Business People

July 29, 2007

The First National Bank of Greencastle

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The First National Bank of Greencastle recently named Pamela A. Johns its operations manager.

She will oversee the bank operations as well as the information technology, electronic banking, security, collections and facilities to provide technical and operational support services.

Johns also is to develop, implement and achieve annual bank goals and objectives as well as ensure the bank's compliance with operating policies, procedures and regulatory requirements. She will supervise personnel, communicate with other departments and management and provide periodic management reports.

Johns, of Fannettsburg, Pa., has worked as a teller, customer service representative, receptionist, trust clerk, loan clerk, data operations assistant and network administrator. For the last seven years, she has served as the bank's data operations manager.


Habitat for Humanity

FREDERICK, Md. - Habitat for Humanity of Frederick has hired Lindsay Hicks as its first project manager.

She will manage Habitat's projects, oversee construction personnel hired on an as-needed basis, work closely with the volunteer coordinator to have sufficient volunteers at the work site when needed and complete projects within budget and in time to meet the projected settlement and move-in dates.

A 2000 graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor of science degree in building construction management, she has seven years of experience in the public and private sectors.

She previously worked for two companies where she gained residential construction experience. More recently, she was a project manager for the Frederick County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Darrell Robertson

FREDERICK, Md. - Darrell Robertson, a member of the Maryland Association of Realtors, recently was awarded the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation.

Robertson earned the designation by attending a minimum of 90 hours of classroom instruction that covered a variety of subjects including contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction, among other things.


The Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown recognized Monte Hoffman, correctional officer II, as Employee of the Month for his performance on June 16, while he was assigned perimeter vehicle.

During the course of the shift, Hoffman noticed an unauthorized personal vehicle in the area and saw the person dropping off contraband, according to a prepared release.

Maryland State Police were informed and followed up on the case.

Hoffman has been employed by the State of Maryland since 1993.

·Captain Dave Rizer was recognized as MCI's Supervisor of the Quarter.

On June 14, Rizer demonstrated leadership ability in bringing two simultaneous major disturbances to a resolution within a short time.

Control was restored with minimal inmate injuries and no staff injuries, the release says.

Rizer has been employed by the state since 1987.


Rich Hayes, correctional officer II, has been named Employee of the Month for July at the Maryland Correctional Training Center.

Hayes was assigned to the gym in February and has been instrumental in expanding recreation time, developing new programs, recommending additional equipment and ideas to keep the inmate population active.

He has been employed at MCTC since 1995.

·Lt. Glenda Stonebraker retired from MCTC on July 1 after 22 years at the prison.

Stonebraker went to work at MCTC in 1985 as a correctional officer. She was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the Western Regional Training Complex. She subsequently was promoted to lieutenant.


John Kopyta, fiscal accounts clerk II, was named Employee of the Month for July at Roxbury Correctional Institution.

He received the award for performance of duties during staff absences during April. He performed extra duties in Timekeeping as well as his normal duties.

Goldshield Elite

Three local residents recently became independent distributors with Goldshield Elite, which markets a line of health and wellness nutritional products.

They are Janet Myers of Funkstown and Jeanette Ebersole and Jacquelene Kelley, both of Hagerstown.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA's Waynesboro office recognized sales professionals Jean Rosenberger and Darrell Morgan for their performances in June.


A local Avon representative was recognized by the company as being among the top representatives in the United States.

Vicki Orye was awarded a trip to Nashville, Tenn., where she and others took part in the President's Recognition Program Celebration.

Ocker & Associates

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Nina Thiessen, a senior accountant at Ocker & Associates PC certified public accounting firm, attained her Pennsylvania certified public accounting license by passing the Uniform CPA Examination administered by the state board of accountancy.

A member of Ocker & Associates for seven years, she is a 1989 graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

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