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May 18, 2008

The First National Bank of Mercersburg



MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The board of directors of The First National Bank of Mercersburg has announced the promotion of Executive Vice President Robert J. Fignar, CFP, to chief executive officer. Fignar succeeds Marelin K. Sites, retiring CEO.

Fignar, a native of Greencastle, Pa., has been employed by the bank since May 1986, when he began as an officer trainee on the teller line. He graduated from Shippensburg University in May 1987, and he earned his certified financial planner (CFP) designation in 1993. He was promoted to senior vice president in 2002 and was appointed executive vice president earlier this year.

Cherry L. Laye has attained the position of information technology officer. Laye will take the lead in anticipating and addressing the challenges of evolving technology and a growing organization.

Laye has worked in several areas of the bank since 1990.

The First National Bank of Mercersburg is an independent community bank with offices throughout Franklin County.

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Maryland Correctional Training Center



Lt. John Carbaugh has been awarded supervisor of the quarter at Maryland Correctional Training Center for the second quarter of 2008.

Carbaugh volunteered his time and talent to perform during Victims' Rights Week in April. He performed a musical selection for attendees that many said left them recalling memories of loved ones.

Carbaugh has been employed with MCTC since April 1995. He was promoted to lieutenant in June.

Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown



The following awards were announced at Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown:

Danielle Stoner, office secretary III, was named employee of the month. She has been involved in coordinating the cultural assessment protocol as well as preparing for the off-site National Institute of Corrections-sponsored "Promoting a Positive Corrections Course." Stoner was commended for her professionalism in her job performance.

Carolyn Thomas, correctional dietary manager, was named supervisor of the quarter for her efforts in the food service department. Through Thomas' leadership and communication skills, her department received a 100 percent compliance rating during a re-audit by the Division of Correction.

The following promotions occurred at Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown:

Cheryl Williams was promoted to correctional officer lieutenant. She has been an employee of the Division of Correction for 12 years.

Dan Bowers was promoted to correctional officer sergeant. He has been an employee of the Division of Correction for 10 years.

Ryan Ebersole was promoted to correctional officer lieutenant. He has been an employee of the Division of Correction for 10 years.

Ryan Sullivan was promoted to correctional officer sergeant. He has been an employee of the Division of Correction for five years.

Patrick Smith was promoted to correctional officer lieutenant. He has been an employee of the Division of Correction for 16 years.

Property Management People



FREDERICK, Md. - Elizabeth Betancourt, community manager specialist for Property Management People Inc., recently was named association management specialist by Community Associations Institute.

She joins more than 3,800 managers who have earned the AMS designation since it was established in 1990.

Betancourt, a resident of Hagerstown, has seven years of property management experience.

Property Management People provides full management services for approximately 20,000 planned units in nearly 60 homeowner and condominium associations.

Exit Preferred Realty



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Don Truett has joined Exit Preferred Realty.

Truett has been involved in residential rentals for the past seven years. He has been self-employed in the restaurant and tavern business for the past 24 years.

Shepherd University



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The following Shepherd University employees were honored last month by President Suzanne Shipley for their years of service and retirements during the spring meeting of the Shepherd University Assembly:

John Schmidt, retiring after 40 years

Patricia Stealey, retiring after 39 years

John Landolt, retiring after 38 years

V.J. Brown, retiring after 37 years

Henrietta Eby, retiring after 35 years

Suda Kunyosying, retiring after 23 years

Grover Boyer, retiring after 19 years

Kathleen Gaberson, retiring after six years

Walter Davis, retiring after five years

David Fincham and Hang Yul Rhee, 40 years of service

Marsha Branch, Philip Simpson and Roger Hamood, 30 years of service

Nancy Cowherd, Kathleen Reid and Veronica Scott, 25 years of service

Brian Hammond, Mary Beth Walling, Paula Brown, James Dunn Jr., Jacqueline Grantham, Reza Mirdamadi and John Schultz, 20 years of service

Long & Foster



The Hagerstown office of Long & Foster Real Estate has announced its top agents for April.

Kathy Spinks was the top-selling agent and The Llewellyn Team was the top listing, selling and units team.

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