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Family Heritage appoints Twenhafel
FREDERICK, Md. — The Family Heritage Trust Co. has appointed David Twenhafel to be senior vice president and senior trust officer.
Responsible for initiating and maintaining client relationships, he also will manage staffing and day-to-day administrative operations.
Twenhafel is a certified financial planner with more than 25 years of financial advising, wealth management and estate planning expertise.
A Frederick resident for the past 16 years, Twenhafel and his wife live near Baker Park and have two adult children.
F&M Trust hires two, promotes two
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — F&M Trust recently announced two new hires and two promotions.
Natasha Koons has been named a business banker for southern Franklin County.
Koons rejoins F&M Trust with more than 13 years of banking experience. She was previously employed by F&M Trust from 2008 to 2015 as the community office manager for the bank’s Waynesboro office. Koons was most recently employed as the Chambersburg Market Manager for First Community Bank of Mercersburg.
As business banker for the southern Franklin County market, she will be responsible for developing new business and managing existing client relationships.
She will be based at the F&M Trust Community Office at 200 E. Main St., Waynesboro.
In addition, Ray Wills has joined F&M as security officer.
Wills joins F&M Trust with more than 21 years of experience in law enforcement and security. He most recently served as the regional security director for Dunbar Armored Inc. Wills will be responsible for developing, implementing and administering all aspects of the bank’s security program.
Wills is active in the community as a member of the Maugansville (Md.) Ruritan Club. He will be based at the bank’s corporate headquarters in downtown Chambersburg.
The bank also announced two promotions.
Lance Bernecker was promoted to credit analyst II.
Bernecker joined F&M Trust in 2014 and has more than years of experience in commercial banking. As a credit analyst II, he is responsible for reviewing credit data to evaluate commercial loan requests for prospective and current F&M Trust commercial customers. He currently volunteers as a coach with the Chambersburg Youth Lacrosse Club.
Sean Zabrucky has been promoted to BSA/OFAC analyst.
Zabrucky joined the bank in 2015 and was previously a loan servicing specialist. In his new role, he will be responsible for analyzing and investigating customer transactions in compliance with the bank’s anti-money laundering and financial crimes programs. He has participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event organized by Women in Need and various other bank-sponsored activities.
WVU welcomes 2 doctors
Two doctors recently joined WVU Medicine facilities in Berkeley County, W.Va.
WVU Medicine and University Healthcare Physicians welcomed Dr. Sarika Bagree, board-certified internist, to the physician staff at WVU Medicine Primary Care in Inwood, W.Va.
Bagree received a medical degree from Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur University in India. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Saint John’s Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, N.Y.
She is a member of the Berkeley Medical Center medical staff and worked there for three years as a hospitalist before joining Primary Care Inwood, 5047 Gerrardstown Pike, Suite 2B, Inwood.
Also, WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Health Associates announce the addition of Dr. Sanaz Soltani, hematologist/oncologist, to the staff at the WVU Cancer Institute in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Soltani received a medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine in New York. She completed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., and her fellowship in hematology/oncology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.
Soltani is a member of the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center.
The WVU Cancer Institute is in the McCormack Center on the Berkeley Medical Center campus, 2000 Foundation Way, Suite 2600 in Martinsburg.
Trucking group names Levin Person of the Year
FREDERICK, Md. — Howard Levine of Ramar Moving Systems Inc. has been named the Maryland Motor Truck Association’s 2018 Person of the Year.
The award recognizes a key figure dedicated to serving the trucking industry.
Levine, who lives in Middletown, Md., was employed by the U.S. Secret Service but wanted to pursue a career in sales. He joined North American Van Lines in 1970. In 1976 he founded a moving company, but left it in 1986.
One year later he applied to be an agent for United Van Lines. After receiving approval, he and his wife formed Ramar, which is named for their children Rachel and Mark.
Levine is a long-time member of the association’s board of directors, including a stint as chairman from 2014-2015. He is currently the treasurer.
Recker honored for research
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours announced Stephen Recker as the third recipient of the Edwin C. Bearss Award during the Bearss Symposium: American Military History and Combat.
The annual award encourages the study of the American Civil War era. Recker will be reimbursed up to $1,000 for scholarly research on his project: “O.T. Reilly’s Sharpsburg.”
Recker plans to capture and convey the importance of O.T. Reilly’s encounters with veterans and make available searchable copies of “Antietam Wavelet,” “Antietam Valley Record” and the Shepherdstown “Register.”
The award is given each year to a deserving author working on a nonfiction book about the Civil War in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia or the Shenandoah Valley.
Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours is a division of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.
Dentist to join Waynesboro practice
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Dr. Jackie (Keller) Fogal, a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, has joined the dental practice of Dr. Karen E. Garrison of Waynesboro, Pa.
Fogal is a 2010 graduate of North Hagerstown High School and went on to graduate summa cum laude in 2014 with bachelor’s degree in biology from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. During her time at Shippensburg, she served as vice president and president of the Health Sciences Club.
Fogal then went to Ohio State, graduating with honors. During her time there, she was a member of the American Student Dental Association, past social chair and president of The Ohio State University’s Association of Women Dentists. She graduated with magna cum laude honors.
The practice is at 225 W. Eighth St. in Waynesboro.
WVU Medicine health care workers honored
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center, Jefferson Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians recently recognized 207 employees for their years of service.
President and CEO Anthony P. Zelenka thanked the group for their dedication and service to both hospitals and the physician practices over the years. Years of service ranged from five years to 45 years. The honorees represented a total of 2,450 years of service.
Wanda “Sue” Jacobs was recognized for 45 years of service at Jefferson Medical Center. Employees honored for 40 years of service at Berkeley Medical Center included Edna Albright, Marjorie Beard, Stephen Christman, Christy Polak, Cynthia Santmier and Linda Stotelmyer.
As part of the evening’s program, the 2017 Quality Service Award winners were announced for each hospital. Katie Crawford Lutman, ICU, was selected from the monthly winners at Berkeley Medical Center. Daniel Woodruff, security, was named the winner at Jefferson Medical Center from the quarterly honorees.
Henningsen promoted at Plamondon Hospitality
FREDERICK, Md. — Plamondon Hospitality Partners has announced the promotion of Michael Henningsen to executive vice president of operations.
Henningsen began working for Plamondon in June 1999 as the director of hotel operations. At the time, the company had two hotel properties in Maryland. Henningsen has been a vital part of the company’s growth, as it is currently developing its 10th property, and operates hotels in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Georgia.
Henningsen has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 35 years, and donates his time to many area nonprofit organizations.
Plamondon Hospitality Partners is a hotel management and development company located in Frederick. The company’s portfolio includes several Marriott and Hilton properties across three states.
Two Realtors graduate from academy
ANNAPOLIS — Craig Harshman of Hagerstown Management Co. and Molly King of Coldwell Banker Innovations and Pen-Mar Association of Realtors were among 20 graduates from the Maryland Realtors 18th annual Leadership Academy.
The academy was formed by Realtors who understand the role they play in their community and the need to enhance the leadership skills, knowledge and competencies of fellow Realtors interested in making a difference in their personal lives and in their communities, according to a Pen-Mar news release.
Pen-Mar Association of Realtors, one of 16 local Realtor associations in Maryland, is a strong advocate and recognizes the importance of this program to our Pen-Mar’s future.
The academy’s curriculum is designed to develop skills in leadership, communications, strategic planning, legislative and government affairs and community involvement. Classes are conducted over seven months and stress the value of professional and personal commitment to business, charitable and civic endeavors.
Manpower salutes associate of the year
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Mary Ann Harne has been selected as Manpower’s administrative professional of the year.
The staffing company reported that Harne has received outstanding performance reviews from numerous Manpower clients.