Face Time for December 2017

Family Heritage Trust Co. FREDERICK, Md. — Wanda Mounts has been promoted to Family Heritage Trust Co.’s vice president of trust administration, which correlates with her increased responsibilities in administering individual and business accounts. Mounts has served as the primary trust administrator for FHTC since the organization opened its doors in January 2008. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Shepherd University and received her certified trust and financial adviser certification from ABA National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University. Middletown Valley Bank MIDDLETOWN, Md. — Brian Ropp recently became chief financial officer of Middletown Valley […]

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‘We are focused on growing with our customers’

Philip A. Pantano with F&M Trust Philip A. Pantano was an award-winning athlete in college and has become an award-winning banker with F&M Trust. Pantano received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Pa., where he was a scholarship athlete on the baseball team and co-captain. He was USJ’s scholar athlete of the year in 2004. He went on to earn a master’s in business administration from Shippensburg University in 2010. Pantano has been with F&M Trust since 2005 and has served in a vice president’s role since April 2011. He recently was named commercial services market […]

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Retail rush: ‘It is all about finding the balance’

As a youngster, Lora Tolley shopped at the J.C. Penney store. Now she runs it. Tolley grew up in Berkeley Springs W.Va. She attended Shepherd University for 3.5 years and transferred to Concord University for the remainder of her education. She met her husband, Russell, while serving a college internship in southern West Virginia. They have been married for 27 years and have two children, Carter, 19, and Kaitlyn, 16. In 1993 she went to a J.C. Penney store in Martinsburg W.Va., for a part-time job, working in the Fine Jewelry Department. She was accepted into the management trainee program […]

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