People on the Move

Giovannone joins Warren office: Edward Jones Financial Advisor Barry K. Haughin has announced a second financial advisor, Dino Giovannone, has joined his Warren office. Giovannone has 30 years experience in financial services. He will work out of the office at 1889 Niles Cortland Road, Warren.

Agent earns designation: Katie L. Gething of Gibson Insurance Agency in Girard has earned the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent, or CPIA, from the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society. The designation represents professionalism and commitment to continued sales training in the insurance industry. Gething is director of Marketing & Agency Development for Gibson.

Boardman native named Merrill Lynch VP: Merrill Lynch announced Financial Advisor Steven Mowry is now first vice president, recognition indicating he has amassed a vast amount of industry knowledge to help clients pursue financial goals. Mowry joined Merrill Lynch in 2004 and holds a bachelor’s from YSU. He is a Boardman native who now resides in Aurora.

Huntington hires Insurance Sales specialist: Huntington Bancshares Inc. has hired Gretchen Griffin as Insurance Sales & Service Relationship Specialist, Personal Lines. Griffin will provide sales and service support in the Mahoning Valley for complex personal line accounts. Her office is located in downtown Youngstown. Griffin has more than 40 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Huntington Insurance, Griffin worked for Wells Fargo Insurance as the personal lines manager. She attended YSU and holds an Ohio license for property and casualty. She is active in the community.

Real Living Volpini names new agent: David Melidona has joined Real Living Volpini as a new agent. He recently earned his real estate license and attended Hondros College for his training. Previously he worked in sales and leasing at Preston VW. Melidona is a member of National Association of Realtors, Ohio Association of Realtors and Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors.