The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 9, 2013

BUSINESS BRIEFS | St. Francis official named to board


Pizza franchise owner named to council

The National Restaurant Association has appointed Scott Anthony, owner of Fox’s Pizza Den, Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, to the first Pizza Industry Council.

The association is a nonprofit organization that represents restaurants across the country and educates the public regarding food safety. The 14 members will serve as the primary advocate for the pizza industry.

Anthony will work with top pizza executives around the country who represent different size stores of the pizza industry.

He is a 1981 graduate of Conemaugh Valley High School.

First Commonwealth hires executive

Nina M. Baranchuk has been hired as senior vice president/chief investment officer at First Commonwealth Advisors, the wealth services arm of First Commonwealth Bank.

In her new role, Baranchuk will hold the responsibility of developing a common investment framework and investment policy across all delivery channels of First Commonwealth’s Wealth Services Division.

She also will play a key role in maintaining existing client relationships and developing new Wealth business through collaboration with First Commonwealth’s Wealth Market Teams throughout the 15-county corporate footprint.

Baranchuk and her team of wealth professionals will work closely with high net worth individuals to provide comprehensive wealth management services, including tax planning, trust services, asset allocation, estate planning, insurance analysis, and cash flow and retirement projections.

She also will oversee the management of institutional investments needs, including pension plan, profit sharing, foundation and individual client portfolios.

Baranchuk will determine asset allocation recommendations and perform equity and fixed income analysis.

Baranchuk will lead the construction of First Commonwealth’s Wealth strategic business plan and also develop and implement investment policies and procedures to meet compliance requirements and risk management concerns.  

Baranchuk has more than 30 years of experience in investing and asset management.

She attended the University of Delaware where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, and a master’s degree in finance, and earned the chartered financial analyst designation.

She is a member of the Washington, D.C., Society of Financial Analysts; the Baltimore Society of Financial Analysts; and the CFA Institute.   

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