Business People

July 22, 2007


The Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown recognized its Employees of the Year for 2007 at the annual ceremony for local law enforcement agencies held at the Kepler Theater at Hagerstown Community College on May 11.

They are:

·Lt. Bryan Smith, whose dedication to security is instrumental in the safety of staff and inmates and who has given the institution an excellent record in dealing with contraband issues and other security matters, according to information from the prison. Smith has been employed with the State of Maryland since 1993.

·Sgt. Anthony Caudo, has been instrumental in the recovery of weapons, cell- phones and other contraband infiltrated into various institutions and is a member of MCI-H's honor guard, prison officials said. He has been employed by the state since 2001.


·Julie A. Dunbar, office secretary III, observed an unauthorized personal vehicle in the central kitchen parking lot. Her awareness and follow-through possibly prevented the introduction of contraband into the prisons. Dunbar has been employed by the state since 1987.

County Board of Social Services

The Washington County Commissioners on May 15 appointed the following people to the county Board of Social Services:

·David D. Pool, a new member, was appointed to a three-year term. He is employed as an associate broker for Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.

·Ellen Robertson Hayes and Roland F. Smith were appointed to second three-year terms to the Board of Social Services.

Robertson Hayes is employed as a principal at Eastern Elementary School.

Smith retired from Jamison Door Co. as president and CEO in 1996.

·On May 21, the Washington County Board of Social Services elected new officers for 2007-08:

Ellen Robertson Hayes, chairwoman; Roland F. Smith, vice chairman; and David T. Yohman, secretary.

Yohman has been employed by Hagerstown Community College since 2000 and is an adjunct professor, Administration of Justice.

He previously was director of campus safety at Gettysburg College and director of University Police, University of Maryland Baltimore County.

He served in the Maryland Army National Guard from 1982 to 2003, and retired with the rank of colonel.

He also retired as captain from the Maryland State Police, where he worked from 1968 to 1992.


Correctional Dietary Supervisor Lt. Ann L. Wilkes and Correctional Dietary Officer II Gary W. Poffenberger Sr. have been named June Employees of the Month at the Maryland Correctional Training Center.

Wilkes and Poffenberger's contributions to Staff Appreciation Day "made for a very successful day. They both helped to provide all the food preparations, the supplies needed, and the extra help when and where needed," according to a prepared release from the prison.

Wilkes has been an MCTC employee since 1999. She is instrumental in supporting special functions while ensuring that MCTC Food Service operates in a safe and secure manner.

Poffenberger has been employed at MCTC since 1988. He demonstrates outstanding support of the goals of the Food Service at MCTC and is a team player who is proficient in training newly hired employees in inmate supervision, proper sanitation and food handling, prison officials said.

County Leadership Development Program

The Washington County Leadership Development Program Inc. recently welcomed five new board member:

Shulamit Finkelstein of the Washington County Board of Education; John Martirano, county attorney; Kent Reynolds, Keller Stonebraker; Sam Wright, Tri-State Printing; and Pastor Haru Carter, Zion Baptist Church.

Susquehanna Bank

Susquehanna Bank has announced new roles for its executive leadership.

·James G. Piern has joined the executive officers of the bank's parent company, Susquehanna Bancshares, with a promotion from senior vice president and group executive to executive vice president and group executive.

He continues to serve as chairman and chief executive officer of Susquehanna Bank and will maintain his office at Susquehanna's corporate headquarters in Hagerstown.

·Michael E. Hough was named president and chief operating officer of Susquehanna Bank. In this role, he is responsible for the bank's overall leadership, strategic direction, and operational activities.

Hough formerly was a senior executive vice president and commercial sales manager for Susquehanna Bank's western regions in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He has more than 18 years of experience in banking.

Hough has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Madison University and completed Maryland Banking School and Advanced Banking School at the University of Maryland.

·Christopher D. Holt, senior executive vice president, was named regional president.

He will be responsible for retail and commercial sales in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, and Worcester counties in Maryland.

He will serve as a representative of Susquehanna Bank for community activities and as the bank's primary point of contact for leaders in those counties.

Maryland Society of Accountants

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Two local people have been appointed to The Maryland Society of Accountants (MSA) Board of Directors.

They are Past President Hazel Fields, EA, of Clear Spring and Delegate at Large John "Jack" Hayes of Frederick, Md.

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