Business people

May 14, 2006

Bank of Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - David Irvin has been promoted to executive vice president and senior loan officer of the Bank of Charles Town.

Irvin, of Martinsburg, W.Va., started his career at BCT in 2001 and most recently managed the Commercial Loan Division of the bank.

In his new position, Irvin will be responsible for the growth, underwriting and overall credit quality of the bank's commercial, retail and mortgage loan portfolios.

He graduated from Liberty University with a degree in business administration and obtained his MBA from Frostburg State University. He is a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking at Georgetown University.


EXIT Realty Prosperity Group

ANNAPOLIS - Diane Miller Marsden, EXIT Realty Prosperity Group, was one of 18 graduates of the Maryland Association of Realtors Leadership Academy who recently were honored at ceremonies held in Annapolis.

Marsden is a broker and owner of EXIT Realty Prosperity Group and the immediate past president of the Frederick County Association of Realtors.

The MAR Leadership Academy offers an intensive curriculum designed around the development of leadership skills, communications, strategic planning, legislative and government affairs and community involvement. Classes are conducted over seven months and stress the value of professional and personal commitment to professional, charitable and civic endeavors.

RE/MAX Achievers

RE/MAX Achievers of Hagerstown has announced the following agents as top agents for the month of March.

  • Lynn M. Lowry, Top Agent with Commissions Earned.

  • Jeanine K. McVicker, Top Agent with New Sales.

  • Steven L. Powell, Top Agent with New Listings.

Coldwell Banker

Cynthia Moler of the Hagerstown office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Hagerstown office was the top producing sales associate in Washington County for March.

Maxwell & Meyers

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - LeRoy S. Maxwell Jr. and Nancy H. Meyers have formed Maxwell & Meyers LLP, a partnership for the practice of law. The law firm, formerly known as Maxwell Law Offices, is in the Wayne Building at 92 W. Main St. in Waynesboro.

Maxwell, of Waynesboro, practices almost solely in the financial and estate planning areas, with emphasis on tax planning and personal planning for the family and estate administration.

He is a graduate of Waynesboro Area High School, Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in Philadelphia.

He began in the practice of law in 1966 and was an assistant district attorney for Franklin County, Pa., from 1968 through 1969. He is a former president of the Franklin County Bar Association.

Meyers handles estate planning and administration, in addition to business formation, traffic and criminal matters.

She is a graduate of the Scranton Preparatory School in Scranton, Pa., and Immaculata College and the Villanova University School of Law, both in the Philadelphia area.

Meyers was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 1995 and was a law clerk for the Honorable William H. Kaye, now deceased. In 1997, she became an assistant public defender in Franklin County and then was an assistant district attorney. In 2005, she became an associate with Maxwell Law Offices.


Melissa Jordan, Correctional Officer II, has been selected as Employee of the Month at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown for her diligent efforts in her current assignment as the 8-4 shift Operations Traffic Officer.

Neerala P. Tiwary

INWOOD, W.Va. - Neerala P. Tiwary, of Inwood, has passed the AAMA, CMA certification/recertification examination for medical assistants.

Tiwary is a graduate of the medical assisting program at Hagerstown Business College and is employed by Winchester Family Health Center in Winchester, Va.

Business Network International

The Hagerstown Thursday Lunch Chapter of Business Network International (BNI), an international word-of-mouth referral organization, inducted officers on April 13 at Perkins restaurant in Hagerstown.

  • Eric Gatrell of Gatrell & Associates, president

  • Jennifer Hagelberg of Jennifer's Floral Creations, vice president

  • Joann Steigerwald of Weekenders, secretary/treasurer.

  • Matt McTigue of NMDS; Tio Paci of Paci Chiropractic; Jennifer Altman of CTX Mortgage; and Brenda Wyatt of Susquehanna Bank, membership committee.

  • Tracy Kline of SERVPRO and Ed Sullivan of ADP, visitor hosts.

AtHome America

The following local residents recently started their own AtHome America businesses:

Donna Kraft, Jan Warner and Lu Anne Itnyre of Boonsboro; and Tammy Wilson, Dana Rice and Tammy Barnes of Hagerstown.

AtHome America is a direct seller of home-decorating accents.


FREDERICK, Md. - Rob Hackman, manager, Regulatory & Certification Policy, Government Affairs, recently observed his 10th service anniversary with AOPA, and Diane Henson, senior programmer, IT, observed her 15th service anniversary.

Hackman, of Hagerstown, is responsible for development of policies related to the regulation of pilots and general aviation aircraft. He is also the association's security liaison with the Transportation Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security regarding general aviation security issues.

Henson is responsible for providing primary support for numerous AOPA and AOPA Air Safety Foundation programs including credentials, renewals and acquisitions.

She developed and implemented a medical tracking system, renewal rate reporting system, an ASF donor tracking system and scanner processing. In addition, Henson provides user support for existing applications and programs.

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