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Swope named manager

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Kerry J. Swope, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the firm of Albright Crumbacker Moul & Itell.

A resident of Hagerstown, Md., Swope has been a member of ACM&I’s team since September 2011.

ACM&I also announced that Ryan C. Lewis, a Hagerstown resident and staff accountant with the firm, has successfully completed the examination to earn his CPA designation.

Spedden appointed to board


HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Dan Spedden, president of Visit Hagerstown, the Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to a four-year term as a member of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

The organization governs The Maryland Heritage Areas Program and is administered by the Maryland Historical Trust.

The authority provides targeted financial and technical assistance within 13 locally designated heritage areas. One of those areas, the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area represents Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties. Spedden recently served as president of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and remains an active member of its board of directors.

This is Spedden’s second appointment by Hogan. He was named to the Maryland Tourism Development Board in 2015 and is still serving the organization in that capacity.


Coldwell Banker Premier welcomes Kerns

WINCHESTER, Va. — Coldwell Banker Premier recently announced that Elizabeth “Beth” Kerns has joined the firm as a sales associate.

Kerns holds an associate degree in business. Her career background includes caregiving and business administration. Kerns is a mother and an active member of Burnt Factory United Methodist Church.

Hannigan saluted for client satisfaction

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys has recognized attorney Joseph Hannigan of Hagerstown, Md., as a 2019 10 Best DUI Attorney for Client Satisfaction.

The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 DUI attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIDUIA’s selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, research and AIDUIA’s independent evaluation.

Adviser learns sign language

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Kathleen “Katie” Schwartz of Edward Jones has completed the necessary courses to be fluent in American Sign Language.

Schwartz has been a financial adviser with Edward Jones since 2010. Her office is at 18352 College Road.

Real estate agent named to ‘10 Best’ list

FREDERICK, Md. — The American Institute of Real Estate Agents has recognized the performance of real estate agent Craig Marsh of Marsh Realty in Frederick as Two Years 10 Best Real Estate Agents for Client Satisfaction.

The American Institute of Real Estate Agents is a third-party rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Real Estate Agents in each state. Agents who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass a selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, research, and AIOREP’s independent evaluation.


Seibert joins Re/Max Results

FREDERICK, Md. — Re/Max Results recently welcomed its newest real estate agent, Jason Seibert.

Seibert is a longtime real estate investor and a Realtor since July of 2018. As a military member and airline pilot, he hopes to increase his circle of influence and productivity.

WVU Medicine welcomes new physician


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine East and University Healthcare Physicians recently welcomed Dr. Richard Catlett, internist/pulmonologist, to the physician staff at WVU Medicine Internal Medicine — Martinsburg.

Catlett is board-certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease and has been practicing in Winchester, Va., since 1992. He is a member of the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center.

WVU Medicine welcomes orthopaedic surgeon

RANSON, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians has added Dr. David P. Richards,


a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, to WVU Medicine Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Charles Town.

A member of the Jefferson Medical Center medical staff, Richards brings more than 16 years of practice experience to WVU Medicine, specializing in arthroscopy, arthroscopic reconstructions of the shoulder and knee, and sports medicine. He joins Dr. G. Bradford Wright and Dr. Craig Clark, both board-certified orthopaedic surgeons, at the Charles Town practice.

Rodeheaver to lead Md. bankers’ group

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Carissa L. Rodeheaver, president, chairwoman and CEO of First United Bank & Trust, was elected the 2019-


2020 chair of the Maryland Bankers Association at the group’s 124th Annual Convention on June 4.

Rodeheaver will lead the association’s board of directors and executive committee for a 12-month term and work directly with the association’s president and CEO on all matters relating to the banking industry.

Also elected to the board’s executive committee as chairman-elect was Robert “BJ” E. Goetz Jr., president and CEO of Middletown Valley Bank.

Mannick earns cardiac rehab certification


CUMBERLAND, Md. — Amanda Mannick, a registered nurse with the Western Maryland Health System, has earned certification as a cardiac rehab professional.

Mannick, who is a registered nurse clinician, has worked for WMHS for more than nine years.

The milestone, which makes her the only WMHS employee with this certification, was achieved after hours of studying and doing practice tests. The three-hour, 140-question test was administered at Allegany College.

Professor named president of honor society


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Ann Marie Legreid, dean of Shepherd University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, was installed as the president of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars during the group’s 33rd annual International Conference held at Shepherd.

A number of Shepherd faculty and staff made presentations or participated in panel discussions during the conference, including Keith Alexander, associate professor of history; Denis Berenschot, associate professor of Spanish; Samuel Greene, assistant professor of political science; David R. Hixson, adjunct professor of sociology; Aart Holtslag, associate professor of political science; Rachel Krantz, associate professor of French; Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities; Siriki Diabate, international recruiter and admissions officer; Amy Garzón Hampton, Region III PRIDE coordinator/child welfare trainer; Maria Skowronski, director of the intensive English language program; and Yin Star, director of the study abroad program.


Thomas joins Coldwell Banker Premier

WINCHESTER, Va. — Coldwell Banker Premier recently announced that Kathryn “Katie” Thomas had joined the firm as a sales associate.

Thomas is a native of Virginia, and her career background also includes education and retail/customer service.

The firm has offices in Winchester and Front Royal, Va.; and in Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs and Shepherdstown, W.Va.