Business people

June 15, 2008

Total Fitness Specialists

Several trainers from Total Fitness Specialists Inc. recently attended the American Fitness Professionals & Associates annual Fitness, Trainer, Sports & Mind Body Conference in Ocean City, Md.

· Erin Fleming attended several workshops, and also attained two new certifications, including Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and Post Rehabilitation Specialist.

· Sheila Kurtz received continuing education credits for attending 11 workshops and lectures.

· Shelby Patterson received continuing education credits for attending 10 workshops and lectures.

· Bradley Hamilton received continuing education credits for attending nine workshops and lectures.

Mackintosh Inc. Realtors

Susan Walton and Joe Marinelli recently joined the residential sales team at Mackintosh Inc. Realtors' Hagerstown office.

Walton has worked in numerous aspects of real estate, including residential and new home sales as well as land development, since 2005.

Marinelli is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in biomedical science. His past experience includes work in the medical sales field and research.


Hagerstown-Washington County EDC

The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission announces one new appointment and three reappointments to its board of directors.

· Richard Seibert was appointed to the board as a Greater Hagerstown Committee representative. Seibert will serve a three-year term beginning July 1.

Seibert is managing partner of Knob Hall Winery and Vineyard in Clear Spring.

· Timothy Henry of Centra Bank has been reappointed to a second three-year term. Henry serves as the current vice chair of the board and is a Chamber of Commerce representative.

· Gary L. Davis has been reappointed to a second three-year term as an at-large member.

· Stuart L. Mullendore of HBP Inc. has been appointed to his first three-year term as an at-large member. He has completed filling a vacancy of another member.

PNC Bank

PNC Bank announces the following appointments at its branch banks in Hagerstown.

· Nikki Holman has been named manager of the PNC Bank branch at 12916 Conamar Drive in Hagerstown.

Holman has more than five years of experience in the financial service industry. She previously worked as a branch manager at Sovereign Bank in the Chambersburg, Pa., area. She has had extensive training in retail banking, business banking and leadership management.

· Lori Houser has been named assistant manager of the Regional Banking Center at the Long Meadow branch.

Houser has more than 20 years of experience in the financial service industry, as well as retail banking and leadership management training.


J. Randall (Randy) Thompson, president and CEO of ThompsonGas, recently was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 Award in Maryland.

Thompson was selected as a finalist from nearly 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges.

The Ernst & Young awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Jeanne Pino was named top individual producer for April at the Hagerstown office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Advanced Chiropractic Care

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Becky Knott, patient care coordinator of Advanced Chiropractic, Foot & Ankle Care, attended The American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants Conference in Atlantic City, N.J., in April.

Knott received a certificate of completion for attending the continuing education seminars, which were presented to help podiatric medical assistants enhance patient care.

Penn State Mont Alto

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Kevin Boon, associate professor of English at Penn State Mont Alto, received the 2008 Penn State Mont Alto Faculty Scholar Award.

The award is presented annually to recognize a faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in the areas of research, creative accomplishments and scholarship.

Boon joined Penn State Mont Alto in 2000 as an assistant professor of English, and was promoted to associate professor in 2006.

Shippensburg University

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Two people recently were appointed as vice presidents at Shippensburg University.

· Jan. D. "Denny" Eakle was appointed as vice president for administration and finance.

Eakle recently retired as a brigadier general from the U.S. Air Force after 30 years.

· Roger L. Serr was appointed as vice president for student affairs.

Serr has served as the university's acting vice president for student affairs since June 2005. He joined the university in 1994, serving as associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

Prior to that, he was assistant director of residence life at Michigan State University from 1984 to 1994, and area coordinator in the Department of Residential Life at the University of Connecticut from 1982 to 1984.

Serr received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, his master's degree from Western Illinois University and his bachelor's degree in sociology from Northern State College in South Dakota.

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