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.

Success Mortgage

Chris Corno

WINCHESTER, Va. — Success Mortgage recently hired Chris Corno as vice president of operations.

Corno got his start in the mortgage brokering field with Success Mortgage more than 14 years ago and later moved out of state with his family. He returns to Success with more than 20 years’ experience in mortgage banking, mortgage brokering and financial industry concepts. He will be responsible for talent attraction and leadership, driving revenue, marketing and business strategies, daily operations, compliance, licensing and more.
Success Mortgage, at 27 West Jubal Early Drive in Winchester, provides financing services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.

WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center

Dr. Tiffany Guglielmo-Roxby

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center recently created the Department of Pediatrics within the hospital’s medical staff and Dr. Tiffany Guglielmo-Roxby, a pediatrician with Shenandoah Community Health Center in Martinsburg, has been named the new chairwoman of the department.

She was selected by her peers to represent the pediatricians and neonatologists on the Medical Staff Executive Committee.

Guglielmo-Roxby has been on staff since September 2015. She is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.


Rod Staatz

LINTHICUM, Md. — Rod Staatz, president and CEO of Maryland credit union SECU has been named by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to serve on the Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission.

An 11-member panel created by the Maryland General Assembly, the Financial Consumer Protection Commission monitors changes to federal financial laws, regulations, budgets and policies, and issues recommendations for federal and state actions to protect consumers.

Staatz has led SECU since 2003 and previously served as chairman of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). He currently serves on the CUNA Board and the Board of the MD|DC Credit Union Association.

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Best Lawyers in America ranked Steptoe & Johnson PLLC first in the U.S. in the area of Energy Law for 2018. Best Lawyers also ranked 95 firm attorneys in more than 70 practice areas, including litigation, energy, oil and gas, labor, health care, workers’ compensation and others. They represent 10 Steptoe & Johnson office locations in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The rankings included following attorneys from Steptoe & Johnson’s Martinsburg office: Kenneth J. Barton Jr., Tracey B. Eberling, Eric J. Hulett, Lucien G. Lewin and Alyssa A. Sloan.


FREDERICK, Md. — Priya Sherke was recently hired by ACDi as a printed circuit board design engineer.
Sherke has spent the past five years at Sanstar Microsystems in Nagpur, India, where she was responsible for PCB design, switching mode power supply design, security systems design and technical support for process and field instruments. She also is skilled in testing and analysis of SMPS, as well as project coordination. She holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications from Nagpur University and earned a diploma in software testing from SEED Infotech.

Richards Orthopaedic Center and Sports Medicine

Dr. Robert Holzshu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Richards Orthopaedic Center and Sports Medicine recently announced that Dr. Robert Holzshu joined the independent orthopaedic practice July 10.

Holzshu, a Philadelphia native, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Duquesne University, and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. He completed his internship year at the University of Medicine of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine and his residency program at the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, N.Y., where he was chief resident from 2015 to 2016.

His interest in sports medicine led him to a one year fellowship program at Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg, Pa., which he completed in June. He is board certified in the American Osteopathic Association, and American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

He will see patients with muscular skeletal issues, osteoporosis, sports related injuries, joint pain and sports physicals.
Richards Orthopaedic Center is at 144 S. Eighth St. in Chambersburg and has been in business since 1953.

Sullivan Select Real Estate Services

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The American Institute of Real Estate Professionals has recognized the exceptional performance of real estate professional Cynthia Moler Sullivan as a Three Years 10 Best Real Estate Professionals for Client Satisfaction.

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

AIOREP’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the selection process.

WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center

Dr. Abhishek Anand

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dr. Abhishek Anand has joined WVU Medicine University Neurology and Neurosciences. He is also a member of the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center, where he will provide inpatient neurological consultations.

Anand completed his neurological residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he was chief resident his final year. He is a medical school graduate of the Mahatma Ghandi Institute of Medical Sciences in India.

In addition to caring for neurological patients, Anand is an assistant professor at the WVU School of Medicine and will help teach medical students and residents in the Eastern Panhandle.

WVU Medicine University Neurology and Neurosciences is at 156 Healthcare Lane in Martinsburg.