Business People

July 08, 2007

Linda Altizer

The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) recognized Linda Altizer, of Hagers-town, for four years of national service to the organization.

She was recognized during the closing ceremony of the 27th annual NAON Congress, held May 20-26 in St. Louis.

Altizer was the first certified orthopaedic nurse specialist in Maryland and has served NAON in various positions, most recently on the national board of directors.

She also was recognized by the Bone and Joint Decade representative, Toby King, for presenting the Fit-to-T program, which was developed by the surgeon general to educate the public about osteoporosis.


The Herald-Mail Co.

Mike Peck has been promoted to the position of night foreman in the Packaging & Distribution Department of The Herald-Mail.

Peck has been with the company, serving as a machinist in the department, since October 2004.

Also in Packaging, Dwayne Turner and Shalan Wilkins have joined the staff as part-time inserters.

In the Advertising Department, Candyace Vincent has been promoted to an outside sales representative position.

Vincent, a graduate of Shepherd University, has been with the company as an advertising sales associate for the past year.

Also in Advertising, Roberta Maas has been hired as a sales associate, and Diane Clingan, Amy Dunham, Zach Peters and Jennifer Zeiner have joined the staff as part-time, inside sales representatives.

In the newsroom, Ashley Hartman has been hired as a part-time Pennsylvania reporter, while Shannon Epps, Catherine Sudue, Jessica Phillips and Shauni Semler are working as interns.

Epps and Sudue join the company through a Newspaper Diversity Institute scholarship, and will serve as reporters, while Phillips and Semler will be working on a youth-oriented Web project. Both are students at Washington County Technical High School.

Elizabeth Corapi has taken a temporary part-time position in the Human Resources Department.

Celebrating milestone anniversaries in July are: Linda Duffield, associate editor in the newsroom, 20 years; and Dave Daugherty, part-time circulation customer service representative, 10 years.

Susquehanna Bank

Patrick Flickinger has joined Susquehanna Bank as manager of its Frederick Street office in Hagerstown.

As branch manager, Flickinger will be responsible for expanding and developing retail and commercial sales relationships as well as assisting existing customers, overseeing daily office functions and managing his staff.

He has 14 years of experience in the banking industry.


MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Teresa Dove has joined Mlend as a mortgage consultant in the Middletown office.

Dove, of New Market, Md., has worked as a loan officer for 12 years.

·Mortgage consultant Darren Ferlisi was top producer in the Middletown operation in May.

·Loan officer Rob Maricle was May's top producer at the Frederick, Md., retail operation.

·Michele Payton was May's top producer at the Shepherdstown, W.Va., retail operation

·Don Giffin was May's top producer in the Chambersburg, Pa., retail operation.

Department of Energy

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Randall C. Smyth has been named deputy assistant manager for Environment, Safety and Health at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge facilities.

Smyth, a Hagerstown native, is responsible for providing managerial and technical leadership for a professional staff. His duties also include leading ES&H program support through the Office of Science's Integrated Support Center to DOE national science laboratories throughout the United States.

Smyth has a bachelor's degree in biology and physical sciences from Hood College and pursued additional studies in marine biology at the University of West Florida.

He continues graduate studies in environmental biology at Hood College and formal training in radiation biology, health physics and nuclear reactor operations.

Synergy Healing Arts Center

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - The following graduates of Synergy Healing Arts Center & Massage School in Blue Ridge Summit recently passed their national certification exams:

Rita Harris, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; Joe Zellers, Westminster, Md.; Joe Pullman, Fairfield, Pa.; Kathie Calimer, Blue Ridge Summit; Connie Zaruba Mount Airy, Md.; Tamara Gregg, Greencastle, Pa.; and Anne Hampton, New Market, Md.

Rust-Oleum Corp.

Becky Sottile has been named Rust-Oleum Corp.'s Associate of the Quarter.

She was selected for the honor for her hard work and dedication to Rust-Oleum Corp., according to a company release.

She has accepted additional responsibilities and goes above and beyond the call of duty, providing her time and effort for associate activities and participating in the company's Quality Improvement Process, the release says.

Ocker & Associates

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Bradley Mann of Chambersburg, Pa., has joined the certified public accounting firm of Ocker & Associates, PC as a staff accountant.

Mann is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and accounting.

He completed an internship with Ocker & Associates during the past tax season.

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