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Business people Hires, Promotions & Honors

The SKM Group, a marketing communications agency in Depew, appointed Debra Bokatzian vice president of account services. Previously with Campbell-Ewald in Warren, Mich., Bokatzian has more than 16 years experience in marketing communications.

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Phillips Lytle partners James D. Donathen and John G. Schmidt Jr. recently gave a presentation to the Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association titled "What to do When a Disloyal Employee Threatens Your Business."

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TVGA Consultants, a Elma-based engineering firm, appointed Margaret Cattarin grant specialist. She is a Canisius College graduate.

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Travers Collins and Co., a Buffalo marketing communications firm, named Theresa Hart vice president, account planner. Most recently with Gaymar Industries, Hart will focus on the company's Dawn Foods/Weight Watchers business. She holds a marketing degree from Canisius College and a Master of Science in industrial engineering from Buffalo State College. Also, the firm named Mara Campo account coordinator. She is a Niagara University graduate.

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Cenergy, an East Aurora marketing and communications agency, appointed Patrick Hornung, production artist; Joshua Richter, account coordinator; and Becky Freeman, corporate finance manager. Hornung previously provided design services to Abbey, Mecca & Company, The Martin Group and The Buffalo News. He also worked with Cenergy in a freelance capacity. Richter, previously a sports reporter, anchor and producer with WGR-AM, and WETM-TV, and a production assistant with ESPN, Bristol, Conn., also served as an intern with the agency. Freeman formerly was with The Park Associates in East Aurora, and was a staff accountant with GT Software, Atlanta.

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The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society presented Joseph M. Marris, a partner at Phillips Lytle, with the Supporting Trustee award at the society's annual recognition reception. Marris has served on the board of trustees for the past four years and currently serves as chapter president of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Western New York and Finger Lakes Chapter.

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ABC-Amega, a commercial receivable management firm headquartered in Buffalo, named Paul Grolemund vice president, Credit Information Division. Grolemund joined the company in 1991 and has served as regional vice president-sales, head of client relations, and general manager-credit information. A University at Buffalo graduate, he earned his MBA from Canisius College.

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MultiSource Funding, a mortgage brokerage, named David Cassidy senior loan officer at its Western New York location, 247 Cayuga Road. In addition to originating mortgages, Cassidy has managed and trained loan officers and staff over his 18-year career.

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