Business briefs

CHAMBER’S ANGELO GRADUATES FROM FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: Marcy Angelo, manager of business development at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, recently graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s premiere business leadership program.

The inaugural Business Leads Fellowship Program trained and equipped people from state and local chambers of commerce with resources, access to experts and a peer network address education and workforce challenges.

Angelo was among 35 other participants picked from a competitive application process. The three-month program covered early childhood education, K-12, higher education and workforce development.

JUDGE TO SPEAK: Ohio Supreme Court Judge Judi French will be speak Thursday at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s Lattes & Legislators event at the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center, 125 W. Market St. The cost is $10 per person. The event is 7:30 to 9 a.m.

SOFTWARE LAUNCH: Youngstown-based software company Share Securely has launched version 1.0 of its password sharing solution. Share Securely provides a consultant or freelancer with a one-click way to receive passwords from clients — without creating an account.

The program gives users a custom link which clients can use to securely send them passwords. Users can securely retrieve passwords sent to them from a centralized dashboard, where they are decrypted when accessed.

The cost is $5 per month.

People on the Move

VALLOUREC STAR APPOINTS, PROMOTES AT LOCAL MILLS: Vallourec Star appointed Sean Smith as quality director of its operations in Youngstown, Houston and Muskogee Oklahoma. Also at the Youngstown mill, Mark Rambo was named MPM operations manager and John Kettler was made FQM operations manager.

Smith will be responsible for quality standards for the company’s melting, rolling and finishing operations across its multiple U.S. locations. He joined Vallourec in 2008 as an engineering manager at sister company VAM USA in Houston and moved to Youngstown to lead VAM USA’s premium thread line project. Most recently he served as Vallourec Star finishing mill manager in Youngstown.

Formerly Melt Shop operations manager, Rambo takes on the added responsibility of the MPM rolling mill. In the new role, he will lead both the steel making and MPM rolling operations for the company. Rambo joined the company in 1987 when it was North Star Steel as a general operator in Youngstown.

Kettler will lead the FQM pipe rolling and finishing mills, along with tooling and inspection. He joined the company in 2010, most recently as general supervisor of the FQM rolling operations in Youngstown.

COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAM NAMES DIRECTOR: The Mahoning Valley College Access Program made Gerri Jenkins its new executive director. She will lead the nonprofit organization’s efforts to improve access to higher education for students in the Mahoning Valley.

Previous to this role, Jenkins was director of the office of counseling and career services at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike for nearly 19 years. In that role she worked with students on professional development and successful job search strategies.

In addition, she has been an instructor at Ursuline, Notre Dame College and Youngstown State University for more than 20 years.

Jenkins replaces former director Lita Willis, who­ lead MVCAP for seven years.

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