The McGuire Group, which operates local health care and nursing facilities, honored Valerie Killion, of its Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda and Kristine Anderson of the Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg its "Best Nurse" for 1999, Nancy Marrero from Mary Agnes Manor Adult Care Facility in Buffalo its "Best Nursing Assistant/Resident Care Attendant, and Esther Chudoba of Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga.
Saperston Asset Management Inc. in Buffalo hired Peter Byron Fox Jr. as vice president of investments.
URS Greiner Woodward Clyde, a local engineering firm, hired Thomas Nowocien of Niagara Falls as principle chemical engineer, and Colleen Sparks as senior secretary to the vice president. The firm also named Frank Mestre of Lancaster senior mechanical engineer and Robert Meegan of East Aurora principal mechanical engineer.
Key Bank promoted Karen R. Pusateri to vice president and district market manager for the Buffalo and Rochester districts.
CPAC Inc., a specialty chemical manufacturer in Leicester, promoted Douglas W. Seeber to product specialist/accounts coordinator for its Equipment Division.
TVGA Engineering, Surveying in Elma appointed James G. Hayden its chief financial officer.
The Buffalo Association of Professional Mortgage Women has elected Lisa Abruzzino of Accudata Search president of its board of directors. Other officers: vice president, Dale Kadish, Independent Appraisal; recording secretary, Samanntha Cartonia, Accudata; corresponding secretary, Dawn Jacobs, National City Mtg.; treasurer, Cheryl Stein, attorney; and directors, Morris Horwitz, Horwitz, Frankel & Hecki; Pam Nestico, Monroe Title Insurance Corp., Bruce Peterson, Appraisal Service of WNY; and board adviser, Shelly DiGiulio, Accudata.
Stride Tool Inc. in Ellicottville, which manufacturers specialty hand tools for the automotive and industrial markets, promoted Joe Box to president of its New York Division.
Niagara University named Jennifer Suitor of Youngstown assistant director of human resources and Tara Harvey of Lewiston career counselor in the career development office.
Niagara Investment Advisors Inc. elected Albert J. Wright III to its board of directors. He is a retired partner of KPMG Peat Marwick.
Creditors Interchange Inc., a national accounts receivable firm headquartered in Buffalo, named John Schanck vice president. He will be responsible for business operations.
The Engineering Society of Buffalo elected Frank Boeck president. He is employed by Niagara County Community College. Other officers: vice president, Ernest Hanna, GZA Geoenvironmental; secretary, Steven Rakvica, Dunkirk Radiator; treasurer, Donald McMahon, McMahon & Mann Consulting Engineers; and directors, Frank Alessi, Gino Forte, Britt Quinby, and Rakvica.
AV Video & Multimedia Producer magazine named John Wichman to its list of Top 100 Producers of 1999. The vice president of Creative Concepts in East Aurora, he directs the video/multimedia department.
SiteSafe, an Arlington, Va., firm that deals in telecommunications site compliance, hired Kenneth W. Buchanan as vice president of sales. He is a former resident of Portville.