The Greater Buffalo Savings Bank promoted Virginia Denzel to assistant vice president and branch manager of the bank's downtown location at 47 Court St. With more than 10 years of financial sales experience, Denzel previously was assistant branch manager at GBSB's Snyder location and client financial analyst with Citibank.
The World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara named Mark Celmer chairman and Pamela Davis Heilman vice chair of the board of directors for a two-year term. Celmer, president of Multisorb Technologies, replaces Paul Dines, president and CEO of Roberts Gordon, who will continue to serve as a member of the executive committee. Heilman is a partner and vice president of community relations at Hodgson Russ. Elected directors were: Fred Attea, partner, Phillips Lytle; Craig P. Johnston, director, International Division, Columbus McKinnon Corp., and Hans-Rudi Kroeker, president and CEO, Whiting Equipment in Canada.
Kaleida Health named Mary Beth Campo chief nursing officer at Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital. With more than 30 years of health care experience, Campo most recently served as a consultant for Capgemini, in its Health Care Division based in New York City. Also, Kaleida named Paul Denning director of human resources. A graduate of SUNY College at Fredonia, Denning has 25 years of management and human resources experience. Most recently, he served as manager of human resources at Cooper Power Systems in Olean.
The Taxicab, Limousine and Paratransit Association honored William G. Yuhnke as its 2004 Taxicab Small Fleet Operator of the Year in recognition of his dedication to his companies, his community and the taxicab industry. Yuhnke is president of Liberty and Yellow Cab companies in Buffalo.
St. Joseph Hospital Foundation named Shari McDonough executive director. Most recently, McDonough was director of development at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. She will oversee the foundation's annual fund drive and a capital campaign to raise $2 million for the hospital's new Emergency Department.
John W. Danforth Co., a Tonawanda-based mechanical contractor, promoted Richard R. Wagner to chief financial officer. A graduate of the University at Buffalo, Wagner previously was a division controller for Howden Buffalo before joining the company in 2003. Also, the company named Todd Follis and Tony Egert project managers. Previously, Follis was a project manager with the Washington Group and was involved with the construction of new facilities for General Motors Tonawanda Power Train facility. Egert was a project manager with Joseph Davis Mechanical and has worked on Petrochemical, Bio Tech and Power House projects throughout New York state.
The Buffalo Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants elected Sally Wisnoski, Freed Maxick and Battaglia, president of the 2004-2005 board of directors. Other officers: President elect, Lisa Ressman, Phymedco; treasurer, Brenda Ellis, HSBC Bank USA; secretary, Lisa Winter, McGard Inc., and ex officio, Laura Lonie, state Department of Taxation and Finance. Directors: Adrianne Nye, Samuel, Son and Co.; Rebecca Baker, Univera Healthcare; Melissa Cryan, Brock, Schechter and Polakoff; Christine Newhouse, ABC-Amega; Pamela Brewer, Advantage Professionals and Donna Dye-Sholk, Niagara Frontier Anesthesia Services.
Power Drives, a Buffalo-based fluid power and automation solution provider, named Louis Panzica president and chief executive officer. Panzica, a graduate of the SUNY College at Fredonia, joined the company in 2001 as chief operating officer. He replaces Paul Mansell, who is stepping down after 43 years with the company. Mansell will continue as chairman of the board.
The Bon-Ton Stores promoted Linda Wagar to general manager at the Southgate Plaza store in West Seneca. With more than 29 years of retail experience, Wagar, most recently, was assistant general manager at the store's Eastview, Rochester location.