Business People

June 10, 2007

Washington County Free Library

Ian Seibert, IT manager for Washington County Free Library, attended the Bluesocket Wireless LAN Management Training Seminar in Boston May 8-10.

Training focused on the management and security of wireless local area networks. Additional training included installation, maintenance, and configuration of WLANs using both Bluesocket and third-party products to create both public and private wireless networks.

The library will use those products to upgrade its wireless networks for expanded public use.

The Herald-Mail Co.

Michael Woodyard has joined The Herald-Mail Circulation Department as a state zone manager.

A graduate of Frederick High School, Woodyard previously served in the U.S. Army, and worked for Harry Kahn Associates, Roadway Express and Fleetwood Travel Trailers.


Also in Circulation, John Caiazzo and Eric Newman have been hired as part-time assistant zone managers, and Betsy Miller as part-time Educational Services coordinator.

In the Advertising Department, Amber Belt has been hired as a new business sales representative.

A graduate of Hagers-town Community College, and Shippensburg University with a degree in marketing, Belt completed a marketing communications internship with Washington County Hospital. She's worked for the Sierra Moreno Mercantile Co. and the United Postal Service.

Also in Advertising, Megan Guilliams has joined the staff as an intern. She'll serve primarily in a sales associate role.

In the Newsroom, Joshua Bowman has been hired as county reporter. A graduate of the University of Maryland, and Clear Spring High School, Bowman has worked as a reporter for the Montgomery County Sentinel.

Also in the newsroom, Julia Copley has joined the staff as an intern.

In Packaging & Distribution, Chris Myers has been hired as a full-time machinist.

A graduate of Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School, Myers spent four years in the U.S. Army, and has worked for Phoenix Color, Swimming Pool Specialties and First Data Commercial Services.

Also in Packaging & Distribution, Kevin Throckmartin has been hired as a part-time inserter.

Also joining the staff as interns are Dan Putz, photography; and Kathy Fowler, marketing.

Celebrating milestone anniversaries with the company in June are Linda Boward, Finance & Administration, 30 years; Bob Parasiliti, newsroom, 20 years; and Patti Barlow, Information Technology, five years.

Woodsboro Bank

WOODSBORO, Md. - C. Richard Miller Jr., president and CEO of Woodsboro Bank, recently was named vice chairman of the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) following the organization's annual election.

As vice chairman, Miller serves on the Executive Committee, which presides over the association.

Miller, who has served on the MBA board since 2003, is also chairman of the MBA Government Relations Council, which studies and makes recommendations concerning state-proposed legislation affecting the banking industry.

Founded in 1896, MBA is the only Maryland-based trade group representing commercial banks and thrifts.

Saint James School

Mary Wood has been named the director of development and alumni relations at Saint James School.

Wood, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., will assume her new duties on July 2.

She served as the director of advancement and alumni relations at The Barnesville School for the past eight years, and was the director of development at St. John's Episcopal School from 1995 to 1999.

She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1987 with a B.A. in English and is pursuing a lay theology degree at the Virginia Theological Seminary.

High Rock Studios

Lindsay Layman has been named project manager at High Rock Studios.

Layman, a Washington County native, has a degree from Catawba College in South Carolina. She initially will be based in the Hagers-town office and then move to High Rock's Frederick, Md., office.

Frederick County

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Commissioners appointed Laurie Boyer to the post of director of the Frederick County Economic Development Division, effective June 1.

Boyer, of Frederick, succeeds Marie Keegin, who was retiring after serving in the position for six years.

As a division director reporting directly to the commissioners, Boyer will be responsible for the overall management of economic and work-force development programs, including business retention strategies and the planning, marketing and implementation of business and agriculture development initiatives.

She had been deputy director of the Office of Economic Development for the past five years.

Boyer has a bachelor of arts degree in communications and Spanish from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., and a master of arts degree in communication studies from West Virginia University in Morgantown.

She received the certified economic developer designation in 2006.

Tastefully Simple

Two local residents have become independent consultants with Tastefully Simple Inc. direct-sales company.

They are Debbie Jump of Hagerstown and Bobbie Violet of Keedysville.

Consultants offer the company's gourmet foods and beverages to guests at home taste-testing parties.

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