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Business people for Friday, Nov. 1


* Kathy Cosco, former communications director at the state Department of Environmental Protection, is the new government and external affairs manager at Frontier Communications in Charleston.

A graduate of Marshall University, Cosco worked for 20 years as spokeswoman for Cabell Huntington Hospital. She has also worked in Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's communications office and as communication's director for Sen. Joe Manchin's 2012 re-election campaign.


* Kristi Arrowood has joined the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation as Director of Development.

Arrowood, a certified development professional with more than 16 years of experience, will manage fundraising efforts for the hospital, the Hoops Family Children's Hospital and the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center.

* Dr. Toni Pacioles, medical oncologist and hematologist, has joined the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

Dr. Pacioles specializes in providing care for adults with cancer, blood disorders and cancers in the digestive system. He also has a special interest in geriatric oncology, which is the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in elderly patients.

* Meagan W. Shepherd, MD, a fellowship-trained allergist/ immunologist, has joined Cabell Huntington Hospital, the Hoops Family Children's Hospital, Marshall Health and Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine to provide care for adults and children.

Dr. Shepherd specializes in diagnosing, treating and managing environmental allergies, asthma, food allergies, chronic hives, eczema and other allergic skin disorders, recurrent infections and immunodeficiency disorders.


* The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics has announced its 2013 class of inductees for the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame, which honors businesspeople who have made significant contributions to the state.

This year's inductees are:

Wesley Bush, CEO and president of global security leader Northrop Grumman Corp. Bush has served in that position since 2010. The company's West Virginia operations are located in the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont.

John Mork, president and CEO of Energy Corporation of America. ECA is an oil and natural gas company that owns and operates about 4,600 wells and 5,000 miles of pipeline across 1 million acres in North America alone. Its Eastern Division headquarters are in Charleston.

Mike Ross, energy company owner and former West Virginia legislator. A Coalton native, Ross co-founded the Ross and Wharton Gas Company in 1971 and is also chairman of the board of Mike Ross, Inc. and president of the Braxton Oil and Gas Company. Ross was elected to represent the 15th District in the state Senate in 1992 and served 12 years in office. He was later appointed to the House of Delegates in 2009 to serve out the remaining term of the late Delegate Bill Proudfoot.

The 2013 West Virginia Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony will Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Compiled by Jared Hunt. Email announcements regarding new hires, promotions, or awards at your business to Attach headshots in JPEG format.


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