Dayton business people in the news


Ash named account manager

Dayton Freight Lines, Inc., a leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announced the hiring of Patty Ash as Corporate Account Manager. Ash will be responsible for serving the LTL needs of national businesses located in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Ash has 32 years of transportation sales experience, beginning with Carolina Freight as a management trainee. She has worked for Yellow Freight, MMS Trucking and spent the last 19 years with Pitt Ohio.


Barcus president of Kettering foundation

Susan Barcus has been named president of the Kettering Medical Center Foundation and chief development officer for Kettering Health Network.

She previously served as the senior vice president for Advancement and chief development officer for Augusta University and Health System, formerly Georgia Regents University and Health System in Augusta, Georgia.

Barcus earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Indiana University and a master’s degree in Corporate and Industrial Communications from Lindenwood University.

The Kettering Medical Center Foundation is the hospital’s fund development arm and assists donors in providing funds for Kettering Medical Center and its various programs, institutions, and services.


Cattran named CEO at Woolpert

Woolpert has named Scott Cattran president and chief executive officer. Cattran has been with the national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm for nearly 17 years.

Cattran was hired by Woolpert as a phase manager in the firm’s Dayton headquarters in 1999 and moved to the firm’s Denver office in 2001. Over the next nine years, he helped establish and expand the firm’s Western presence in more than a dozen western states, winning several multimillion-dollar programs.

He then moved to Woolpert’s Chesapeake, Va., office in 2011. While there, he helped lead sales of more than $30 million, as well as double the profits of the Water Division in just four years. Through late 2014 and all of 2015, Cattran served as chief operating officer.

In his new position as president and CEO, Cattran and his family of four will move to the Dayton headquarters this summer—and back to where Cattran started with Woolpert.


Graybill joins Dayton Rotary

Matthew Graybill joined the Dayton Rotary Club on Monday, May 16, 2016. Graybill is the Vice President Human Resources and Chief Operating Officer for Dayton Children's Hospital and a resident of Waynesville.


Justice-Manning joins law firm

Faruki Ireland & Cox, P.L.L. ( welcomes Amber Justice-Manning to the firm, practicing in the Cincinnati office. Justice-Manning will be involved in various aspects of the firm's complex business and commercial litigation practice.

Justice-Manning joins FI&C from a mid-career stint working as a term law clerk for the Honorable Timothy S. Black at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, sharpening and further refining her litigation skills, and gaining a unique level of detailed insight into the practice of law and the judicial process from the court’s perspective. Prior to clerking for Judge Black, Justice-Manning practiced law with another prominent Cincinnati law firm for eight years, where she represented public and private companies in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts and gained extensive first chair experience.

Justice-Manning received her Juris Doctor degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, ranked first in her class. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Northern Kentucky University, where she graduated Cum Laude. She is currently a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association and was named to Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Stars in 2014 and 2015.

To learn more about Amber Justice-Manning and Faruki Ireland & Cox, visit


MacDonald named director at UD

The University of Dayton has named alumnus Scott MacDonald the new director of its master of business administration program.

MacDonald, who has been vice president for commercial lending at Civista Bank in Dayton, started the position May 23, 2016.

MacDonald earned an MBA from the University in 1996, and served as an adjunct professor last semester. A lifelong Dayton resident, he is a member of the Community Capital Development Corporation, Dayton Region Manufacturers Association government relations committee and the Rotary Club of Dayton.

His past experience also includes working on business development through the Dayton Chamber of Commerce and on economic development with COUNTY CORP, one of the Miami Valley’s largest economic development organizations.

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Perez-Bustillo named director at UD

Camilo Pérez-Bustillo, a former advisor to the United Nations and coordinator of a project on human rights along the U.S.-Mexico border, will be the first executive director of the University of Dayton Human Rights Center.

Pérez-Bustillo comes to the University of Dayton from New Mexico State University where he was a visiting professor in the departments of government and criminal justice and coordinator of the Border Human Rights Documentation Project.

Pérez-Bustillo also will hold the position of research professor of human rights and law at the University.

Pérez-Bustillo hopes to further enrich the work of the human rights studies program, build on successful Human Rights Center initiatives in Malawi and Brazil, and forge close ties with the University of Dayton School of Law.