Frost Brown Todd welcomed attorney Karen Kraus Greenberger to their Cincinnati office. She will be working in the labor and employment practice group. She has extensive experience in representing employers in all phases of administrative hearings.

Dinsmore & Shohl welcomes attorney Katie Jacob as an associate in the Immigration Practice group representing businesses, universities, families and individuals in a wide variety of immigration matters; Eric Combs as a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Sports & Entertainment Practice Group; attorney Allison Kropp as Of Counsel in the Corporate Department and a member of the Nonprofits Organizations and Family Wealth Planning Practice Groups and Mary Newman as an associate in the Corporate Department and member of the Securities Practice group focusing on all areas of transactional law, including securities law and financial institutions.

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP attorney Michael S. Williams, a member of the firm's Tax and Private Client groups, was recently elected to the board of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for a three-year term. He is also on the board of the Emanuel Community Center and the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program.

First Financial Bank was recently named the 2010 Top New Lender of the Year by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. The state award is based on First Financial's emerging loan growth as a partner with the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

Nationally-ranked healthcare construction manager Messer Construction Co. has recently announced the addition of a Health Care Division to further drive innovation and functional excellence. The division will be led by Messer's newly-appointed healthcare executive, Nick Apanius, who has specialized in health care planning, design and construction.

Nancy Bunn joined Saybrook Marketing Communications as director of operations, where she will manage the office and vendor communication, provide client support and assist with new business development.

Lajuana Miller joined the 2012 World Choir Games team as director of volunteer services, where she is charged with gathering, organizing and empowering volunteers to help execute the Games and help enhance the experience for tens of thousands of guests. She will recruit, train and manage between 3,500 and 4,000 volunteers.

Dr. Barbara Ramlo-Halsted and Dr. Shannon Haggerty join The Christ Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Center. Ramlo-Halsted has received many distinctions throughout her career, including UC Medical Center's Outstanding "Young" Physician Award in 2005. Before joining Christ, Haggerty conducted nationally recognized research for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology.

Messer Construction Co. welcomed Charles T. Hodgson as an infrastructure engineer. He will be focusing on supporting the IT department. He is also a Cisco and Microsoft certified professional. Paul F. Sunderhaus joined the team as a data systems engineer, focusing on supporting the IT department in the corporate office.

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash announced the selection of Joyce Wagner as the new director of the college's Professional Development Institute (PDI), where she will lead the sales, marketing and operations of the college's outreach arm.

Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law welcomed national expert Jon Garon as director of the new NKU Chase Law & Informatics Institute, which will explore key issues facing business and develop original research. Garon has written many books and articles, and has extensive practice experience in entertainment law, data and privacy.

Xavier Leadership Center named former P&G executive Mike Leavy as associate director to help serve the center's growing list of healthcare clients and develop client relationships to implement high-impact custom programs for senior executives, high-potential leaders and experienced professionals. Leavy spent 26 years leading customer and business development for Procter & Gamble.

Carole Dabney-Smith, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Miami University, is among 94 researchers named by President Barack Obama to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers who are in the early stages of their independent research careers.