Jones Public Relations has promoted Taylor Ketchum to assistant account executive. Ketchum manages multiple social media outlets, provides strategic media counsel and manages client events for industries ranging from entertainment to technology.
Dr. Thomas Stasko has been named professor and chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is also establishing his medical practice with OU Physicians.
Cytovance Biologics, a contract manufacturer of mammalian and microbial biologics, has hired Maria Lopez as the vice president of quality. Lopez previously served as the site quality head at Novartis.
Steve Snyder has joined The Meritage Group of Wells Fargo Advisors as financial consultant. Snyder previously served as senior financial adviser at Merrill Lynch.
Merrill Lynch announced that First Vice President and Financial Advisor Todd Taylor will become the firm's first private wealth adviser in Tulsa, joining the Private Banking and Investment Group.
Laura Valle has established her practice with OU Physicians as a certified nurse midwife. Valle has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing since 2011, teaching obstetric and maternal-child clinicals.
Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters has hired Kathy Hefton as client marketing manager. Hefton will develop and implement the overall strategy of client marketing programs and provide marketing expertise to support Express franchisees.
Putnam North Animal Hospital has added Tami Mason as a certified veterinary practice manager.
Legacy Bank hires Sally Clem to its support central operations. Clem joins the bank as a support center specialist and will be assisting customers for all 11 Legacy locations.
Public accounting firm HoganTaylor has promoted James Keehn as its newest partner. Keehn recently relocated to the firm's Oklahoma City office. Keehn has more than 15 years of experience in tax compliance reporting and planning, consulting and litigation support.
Saxum, a communications agency offering public relations, advertising and digital services, recently promoted Lindsay Vidrine to account director, Houda Elyazgi to senior account supervisor and Lisa Lloyd to manager of media relations and crisis communications in the agency's Oklahoma City office.
Smart Lines LLC has named Tom Biggs has been named vice president of sales. Biggs has more than 25 years of experience in executive operations and logistics management. He will be managing and directing all inside/outside sales for the company.
First Fidelity Bank has hired Sean Crandall as senior vice president, director of retail administration.
Derrick Volchoff has joined Farmers National Co. as its new vice president of real estate operations. Volchoff spent the last three years in western Nebraska managing an international real estate division serving landowners and clients.