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.

Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

Emily Huebner

FREDERICK, Md. — The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area recently hired new Assistant Director Emily Huebner.

Huebner comes to the position after several years as a research archivist at the Maryland State Archives, where she collaborated on both the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland and the Maryland 400 Project.

Through her work at the archives, she contributed over the years to the Heart of the Civil War as a Newcomer House Porch Program presenter and as a guest blogger on the Heritage Area’s blog, Bugle Call.

A Frederick native, Huebner said she is eager to return to the area and promote the history of the region.

Shippensburg University

Jeffrey W. Coy

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — The Shippensburg University Council of Trustees on June 9 elected a slate of new officers, including Jeffrey W. Coy, chairman; Andrew M. Paris, vice chairman; and L. Michael Ross, secretary.

A Shippensburg native, Coy previously served on the council of trustees from 1975-1982, including serving as chairman for three years, and the State System Board of Governors from 1985 to 2005. He has received an honorary doctorate in public service and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Shippensburg.

Homewood Retirement Centers

J.D. Shuman

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. — Myersville resident has been named president of the Homewood Foundation.

Shuman comes to the Williamsport-based Homewood Retirement Centers after serving for 10 years with the Asbury Foundation, the fundraising arm of Asbury Communities, and has 20 years’ experience in the senior-living industry.

At Homewood, Shuman will direct the fundraising program that includes direct mail appeals, special events, legacy and planned giving and capital campaigns. The Foundation is also responsible for Homewood’s Benevolent Fund that assists Homewood residents when their personal funds have been depleted.

Homewood Retirement Centers owns and operates five full-service retirement communities in Maryland and Pennsylvania that are home to more than 2,000 residents and employs more than 1,200 co-workers.

City National Bank

Guy Avey III

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — City National Bank recently announced that Guy Avey III joined the bank as senior vice president and senior relationship manager.

Avey joins the commercial lending team in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and will also serve the surrounding areas of Hagerstown, Md., and Winchester, Va. His office will be at City’s office on King Street in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Avey earned a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and a master’s degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College before studying at the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University.

He comes to City with more than 25 years of experience in commercial banking and most recently served as market president for Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T), and prior to that in the same capacity with United Bank.

City National Bank, headquartered in Charleston, has 85 locations throughout West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Ohio, and employs about 875.