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April 20, 2008

The Herald-Mail Co.

Scott Lytton has rejoined The Herald-Mail Co. as a state zone manager in the circulation department. Lytton worked for the company from January 2007 to January 2008. Before that, he served for 10 years as an independent contractor, handling extensive Herald-Mail distribution routes. He also has worked for Citibank and The Frederick News-Post.

Also in Circulation, Shawn Monninger has been hired as a part-time assistant in the company's distribution center. A graduate of Boonsboro High School, he also works for See It Now Signs in Boonsboro. He has worked for Crist Instrument Co. and Maidstone Interiors in Hagerstown.

In the advertising department, Tina South has been named to a retail sales associate position. South has been with the company since November 2004, first as a single-copy assistant, then as an automotive/real estate sales associate. A graduate of North Hagerstown High School, South previously worked for Office Suppliers Inc. and Broadfording Bible Brethren Church. Also in advertising, Michelene Phillips has joined the classified staff as a part-time inside sales representative. A graduate of Glenbrook (La.) High School, she has worked for The Journal in Martinsburg, W.Va., the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and as a self-employed insurance agent.

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In the newsroom, Kate Alexander and Chris Carter are sharing part-time Pennsylvania reporter duties. Alexander, a graduate of Waynesboro (Pa.) High School and Shepherd University, rejoins the company after having served in the position from July 2006 to May 2007. She has worked for Shepherd's school newspaper and as a media intern for Berkeley County Schools. Carter has been with the company as a sports correspondent since April 2002. He is a graduate of North Hagerstown High School and Shippensburg (Pa.) University.

In packaging and distribution, Michael Speaker has been hired as a part-time assistant. A graduate of Washington County Technical High School, he has attended the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C. Speaker has worked for Keplinger's Automotive Center, Brewer's Saab and Garden State Tanning. Also in the department, Ricky Burnett, Jeffrey Curtis and Heather Peck have been hired as part-time inserters.

Marking milestone anniversaries with the company in April are Sandy Maginnis, advertising, 35 years; and Don Aines, newsroom, and Matt Good, pressroom, five years.

Baltimore Life

Dawn Brown was named Leading Provider for 2007 at the Hagerstown agency of the Baltimore Life Companies Team Advantage Division.

Brown, a Clear Spring resident, also was a candidate for Rookie of the Year.

Lia Sophia

The following area residents received top honors for outstanding sales accomplishments and professionalism by Lia Sophia's Excellent Beginnings Program.

Elizabeth Beaton of Smithsburg

Donna Dimercurio of Hagerstown

Wendy Dumm of Frederick, Md.

Therese Fleetwood of Hagerstown

Stacy Fockler of Hagerstown

Kimberly Witcher of Frederick

Shelby Wivell of Maugansville

Lia Sophia is a unique direct-selling opportunity offering fashion jewelry through personalized in-home demonstrations.

Home & Garden Party

SHARPSBURG - Tanya Snodderly was named a master designer by Home & Garden Party, a home dcor direct-selling business.

Snodderly qualified as a master designer by sponsoring one new designer and having personal sales of $300 or more each month.

The Glocker Group

The Glocker Group Realty Results announced its top agents for March 2008.

Derek Heckman was top real estate agent in settled volume and settled units, and Eddie Jefferson was top real estate agent for listed volume and units.

Animal Health Clinic

Debbi Brown of Animal Health Clinic in Funkstown earned the distinction of Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) by passing the certification exam of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) on Feb. 4 in St. Augustine, Fla.

This designation is VHMA's highest professional distinction.

The certification program measures the knowledge and experience needed to manage a veterinary practice and requires a continued commitment to further improvement through continuing education.

M&T Bank

Jack Lewin, vice president of commercial banking at M&T Bank, was appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and confirmed by the Senate for a four-year term as board member of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO).

TEDCO helps transfer and commercialize innovations from Maryland-based universities and research labs by providing emerging technology companies and university researchers with seed funding and technical assistance.

Lewin has more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance and has worked for M&T Bank since 2002. He counsels mid- to large-sized businesses in the mid-Atlantic, providing them with financial advice and offering a full range of financial products and services.

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