Business people

October 31, 2004

The Herald-Mail

Candice Bosely has been named The Herald-Mail's Employee of the Month for November.

Bosely, who serves as the Martinsburg bureau reporter, has been with the company since July 2002. A graduate of Shepherd College, she previously worked for The Journal in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Brian Taylor, Andy Schotz, Kelly Gossard and Dana Betts all received recent promotions. Taylor has been named team leader in the information technology department. A graduate of Shepherd College, he joined the IT staff in 1997, and has served as Macintosh administrator since 2001. Schotz has been named senior reporter in the newsroom. A consistent award winner in various editorial contests, Schotz, a graduate of the University of Albany (N.Y.), has been with the paper for nearly five years. Gossard has been promoted to a full-time graphic artist position in the advertising department. She has been with the company as a part-time artist since June 2003. Prior to joining The Herald-Mail, Gossard served as a graphic artist for five years with the Rockdale (Ga.) Citizen. Betts has been named part-time machinist assistant in the packaging and distribution department. She has been with the company since March 2003, serving as a part-time inserter.


In other moves, Mike Peck has been hired as a full-time staff member in the packaging and distribution department. Peck has worked for both D.M. Bowman and the True Value Distribution Center. In circulation, Aaron Horton has been hired as a home delivery zone manager. He previously served six years in a similar capacity with the Chambersburg Public Opinion.

Necole Freeman and Jason Redman have joined the packaging and distribution department as part-time inserters, and Beverly Stitely has been rehired as a temporary shortage driver in the circulation department.

Celebrating milestone anniversaries in November are Mark England (copy editor, 10 years) and Mark Kukiela (circulation director, five years).

Washington County Hospital

Linda Walla recently was named administrative director of diagnostic imaging for Washington County Hospital.

Walla has been with the hospital for 26 years, where she started out as a radiographer. She later was promoted to radiology supervisor, then radiology manager before becoming administrative director.

Walla received her clinical training in radiography at the hospital while attending Hagerstown Junior College. After graduation, she briefly worked at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., before returning to Washington County Hospital.

Walla earned her bachelor's degree, as well as a master's degree in business administration in May from Hood College in Frederick, Md.

Roy Rogers

The following employees of Roy Rogers were honored by The Plamondon Companies, the parent company of Roy Rogers, for their years of service.

- Barbi Robinson, who currently is the general manager at the Roy Rogers on Burhans Boulevard, was recognized for 15 years of service.

- Domingo Mendoza, who currently is a manager at the Roy Rogers at Valley Mall, was recognized for five years of service.

RE/MAX 100

FREDERICK, Md. -Charles Jenkins recently joined the staff of RE/MAX 100.

Jenkins has more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry. He started his real estate career with Ausherman, Ryland, and Pulte.

Washington County Health Department

Kim Wilfong has been selected as Employee of the Month for October at the Washington County Health Department.

Wilfong has worked for the department since April 1986, and currently works as an office secretary with the nursing division.

Minnich Funeral Home

Scott M. Minnich, owner of Minnich Funeral Home at 415 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown, recently attended the Selected Independent Funeral Homes 86th annual meeting in Montreal.

The meeting included seminars on reviewing issues concerning the funeral service profession, sharing successful service program ideas and providing practical business advice.

Dr. Howard N. Weeks

Dr. Howard N. Weeks recently attended the 56th annual Scientific Assembly of the American Academy of Family Physicians in Orlando, Fla.

The assembly featured continuing medical education forums, with topics including bioterrorism, cancer, care of older adults, disease prevention, end-of-life care, mental health, pain management, medical research, sleep disorders and urgent care.

Weeks has been in practice in Hagerstown for 51 years and is associated with Washington County Hospital.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -Julianne Lesniak and Jean Rosenberger of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA's Waynesboro office recently were recognized for their excellent performance in September.

The decision was based on the number of new listings, sales and referrals, attendance at real estate meetings and workshops, and customer satisfaction reports.

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