Recent appointments, promotions, new hires and awards.

OHIO PUBLIC TRANSIT ASSOCIATION
Laura Koprowski, Executive Director
Koprowski has more than 15 years of experience in local, state and federal government relations and advocacy in transportation issues. She most recently led communications and external affairs at the Central Ohio Transit Authority, and previously served in a similar role with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

FIRST FEDERAL LAKEWOOD
Michael Lamping, President, Columbus Market
First Federal Lakewood is opening its new Columbus office and full-service branch at 6601 Dublin Center Drive in Dublin. As First Federal Lakewood’s first full-service office in Columbus, this location offers a full suite of products and services for customers, including personal and business checking, as well as residential mortgage loans and commercial real estate and business loans for a variety of purposes.

VARGO
Bart Cera, President

Gary Condit, Chief Financial Officer
These two appointments come with the announcement that VARGO, headquartered in Hilliard, is opening a sixth office in Mason, Ohio, slated for early November. In addition to these leadership changes, VARGO also hired nine other associates.