with Ellgate & Rizzo.

Clark/Bardes Inc., a Dallas, Texas-based benefits and compensation consulting firm, has named Andre B. Cook an associate. He is president of Smith, Cook & Associates Inc., a benefits consulting firm at 420 Main St. Cook has 20 years experience and specializes in corporate liability funding and non-qualified executive compensation plans.

EI, an architecture and engineering firm with an office in Buffalo, has made several appointments: Dale B. Ransom, senior project manager; Geoffrey J. Giambra, electronic technician; Rebecca L. Bauer, industrial engineer; and Jeffrey J. Paja, mechanical designer. Ransom specializes in facility planning and interior design. Giambra is a graduate of Buffalo State College and holds an associate's degree in electrical engineering technology from Erie Community College. Ms. Bauer holds a bachelor's degree from Niagara University and a master's degree in industrial engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Paja attends the University at Buffalo.

Tom Lorentz, president of Broadway Van City in Depew, has received an award for outstanding sales from Braun Mobility Products in Winamac, Ind., which manufacturers wheelchair lifts and ramps for vans. Van City modifies van and care with mobility equipment.

Crowley Webb & Associates, a Buffalo advertising, public relations and marketing firm, has appointed Julie Bellanca an account planner. She formerly was a category management analyst with MAI-Alper Inc., a health and beauty care and general merchandise broker. Bellanca holds a bachelor's degree in communications/English from Niagara University.

Azerty Inc., a wholesale source for computer supply consumables, has appointed Bill Donnelly mass storage product manager in its product management department. He formerly was territory manager in the national buying groups. Donnelly holds a bachelor's degree from ST. Bonaventure University.

Presbyterian Homes of Western New York has appointed Antoinette Parada to the newly-created position of director of program services. She formerly was activities director for Lockport Presbyterian Home.

Dopkins & Co., certified public accountants and consultants, has appointed Carol Liska a field examiner in the Commercial Finance Services Division, and named Michael C. Drake a consultant. Formerly an accounts payable specialist at Azerty Inc., Ms. Liska holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from LeMoyne College. Drake formerly was a system support analyst at Marriott Management Services and a webmaster at Web Technologies. He holds an associate's degree in accounting, management and computers from Erie Community College.

PC Assistance, a computer assistance firm, has named Richard St. Laurent as software engineer in its programming department. He formerly was a metal control supervisor for Stern-Leach Inc.

Evans National Bank has appointed Susan J. Herold and Howard M. Martin Jr. assistant vice presidents. Ms. Herold is in charge of human resources and marketing. She has been with the bank since 1976 and worked in human resources since 1993. Martin manages the bank's daily electronic data processing and its PC network. And, Mary K. Nytz has been named banking officer. She is assistant branch manager of the Hamburg office.

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