People 8/10

August 10, 2003

The Herald-Mail Co.

The Herald-Mail Co. has named its "Waste Watchers" team Employees of the Month for August.

The team, which was charged with increasing efficiencies in the advertising production process, consisted of Gail Petry, Andrea Tedrick, Kathy Gelwicks, Cindy Jones, Angie Sease, Dee Stevenson, Tracey Poffenberger, Brian Taylor, Tom Crowell and Liz Thompson. The group was facilitated by Operations Director Mark Kelly.

The group recommended several major changes within the Advertising Department which have been implemented. They will be recognized within the company for winning the award.

The Herald-Mail also has announced several personnel moves.

In Advertising, Kelly Gossard and Michael Myers have been hired as part-time artist assistants and Emily Auldridge has joined the staff as a sales associate. Auldridge has worked in the company's Circulation Department since 1990.


As part of the changes in the Advertising Department, the following employees have assumed new roles as graphic artists: Ronnie Crampton, Harold Kline, Sandy Maginnis and Robin Straley. Accepting new roles as sales associates are Penny Hottle, Tammy Walker and Tina Wallech.

The following employees are marking milestone anniversaries with the company in August: Darren Hebb (Human Resources), 20 years; Vina Kline (Circulation), 15 years; Dan Kauffman (Newsroom), five years; Liz Stevens (Advertising), five years; and Tina Wallech (Advertising), five years.

Loiederman Soltesz Associates

FREDERICK, Md. - Michael Swanson and K.C. Reed have been promoted to project engineers in the LSA Frederick office of Loiederman Soltesz Associates Inc.

Loiederman Soltesz Associates is a land planning, civil engineering, land surveying and design firm whose headquarters is in Rockville, Md.

Maryland Correctional Institution

Ronald Jones, a correctional officer II, has been named the Employee of the Month for August at Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown.

Jones was recognized for his attentiveness to detail and thoroughness in the performance of his duties. During a common area search, Jones found a significant piece of contraband.

Penn Wood Products

EAST BERLIN, Pa. - Jim Young of East Berlin, formerly of Hagerstown, has been named finishing operations manager at Penn Wood Products Inc.

Penn Wood Products manufactures and distributes hardwood flooring, architectural flooring and decorative mouldings.

Young manages 25 employees and oversees job scheduling through various departments, custom color matching, machine set-up and quality procedures.

Edward Jones

T. David Walker, a Hagerstown investment representative for the financial services firm Edward Jones, was one of 48 representatives honored at a business management forum at Deep Creek Lake State Park June 20-21.

Walker was recognized for excellent business-management skills.

In addition, Walker met with other Edward Jones investment representatives to share ideas for increasing office efficiency, improving customer service, increasing investment knowledge and expanding knowledge of estate planning.

Saunders Financial Solutions

Hagerstown financial adviser David P. Pankiw has been awarded professional designation as a registered financial consultant by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, a nonprofit educational and professional organization.

The designation is presented to financial advisers who meet seven criteria: education, examination, experience, ethics, financial licensure, conduct and continuing professional education.

Pankiw is associated with Saunders Financial Solutions in Hagerstown.

Tastefully Simple

Susan Witmer of Hagerstown and Teresa Parker of Hancock recently became consultants for Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company based in Alexandria, Minn.

As consultants, they conduct in-home presentations of upscale, convenience-driven gourmet foods.

Roxbury Correctional Institution

Lanny Harris, a correctional officer II, has been named the Roxbury Correctional Institution Employee of the Month for August.

Harris was selected for his initiative in preventing the introduction of contraband into the institution. He recently found a $100 bill hidden in an inmate's clothing, noticed a camera wristwatch on a visitor attempting to enter the institution and, along with another officer, discovered three grams of heroin on an inmate after his visit.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Sharon Gunder with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA's Greencastle office was recently recognized for closing more than $2 million in sales since Jan. 1.

Gunder, of Waynesboro, Pa., is a full-time agent and has been selling real estate for 11 years.

J. Edward Cochran & Co.

The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors recently honored Julie M. Yoder of J. Edward Cochran & Co. Inc. for dedication and leadership in the insurance industry.

Yoder was awarded a certificate of achievement, recognizing five consecutive years of active affiliation with the counselors society.

Yoder also is celebrating five years of service at JEC and is a certified insurance service representative in the commercial lines division.

Shenandoah University

WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah University has announced the promotions of Robert Burke of Winchester to director of graduate admissions and Michael Hatfield of Winchester to director of undergraduate admissions.

Burke, previously graduate programs marketing coordinator in the Office of Public Relations, will direct admissions efforts for all graduate programs at Shenandoah.

Hatfield, previously associate director of admissions, is responsible for all undergraduate admissions programs.

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