Business People

April 08, 2007

Joy El Ministries

GREENCASTLE, Pa. Joy El Ministries has hired Matthew Mason to serve as the organization's business manager, effective March 1.

Matthew, who lives in Greencastle, holds bachelor of science degrees in accounting and youth ministry from Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. He most recently served as staff accountant with youth ministry CE National for 5 1/2 years.

Joy El Ministries has hired Brian McFeaters as the director of camping ministries for Camp Joy El.

He last served at America's Keswick in New Jersey, where he held several positions during his tenure, most recently guest services director.

McFeaters holds a bachelor of science degree in Bible and youth ministries from Philadelphia Biblical University.

Department of Social Services

Jeanne Kitchens, administrative assistant for the assistant director of the Social Services Division, was recognized for having completed 35 years of continuous service with the Washington County Department of Social Services.


Her responsibilities also include the supervision of the secretarial staff for the division.

Hagerstown Trust

Susan M. Mades, vice president, regional branch manager for Hagerstown Trust has been promoted to senior vice president, branch administration.

Mades joined Hagerstown Trust in September 1986 as a customer service representative at the Virginia Avenue branch. She became the branch manager of the Dual Highway office in 1993 and in 2003 was promoted to regional branch manager.

Mades is a graduate of the Maryland Banking School and has received Hagerstown Trust's President's Award for outstanding business performance.

The Herald-Mail

Richard Plucker has been named alternative media sales manager of The Herald-Mail.

Plucker will be responsible for managing sales efforts for all Herald-Mail-related Web sites and niche products and for overseeing the company's database marketing efforts.

Plucker for the past three years was director of integrated advertising for the Cape May (N.J.) County Herald.

Also in Advertising, Sheri Gigeous has been hired as an automotive sales representative. She previously worked for FiberNet LLC, TruGreen ChemLawn and Massey Lincoln Mercury, among others.

In Circulation, Cheryl Jones has been hired as a part-time assistant zone manager. Jones has served the company for eight years as an independent contractor, delivery capacity, handling both home delivery routes and single-copy locations. She also was a store manager for Rue 21 Inc. in Westminster, Md., and a supervisor for Tri-State Subway in Greencastle, Pa.

In other part-time moves, Lisa Sentelle has joined the Information Technology Department, primarily handling the company's weekend Web site update duties. Sentelle has training and professional experience in the areas of graphics, photography, editing and Web design, among others. She's worked for UPN 20/WDCA TV and DEAFTV and done freelance work in graphics, editing and photography.

In Packaging & Distribution, Craig Chapman, Carrie Maldonado and Margarita Maldonado have been hired as part-time inserters.

Celebrating milestone anniversaries with the company in April are Joshua Bond, Chris Carter and Travis King, all of whom are marking five years as part-time correspondents in the newsroom.

Coldwell Banker Premier Properties/Premier Homes

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Coldwell Banker Premier Properties/Premier Homes honored its West Virginia Realtors for their work in 2006.

Winning the Silver Award for a sales volume of $1 million to $3 million are the following agents:

Berkeley Springs office - Bob Dugan, Rick Kucharski, Lynn Frum, Maureen Ruggiero and Gregory Stuckey.

Charles Town office - Dorothy Flannery and Sybil Harrison.

Martinsburg office - Ken McDonald Jr., James Garvin, Melody Shaw, Robert Nicoletti, Kay Mahew, Gerald Clark, Ron Rockwell and Imogene Canby.

Shepherdstown office - James Chancey and David Hoffman.

Gold Winners who posted sales volume of $3 million to $5 million are Elizabeth McMullin, Charlestown office; Margaret Welling, Martinsburg office; John Christman and Bob Butler, Shepherdstown office; and Teresa Seville, Berkeley Springs officer.

Platinum winners who produced more than $5 million in sales volume for 2006 are: Shepherdstown office, Paula Miller and Diane Maselli; Martinsburg office, James Seibert, Telena Spies, Steve Malone and Matt Howard.

Winning overall company awards for 2006 are:

Teresa Seville from Berkeley Springs, for the number of sold listings, sold volume and most units sold.

Elizabeth McMullin from the Charles Town office, for sold listings, sold volume and most units sold.

Paula Miller from the Shepherdstown office, who won the most sold volume award and sold units award. Diane Maselli won the most listing units award.

From the Martinsburg office, Steve Malone was the most sold volume winner and Matt Howard won the most listing units award and the most sold units.

Alpha Syromili Dental Laboratory

Robert C. Mann, C.D.T., owner-operator of Alpha Syromili Dental Laboratory in Hagerstown, was honored by the American Dental Association and the National Board for Certification in Dental Technology Inc. for 35 years of service as a certified dental technician.

Mann has practiced crown and bridge dental technology in Hagerstown for 50 years.

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