Business People

September 16, 2007


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - David M. Jones, vice president and investment representative at Raymond James, will host a new local radio show on Talk Radio WRNR.

The show, which began on Sept. 13 and is to run every other Thursday from 12:30 to 1 p.m., deals with personal finance topics.

Heritage Financial Services Ltd. offers securities and investment advisory services through Raymond James Financial Services Inc.

Real Living Metro West Realty

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Rose Ann Bizub has joined Real Living Metro West Realty's Martinsburg office as a real estate sales agent.

Bizub, of Martinsburg, obtained her real estate license in January 2006 after completing classes at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. She is licensed in West Virginia and Virginia.


Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Elmer Hershberger has joined the Waynesboro office of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA.

Hershberger has more than 25 years of experience in real estate. He has a degree in finance from the University of Maryland.

Leadership Washington County

Leadership Washington County, the core program of the Washington County Leadership Development Program Inc., recently introduced the 32 members of Class XXI with a welcome reception/picnic at Fountain Head Country Club.

The nine-month course of study officially begins with a weekend retreat.

Leadership Washington County members of Class XXI are:

Jonathan Barr, service supervisor, Ellsworth Electric; Amy Black, Human Resources director, First Data; Cynthia Brown, director of programs, Otterbein United Methodist Church;

Bryan Burton, supervisor, Callas Contractors; Paul Crampton III, supervisor of special construction, Crampton Contractors; Guy Djuken, executive director, UNESCO Center for Peace.

Arnold Eby, executive director, Star Community; Craig Fentress, IT director, Hagerstown Community College; Robin Ferree, business development specialist, Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission; Julie Gaver, owner, Julie Gaver Training; Leah Gayman, resource development/campaign director, United Way of Washington County.

Laurel Good, associate director, Girls Inc.; Dee Harne, assistant director, Head Start; Tara Horst, assistant professor for IT, Shippensburg University; Allen Hovermale, executive assistant, Ellsworth Electric; Missy McCray, manager of Consumer Business, Arc of Washington County; Donna Messina,director of Human Resources, City of Hagerstown; Holly Miller, Learning Performance Solutions Group manager, Citicorp Credit Services; Matt Murphy, president and CEO, See Inc.; James Neville, executive director, Washington County Historical Society.

Donna Newcomer, assistant director for Human Resources,Washington County Public Schools; Kelli Palamar, senior residential loan officer, Centra Bank; Penny Pittman, owner, Weaver's Restaurant; Andrew Sargent, property manager, Randall Hagner Ltd.; Annette Searfoss,Resource Center director, Apples for Children; Terri Shoemaker-Kreit, audit manager, SEK.

Ashley Sowers, assistant vice president, M&T Bank; Lisa Stanton, marketing director, Premier Settlements; Allen Twigg, clinical manager, Behavioral Health Services, Washington County Health System; Charissa Wieland, External Relations representative, Washington County Health System; Randy Wilkinson,chief deputy/colonel, Washington County Sheriff's Department; Mervin Yoder,vice president, Susquehanna Bank.

Brook Lane

The following Brook Lane employees were named Employees of the Month for August.

· Clinical Staff - Matt Bailey, direct care worker, Stone Bridge Transitional Care Home.

· Support Staff - Shirley Feiser, late cook, Nutritional Services.

Market America

Reed Gardner,of Hagerstown, has advanced to coordinator as an independent distributor for Market America product brokerage and Internet marketing company.

Gardner became eligible for the coordinator level after developing two sales and distribution organizations in addition to selling an established amount of product.

Tastefully Simple

FREDERICK, Md. - Melanie Williams of Frederick has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company that sells gourmet products.

Edward Jones

Cort Meinelschmidt of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Hagerstown has achieved the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist.

Meinelschmidt completed the Accredited Asset Mangement Specialist (AAMS) Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning.

Those who complete the program, pass a final exam and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form earn the AAMS designation.

This advanced training offers investment professionals hands-on information needed to provide comprehensive financial services.


Ryan Sullivan, correctional officer II, was named Employee of the Month at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown.

Sullivan is responsible for handling the data technician responsibilities at the prison. His work ethic and attention to detail are admirable, a release says.

Sullivan has been employed by the State of Maryland since 2003.

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