Business People

June 18, 2006

84 Lumber Co.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - 84 Lumber Co. has hired Jonathan Clark as a manager trainee at the store in Charles Town.

Clark, of Charles Town, graudated from Currituck County High School.

As a manager trainee, he is responsible for sales, estimating and material takeoffs, performing in-store merchandising and maintaining store and yard appearance.

Bowers Insurance

Mercersburg, Pa., resident Crystal M. Wible, a commercial account renewal specialist for Bowers Insurance, recently earned her certified insurance service representative (CISR) certification.

CISR is the designation for front-line insurance professionals who have shown an understanding of insurance coverages and an ability to analyze risks and exposures.


In her current position with Bowers, Wible processes client insurance renewals and performs pre-renewal verifications.

She joined Bowers in 1999 as a receptionist following her graduation from Hagerstown Business College, where she earned an associate degree. She previously worked as a sales associate for Sears and as a customer service representative for Citicorp.

Dr. Nils W. Olson

Local cosmetic dentist Dr. Nils W. Olson recently returned from San Diego where he gave a lecture on porcelain veneers, "Essential Keys for Successful Restoration of Teeth with Porcelain Veneers," to more than 300 dentists from around the world.

His presentation was delivered at the annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conference.

Olson received his Fellowship with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry last year and was formally presented his award at this year's meeting. This is the final credential available in the Academy and denotes the highest level of achievement.

Of AACD's 7,600 general members worldwide, Olson is one of 38 to receive this distinction.

Washington County Arts Council

Stephanie Ostmann, of Hagerstown, is the new executive assistant of the Washington County Arts Council.

She is responsible for the daily operations of the Arts Council's administrative offices and gallery in downtown Hagerstown.

A graduate of George Washington University, she previously worked in the defense industry in Northern Virginia.

Eastern Panhandle Federal Executive Association

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Eastern Panhandle Federal Executive Association (FEA) honored federal employees on May 17 at its annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown.

Awards were presented to:

Fernando Rivera, director of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., who accepted the award for the Executive category. FEA recognized him for his high energy, visionary philosophy, and passion for quality veteran care.

Maryanne Cage, administrative officer for the USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS), who accepted the award for the Manager category. Cage was honored for the commitment and dedication she exemplifies, in addition to her participation in a variety of outreach and Equal Employee Opportunity activities in the area.

Garland Carper, agricultural science research technician for the USDA ARS, who was presented with the Technical award. He was recognized for his dedication and innovation in the research of whole tree photosynthesis measurements for apple and peach trees at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station.

Jessica Ware, administrative support assistant for the USDA ARS, who was presented with the Administrative award. She was commended for her adaptability and workload balancing between the Appalachian Fruit Research Station and the National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture.

The U.S. Coast Guard Continuity of Operations (COOP) Expansion Team at the Operations Systems Center (OSC) was presented the Team award. With an ever increasing focus on Homeland Security, the Coast Guard Headquarters COOP site required extensive expansion of space and capability. The team documented requirements and developed the expansion plan; provided the engineering expertise to design, build, and outfit the additional space; provided IT support, designing and installing the telecommunication and computer networking infrastructure.

Frederick County Office of Economic Development

FREDERICK, Md. - Laurie M. Boyer, deputy director of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, has earned the designation of certified economic developer (CEcD).

The designation is a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. Boyer recently passed the CEcD exam, which was administered by the International Economic Development Council in San Jose, Calif.

Boyer has worked for the Frederick County Office of Economic Development for five years. She previously served as public information officer for the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners.

She earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., and a master's degree in communication studies from West Virginia University in Morgantown.


William "Bill" Campbell has been named Maryland Correctional Training Center's Employee of the Month for June.

Campbell, a transition coordinator, willingly takes on extra responsibilities to guarantee work is completed.

He works in the new Department of Transition and handles the defining and redefining of this department's goals and mission.

He also participates on committees and helps out with the employee appreciation luncheons.

He has been with Maryland Correctional Training Center since January 2005.

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