* J. Ryan Chambers of Dublin recently was promoted to financial adviser with Hamilton Capital Management Inc.

* J. Ryan Chambers of Dublin recently was promoted to financial adviser with Hamilton Capital Management Inc.

Chambers, a member of the firm's Wealth Advisory Team, will work with the team to develop dynamic financial and investment strategies that help firm clients achieve their goals.

Chambers has a bachelor's degree in finance from Xavier University and is a certified financial planner.

* Mellissa Gallagher of Dublin recently joined the client services team at local public-relations firm FrazierHeiby.

As an account specialist, Gallagher will manage several client accounts and develop communication strategies. She most recently worked as the development and events manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio.

Gallagher, who received a bachelor of arts degree in strategic communications from Miami University in 2011, also works as a synchronized ice skating coach at the The Chiller ice rink in Dublin.

* Andrea Thomas of Grandview Heights recently was named vice president of leadership and development at the Crane Group.

Thomas' expertise is in conflict management, team building, candidate assessment and culture improvement.

She was a tenured associate professor of leadership and management at Capital University, and she holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Ohio State University.