Business people

January 17, 2006

Cornerstone Advisors

Cornerstone Advisors has appointed Scott D. Toms as chief operating officer.

Toms will be responsible for the management of the wealth adviser team, staff and day-to-day operations of the firm. He also will continue his role as an investment consultant, specializing in delivering strategies to clients for their individual investment needs.

Toms, a Hagerstown native, earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Shepherd University in 1994. He recently completed executive education classes at The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Toms is pursuing the professional designation of certified investment management analyst (CIMA). He is a registered representative with Linsco/Private Ledger.


FREDERICK, Md. - Thorsten Weiss has been named chief financial officer of Stulz Air Technology Systems Inc.

With an MBA from Kiel University, Germany, Weiss brings experience in finance, controlling and international business. He worked four years for Neumann Gruppe Regional Management in Miami, and San Jos, in Costa Rica, as financial controller in charge of subsidiaries in Mexico, Central America and Peru and five years for Axel Springer AG, Hamburg, Germany, in various financial capacities.


In his role as CFO, Weiss will be based in Maryland and will oversee all aspects of purchasing, accounting, controlling, human resources and information technology for SATS.

Stulz-ATS is an ISO 9001 registered manufacturer that provides solutions for critical temperature and humidity control needs. It is located in Frederick, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.

Re/Max Associates Realty

STATE LINE, Pa. - Karen Horejs and Nancy Stein of Re/Max Associates Realty have returned from the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors Convention in Atlantic City, where they completed a course in today's technology conducted by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors.

The course is one in a series or professional education sequences required to qualify for the certified residential specialist (CRS) designation.

Brook Lane

Brook Lane Health Services presented the following Employee of the Month awards for the last quarter of 2005.

October: Brenda Kneasel, Housekeeping; Joe Phenicie, behavior specialist in the Laurel Hall School; Caryn Shearer, activities specialist in the hospital.

November: Deryl Fleming, director of Pastoral Care Services; Alice Jones, direct care worker at Stone Bridge Transitional Care Home; Kristen Singhas, behavioral specialist in the Laurel Hall School.

December: Curt Miller, director of public relations; Wayne Palmer, behavioral specialist in the Laurel Hall School; Ronald Reese, mental health associate in the hospital.

Physical Therapy, etc.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Meredith Roberts, D.P.T., has joined the staff of Physical Therapy, etc.

Roberts graduated from Shenandoah University in 2005 with a doctor of physical therapy degree. At Physical Therapy, etc. she will provide physical therapy for patients of all ages.

She works in the clinic at 1007 Wayne Ave. as well as in Franklin County schools.

Baltimore Life Company

The Hagerstown agency of the Baltimore Life Co. announced that Phillip Johns, LUTCF, was Agent of the Month for November.

He works in the Frederick and Westminster areas of Maryland.


David R. Stevey II, a correctional officer II, has been named Employee of the Month for January at Roxbury Correctional Institution.

Stevey was given the award for his professionalism, experience and quick reaction to a recent fight involving four inmates in the inmate dining room on the 3-11 shift.

Stevey discovered two homemade weapons during a search of the area where the inmates were fighting, according to a prepared release.

Long and Foster Real Estate

FREDERICK, Md. - Betty Hays, of Hagerstown, was appointed manager of Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.'s Frederick Monocacy sales office at 1700 Kingfisher Drive in Frederick.

She assumes this position with the help of Sharon Crisafulli, who will serve as co-manager of the office.

Hays has 18 years of real estate industry experience.


Dwight Wingert, a correctional officer captain on the 4-12 shift, has been named Supervisor of the Quarter at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown.

Along with his regular shift responsibilities as a captain, two years ago he was appointed the Islamic coordinator. He provided support and supervision to Islamic religious groups, according to a prepared release.


Lieba J. Cohen, Hagerstown Community College director of institutional advancement, was recertified in December 2005 as a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) by CFRE International, which sets standards for philanthropy. This credential is awarded to those who demonstrate ongoing practice and achievement as a professional fundraiser, continued professional education and service to the profession and other not-for-profit organizations.

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