The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has named JIMMY WASHINGTON director of technical services.

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale P.C. has named ANDREW MANUEL construction practice group manager.

ZACH BULLOCH has earned Level III certification from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies and has been promoted to manager of Geotechnology Inc.’s construction materials testing laboratory.

The Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront has named BRIAN MORRIS director of sales and marketing.

Northwestern Mutual honored THOMAS COHN, GERARD HEMPSTEAD, JOHN QUALY, ROBERT SCHARFF and CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT with 2009 Southern Region Leader awards.

ABBY HAMMERMANN has joined Danna McKitrick as an associate.

The Da-Com Corporation has named SCOTT SHANAFELT senior VP and GM.

Paramount Mortgage Company Inc. has announced the acquisition of Pinnacle Financial Services Inc.

Diestelkamp Construction has named JOHN PARRIS a project manager.

MAC Meetings & Events won two Louie Awards.

Karpel Solutions has named JAMES CANADA VP of business development.

STEVE MEIER and his daughter, CLAIRE MEIER JOST, have opened a fund-raising consulting firm, Meier Jost & Associates LLC.

Forest Park Hospital has named Dr. JOHN HIRSCH as CEO.

Maryville University has named MICHELLE UNTERBERG, P.T., D.H.S., director of the physical therapy program.

THOMAS ERMAN and FLOYD SWEENEY of NAI DESCO have been named to the NAI Global Elite, a group comprised of the region’s top performers and producers.

ELIGIE ‘JACK’ BOATMAN has joined SAK Construction LLC as a business development manager.

Ranken Technical College has named STAN SHOUN president.

Asset Realty Co. has named MARCUS HUGHES designated broker and president of REO sales, a division that manages the sale of bank-owned foreclosure properties.

The Aries Company was awarded the American Rental Association’s 2008 Presidential Image Award.

DONN CARSTENS has launched, a Web site where cost-conscious advertisers can select from a portfolio of professionally-created advertising concepts.

Green It! Home Consultants has opened at 11466 Daykin Drive.

ROBERT ALBAIR of Robert J. Albair PC has moved to a new office at 13421 Manchester Road., Ste. 105.

Fifth Third Bank has launched Fifth Third Mobile Banking, offering customers the ability to view balances, transactions, transfer funds, find ATMs and branch locations and receive text messages regarding their account on their cell phone or mobile device.

Molina Healthcare Inc. has named JOANNE VOLOVAR president of its health plan subsidiary.

Grizzell & Co. was named as a winner in the 2009 American Graphic Design & Advertising Awards competition.

MONICA HOWALD has joined Black Twig Communications as an assistant account executive.

Gateway Commercial has named C. KEVIN GALLAGHER senior director.

Stan Gellman Graphic Design Inc. received a Bronze Award at the 22nd annual International Mercury Awards competition.

Seniors Home Care has promoted MARK PETTY to senior VP of operations.

TIM SCHULTE was elected chairman of Smith, Moore & Co.

Langa Air has opened a second flight training and aircraft maintenance facility at Spirit of St. Louis Airport.

Whitfield School alum DAVID PEPOSE has joined The Berkshire Eagle, a daily paper in Pittsfield, Mass., as a reporter and copy editor.

KATHLEEN SIMPSON has been appointed to the Joint Commission Perinatal Care Technical Advisory Panel.