EDC lists board officers

June 11, 2006

The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) has announced board of directors officers for fiscal year 2007. They are:

  • John L. Schnebly of Keller-Stonebraker Insurance Inc., chairman.

  • James D. Lobley of Hagerstown Kitchens Inc., vice chair.

  • Timothy Henry of Hagerstown Trust Co., secretary.

Schnebly and Lobley served during fiscal year 2006, Schnebly as vice chair and Lobley as secretary.

John F. Barr of Ellsworth Electric Inc. has fulfilled his term as chairman and will remain on the board until June 30, 2007.

Peter Madeo will serve a three-year term on the board of directors, beginning July 1. That coincides with the retirement from the board of Franklin P. Erck III as City of Hagerstown representative.


Madeo, of Boonsboro, is human resources manager at Good Humor-Breyer's Ice Cream. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Virginia Tech and a master's degree in management from Webster University. An active member of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Managers, Madeo has a lifetime certification as a Senior Human Resource Professional.

"The EDC's new executive officers will continue to provide strong leadership and oversight to the commission's responsibilities," said Timothy R. Troxell, EDC executive director. "With their help, the EDC will build upon its past successes and continue its focus on the recruitment and retention of quality, well-paying jobs for the citizens of Washington County."

The Washington County Commissioners have approved the reappointment of Noel C. Williams of Fujicolor Processing Inc. to a second three-year term. Williams serves as an at-large representative.

J. D. Rinehart of Rinehart Orchards has been re-appointed to the board as a municipality representative. The 2007 fiscal year will complete Rinehart's six-year term.

The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission is a county agency that provides assistance to new and expanding businesses throughout Hagerstown and Washington County. The EDC interacts with a network of public, private and nonprofit organizations to address the business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the county.

Other members of the board of directors currently serving include Gary Davis; Robert E. Ernst II; James P. Hamill; Roger W. Johnston; and Dana Moylan. Ex-officio members include Deborah Everhart; Robert Garver; Richard W. Phoebus Sr., James Kercheval; William J. Wivell; and Robert E. Bruchey.

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