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[December 07, 2013]

NEWSMAKERS [Central Penn Business Journal (PA)]

(Central Penn Business Journal (PA) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) PEOPLE: promotions, appointments and hires Accounting Walz, Deihm, Geisenberger, Bucklen and Tennis PC of Manheim Township named Diane Rota a senior accountant with its tax division. She was employed with Herbein + Co. Inc. of Reading. She has more than 15 years of taxation experience and a bachelor's degree and an MBA from St. John's University.


Architecture/engineering Gannett Fleming of East Pennsboro Township named Paul J. Lewis manager of its earth science and hydraulics business unit. He is a professional engineer with 30 years of experience. Paul G. Schweiger was named dams and hydraulics leader. He is a professional engineer with nearly 30 years of experience and has worked on more than 300 dams. Trent L. Dreese was named geotechnical leader. He is a professional engineer with 25 years of experience.

Noelker and Hull Associates of Chambersburg named Brian L. Kuhns and Birgitt E. Peck senior associates. Prior to joining the firm last year, Kuhns was a project manager in the Philadelphia area. He focuses on institutional and religious projects and has a bachelor of architecture degree from Temple University. Peck joined the firm in 1997 and is the business manager.

Hampden Township-based Dawood Engineering Inc. named Chad J. Decker director of highway and traffic services. His responsibilities will include staffdevelopment, traffic and highway engineering project management and relationship development. He is a professional engineer with more than 16 years of experience and a BS and master of engineering degree in civil engineering from Penn State University.

Raudenbush Engineering Inc. of Middletown named Scott V. Mowery director of environmental services. He is a professional wetland scientist with 16 years of env i ronment a l compliance experience, including project management, permitting and personnel oversight. He has a bachelor's degree in geo-environmental studies from Shippensburg University.

Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers Inc. of New Cumberland named Mark E. Gaines director of transportation services. He was the civil engineer manager with the pavement asset management unit in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and a vice president with Dawood Engineering Inc. He has 29 years of engineering experience and a BS in civil engineering from Virginia Military Institute. Deborah D. Foust was named vice president. She will develop the transportation- services business and continue to oversee transportation projects. She is a professional geologist with more than 31 years of experience. Previously, she owned Foust Geological Services Inc., which merged with N&W in 2004.

AssociationS Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration named Charles R. Gable president, Marita J. Kelley immediate past president, Nolan R. Ritchie president- elect, Deborah Reihart secretary and Anne Skorija treasurer. Gable is borough manager of Brookville in Jefferson County; Kelley is an official with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; and Ritchie is an innovations officer with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Victor DeSantis, David Grey, Carol Kilko, Robert L. Morrison, Amanda Olejarski, Stephen Reed, Linda Rhinehart, David Sanko, Meagan Thorpe and Connie Zimmerman were elected to the board; and Malcolm Haynes was named chairman of the program, planning and development committee.

Banking/finance Union Community Bank of Manheim Township named Erin Ehrhart an assistant vice president and business banker with the Old Philadelphia Pike office. She has seven years of experience and was a commercial loan officer with Integrity Bank. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology.

F&M Trust of Chambersburg named Matthew W. Berger an investment and trust services assistant relationship manager. He was a management trainee, and before that, a small-business services representative with a card merchant service provider. He has a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting with a minor in business law from Penn State University. Katherine M. Powley was named a vice president and commercial services relationship manager. She has nearly 30 years of experience, most recently as a vice president and commercial relationship manager with Susquehanna Bank.

Integrity Bank of Camp Hill named Holly Hartman a commercial lender. She has more than 30 years of experience, most recently as a vice president of commercial real estate lending with National Penn Bank.

Kuntz Lesher Capital of Manheim Township named Christopher A. Cassel vice president. His responsibilities will include portfolio management and retirement planning. He was a senior audit and accounting manager and associate financial adviser with ParenteBeard. He has a BS from Susquehanna University.

Northwest Savings Bank named Lisa Benson manager of its Red Lion office. Her responsibilities will include customer service, administration, lending and business development. She has 15 years of bank management experience, most recently as a manager with Citizens Bank.

Millersburg-based Mid Penn Bank named Tobin R. Rote manager of its Camp Hill branch. He was an assistant branch manager with M&T Bank. He has more than 12 years of financial experience and a bachelor's degree in human resource management from Shippensburg University.

Construction Berks-Fire-Water Restorations Inc. of Reading named William Harrison a construction manager. He was a carpenter and a team leader. He has more than 12 years of experience. Melissa Andrews was named a contents team leader. She was a restoration technician, specializing in textiles. Previously, she managed Andrews Painting for seven years. Barry Hall was named a team leader. He was a restoration technician, specializing in painting. Previously, he owned Prism Painting for nine years.

Nutec Facilities Corp. of Springettsbury Township named Douglas K. Shively vice president. He has more than 25 years of electrical engineering, project management and specialized communications-technology experience. Prior to joining the company in 1988, he was vice president of JDB Engineering Inc. He is a professional engineer with a BS in electrical engineering from Penn State University.

East Lampeter Township-based Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling named Brett Groffchief financial officer. He is a certified public accountant with a BS in finance from Penna State University.

Economic development Carlisle-based Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp. named Jonathan Bowser CEO. He will oversee business development, sales and fundraising. He also is the liaison to the Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority. He was director of economic development and corporate vice president. Shireen Farr was named chief operating officer. Her responsibilities will include finance, administration, operations, marketing and strategic planning. She was tourism director and a corporate VP with the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau.

Education Millersville University named Brian Hazlett vice president for enrollment management. He has more than 16 years of admissions experience, most recently as interim associate vice provost for enrollment management. Previously, he was assistant vice president and director of university admissions with Towson University. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from Binghamton University.

University Center at Harrisburg Inc. elected Jeffrey R. Boswell of Boswell Tintner & Piccola president, E. Garrett Brinton vice president, Dean W. Wharton of Financial Planning Associates treasurer and Jewel A. Cooper of Susquehanna Bank secretary. Janice R. Black of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Joseph T. Cawley of Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Gloria E. Martin-Roberts and Jeannine D. Peterson of Hamilton Health Center Inc. were elected to the board.

The Eagle Foundation, which supports and supplements programming in Cumberland Valley School District, elected Wayne Pecht president and Jay Abom vice president. Annette Eyer and Jonathan Zody were elected to the board. Eyer is a stakeholder relations director with Cullari Communications Global and has two daughters enrolled within the district. Zody is vice president of employee benefits with Alpha Benefits. He is a CV graduate and has a daughter attending Silver Spring Elementary. Barbara Geistwhite, a member of the school district board, was elected school board liaison to the foundation. She was a teacher prior to retirement.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology named James E. Nevels a trustee. He is chairman of The Swarthmore Group and The Hershey Co.

Health care Lancaster General Health named Dr. Jennifer M. Worth a physician with its cardiothoracic surgery practice. She specializes in thoracic oncology, including tumors of the lung and esophagus. She was an administrative chief resident in cardiothoracic surgery with Ohio State University Medical Center. She has a medical degree from Drexel University.

Hospitality Hampton Inn & Suites Ephrata-Mountain Springs named Emi Nissley sales manager. She will oversee group sales and corporate business. She has 15 years of hospitality experience and a degree in business management sciences from Lock Haven University.

Insurance Montour County-based Geisinger Health Plan named David J. Brady vice president of health care reform and commercial business development. He has more than 19 years of health care and insurance experience, most recently as director of network and product development with Coventry Health Care in Virginia. He has a BS in finance from the State University of New York at Utica/Rome and an MBA with a finance concentration from Wake Forest University. Joanne Sciandra was named associate vice president of population management. Her responsibilities will include disease and case management, wellness and population management. She was director of case management strategic development. She is a registered nurse and has a BS in nursing from Wilkes University.

Lower Allen Township-based American Insurance Administrators Benefits Resource Group named Andrea Morrison a health care and benefits consultant. She has 13 years of insurance and accounting experience, most recently with a Maryland based brokerage firm. Brenda Acker was named a human resources and compliance coordinator. Her responsibilities will include recruiting, new hire onboarding, license tracking and HR file maintenance. She has more than 20 years of experience and was an office manager with Golf Property Analysts. Carey Campbell was named a broker account associate. She will focus on submission, renewal and sales paperwork; policy adherence; quotation delivery and general service issues. Prior to joining the company this summer she was a veteran coordinator and business development assistant with Patriot Paws Service Dogs in Rockwall, Texas.

Nonprofits Lancaster Science Factory named Emily Landis executive director. Previously, she oversaw scientific exploration grant programs with the National Geographic Society for six years. She has a bachelor's degree from Rice University and a master's degree in anthropology from Arizona State University.

Lancaster-based Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County elected John Metzger to its board. He is senior partner with May, Metzger, Zimmerman LLP, specializing in estate planning, and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond and a law degree from Temple University.

Real estate Prudential Homesale Services Group of Manor Township named Brittany Nagy and Tammy Nagy sales associates with its Hershey office. Peggy Seibert was named a residential sales associate with the Lebanon office, and Kim Gish was named a residential and commercial associate. Seibert has 40 years of sales experience, the last eight of them in real estate, and Gish has 10 years of sales experience. Shamarr Blanchard was named a residential sales associate with the Harrisburg office. She has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Penn State University. Robert Bledsoe was named a residential sales associate with the Quarryville office. He was a commissioner with the Manheim Township Planning Commission. He has a bachelor's degree and an MBA from Lebanon Valley College. Robert Bodine was named a sales associate with the Cinema Drive office of Prudential Bob Yost Homesale Services. He has 15 years of sales experience, most recently as a real estate agent in the Pittsburgh region. April Pritchard was named a residential sales associate with the Shrewsbury office. Margaret DeCampo was named a residential sales associate with the West York office. She also is a cheerleading coach and has 14 years of tax preparation experience, as well as bachelor's degrees in accounting and business education from the University of Maryland.

Coldwell Banker Select Professionals of Manheim Township named Jordan Moyer, Janet Sierk and Debra Youse sales agents. Moyer has experience in real estate development in addition to sales. Sierk has experience in real estate investment and relocation. Youse has 12 years of real estate experience and a degree in psychology from Lebanon Valley College. Rosie Blough and Ronda Christenson-Lusch were named agents with the Wyomissing sales office. Christenson-Lusch has 25 years of experience in health care and sales marketing. Sam Breidenstine, Tina Gienow and Jocelyn Petrozziello were named sales agents with the Lebanon office. Breidenstine has 36 years of banking experience, including 25 years as a branch manager with Fulton Bank; Gienow has a bachelor's in business management from Eastern University; and Petrozziello has six years of property management experience. Jesse Zimmerman was named a residential sales agent with the Hershey office. He owned a general contracting business for more than 10 years.

Rock Commercial Real Estate of York named David L. Cross president of management services. He has more than 23 years of experience in real estate development, management and construction.

Charter Homes & Neighborhoods of Lancaster named Joe Pettyjohn director of process improvement. He was a process improvement manager with Pulte Homes. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has a BA in management studies from University of Maryland. Bob Biddle was named manager of financial operations. He was a senior financial associate with TH Properties Inc. He is a business graduate of Penn State University. Anthony Faranda-Diedrich was named vice president. He was employed with Cozen O'Conner in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Penn State and Villanova University School of Law. Casi Babinchak was named manager of real estate. She was chief operations officer of York's Central Market. She has a BA from Elizabethtown College and an MS from Loyola University in Maryland.

Recreation Lower Swatara Township-based Soccer Shots of Harrisburg/York named Melissa (Sheranko) Haldeman program coordinator. She will be a lead coach and assist in administrative responsibilities. She was employed with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts for seven years and has played soccer for 15 years. She has a BS in recreation, park and tourism management from Penn State University.

Storage Asset Management Inc. of Springettsbury Township named JeffFickes district manager for several properties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He was property manager of Chester Heights Self Storage in Delaware County. He has more than 16 years of management, sales and customer service experience.

Retail Blair County-based Sheetz Inc. named Joe S. Sheetz president and CEO. He was executive vice president of finance and store development. He joined the company in 1995 as director of personnel. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Stan Sheetz, who had been president and CEO, will continue as chairman.

Technology Williams Forrest of Lancaster named David McNaughton vice president. He has more than 20 years of experience and will become more active in day-today operations and management, as well as continuing to focus on business development. He has a BA from Trinity College.

JP Lilley of Harrisburg named Brian Leeser an account manager. He has more than 20 years of experience in the audio visual communications industry, most recently as an account manager with AVI-SPL for 10 years. He is a graduate of Towson University.

Lower Swatara Township-based Phillips Office Solutions named Timothy McMaster a managed network services analyst. He will build infrastructure and resolve personal computer, server and network issues.

Utilities Pennsylvania American Water of Derry Township named Justin Brame a water quality and environmental compliance supervisor for the East and West Shore service areas. He was an operator and maintenance technician. He has an associate degree in forestry from Pennsylvania College of Technology and a BS in environmental science from West Virginia University.

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