Face Time around the area for May 2019

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Wanko becomes cancer center medical director


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Health Associates has welcomed Hematologist/Oncologist Dr. Sam O. Wanko as the new regional medical director of the WVU Cancer Institute in Martinsburg.

In his new role, Wanko will oversee hematology/oncology care at both Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center. He is an assistant professor of medicine at the WVU School of Medicine.

Potomac Bancshares welcomes Kothari to board


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Potomac Bancshares Inc., holding company of BCT-Bank of Charles Town, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Mitesh Kothari to its board.

Kothari has been serving on the company’s Advisory Board for Washington County, Md., since 2014, most recently as its chairman.

Kothari is a partner of Capital Women’s Care, a medical practices for female health services in Washington County.

Alcorn promoted to general manager at Marriott Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. — Plamondon Hospitality Partners has announced the promotion of Jennifer Alcorn to general manager of its TownePlace Suites by Marriott Frederick.

Plamondon Hospitality Partners is a hotel management and business development company located in Frederick, Md.

Plamondon appoints Long as GM at Altoona hotels

ALTOONA, Pa. — The dual-branded Fairfield and TownePlace Suites by Marriott Altoona recently announced that James Long has been appointed as the hotel’s new general manager.


The hotel is owned and operated by Plamondon Hospitality Partners of Frederick, Md.

The Fairfield and TownePlace Suites in Altoona opened in February 2017 and is the first of its kind for Marriott.

Triple Crown hires three

FREDERICK, Md. — Following a year of growth at Triple Crown Construction, the general contractor has continued to expand its team with a trio of recent hires.



Megan DeRose is an estimating coordinator and comes to the company with a wealth of field experience in new construction.


Zoe Eackles is the company’s administrative assistant/receptionist.

Bob McNichol is Triple Crown’s newest traveling superintendent. He oversees daily onsite activities for Triple Crown projects.

Johnson named VP at construction firm


MOUNT AIRY, Md. — R-PCI Construction, a commercial general contractor headquartered in Mount Airy, Md., has promoted Rachel Johnson to vice president, regional manager, based out of Greenville, S.C.

Her primary areas of increased responsibility focus on talent and business development.

Wolfe joins Middletown Valley Bank

MIDDLETOWN, Md. — Middletown Valley Bank recently welcomed Bob Wolfe as senior vice president and controller.


Throughout his career, he has held positions in accounting, financial planning and corporate leadership.

Hawkins among ‘Top 50 CEOs of Frederick’

FREDERICK, Md. — David Hawkins Jr. of Hawkins Landscaping was included in the Frederick County Office of Economic Development’s Top 50 CEOs list.

Emphasis was given to his unique strategic leadership concepts and significant growth under his leadership.


Callas employees celebrating milestones

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Several employees of Callas Contractors Inc. of Hagerstown are marking milestone anniversaries this year. They include:

Frank Rhodes, 25 years in January

Archie Mills, 25 years in February

Nick Hill, 35 years in March

Darrin Snyder, 25 years in April

Janet Boyers, 25 years in October

Jesse Cline, 25 years in December.

WVU Medicine East HR executive promoted


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Justin Ruble was recently promoted to vice president of human resources at WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center.

Ruble joined WVU Medicine East in April as the director of human resources, bringing more than 13 years of human resources experience in manufacturing and higher education to the health system.

Coyne on agenda for Invest In Women Conference

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Karen L. Coyne, strategic wealth adviser with Raymond James was on the agenda for the fifth annual Invest In Women conference in Atlanta.


Coyne was scheduled to moderate a keynote presentation with Lauren Simmons who, at age 23, became the youngest and only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange. Simmons also the second African American woman in history to work as a trader on the floor. She was to share her story and how she wants to help other women break glass ceilings.

Coyne’s office is in Hagerstown, Md.

Washington County Social Work Alliance

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Liz Church was recently awarded the Fred Hirsch Social Worker of the Year award during a luncheon marking Social Work Month and honoring all social workers. The event is put on by the Washington County Social Work Alliance.

The award, named in 2016 for an inspirational social worker who had recently died, is meant to recognize and honor a fellow social worker in the Washington County area who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. Church, who has been a social worker for the Washington County Commission on Aging for 19 years, “has become the ‘go to’ for for many community members and agency professionals,” according to her nomination. “… She combines the patience of a saint with the tenacity of a bulldog in her role.”

Bowen receives Berkshire Hathaway’s Top Five award


HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Taylor Bowen received the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network’s 2018 Top Five Award during its annual sales convention in Las Vegas.

The annual award recognizes the top five sales professionals who have attained the highest commercial gross commission income in the network.

Bowen was ranked No. 4.

He entered the real estate field in 2007 and opened Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bowen Realty in June 2015. Prior to winning the Top Five Award, he had received the President’s Circle Silver, Chairman’s Circle Gold and Chairman’s Circle Platinum awards.