Goodrich BCT’s executive VP, chief lending officer
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Potomac Bancshares Inc., the one-bank holding company for Bank of Charles Town, named Raymond F. Goodrich as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer.
Goodrich, formerly executive vice president and chief lending officer with Chain Bridge Bank, N.A., in McLean, Va., and senior vice president at M&T Bank (formerly Provident Bank), brings more than 33 years of financial services experience to his new position. He began his banking career in First Virginia Bank’s management training program. Goodrich has expertise in lending at all levels with a foundation in commercial lending.
In his spare time, Goodrich enjoys running, swimming, tennis and competitive golf.
Bank of Charles Town has seven offices serving the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Loudoun County, Va., and Washington County, Md.
Bennett joins Family Healthcare
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Family Healthcare of Hagerstown has announced the addition of nurse practitioner Christopher Bennett to the practice.
He will join a team of mental health professionals that serve Family Practice patients at the 201 S. Cleveland Ave. location.
Bennett is a certified registered nurse practitioner — psychiatric mental health. His credentials allow him to diagnose, provide therapy and prescribe medications in multiple mental health settings.
He received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., in 2007 and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2009. He also received a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee in 2004.
Bennett has provided somatic or psychiatric care for 14 years, the last five in Maryland.
Shenandoah University names new trustees
WINCHESTER, Va. — Shenandoah University has named Kyle W. Feldman, J. Randall “Randy” Minchew and Cecil Pruitt Jr. to Shenandoah University’s board of trustees effective April 19.
Feldman, a physical therapist at Physical Therapy Specialists of Winchester, earned his undergraduate degree in 2011 and a doctorate in physical therapy in 2014 from Shenandoah. He also serves as secretary of the Shenandoah University Alumni Association board of directors.
Minchew is an attorney and managing shareholder for the Loudoun County, Va., office of Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates for six years representing the 10th District, and during his tenure, he was an advocate for Shenandoah University to maintain and enhance the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant.
He was also supportive of the university’s growth in Loudoun County, where the university’s Scholar Plaza-Loudoun site and Inova Loudoun Hospital are located, in the 10th District.
Pruitt, founder of the Pruitt Corp. of Chantilly, Va., has been involved with Shenandoah University since the late 1990s, serving as a significant donor contributing to an endowed scholarship, the Cecil and Nancy Pruitt Scholarship Fund; the Brandt Student Center building campaign; and the James A. Davis Scholarship. Most recently, his foundation has contributed to the Health & Life Sciences Building fund and the annual Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business’ Business Symposium.
Retired Inova CEO joins Byrd School
WINCHESTER, Va. — Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business announced that J. Knox Singleton, the recently retired CEO of Inova, has joined the school as its health care executive-in-residence.
Inova is a nonprofit health-care system in the Washington, D.C., region, serving more than 2 million people annually.
Singleton joined Inova in 1983, taking it from a three-hospital, $500 million organization to a $3.5 billion health-care system, with five hospitals and more than 100 ambulatory service locations.
Inova and Shenandoah have a relationship that spans more than 20 years, including Inova’s commitment to invest $5 million to support Shenandoah-led educational programs at the Inova Center for Personalized Health in Fairfax, Va., including programs in pharmacogenomics and precision medicine, health information technology, public health and nursing.
Singleton is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1970. He received a master’s degree in health administration from Duke University in 1973.
First United promotes Shelton
OAKLAND, Md. — Jamie Shelton has been promoted to community relationship manager at First United Bank and Trust’s Myersville (Md.) Community Office.
Shelton has 17 years of financial services experience. She began her financial services career at First United as a part-time customer service representative while completing her college education. She has been a head teller, customer service officer and senior relationship adviser.
She was also selected to serve as part of the team that implemented First United’s new Universal Banker and Technology design at the Cannery Community Office in downtown Frederick. Most recently, she held the position of senior relationship advisor at the Cannery Office.
She holds an associate degree in elementary education from the University of Phoenix.
Haluska F&M’s corporate communications officer
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Dustin Haluska has been named corporate communications officer at F&M Trust.
He will be responsible for developing strategies to support the bank’s internal and external communications as well as assisting in activities committed to community involvement.
Haluska has more than 17 years of professional media experience. Most recently he was executive editor at The Record Herald in Waynesboro, Pa.
Haluska will be based in the F&M Trust’s corporate headquarters at 20 S. Main St., Chambersburg.
Bishop joins F&M Trust in treasury management
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — F&M Trust has hired Jennifer Bishop as treasury management relationship manager II.
Bishop will be responsible for growing F&M Trust’s treasury management services, commercial deposits and noninterest income.
She was most recently a regional account executive with Elavon, a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp. Bishop was selected by Elavon’s senior executive team to represent the company’s sales advisory council for the Mid-Atlantic region.
Bishop volunteers with Generosity Feeds, a community outreach program that prepares 20,000 meals a year for needy children in Berkeley County. She also enjoys spring baseball with her son as well as gardening and volunteering at her church. She resides in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Bishop will be based in the Memorial Square office at 20 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa.
Family Healthcare of Hagerstown adds dentist
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Family Healthcare of Hagerstown has added a new dentist, Dr. Tiffani Graves.
Graves has joined a pediatric dentist, two other general dentists and three dental hygienists at the operation. They serve patients at the 201 S. Cleveland Ave. location and the Healthy Smiles in Motion mobile dental units. Graves will provide care at both, serving children and adults.
Graves completed her residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., after earning a doctorate from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, N.J.
Her post-baccalaureate program requirements were fulfilled from Monmouth University in Long Branch, N.J., and her bachelor’s degree in public health was awarded from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Buchanan joins Platinum PR staff
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Ellen Buchanan has been named a communications assistant at Platinum PR.
Buchanan attended school in the Middletown, Md., area. She graduated from Shepherd University in May with a bachelor’s degree in communication and new media. She served as a game day public relations intern for the Washington Redskins during the 2017 season.
Selected by her professors, Buchanan assisted in the development of content for the Communication Department at Shepherd University. She was also a part of the National Millennial Community, a global organization with the purpose to “change the conversation” about the millennial generation. Through this, Buchanan traveled to Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. to speak with top executives at companies like Sony Entertainment, Lockheed Martin, AT&T, and others.
Platinum PR was founded in 2002 and now has offices in West Virginia, Maryland and Colorado.
Postern promotes McManimon
FREDERICK, Md. — Postern, a full-service advertising agency in Frederick, Md., has promoted Kelsey McManimon from graphic designer to digital marketing designer.
In this new role, McManimon will continue to be the lead designer on the agency’s website design and development projects and also will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic digital marketing plans for clients.
McManimon has been employed by the company since 2015. She has certifications in Google AdWords, and has honed her knowledge of search engine optimization, online advertising and Google Analytics.
Most recently, McManimon has designed and launched websites for Downtown Frederick Partnership, Plamondon Hospitality Partners and The Literacy Council of Frederick County, among others. Many of her recent projects have earned significant industry awards, including three Graphic Design USA web design awards and one American Advertising Award.
Staiger named associate provost at Mt. St. Mary’s
EMMITSBURG, Md. — Jennifer Staiger, Mount St. Mary’s University’s interim dean of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics, has accepted a position as associate provost of graduate, continuing and professional education programs, based at the Frederick campus.
Staiger will officially take on her new responsibilities July 1, when Carol Rinkoff steps down as dean of graduate, continuing and professional studies. At the same time, Kraig Sheetz, currently vice dean of operations at the United States Military Academy at West Point, will begin service to the university as dean of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics.
Buterbaugh earns certificate
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Jeff Buterbaugh, a certified physician’s assistant who works at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics — Robinwood Division in Hagerstown, Md., has been nationally recognized for earning a Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Buterbaugh was recognized for earning a certificate in orthopaedic surgery, a distinction earned by meeting licensure, education and experience requirements and then passing a national exam in the specialty. He is one of nine PAs in Maryland to earn a CAQ in Orthopaedic Surgery since the program’s inception in 2011.
Coldwell Banker agents receive sales awards
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has announced its award winners for 2017 sales production, and 19 area Coldwell Banker agents and teams have received awards.
Winners are as follows:
• The late Wendy Thrane was inducted into the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite. Only the top 2 percent out of more than 91,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide qualified to be part of this group.
• Rick Kucharski, Teresa Seville, Tracy Link, Team Cales/Evans and Team Whitehead have joined the International President’s Circle. This membership has been awarded to the top 5 percent of all sales associates and teams worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.
• Craig Alexander, Matt Bradley, Eric Reploeg, Judy Wolfrey, Keith Kirk, Terry Walker, Holly Goode and the Miller Team have earned membership in the company’s 2017 International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the top 11 percent of all sales associates and teams worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.
• Heidi Rutz, Karen Fried, Missi Boober and Nettie Seaton have entered into the company’s 2017 International Sterling Society. This award was given to the top 17 percent of all Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide.
Shippensburg associate dean to use Fulbright grant
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Shippensburg University has earned its first International Administrators Fulbright grant.
Mary Burnett, associate dean of students and director of International Programs, will travel to Germany to attend an International Education Administrators seminar.
During the two-week seminar, Burnett will have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks with U.S. and international colleagues that will enhance her service to international students and prospective study-abroad students.
Baxter Group graduates from Goldman Sachs program
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Jocelyne Melton and Baxter Group Inc. received a certificate in entrepreneurship and became an alumnus of Babson College after completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program.
Baxter Group was one of the 20 percent of applicants accepted into the program’s Spring 2017 Cohort. Applicants must intend to increase employment with their companies.
Melton was part of the national cohort of scholars from the United States and Puerto Rico. All participants were on full scholarship from Goldman Sachs valued at $50,000.
Baxter Group has expanded from an asbestos abatement company into testing for environmental concerns. The company offers asbestos inspections and removal, mold assessments and remediation, lead testing and paint removal, radon testing and remediation, indoor environmental testing and remediation, as well as HVAC duct cleaning and damage restoration.
The 10,000 Small Business Program is guided by an advisory council on which Babson College President Kerry Healey serves. It is co-chaired by Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein; Bloomberg L.P. founder, president, and CEO, and 108th Mayor of the City of New York Michael R. Bloomberg; Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffet; and the Initiative for Competitive Inner City’s Michael Porter. The National Urban League and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce also are represented on the council, among other groups.
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