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F&M Trust promotes three
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — F&M trust recently announced three promotions.
• Jeramy Culler was named assistant vice president. He joined F&M Trust in November of 2006 and has more than 11 years of experience in commercial banking. As the business banking manager, he is responsible for supervising and developing the business banking team. Culler is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending School and serves on the board of directors for the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation.
• Lisa Hogue has been promoted to community office manager for the Philadelphia Avenue and Lincoln Way East offices. She joined the bank in 2008 and was previously the community office
manager for the Lincoln Way East location. In her new role, she will be responsible for consumer lending, business development, deposit services and customer service, as well as strengthening relationships within the community for both offices. Hogue graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Banking at Penn State University and the Advanced School of Banking. She serves as co-chair for the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador Committee.
• Rainbow Hopkins has been promoted to BSA/OFAC officer. Hopkins joined F&M Trust in 2003 and has worked in the bank’s compliance and security department since 2008. In her new role, she
is responsible for implementing and maintaining the bank’s anti-money laundering and financial crimes programs. Hopkins is a graduate of Wilson College, where she obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. She volunteers at bank-sponsored events throughout the year.
F&M Trust is an independent community bank headquartered in Chambersburg, Pa., with approximately $1 billion in assets.
Shippensburg prof named to Pa. sheriff, deputy board
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf recently appointed Stephanie Jirard, Shippensburg University professor of criminal justice, to the Pennsylvania Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Board.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, through the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Program, provides certification and re-certification training to all active sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in the commonwealth. The board determines the training needs of the sheriffs and deputy sheriffs and provides for the administration of these training programs.
Jirard took the oath to serve in front of Cumberland County Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Birbeck and began her three-year term immediately.
Herman to direct Brook Lane marketing
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Julie Herman was recently named director of marketing for Brook Lane.
In that role, she will oversee the development and implementation of strategies to strengthen the brand and awareness of Brook Lane. She will also research and secure grants to help fund new and existing programs and initiatives.
Herman has 21 years of experience in marketing and communications, previously serving as the assistant director of communications at The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.
She received a bachelor’s degree in communication/journalism from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa., and a master’s degree in communications from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
She lives in the Hagerstown community with her husband and their son.
D’Vinci adds technical project manager to team
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Mickey Meredith has joined the d’Vinci team as a technical project manager.
In his role, he provides business analysis and project management for web application development solutions. Meredith works with clients to understand their goals and manages the team of designers, programmers and QA specialists to deliver on-time and on-budget. With his technical knowledge and training background, he also educates client stakeholders to effectively use d’Vinci-developed solutions.
Previously, he held positions as a senior business analyst with e-Builder Inc. in Plantation, Fla., where he worked directly with clients to understand their goals and execute plans that met their business goals. He also served as a software training, implementation and project manager for a technology company in Virginia.
Meredith holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Phoenix and resides in Hagerstown, Md.
Company recognizes employees for seniority
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — HPG Windows and Doors recently recognized employees for their tenure accomplishments in 2017.
Employees receiving tenure awards included:
• Five years — Sam Buhrman, estimator, and Jeff Hovermale, project manager
• 10 years — Terry Toms, sales
• 15 years — Susan Makin, accounting/assistant operations manager, and James McDowell, glass mechanic
• 20 years — Greg Wagaman, overhead door mechanic
• 40 Years — Jerry Rohrer, lead mechanic/fabricator
DeLorenzo receives satisfaction award
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the performance of Maryland family law attorney James P. DeLorenzo with Rolle & DeLorenzo in Hagerstown as Two Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction.
The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. AIOFLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.
For more on the Rolle & DeLorenzo law firm, visit www.rdlawfirm.com.
Worx owner makes ‘people to watch’ list
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Laura Wallace, owner and creative director of Worx Graphic Design, has been named to Graphic Design USA’s People to Watch 2018 list.
The list recognizes graphic design professionals who embody the spirit of the creative community and demonstrate a combination of talent, leadership, success, newsworthiness and community service. The honorees are listed at http://gdusa.com/peopletowatch2018/people-to-watch-2018.
Wallace wears many hats at Worx, serving as owner, president, creative director and relationship builder. From large, integrated campaigns to giving new businesses a logo, Wallace approaches each project excited for the possibilities.
Graphic Design USA recognized her as a calculated risk-taker who founded The Green Couch Project, an initiative to share entrepreneurs’ stories and inspire people. To get them started, Wallace authored Brandstarter, a workbook for people to discover their brand.
Worx Graphic Design can be reached at worxgraphicdesign.com.
Frederick golf pro earns certifications
FREDERICK, Md. — Scott Peterson of Frederick and Clustered Spires Golf Club is among 44 PGA professionals to achieve advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0.
The certification is aimed at further enhancing the skill set of PGA professionals and advancing career opportunities.
Peterson received certifications in general management, player development and teaching and coaching.
According to a PGA news release, the all-digital training and education curriculum helps ensure that PGA members have the skills, competencies and training demanded by employers and customers throughout the golf industry. Since the PGA Certified Professional Program’s original inception in 2004, a total of 1,436 PGA Professionals have earned a combined 2,499 certifications in their desired career paths.
Designed with input from employers and industry experts, PGA CPP 2.0 is an intuitive program available on PGA.org that offers certifications in golf operations, general management, player development, and teaching and coaching.
Hood instructor named Educator of the Year
FREDERICK, Md. — Laura Jones, a Hood College faculty member, was recognized as Educator of the Year by the Maryland School Counselor Association.
Jones is a full-time school counselor at Kemptown Elementary School, and she teaches counseling as an adjunct instructor at Hood.
The MSCA honored Jones and other award winners at its National School Counseling Week gala at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. NSCW is an annual event to recognize and celebrate the efforts and value of school counselors and the work that school counselors do to support all students.
The Educator of the Year award recognizes a post-baccalaureate instructor in a school counseling preparation program that leads to emerging professionals who are more equipped than their peers to plan and implement a model comprehensive school counseling program. To win this award, a nominee must inspire school counseling students to be leaders, advocates and collaborators.
Boulton to lead Hood graduate school
FREDERICK, Md. — Hood College has named April Boulton as dean of the graduate school.
She had served in the role on an interim basis since July 2016. She will continue to oversee graduate students and curricular initiatives, along with graduate admission and enrollment operations.
Boulton was selected after a nationwide search.
Boulton joined Hood College in 2006 as an instructor in undergraduate and graduate courses in the department of biology. She served as the interim director of the environmental biology master’s program in 2009 and became the program’s director and assistant professor of biology in 2010. She was appointed as the associate dean of the graduate school in 2015 and was promoted to associate professor of biology in 2016.
An insect ecologist by training, Boulton has been published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals and was awarded a grant by the United States Department of Agriculture to investigate control measures for the small-hive beetle, a pest of the commercial honeybee. She contributed to the passage of the Maryland Pollinator Protection Act in March 2016.
Boulton received a doctorate in ecology from the University of California, Davis, in 2001, a master’s degree in animal behavior from Bucknell University in 1997 and a bachelor’s degree from Centre College in Danville, Ky., in 1994.
Yeh joins Medical Eye Center practice
RANSON, W.Va. — Dr. David L. Yeh, board-certified ophthalmologist, has joined Dr. Gagan Singh in practice at The Medical Eye Center in Charles Town, W.Va.
Yeh received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and completed his ophthalmology training at the Duke University Eye Center in Durham, N.C. He advanced his education with a fellowship in corneal, anterior segment and refractive surgery at the Cullen Eye Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Yeh has been in private practice since 2006. He has extensive experience in treating corneal disease, performing complex cataract surgery and laser vision correction (LASIK). He specializes in treating a variety of eye conditions including diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration and preventive care.
A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Yeh is a member of the medical staff at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson.
The Medical Eye Center is at 710 Somerset Blvd. in Charles Town.