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Attorney named to ‘Top 10’ list
Bradley Jay Reed of Hagerstown, Md., has been recognized by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys in its most recent list of 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.
The institute is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the top 10 personal injury attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected must pass the organization’s selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, research and the institute’s independent evaluation.
The annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.
Shepherd names director of facilities management
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — James R. “Jim” King of Charleston, W.Va., has been named director of facilities management at Shepherd University.
King will be responsible for the overall operations of Shepherd’s physical facility assets and of maintenance, grounds, custodial, office and contract personnel. He will serve as the liaison with architects, engineers, contractors and subcontractors providing services to the university, oversee the university-wide hazardous waste management program, and oversee and execute the campus facilities master plan.
In addition to his duties as director of facilities management, King will lecture in his area of expertise for courses related to historic preservation and/or architectural history and theory, and environmental studies related to sustainability, energy efficiency and management.
King has served as the director of facilities and sustainability at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission since 2010. He previously served as professor/facilities director at Bridgemont Community and Technical College in Montgomery.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University and a master of architecture degree from Virginia Tech University. He currently is in the Ph.D. program at West Virginia University.
He is the owner of Brick Street Architectural Consulting, which offers architectural assistance as well as design and production of residential and selected commercial projects.
Dermatologist joins practice in Frederick
FREDERICK, Md. — Dr. Kirk Volker has joined Warner & Van Meter Dermatology in Frederick.
Warner & Van Meter Dermatology is made up of the family teams of Dr. Larry Warner, Dr. Charles Van Meter and Dr. Jonathan Van Meter. The practice uses procedures such as biopsies, excisions and referrals for Mohs Micrographic skin surgery when necessary.
Volker is a Frederick native and board-certified dermatologist. His focus is on medical and surgical dermatology, with a special interest in the detection and treatment of skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Family physicians join WVU Medicine
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians recently announced that Dr. Kalah Ainsworth and Dr. Brittany Gusic have joined the physician staff at WVU Medicine Primary Care and Pediatrics — Spring Mills.
Ainsworth is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. She completed a residency in family medicine at the West Virginia University Rural Family Medicine Residency Program in Harpers Ferry and is a member of the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg.
Gusic is a graduate of the WVU School of Medicine in Morgantown and completed a residency at the WVU Rural Family Medicine Residency Program in Harpers Ferry. Since 2015 she has been practicing at Berkeley Family Medicine in Martinsburg and is a member of the Berkeley Medical Center medical staff.
Both physicians are accepting new patients at the Spring Mills Medical Building.
Gerlock promoted at Frederick chamber
FREDERICK, Md. — The Frederick County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce recently announced the promotion of Jennifer Gerlock to vice president of marketing and communications. She has been with the organization for five months.
The vice president of marketing and communications serves as the chief brand officer for the chamber and ensures that all chamber events, services and programs reflect the essential elements of Chamber membership.
BCT promotes Hadley
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — BCT, Bank of Charles Town, recently announced the promotion of Kristie Hadley to vice president, market leader.
She will oversee business development and operations of the branch network throughout the Eastern Panhandle region of West Virginia.
Hadley began her career with BCT in 2013. She most recently served as assistant vice president and had previously worked in other leadership positions within the BCT branch network.
Before joining BCT, she worked in various positions within the financial services industry, including retail and mortgage lending.
Hadley sits on the board of directors for the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce and serves on several committees. Additionally, she has been serving with the Children’s Home Society for the past 11 years and is currently a member of the local and state boards of directors.
Hadley was raised in southern Berkeley County and graduated from Musselman High School. She attended Lord Fairfax Community College in the field study of business management and is currently attending Barrett Banking School in Memphis, Tenn.
She lives in Hedgesville, W.Va., with her husband and three daughters.
WellSpan appoints incoming CEO
Roxanna L. Gapstur will become president and CEO of WellSpan Health on Jan. 2. She will succeed Dr. Kevin H. Mosser, who will retire on Jan. 1.
A native of Minnesota, Gapstur currently serves as president of Methodist Hospital and senior vice president of HealthPartners, a $7.2 billion, Minnesota-based integrated health plan and care delivery organization.
The appointment follows a national search that was led by the system’s community board of directors.
Gapstur holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn.; a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Minnesota; and a doctorate in nursing from the University of Minnesota. She and her husband, Kevin, have four adult daughters. The couple will relocate to central Pennsylvania.
WellSpan Health serves central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization includes a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and more than 140 patient care locations.
Russell promoted at BWise
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — BWise Manufacturing LLC recently announced the promotion of Rob Russell to weld supervisor.
Russell joined BWise Manufacturing in October 2013 on the production line as a trailer welder. He previously held a weld position with Bri-Mar Manufacturing, and before that was employed at a fleet rental company. In his time with Bri-Mar and BWise, he has had the opportunity to weld every model of trailer offered.
His responsibilities at BWise now include direct supervision of a team of small parts and trailer welders. Russell is responsible for maintaining constant contact with the production and sales departments to ensure on-time, quality delivery of weldments and trailers in the company’s Chambersburg, Pa., facility.
In his spare time, Russell enjoys the outdoors, including boating and hiking with his wife of 17 years and their daughter. He also likes hunting, fly-fishing and riding his Harley-Davidson.
BWise Manufacturing is a manufacturer of utility, tilt, equipment and dump trailers based in Chambersburg. BWise manufactures trailers under two brands, Bri-Mar Trailers and BWise Trailers.
Stauffer joins Coldwell Banker Premier
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Heather Stauffer has joined Coldwell Banker Premier as a sales associate.
Born and raised in northeast England, Stauffer moved to the United States in 2004 and settled in Berkeley Springs in 2008. With a previous career background in the health care industry, Stauffer has developed skills in building relationships and listening to people’s wants and needs.
Law firm welcomes marketing specialist
FREDERICK, Md. — The firm of McBee, Moore, Woodward and Vanik IP LLC has added Lauren Pogue as a marketing specialist.
The marketing specialist’s main goal is to increase brand awareness and engagement with current and prospective clients as well as the community at large. Pogue’s hiring brings the firm’s employee total to 22. Employment is up 38 percent over the past three years.
Pogue previously served as the marketing specialist for Washington County, Md., government for five years. She also performed functions in managing social media, devising and implementing a marketing plan, creating graphics and collateral materials, planning events and serving as a photographer.
She serves on the Leadership Washington County board of directors, the Habitat for Humanity marketing committee and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts membership committee. She holds an associate degree in graphic design from Hagerstown Community College and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in graphic media.
She lives in Hagerstown, Md., with her husband, Matt, and two pugs, Winston and Panini.
Householder joins CNB as senior vice president
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Joshua Householder was recently named senior vice president/chief banking officer at CNB Bank.
He has served in information technology, credit risk, commercial lending areas, and most recently as a senior vice president/commercial lending division manager.
Householder holds a master’s degree in business administration from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University of Emmitsburg, Md. He also is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Banking, the Risk Management Association Commercial and Graduate Commercial Lending Schools, the American Bankers Association Graduate Commercial Lending School and the Barret School of Banking.
Householder volunteers with United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, where he has served as campaign chair and chairman of the board. He currently serves on the board for Hospice of the Panhandle and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.
Householder lives in Martinsburg, W.Va., with his wife, Amber, and their two sons.
CNB Bank has eight locations in Berkeley County and Morgan County of West Virginia and Hagerstown and Hancock, Md.
Washington County names business specialist
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Linda Spence was recently appointed business specialist in the Washington County (Md.) Department of Business Development. Her appointment began Sept. 18.
She began working for the county in 1998 as an administrative assistant and has served as an administrative specialist, a business support specialist and most recently as the business and event coordinator.
Spence is a member of the Maryland Economic Developers Association, the International Economic Development Council and the Regional Manufacturers Institute. She serves as the county’s enterprise zone and foreign trade zone administrator and is a member of the Entrepreneur Council of Washington County.
In her new role, Spence will be responsible for developing and implementing programs to attract business; assist with site tours and selection while providing information to allow for the expansion of the business base; and facilitate the expansion of employment opportunities for citizens.
Williamson reappointed to HCC board
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — John Williamson was recently reappointed by Gov. Larry Hogan’s office to serve another six-year term on the Hagerstown Community College board of trustees.
Williamson has been a member of the board since 2012 and currently serves as the vice chairman.
“It is a privilege to serve as a trustee, providing governance and helping to shape the strategic direction of an institution that is so important to the future of Washington County,” Williamson stated in a news release
Williamson also is serving as the president of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges. And he served on the board of directors of the HCC Foundation from 2007 to 2013.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and a master’s degree in business administration from Virginia Tech University. He is a principal of Veridian Capital Partners, a financial planning and asset management firm affiliated with Ameriprise Financial.