Face Time for February 2018

Coldwell Banker names sales director, assistant
Kendall
Yoder

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Larry Yoder was recently named regional sales director of the Chambersburg, Greencastle and Waynesboro offices for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania. In addition, Dorothy Kendall has been appointed regional assistant manager to work with Yoder.

In these new roles, Yoder and Kendall will oversee operations and support more than 50 independent agents in the three offices which serve all of Franklin County, along with Adams and Cumberland counties and northern Maryland.

Yoder will use the experience and knowledge he gained as a productive Realtor in Waynesboro. He has extensive experience with residential relocation, including working with USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union clients who are relocating to and from the area. He recently earned the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle Award.

Kendall has used her market expertise and the latest marketing tools and technology to help homebuyers and sellers throughout Franklin, Bedford, Fulton and Huntingdon counties. She is currently working toward earning her associate broker’s license. She was recently honored with the Coldwell Banker’s International Diamond Society Award and is a past recipient of the Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society Award.

First United brings on new director
Getty

OAKLAND, Md. — Katherine W. Getty was recently named director of business relationships at First United Bank & Trust. She will be working closely with business clients to provide financial services and expertise within Allegany and Garrett counties and surrounding markets.

Getty brings 38 years of banking and financial services experience to the company. She earned her Masters of Business Administration from Loyola College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in finance from the Georgetown University School of Business Administration. She lives in Cumberland with her husband, the Honorable Jeffrey S. Getty, Judge for the Allegany County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit.

Family Heritage Trust Co. names vice president

FREDERICK, Md. — The Family Heritage Trust Co. recently named Breann Day as vice president of client outreach.

Day’s job will be to continue FHTC’s client responsiveness strategies and digital marketing initiatives. She earned her B.S. in psychobiology from Wheaton College and is working toward an MBA in marketing from University of Massachusetts. Her past work experience addressing the needs of people with disabilities will continue as she expands the awareness of FHTC’s abilities in administering special needs trusts to provide long-term quality of life and care for individuals with disabilities.

Cardiologist joins WVU Heart & Vascular
Kesan

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Heart & Vascular Institute in Martinsburg welcomes Dr. S. Sree Hari Kesan to the cardiology practice.

Kesan, a board certified cardiologist, is a graduate of the University of Madras — Madras Medical College in India. He completed a fellowship in cardiology and electrophysiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and a fellowship in electrophysiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

At WVU Medicine, Kesan specializes in electrophysiology or rhythm management. He is a member of the medical staffs at both Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg and Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson.

Callas Contractors celebrates anniversaries

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Callas Contractors had several employee anniversaries for 2017. Those who have received a company wristwatch for 20 years of service are Don Butts, Mike Kriner, Eric Rhinehart and Lisa Thomas. For every five years of service thereafter one diamond is added at the quarter points of the engraved watch.

Rich Murray has one diamond for 25 years of service, Dean Baker has two diamonds for 30 years of service, Walter Jays has three diamonds for 35 years of service and Kenny Binkley has four diamonds for 40 years of service.

Bobby Oliver has a full watch along with a special gift recognition for 45 years of service, nearly the same tenure as the company’s founder, Mike Callas.

Center for Advanced Orthopaedics PA honored

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Guy A. Mazzone, who works at the Center for Advanced Orthopaedics Robinwood Division in Hagerstown, has been nationally recognized for earning a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Mazzonne was recognized for earning a CAQ in orthopaedic surgery, a distinction earned by meeting licensure, education and experience requirements and then passing a national exam in the specialty. He is one of only seven physician assistants in Maryland to earn a CAQ in orthopaedic surgery since the program’s inception in 2011.

Bank of Charles Town hires new vice president
Slick

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Potomac Bancshares Inc., the one bank holding company for Bank of Charles Town, recently hired Scott Slick as vice president — commercial loan officer. He will be responsible for developing new commercial customer relationships in the Eastern Panhandle market area. Slick brings more than 18 years of financial services experience to his new position.

A Martinsburg, W.Va., resident, Slick was most recently with BB&T. Community involvement comes naturally to Slick as he is the past president of the Greencastle (Pa.) Rotary Club and a longtime volunteer at the United Way. He is a graduate of Boonsboro High School in Washington County and a 2000 graduate of Shepherd University. In his free time, Slick spends time with his wife, Beth, and their two daughters, and enjoys golfing and fishing.

Penn National names new course superintendent

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. — The Penn National Golf Club and Community recently announced that Jason Frey has been promoted to golf course superintendent.

He previously was responsible for managing the Founders Course, clubhouse and inn grounds.  His new position expands his responsibilities to include management of all golf grounds, buildings, equipment and maintenance personnel.

A graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, he received a degree in turf management from Delaware Valley University. Before coming to Penn National, he worked at Wilmington Country Club for three years.

Frey and his wife Lyndsey live in Chambersburg.

Truck dealer nominated for national award

TYSONS, Va. — John Arscott, who has a Peterbilt store in Hagerstown, Md., and other locations in the eastern half of the country, is one of seven nominees for 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year, a national award that recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry and civic leadership and community service.

According to a news release, he has 15 Peterbilt locations in seven states, including Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia., as well as a leasing operation in Knoxville, Tenn., and Ringgold, Ga.

The award is sponsored by ATD, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software.

Fulton Co. Medical Center Foundation board adds 5

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — The Fulton County (Pa.) Medical Center Foundation recently added five new board members.

Three-year terms started Jan. 1 for Chris Ardinger, Jeramy Culler, John Kilduff, Bridgit Martin and David Washabaugh.

Culler
Ardinger

• Ardinger is executive director of the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce. He has a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Shippensburg University, where he also is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration. He is a graduate of James Buchanan High School. Ardinger also will serve on the Foundation’s business and industry committee.

 

• Culler is a business banking manager at F&M Trust. He has completed numerous courses in commercial lending through the Pennsylvania Banker’s

Martin
Kilduff

Association. He is a graduate of McConnellsburg High School. Culler also will serve on the Foundation’s planned giving committee.

 

• Kilduff is the corporate affairs officer at Patriot Federal Credit Union. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from Shippensburg University and a master’s degree in economic crime management from Utica College. He will assist the Foundation with its social media content.

Washabaugh

• Martin is the manager for MacDonald’s Pharmacy Wellness Center. She also is a continuing education provider for massage therapists. She completed her certification at the Baltimore School of Massage, New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics and at the National Institute of Whole Health. She also will join the Foundation’s business and industry committee.

 

• Washabaugh is in vehicle sales at All Things Automotive. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and McConnellsburg High School. He also will serve on the Foundation’s governance committee.

The Foundation was created in 2008 as the philanthropic arm of the Fulton County Medical Center. The Foundation supports the medical center by raising funds for capital improvements, equipment, programs and services.

Volvo names new president of  Mack Trucks
Weissburg

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Effective June 1, Martin Weissburg will become president of Mack Trucks.

Volvo Group made the announcement. Weissburg, currently president of Volvo Construction Equipment, will continue to be a member of the executive board for the Volvo Group.

Weissburg has served as president of Volvo Construction Equipment since 2014. He joined the Volvo Group in 2005 as president of Volvo Financial Services Americas. In 2010 he became global president of Volvo Financial Services.

As the leader of Mack Trucks, he will be headquartered in Greensboro, N.C.

Weissburg will succeed Dennis Slagle, who has led the company since 2008. Slagle will remain with the Volvo Group as a special projects leader reporting to Martin Lundstedt, president and chief executive officer.

Meritus Health adds five to team

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Five people have filled various positions at Meritus Health in Washington County, Md.

Burnett
Aronson
Casey

Jessica Casey was recently named the director of volunteer services, responsible for the organization, oversight and use of volunteers for patients and families at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md., and at Meritus Medical Group practices.

Casey previously worked for Nextcare Holdings Inc. in the Coastal Bend region of Texas, managing several urgent care clinics. She has also served as the director

Magner
Kalghatgi

of emergency shelter and respite care for a nonprofit serving the homeless and as an executive director for an organization providing support services to cancer survivors and their caregivers, both in Albuquerque, N.M. Casey holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Rebecca Aronson has joined the Meritus Wound Center staff. Aronson received a medical degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz., and completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. She is certified with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

• Jennifer Burnett, family nurse practitioner, has joined the team at Meritus Family Medicine in Williamsport, Md. Burnett received a master’s degree in nursing and  completed her nurse practitioner program at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. She is certified by the Maryland Board of Nursing through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Arpitha Kalghatgi has joined the Meritus Women’s Health Specialists staff at the Robinwood Professional Center near Hagerstown. She received a medical degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in India, and completed her obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health residency at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J. Kalghatgi is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a

member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Medical Association and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She is also certified as a menopause practitioner by the North American Menopause Society.

• Kendra S. Magner, certified nurse midwife, has joined the Women’s Health Specialist team. Magner earned a master’s degree in nurse midwifery from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. She is certified in inpatient obstetrics and is a forensic nurse examiner for both adult and pediatric

patients. She is also board certified with the American Midwifery Certification Board.

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Face Time for January 2018

Maryland

Family Heritage
Trust Co. hires COO

J. Randall Thompson

FREDERICK, Md. — The Family Heritage Trust Co. recently appointed J. Randall Thompson as its chief operating officer. Responsible for directing future strategic growth initiatives, Thompson will also oversee day-to-day operations. He is one of the original governing board members of FHTC.

Thompson is the founder and senior adviser of ThompsonGas, the 16th largest propane gas company in the United States. He is also the founder of Big Cork Vineyards in Rohrersville, Md., one of Maryland’s largest wine producers.

Sargent, Freas graduate from Leadership Maryland

Andrew Sargent
Dustin Freas

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Leadership Maryland recently announced that Andrew Sargent, senior business development representative for the Western Region with the Maryland Department of Commerce, and Dustin Freas, chief development officer of Flagship Rehabilitation, have completed the professional development program.

Leadership Maryland honored Sargent, a resident of Hagerstown, Md., Freas, a resident of Cumberland, Md., and the entire Class of 2017 at its 25th annual graduation ceremony held Dec. 5 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. They were among 52 applicants chosen by committee to complete Leadership Maryland’s eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues. 

Community Foundation of Washington Co. brings on new board member

Mary Ellis Bowman

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Community Foundation of Washington County MD Inc. recently elected Mary Ellis Bowman to its board of trustees at its annual board meeting. Bowman retired in 2016 after a long career in health care. Most recently, she worked at Diagnostic Imaging Services for 20 years as an operation specialist. She attended Johns Hopkins School of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and worked for Associated Radiologists, Washington County Hospital and as an adjunct professor for Hagerstown Community College.

Leaving the Community Foundation Board of Trustees this year after six years of dedicated service is Brad Pingrey, M&T Bank administrative vice president.

Pavestone employee attends Versa-Lok conference

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Versa-Lok manufacturers from several states, including James T.J. Haislip from Pavestone in Hagerstown, attended training at the company’s headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., in November.

The group learned about new retaining wall products and accessories from Versa-Lok, as well as design and installation tips that licensed manufacturers can share with their customers, including engineers, landscape architects and designers and landscape contractor firms.

Walker, Riggle to lead Family Healthcare

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Dr. Michelle L. Walker has been appointed medical director of Family Healthcare of Hagerstown. Walker has served as interim medical director for the past six months, in addition to providing primary care services for Family Healthcare patients.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner, both from Penn State University, Walker received a doctorate of nursing practice from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh.

She follows Dr. Donald R. Richter, who had served as medical director since June 2013. Richter is no longer seeing patients because of medical complications.

Also, Dr. Martha A. Pendleton-Riggle has been appointed as quality assurance director of Family Healthcare.

Riggle has served as a primary care physician at Family Healthcare for more than 13 years. After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in biochemistry from the Medical College of Virginia, Riggle received a medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia.

Hagerstown pharmacist receives national honor

Dr. Mike Swarner

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Dr. Mike Swarner, manager of a specialty Walgreen’s pharmacy in Hagerstown, was honored by Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems in the Next-Generation Pharmacist awards.

Swarner received top honors as a speciality pharmacist. He is credentialed through the American Academy of HIV Medicine as an HIV Pharmacist.

The specialty pharmacist award goes “to a pharmacist whose primary focus is to provide specialty services and disease management for patients with complex or rare diseases who are being treated with high-touch, high-cost specialty medications. This pharmacist’s responsibilities include the efficient delivery of drugs that require special handling and storage, patient education, and promoting adherence,” according to Pharmacy Times.

Pennsylvania 

University prof Counselor Educator of the Year

Linwood Vereen

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Linwood Vereen, associate professor of counseling and college student personnel at Shippensburg University, is the recipient of the 2017 North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES) Marijane Fall Counselor Educator of the Year Award.

Consideration for the award is based on the individual’s contribution in one or more counseling specialty areas and leadership in state, regional or nation organizations. The award honors the memory of Marijane Fall, a counselor educator who specialized in school counseling, clinical supervision and play therapy.

Sales rep joins BWise

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Joe Steinberger has joined BWise Manufacturing LLC, a leading manufacturer of utility, tilt, equipment and dump trailers based in Chambersburg.

Before coming to BWise, Steinberger was sales and marketing manager for a competing light- to medium-duty trailer manufacturer. Prior to that he worked in construction sales, selling to homeowners and contractors in the local community. He has more than a decade of experience in sales, marketing and customer relations. He prides himself on seeing that each customer is treated with respect and that their needs are addressed in a timely manner.

Steinberger attended Wilson College, where he studied business management. He, his wife and daughter live in Chambersburg.

West Virginia

Jefferson Medical Center’s pharmacy residency program accredited

Dr. Jonathan M. Kline

RANSON, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center’s pharmacy residency program has been approved for accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The Postgraduate Year One pharmacy residency program at Jefferson Medical Center was granted accreditation for six years through 2023 by the ASHP Commission on Credentialing.

Dr. Jonathan M. Kline, director of Jefferson Medical Center’s pharmacy residency program, said the residency program is balanced between two practice sites, Jefferson Medical Center and Harpers Ferry Family Medicine. It is designed to provide an intensive, focused and independent practice experience for clinical pharmacists interested in working in a hospital or ambulatory care clinic.

Ward joins Family Medicine, Harpers Ferry

Dr. Richard Ward

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians recently announced that Dr. Richard Ward has joined the staff at Family Medicine, Harpers Ferry.

Ward is board certified in family medicine and a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, N.Y. He completed his family medicine residency and health services management fellowship at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Indiana University of South Bend in Indiana.

Prior to joining UHP, Ward worked as an academic hospitalist for the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a member of the medical staff at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, and an assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine.

Expert Network tabs Shively in real estate

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Adam Shively, founder and lead agent of 4 State Real Estate, has joined The Expert Network, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals.

Shively was chosen as a distinguished real estate professional based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognition, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career.

Shively, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State University, was recently featured in Top Agent Magazine and maintains a five-star rating on both Zillow and Trulia.

He focuses on the real estate market of West Virginia’s Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties, as well as nearby urban centers in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Face Time for December 2017

Family Heritage Trust Co.
Wanda Mounts

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 Bank. Previously, he was an investment analyst at T. Rowe Price for nearly 15 years where he was responsible for analyzing the U.S. and Canadian banking industry as well as other industries. Ropp’s experience also includes roles in accounting, corporate treasury and finance. He also maintains a certified public accountant designation in the state of Maryland.

Ropp earned his MBA from the University of Chicago with a concentration in accounting and finance and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. His community involvement include serving as treasurer for the Maryland School for the Blind, as first vice president of the Weinberg Center for the Arts Inc. and as treasurer of Mountain Valley Baseball Inc. Little League in Myersville, Md.

Salvatore & Morton LLC

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Salvatore and Morton LLC recently announced that founding partner John Salvatore has been named as the top lawyer on Hagers-town Magazine’s 2017 Hot List. Additionally, the law firm of Salvatore and Morton was recognized as one of the top law firms in Hagerstown.

Salvatore, a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, has been practicing since 1972. Salvatore and Morton LLC is a full-service, general-practice law firm that regularly practices in Washington and Frederick counties and in all Maryland Courts including District Court, Circuit Court and the Court of Special Appeals.

C&O Canal Trust

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — C&O Canal Trust recently welcomed three new members to the Board of Directors: John Schnebly, Anthony Stacy and Anne Wallace.

Schnebly is from Hagerstown, where he served as president of Keller Stonebraker Insurance for 37 years, as well as on the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

Stacy of Alexandria, Va., is presently employed by Booz Allen Hamilton and has more than 25 years of experience working at the top levels of the private, public, and nonprofit sectors as well as in higher education.

Wallace, a longtime resident of Potomac, Md., was a trustee on the board of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School for 12 years, including four years as board chairwoman.

Heidler Roofing Services Inc.
Ashley Wood

YORK, Pa. — Heidler Roofing Services Inc. recently named Ashley Wood as assistant manager at the company’s Hagerstown Division. Wood has been with Heidler Roofing for two years as a project manager. She was instrumental in successfully managing numerous concurrent projects, safety compliance and field-personnel hiring and allocation. In her new role she will continue to develop and improve all project phases to include cost control and quality, and continue assisting in hiring and safety compliance.

In addition, Benjamin Knox, foreman at the company’s Hagerstown Division, has completed the NRCA – ProForeman Certificate Program. The program consists of more than 20 elements ranging from in-person programs to online modules in different categories critical to a foreman’s job. Knox has been with Heidler Roofing for four years.

First United Bank & Trust
Denise D. Phelps

OAKLAND, Md. — Denise D. Phelps recently was promoted as Berkeley County market president at First United Bank & Trust, overseeing the bank’s strategic sales and growth initiatives in Berkeley County, W. Va.

Phelps has more than 20 years banking expertise and experience with First United. She started her career in Martinsburg, W.Va., as a customer service representative. She served as a customer service officer in 1997 and was quickly promoted to a mortgage originator for the Martinsburg area. In 2007, she was promoted to the sales and service leadership manager.

WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians
Dr. Naseem Alexa Jahdi

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians recently announced the opening of WVU Medicine Rheumatology in Martinsburg and welcomed Dr. Naseem Alexa Jahdi to the practice.

Jahdi, a board certified rheumatologist, is a graduate of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. She completed fellowship training in rheumatology at Nova Southeastern University Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami, Fla.

For the past three years, Jahdi has been an attending physician for rheumatology practices in Annapolis, Md., and Fredericksburg, Va. As a UHP physician, she has joined the medical staffs at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg and Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson.

WVU Medicine Rheumatology is in the McCormack Center, 2000 Foundation Way, Suite 3650 on the Berkeley Medical Center campus in Martinsburg.

WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center
Joanna Gaither
Bethany Barahona Hudson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Bethany Barahona Hudson, environmental services, was recently named WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s Quality Service Award winner for August.

Joanna Gaither, environmental services, was recently named WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s Quality Service Award winner for September.

Each month, the hospital’s Service Award Committee selects a Quality Service Award recipient. Multiple nominations were received on Hudson’s behalf. One department commented, “She goes above and beyond to ensure our department is clean. Bethany is friendly with all staff, always polite and has a smile. She takes the time to put extra effort into her work.”

Gaither was chosen because she demonstrates and exhibits initiative and effective time management in completing her tasks in a timely manner. Recently, she took it upon herself to learn how to use the buffer to clean and polish floors in the hospital’s main lab area.

WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center
Crystal Lillie-Mauck

RANSON, W.Va. — Crystal Lillie-Mauck, special care unit nurse, was recently named WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center’s Quality Service Award winner for the third quarter 2017.

According to colleagues, Lillie-Mauck consistently follows the values of the organization, including quality, teamwork and respect.

Each quarter, the hospital’s Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award.

WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center, University Healthcare Physicians
Dr. John W. Miles

RANSON, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians welcome Dr. John W. Miles, board certified anesthesiologist, to the Eastern Panhandle and the hospital’s medical staff.

Miles is a graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, and fellowship training in pain management at University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif.

Since 2010, Miles has worked as a staff anesthesiologist in practices in Tennessee, California and Nevada. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the American Osteopathic Association.

Jefferson County Development Authority
Nicolas “Nic” Diehl

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The Jefferson County Development Authority recently announced Nicolas “Nic” Diehl has been named executive director. After an extensive search, the JCDA selected Diehl from a group of many qualified candidates from across the United States. Diehl has spent the past 12 years working with the West Virginia Department of Commerce in various capacities. Most recently, Diehl was a regional manager for business and industrial development, focused on business expansion and retention in the Eastern Panhandle region of West Virginia.

F&M Trust
Marisol Feliciano

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — F&M Trust recently announced that Marisol Feliciano has been promoted to community office manager at the bank’s Memorial Square office in Chambersburg.

Prior to F&M Trust, Feliciano managed the call center for another financial institution. As community office manager, she will be responsible for consumer lending, business development, deposit services, customer service and strengthening relationships within the community.

Feliciano is involved in the Centro Hispano-Americano de Chambersburg’s Harvest Festival and teaches a bilingual Sunday School class at her local church.

Face Time for November 2017

Arbonne International

Jessie Kretzer

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Jessie Robinson Kretzer, a native of Hagerstown, has promoted to regional vice president of Arbonne International, a health and wellness, anti-aging skin care company. Kretzer has been active in promoting the downtown business movement, as well as other community projects, including mentoring young women, and creating a memorial fund in honor of her mother to help those suffering from cancer. She also offers free workshops on entrepreneurship. As part of her position, she was awarded a white Mercedes Benz at a celebration Oct. 6 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, as well as a trip to Riviera Maya.

 

 

Herrera Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Aryeh Herrera

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Dr. Aryeh Herrera of Herrera Reconstructive Surgery in Hagerstown, is celebrating 25 years as a board certified plastic surgeon on Nov. 6. Herrera is a graduate of The City College of New York and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed residencies in general surgery and reconstructive surgery with fellowships in burn trauma/critical care, microvascular surgery, hand surgery, and head & neck cancer surgery. Herrera started practicing in Hagerstown in 1989.

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Jones

Brian Yurek

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. — Brian Yurek with financial services firm Edward Jones in Williamsport, has achieved the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist (AAMS). Yurek successfully completed the professional education program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. Those who complete the program, pass a final exam, and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form earn the AAMS designation. This advanced training offers investment professionals the hands-on information needed to provide comprehensive financial services.

 

 

 

 

 

Steptoe & Johnson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Steptoe & Johnson PLLC recently announced that Katherine M. Moore has joined the firm’s litigation team. She practices in the firm’s Martinsburg, W.Va. office. Moore recently served as judicial law clerk for Chief Judge Gina M. Groh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. She was also a legal extern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia and intern for the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Moore earned her law degree and undergraduate degree from West Virginia University.

 

D.L. Martin Co.

Benji Brown

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — D.L. Martin Co. recently recognized Benji Brown as Employee of the Month for September. Brown lives in Hagerstown and has been with the company for one year. A painter in Building 4, he is being recognized for his suggestions that extended the useful life of airline and paint supply line hoses; reduced the amount of thinner used to clean spray guns; increased the amount of rack space available for painting small parts; reduced paint usage and overspray; reduced the number of filter changes required in the paint booth and the amount of used filters generated for disposal.

The company also recognizes Jeff Ficks, Ken Hege, Cory Kaiser, Derrick MacDowall and John Miller for their suggestions implemented through the Continual Improvement Program in the month of September.

 

Baxter Group Inc.

Greg Crider

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Greg Crider of Baxter Group Inc. hit his 10-year anniversary with the company in September. Originally from Waynesboro, Pa., he serves as project foreman and asbestos abatement supervisor. In his free time, he likes to play a round of golf. Baxter Group CEO Jocelyne Melton in a news release that she commends Crider on his loyalty to the company, dedication to his team and devotion to improving the environment for the community.

 

 

 

 

Middletown Valley Bank

Jim Fahey

MIDDLETOWN, Md. — Jim Fahey joined Middletown Valley Bank as a commercial relationship manager on Oct. 2. He had served as director of athletics at Saint James School for five years. He was also owner and general manager of Hub City Builders in Hagerstown for more than 20 years. Fahey is a graduate of Shippensburg University and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for eight years. He has been married to his wife, Sue, for 27 years and they have 3 grown children.

 

 

 

 

WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians

Dr. Alexandria “Nikki” Arvon

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians recently announced the opening of Primary Care — Pendleton and welcomed Dr. Alexandria “Nikki” Arvon to the practice. Arvon, who is board certified in family medicine, is a graduate of the WVU School of Medicine and the WVU Rural Family Medicine Residency program at Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Since April 2015, she has worked for UHP providing inpatient care at Berkeley Medical Center. WVU Medicine Primary Care — Pendleton is at 299 Medical Court in Martinsburg.

 

 

 

 

F&M Trust

Frank Severa
Kofi Odoom
Joe Maxwell

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — F&M Trust recently made several new hires. Joe Maxwell is vice president, investment and trust services relationship manager. He will provide investment, trust, administration, estate planning and retirement planning services in the Carlisle area.

Kofi Odoom, credit analyst, is responsible for completing analyses and assessments with regard to credit for prospective and current F&M Trust commercial customers.

Frank Severa Jr., commercial credit recovery officer, is responsible for managing F&M Trust’s legal, financial and reputation risk associated with collection of the commercial loan portfolio.

First United Bank & Trust

Laura Lowery

OAKLAND, Md. — Laura C. Lowry was recently promoted to vice president and community relationship manager at First United Bank & Trust.

Lowry has more than 36 years of business experience and joined First United in 2005. She began as a staff accountant and investment assistant. She also held positions ranging from marketing coordinator, retail banking manager and assistant to the director of finance for the City of Hagerstown. She is a graduate of Hagerstown Community College with a degree in applied science, majoring in accounting and business management. She also maintains a state of Maryland Producer Insurance license.

Lowry also serves on the Horizon Goodwill Industries Board of Directors and is the Finance Committee chairwoman. She also serves on the Operations Committee for Goodwill. Lowry is also a member of the Ambassador Committee with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.

R. Troy Linton was recently hired as wealth adviser serving the Frederick County for First United Bank & Trust.
Linton will counsel his clients through investment management, retirement concerns and financial planning. He more than 20 years of local trust and investment experience. He began his financial services career as a wealth investment adviser after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in finance and a master’s degree in business management from Mount St. Mary’s University. From there, he progressed through various trust and investment roles.

Linton, who lives in Woodsboro with his wife Cathy and their son Connor, is a board member for the Woodsboro Medical Center as well as a good Samaritan for the Frederick Memorial Hospital. He also serves as treasurer for the Church of the Brethren. In addition, Linton received a certificate of recognition from the Frederick Affordable Housing Council for his work bringing corporate attention to diverse, not-for-profit organizations.