November 2013 class notes
Gale A. Crosley, BS ’72, was the recipient of the 2014 Hall of Fame Award from The Advisory Board, a partnership of accounting firm consultants that recognize significant contributions to the accounting profession. The award will be presented to Crosley at the group’s Winning is Everything conference in January.
Robert D. Pritt, BA ’69, JD ’74, a partner at the Fort Myers and Naples offices of Roetzel & Andress, conducted a training seminar on Florida’s Sunshine and Public Records laws, providing instruction on the complexities and nuances of both laws for officials from nine area municipalities.
Scott R. Cantrell, BAED ’85, was enshrined as an honorary inductee of the Manchester High School Hall of Fame. He has been an English teacher at the school for 28 year, during which he coached football, basketball, baseball, and softball.
Dianne L. Crockett, BS ’83, retired in April from the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, where she served for nearly 30 years as supervisor of Ancillary Testing and Point of Care Testing.
Timothy C. Gorrell, BSED ’81, former UA football player, retired Army colonel, and current Ohio deputy inspector general, was appointed in October 2013 by Gov. John Kasich to head the state’s Department of Veterans Services.
Christopher T. Mitchell, AAS ’81, was appointed president and general manager of the Rhein Chemie Corp., effective September 2013.
Frank C. Steininger, BS ’81, a partner in the Houston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, recently took part in the MS 150, a two-day bike ride from Houston to Austin. He was one of 13,000 riders who helped raise $18 million for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kathleen A. Stoneman, JD ’82, was appointed chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Solo, Small Firm and General Practice section for 2013-14.
Donald R. Truza, AAS ’76, BS ’80, is CEO of The Transition Team Inc. The company, based in Knoxville, Tenn., won top honors in the 2013 EMMA competition for Best Family Support Program at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas hosted by the Forum on Expatriate Management. The Transition Team assists companies throughout the country with career management issues, including spouse relocation, outplacement, and leadership/management training.
Thomas J. Fantin, BS ’99, a manager with SS&G, has been honored for the fifth consecutive year as one of CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 Under 40 award recipients. Fantin earned the recognition for his ongoing contributions to the field of public accounting
Aaron P. Costic, AAB ’91, a Certified Master Ice Carver and Certified Ice Carving Educator, has qualified for the 2014 Cultural Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, as the highest-seeded U.S. ice carver. To qualify, he earned top scores in National Ice Carving Association-sanctioned Tour of Champions event, held in the United States and Canada. Costic, the owner of Elegant Ice Creations in Broadview Heights, Ohio, has participated in three Cultural Olympics, including the 2006 Turin, Italy, games, where he won a gold medal.
Dawn M. Burdecki, BA ’03, has joined Hitchcock Fleming & Associates as an integrated media specialist, responsible for working within client teams to create strategic advertising plans, buy media, and optimize results throughout stewardship.
Kenneth M. Burns, BS ’98, MSEE ’00, opened his electronics company, TinyCircuits, in Akron’s Canal Place in August.
Margaret D. Jordan, BA ’99, JD ’04, MSED ’06, joined the Marketing Department at SS&G Inc. as a marketing associate in September 2013. Jordan has been named a Top 10 Young Professional by Akron Life and Leisure magazine and received the 30 for the Future award from the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce.
Vivian M. Yates, BSN ’87, PhD ’08, was named the new dean of nursing at Cuyahoga Community College in September 2013. Yates, a nursing administrator and faculty member, has more than 30 years of clinical and educational experience.
Paul E. Zindle, JD ’06, an attorney with Community Legal Aid Services, received the 2013 Legal Advocacy Award in September from Legacy III, an Akron-based housing organization that assists homeless women.
Bridget K. Linton, BA ’13, became the new fresh face on FOX Sports Ohio in September after winning a spot with the sports network’s on-air team.
Evan A. Pestello, BS ’10, has been promoted to senior associate, assurance, at SS&G’s Akron office.
Emily C. Richards, BS ’10, has been promoted to senior associate, assurance, at SS&G’s Akron office. She also was named to the Young CPA Section Leadership Board of the Ohio Society of CPAs.
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Gabriel Seling was born May 18, 2013, to Paul F. Seling, MAED ’13, and his wife, Alicia – but was due a week earlier, on the exact day his father crossed the graduation stage at UA to accept his diploma.
Future Zip Avery Miller was dreaming of a big football win over rival Kent State University – and her dream came true on November 2! Avery is the daughter of David P. Miller, BSBA ’02, and his wife, Erin.
Patricia R. Anselman, BS ’68, April 24, 2013
Richard D. Neal, BSED ’61, June 19, 2013
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