In Advertising, Jason Smith has been hired as an outside sales representative and Canessa Simmers has been promoted to the position of majors/national sales representative.
Smith is a graduate of Elon (N.C.) University. Simmers, who has been with the company since 2004, will handle the accounts of major/national advertisers and assist in creating and implementing new advertising marketing initiatives for the company. A graduate of James Madison University with a degree in marketing, she is pursuing an MBA.
In other company promotions, Sean Lewis was named retail manager in the Advertising Department, Tom McCall was named an assistant foreman in the pressroom, and Brad Bennett was named night foreman in the Packaging & Distribution Department.
Lewis has been with The Herald-Mail since 2000, most recently serving as niche sales manager. McCall has worked in the pressroom since 1978, while Bennett has been with the company since 2001, working in both the Building Department and Packaging & Distribution.
In part-time moves, Eric Ahalt was hired as a correspondent in the Sports Department, and Amanda Yonker joined the Packaging & Distribution Department as an inserter.
City Editor Liz Thompson in February marks five years with the company. Thompson previously worked for The Herald-Mail as a reporter from 1984-1996.
She has a bachelor's degree from Mountain State University, and has served as a public relations officer for the West Virginia Parkway Authority and Jefferson County (W.Va.) Schools.
Kevin Crawford has been hired by Hagerstown Community College as a recruitment coordinator.
Among other responsibilities, Crawford will act as a liaison between prospective students and HCC, attend recruitment events, and visit area high schools.
Crawford has an associate degree in communications from HCC and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Bridgewater (Va.) College.
Crawford came to HCC from Hagerstown Business College, where he was responsible for high school recruitment.
84 Lumber Co.
FREDERICK, Md. - 84 Lumber Co., has hired two people as manager trainees at stores in Frederick County, Md.
Derek Bendit has been hired as a manager trainee at the 84 Lumber store in Frederick.Bendit, a native of Frederick, graduated from Rockville High School in 1989.
Kalen Scott has been hired as a manager trainee at the store in Brunswick, Md.
Scott, a native of Jefferson, Md., graduated from Brunswick High School in 2005.
Diane Rowe Caprio, E.A.
Diane Caprio, a member of the Maryland Society of Accountants, recently attended a two-day professional education seminar in Frederick, Md.
The seminar, hosted by the society and presented by the Gear-Up company, focused on taxes for individuals and tax law changes for the 2005 tax season.
Humane Society of Washington County
The Humane Society of Washington County announced the addition of several new employees.
Joining the staff as animal care technicians are Holly Brong, Jacqueline Eddington and John Lehman.
Martina Pine has joined the team of customer service representatives.
Noting three years of service through the Senior Employment Program of the Maryland Department of Aging is Dottie Palmer.
Kevin Moriarty, executive director of the Washington County Arts Council, recently joined the Humane Society's board of directors.
Associated Builders and Contractors
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. installed officers and directors for 2006 during its annual business meeting Jan. 13 at Fountain Head County Club in Hagerstown.
Officers for 2006 are: M. James Rock, chairman; William R. Valentine, past chairman, treasurer; Darrell D. Brechbill, past chairman; and Joan L. Warner, president.
Board of directors members for 2006 are: Berneice D. Collis, Jeff E. Deardorff, Rod G. Everett, Ken E. Kline, Tony R. Homer, Greg W. Brown, Robert Dale Householder and Timothy R. Campbell. John D. Helman is the National ABC board representative.
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center
FREDERICK, Md. - Dr. Nathan Wei presented information on a second generation of arthritis therapies at a conference of arthritis experts in Coral Gables, Fla., on Jan. 14.
Wei, a board-certified rheumatologist, is clinical director of the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland, an arthritis research center in Frederick.