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Posted on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 : 5:15 a.m.

People & achievements in the greater Ann Arbor area, including Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn and McKinley

By Staff


Jennifer Sheehan Anderson

From new hires and promotions to industry awards, read on to learn about achievements by businesses and individuals in the greater Ann Arbor area:

• Three partners from the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP were selected to serve on International Trademark Association committees for the 2012-2013 term. INTA is a worldwide not-for-profit association of trademark owners and their outside counsel that supports and advances trademarks and intellectual property as elements of fair and effective global commerce. Among the three selected was Jennifer Sheehan Anderson, in Honigman's Ann Arbor office. Anderson was selected to serve on INTA's Pro Bono Committee.

• Ann Arbor-based investment real estate firm McKinley recently announced that Kristin A. Berg joined McKinley as vice president and managing director of residential asset management. Berg was formerly director of multifamily asset resolution for Freddie Mac.

• More than 300 people stopped by the Huron Valley Ambulance headquarters in Ann Arbor on Dec. 15 to help the nonprofit community ambulance service celebrate 30 years of providing pre-hospital care to the residents of Washtenaw County. Michigan dignitaries who attended included representatives for Congressman John Dingel. and State Representative Jeff Irwin, Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje and Washtenaw County Administrator Verna McDaniel, who presented HVA with a county resolution saluting HVA for the service it has provided.

The Fabulous Mr. Fix It, based in Saline, has been awarded the 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award. The award is an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the national website, a database of consumer reviews on local service and health providers. Angie’s List Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an exemplary rating from their clients and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Women’s Council of Washtenaw County, a nonprofit public and professional organization that supports women in business, announced their call for 2012 ATHENA Award nominations and sponsors. The ATHENA Award is an internationally renowned recognition presented annually to individuals who demonstrate professional excellence and initiative; improve the quality of life for others in the community; and actively assist women in realizing their full leadership potential. To nominate a leader, please fill out the nomination form at or send an email to All nominations are due by Jan. 23. Learn more about the ATHENA Awards at

• Kathy Toth and Team REALTORS recently announced the addition of two new members to the Kathy Toth Team of Keller Williams Realty: Marcia White Parker and Mike McGee.

Adeona Pharmaceuticals Inc., headquartered in Ann Arbor, announced Dec. 21 a proposed name change of the company to Synthetic Biologics Inc., to better reflect its new mission and primary business. The company, at the same time, announced the appointment of John Monahan as the company's senior vice president of research and development.

• Physician-scientists worldwide will soon be vying for the newly-established $100,000 annual Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science. The A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute recently announced that the first award will be given in 2012. The institute is part of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.

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