Other appointments and awards this week include G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Two Labs Pharma Services, Orthopedic ONE, Isaac Wiles, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Adept Marketing, Dickinson Wright, NCH Marathon, National Church Residences, Columbus Springs and Diamond Hill.

Condado Tacos, which operates 19 locations in seven markets, has named Scott Shotter its president. As part of the leadership team, Shotter will focus on driving brand growth with an emphasis on Condado’s “come as you are vibe,” customer experience and building cross-functional teams.

Shotter's background includes his recent CEO position at Back Yard Burgers after spending nine years at Moe's Southwest Grill, where he led the brand's operation and training groups in growing the brand from 200 to over 700 locations in seven years. His operating and leadership experience include more than 30 regional and national brands.

 

 

The Board of Directors of G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers has appointed Timothy Trant as the chief executive officer. G&J Pepsi-Cola employs more than 1,600 people in 13 locations in Ohio and Kentucky.

Trant has spent 25 years with both independent Pepsi bottling companies as well as PepsiCo. Much of his career was spent managing markets for PepsiCo in Ohio and Kentucky. In addition, Tim Hardig, who has spent 32 years with the company, most recently as chief operating officer, has announced his plans to retire from G&J Pepsi at year end.

Two Labs Pharma Services, a pharmaceutical consulting company based in Powell, has hired Courtney Johnson as its new vice president of specialty distribution.

In this role, Johnson will support commercial, trade and market access teams as they launch specialty pharmaceutical products, such as oncology, neurology and gastrology medications. Prior to joining Two Labs, she spent 15 years at Cardinal Health, five of them as the director of new business development and strategic sourcing where she launched more than 200 specialty products.

Orthopedic ONE recently named Mark D’Aloisio as its chief operating officer. D’Aloisio has extensive clinical and health care leadership experience. Before joining Orthopedic ONE, he served as Vice President of Operations at Mount Carmel East, the flagship hospital of central Ohio’s Mount Carmel Health System.

D’Aloisio holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physical therapy from Wayne State University in Michigan and an MBA from Arizona State University, as well as a post-graduate administrative residency and fellowship with Trinity Health.

Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor has added Brian Johnson, who joins the firm’s litigation practice group. Johnson focuses on counseling, conflict management, and dispute resolution practice in banking and financial institutions, technology and trade secrets protection, secured transactions, probate litigation, business torts and general business litigation.

Johnson received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, and has a B.A. in history from Wheaton College.

Dr. Jerry Mendell, principal investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Mendell has been a pioneer in neuromuscular diseases for more than 40 years. He was the first to standardize and publish on corticosteroid treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) that preserved ambulation in affected boys. Author of nearly 400 publications, Mendell recently co-edited Muscle Gene Therapy. published in 2019.

Adept Marketing has launched Upright, a public relations agency dedicated to maximizing trust using a blend of traditional public relations, digital public relations and digital marketing channels. 

Kristyn Wilson, a communications executive with 20-plus years of public relations experience, is leading Upright as vice president of public relations and communications. She previously represented central Ohio companies NetJets, Abbott Nutrition, and Resource (now IBMiX). While Upright partners with Adept Marketing, it exists as a separate company, allowing clients to work with one or both agencies as needed.

Lloyd Pierre-Louis, a member of Columbus law firm Dickinson Wright PLLC, has been named a 2020 Black Leaders Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal. The inaugural list of 2020 Black Leaders Worth Watching honors outstanding leaders within various fields who demonstrate leadership through their careers, mentoring and commitment to community.

Lloyd is a member of Dickinson Wright’s Cannabis Practice Group and focuses on government affairs and administrative law, and particularly the legal cannabis and hemp industries. He has authored numerous articles, presented to trade groups and is a subject matter expert regarding issues in the legal cannabis industry. 

Bryana Ross has joined the board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon.Ross is the health, wellness and aquatics manager for the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and a two-time finisher of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus ½ Marathon. A graduate of the University of Charleston, West Virginia, with an MBA from Otterbein College, Ross has been with Columbus Recreation and Parks in various positions since 2010. 

National Church Residences has appointed Danielle Willis and Julie Fox to its newly created office of employment engagement that will focus on culture, leadership, equity and inclusion.

The office will oversee the development of policies and practices to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, servant leadership and career development.  A dashboard will measure progress on management and leadership diversity, employee retention and referrals, career readiness and staff mobility.

Columbus Springs has appointed Anthony Meek as its new outpatient director. He will oversee outpatient clinical care at its Columbus East campus as well as its outpatient clinic, Changes Pickerington.

Meek has 20+ years working in social services in a variety of roles, including children and adolescents in a psychiatric setting and in management where he worked as a director of an adolescent mental health treatment program. He subsequently worked as a director for the Florida Department of Health. As a therapist, he has worked with clients struggling with addiction, men’s issues, LGBTQIA+, self-esteem, anger management, and anxiety disorders.

Meek is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor who earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Youngstown State University and his master’s degree in counseling from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Matt Knouff has joined the team at WRL Advertising as the company’s Columbus territory manager, senior account executive. His responsibilities will include cultivating new business, servicing existing customers, planning and implementing scheduled sales and marketing strategies, assisting customers in planning and coordinating projects, generating sales leads, maintaining customer contact, and representing our organization within the community.

Prior to joining WRL, Knouff spent 16 years in various advertising and sales roles at The Columbus Dispatch. He has bachelor’s degree in communications management from the University of Dayton and is a board member of The News Advertising Coalition.

Diamond Hill Capital Management, an independent active asset manager and a subsidiary of Diamond Hill Investment Group has appointed Carlotta King as general counsel. King reports to Heather Brilliant, CFA, Diamond Hill's president and CEO.

Before joining Diamond Hill, King was associate general counsel for the Managed Funds Association, an advocacy, education and communications organization for the alternative investment industry in Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor's degree in government and English from Georgetown University and a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School. She is a board member of Women in Derivatives, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to attract, retain, educate and develop female leaders in the financial industry.