CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Kirk Martin smiles a lot as he walks through the offices of David H. Martin Excavating near Chambersburg, Pa. “I really enjoy this,” he said of the business, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Martin, 46, is the company president. He is the third generation of his family to lead the company. It was founded by his grandfather, David, in 1968 and later led by his father. “I’ve worked here all my life, coming up through the family. … It’s basically shaped who I am,” Kirk Martin said. He’s served a variety of roles in […]
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Mary J.C. Hendrix sees Shepherd University as “a tremendous resource to the community and the region.” Hendrix, the university’s 16th president, also is a leading cancer researcher. A Taiwanese company recently licensed 10 of her lab’s patents to develop new cancer treatments. “On a daily basis, my life is driven by lists. Detailed lists keep me focused and on task, and they provide benchmarks about progress on key initiatives,” she reported when asked about juggling her responsibilities. Hendrix holds a bachelor’s degree in pre-med/biology from Shepherd and a doctorate in anatomy/cell biology from George Washington University. From 1977-1980, she was […]
Tyrone Brandyburg, superintendent at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia, is a 33-year veteran of the National Park Service. Born in Orangeburg, S.C., Brandyburg graduated from Branchville High School in Branchville, S.C., and received a bachelor’s degree in American history and education from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. As an undergraduate, Brandyburg started his National Park Service career through a co-op program at Fort Sumter National Monument in Charleston, S.C. “After graduation, I worked as a park ranger for three years while gaining experience in collections/museum management and supervision,” he wrote in an email. “I transferred to Tuskegee […]
Four area names, all from Maryland, made the roster when Forbes released its list of “Best-In-State Wealth Advisors.” Named to the list from this area were: • No. 14: Larry Boggs, Wells Fargo Advisors, Cumberland • No. 22: Betsy Pakenas, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Frederick • No. 29: Jim Holzapfel, Wells Fargo Advisors, Hagerstown • No. 55: Nate Harris, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Frederick Holzapfel is managing director and investment officer with Holzapfel Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Hagerstown, Md. He’s not exactly a stranger to lists like these. He has earned numerous firm, industry and civic awards, including Outstanding […]
Sudhir Singh, new dean of Frostburg State University’s College of Business, talks about what he sees as the successes, challenges at the school. Sudhir Singh, recently named dean of Frostburg State University’s College of Business by Provost Elizabeth Throop, seeks insights from leaders as diverse as Churchill, Lincoln, Gandhi and Nehru. Singh joined FSU in 1992, with a teaching focus on finance. He was associate dean from 2010 to 2015 and has served as interim dean since 2015. He has also served as director of the College of Business Center for Leadership Development since 2011. “Dr. Singh has wide expertise in finance and global […]
Co-owners of group specializing in brain, spine and peripheral nervous system disorders dish on practice, life, future. Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute is led by co-owners and managing partners Dr. Neil O’Malley and Dr. Brian Holmes. The group specializes in the diagnosis, management and treatment of disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system. PNSI offers multiple modalities of treatment at its facilities on Western Maryland Parkway, Hagers- town, Md. A few statistics, all since January 2016: • Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute had 43,927 patient visits. • Parkway Surgery Center performed 14,613 invasive spine procedures. • Parkway Physical […]
Laura Wallace said she believes in being “gutsy” and practicing what you preach. Wallace is the owner and creative director of Worx, based in Hagerstown, Md. The firm specializes in branding, working with companies on everything from logos and websites to their physical spaces. Worx recently rebranded its own physical space in a downtown Hagerstown building, and one of the first things you see when you walk in the door is a long row of awards and honors under a slogan, “brand your gutsy.” The Worx website says, “We exist to get others as pumped about your brand as you […]
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 […]
Albert and Serina Daniel are partners in business, marriage and parenting. The New Market, Md., residents are the parents of three children, one still in school and two who are adults. They have owned the Milex Complete Auto Care franchise at 100 Bucheimer Road in Frederick, Md., for the past 10 years, and they added a Milex/Alta Mere co-branded store in Boonsboro, Md. in 2015. The company has named them Milex Franchisees of the Year three times, in 2013, 2014 and again this year. Albert attended high school in Prince Georges County and served in the military. Serina attended high […]
Callas Contractors was founded by Michael G. Callas a year after current president and CEO Timothy R. Campbell was born in 1957.
Campbell moved to Hagerstown in 1962 when his father, Verdine “Dean” Campbell, became employed as a civil engineer with the international design firm of Baker-Wibberly and Associates on Northern Avenue. In 1972 Dean Campbell and Robert Whitesell formed Seibert, Whitesell and Campbell, which is now the firm of Frederick Seibert and Associates Inc. Dean died in 1975 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 45.
While growing up, Tim Campbell attended Paramount Elementary School, North Potomac Junior High School and graduated from Saint James School near Hagerstown in 1976. He went to Clemson University, earning a degree in architecture in 1980. […]