HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Jessie Robinson Kretzer, a native of Hagerstown, has promoted to regional vice president of Arbonne International, a health and wellness, anti-aging skin care company. Kretzer has been active in promoting the downtown business movement, as well as other community projects, including mentoring young women, and creating a memorial fund in honor of her mother to help those suffering from cancer. She also offers free workshops on entrepreneurship. As part of her position, she was awarded a white Mercedes Benz at a celebration Oct. 6 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, as well as a trip to Riviera Maya.
Herrera Reconstructive Surgery
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Dr. Aryeh Herrera of Herrera Reconstructive Surgery in Hagerstown, is celebrating 25 years as a board certified plastic surgeon on Nov. 6. Herrera is a graduate of The City College of New York and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed residencies in general surgery and reconstructive surgery with fellowships in burn trauma/critical care, microvascular surgery, hand surgery, and head & neck cancer surgery. Herrera started practicing in Hagerstown in 1989.
WILLIAMSPORT, Md. — Brian Yurek with financial services firm Edward Jones in Williamsport, has achieved the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist (AAMS). Yurek successfully completed the professional education program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. Those who complete the program, pass a final exam, and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form earn the AAMS designation. This advanced training offers investment professionals the hands-on information needed to provide comprehensive financial services.
Steptoe & Johnson
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Steptoe & Johnson PLLC recently announced that Katherine M. Moore has joined the firm’s litigation team. She practices in the firm’s Martinsburg, W.Va. office. Moore recently served as judicial law clerk for Chief Judge Gina M. Groh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. She was also a legal extern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia and intern for the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Moore earned her law degree and undergraduate degree from West Virginia University.
D.L. Martin Co.
MERCERSBURG, Pa. — D.L. Martin Co. recently recognized Benji Brown as Employee of the Month for September. Brown lives in Hagerstown and has been with the company for one year. A painter in Building 4, he is being recognized for his suggestions that extended the useful life of airline and paint supply line hoses; reduced the amount of thinner used to clean spray guns; increased the amount of rack space available for painting small parts; reduced paint usage and overspray; reduced the number of filter changes required in the paint booth and the amount of used filters generated for disposal.
The company also recognizes Jeff Ficks, Ken Hege, Cory Kaiser, Derrick MacDowall and John Miller for their suggestions implemented through the Continual Improvement Program in the month of September.
Baxter Group Inc.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Greg Crider of Baxter Group Inc. hit his 10-year anniversary with the company in September. Originally from Waynesboro, Pa., he serves as project foreman and asbestos abatement supervisor. In his free time, he likes to play a round of golf. Baxter Group CEO Jocelyne Melton in a news release that she commends Crider on his loyalty to the company, dedication to his team and devotion to improving the environment for the community.
Middletown Valley Bank
MIDDLETOWN, Md. — Jim Fahey joined Middletown Valley Bank as a commercial relationship manager on Oct. 2. He had served as director of athletics at Saint James School for five years. He was also owner and general manager of Hub City Builders in Hagerstown for more than 20 years. Fahey is a graduate of Shippensburg University and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for eight years. He has been married to his wife, Sue, for 27 years and they have 3 grown children.
WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians recently announced the opening of Primary Care — Pendleton and welcomed Dr. Alexandria “Nikki” Arvon to the practice. Arvon, who is board certified in family medicine, is a graduate of the WVU School of Medicine and the WVU Rural Family Medicine Residency program at Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Since April 2015, she has worked for UHP providing inpatient care at Berkeley Medical Center. WVU Medicine Primary Care — Pendleton is at 299 Medical Court in Martinsburg.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — F&M Trust recently made several new hires. Joe Maxwell is vice president, investment and trust services relationship manager. He will provide investment, trust, administration, estate planning and retirement planning services in the Carlisle area.
Kofi Odoom, credit analyst, is responsible for completing analyses and assessments with regard to credit for prospective and current F&M Trust commercial customers.
Frank Severa Jr., commercial credit recovery officer, is responsible for managing F&M Trust’s legal, financial and reputation risk associated with collection of the commercial loan portfolio.