Stacey Wilkoff Friedman of Westerville has been named division special events director of the National Kidney Foundation serving Ohio.

Stacey Wilkoff Friedman of Westerville has been named division special events director of the National Kidney Foundation serving Ohio.

Her responsibilities will include supervising the planning, budgeting, evaluation and execution of all special events. She will also develop new methods to maximize the division's net income.

Friedman has more than 10 years experience in event planning, fundraising and people management. She was previously employed in social work and also owned her own concierge business.

The Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network will host its third annual Speed Networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Medallion Club, 5000 Club Drive.

Appetizers, a cash bar and a short presentation will be followed by the opportunity for speed networking.

All Westerville-area young professionals are invited to attend. The cost is $5 for for members and $10 for non-members. Reservations are due by Thursday, April 16.

To make a reservation, visit www.westervillechamber.com or call (614) 882-8917.

Daniel C. Gifford, CPA, will join Progressive Medical Inc. as chief financial officer.

Gifford, of Westerville, will oversee all financial practices, direct financial strategy and study and analyze marketplace trends and opportunities.

Gifford most recently was vice president and chief financial officer for Nationwide Financial Services Inc. in private sector retirement plans.

Progressive Medical is located in Westerville.