Business people

August 03, 2008

Susquehanna Bank

James G. Pierné, CEO of Susquehanna Bank and EVP of Susquehanna Bancshares Inc., recently was elected chairman of the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA).

As chairman, Pierné will play a key role in representing the members' interests to policymakers at the state and federal levels. He also will lead the MBA's board of directors and executive committee and work directly with the association's president and CEO on all matters relating to the banking industry.

Pierné joined the MBA's board of directors in 2003 and was elected to its executive committee in 2006. He has served as chairman of the association's Government Relations Council and Education Council, as well as chairman of Maryland BankPAC. He also has served on the Maryland Banking School board of trustees.

Pierné earned his master's degree in business administration from Loyola College and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware and the Community Bank Presidents' School at Emory University.


Pierné, who has 33 years of banking experience, was named The Herald-Mail's Person of the Year in 2004.

Potomac Bancshares

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Keith B. Berkeley recently was appointed to the board of directors of Potomac Bancshares Inc., the one-bank holding company of the Bank of Charles Town.

Berkeley, a licensed veterinarian, is president and owner of Valley Equine Associates PLLC in Ranson, W.Va.

Berkeley majored in animal science at Clemson (S.C.) University and received his doctor of veterinary medicine in 1984 from Tuskegee University.

Berkeley became a diplomate with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in January, becoming certified in equine practice.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Daniel "Danny" Carroll recently joined the staff of the Waynesboro office of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA as a sales professional.

Carroll is a member of Metropolitan Regional Information System (MRIS) Multi-List, Pen Mar Regional Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. He is attending Jack Gaughen's AccelERAtion program, an intensive five-week course designed for in-depth training to give new agents a head start in the real estate business.

Antietam Bible College

Beverly Hannah has been appointed dean of Christian education at Antietam Bible College.

Hannah holds a master's degree in secondary education from Towson (Md.) University. She has 30 years of teaching experience in public, Christian and community college environments.

Hannah's new position includes a women's ministry program that is designed for either college credit or noncredit continuing education. During the fall semester, the course offered will be Biblical Philosophy of Womanhood.

Callas Contractors

Charles Hadley and James Smith were named Safest Employee winners for June at Callas Contractors.

Hadley has worked at Callas for 30 years, and Smith has worked at Callas for almost three years.

Homewood at Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT - The following employees of Homewood at Williamsport were recognized for their years of service:

o 25 years - Kam Feld and Lillian Gilbert

o 20 years - Sigbrit Bissett, Joy Dean, Jean Harp, Marie Mongan, Debbie Repp, Nida Roxas, Rita Shaffer and Rita Smith

o 15 years - Celia Bequeath, Kathy Lanham and Monica Wedlock

o 10 years - Melissa Hartman, Mary Landers and Anne Whitman

o Five years - JaNell Burnett, Cindy Gibson, Tanya Jordan, Maria McDonald, Susie Nichols, Tory Nokes, Valerie Polley, Steve Roman and Bonnie VanMeter

o Two years - Judy Allen, Sabitri Bista, John Cozzoli, Tonia Davis, Angie Dlhosh, Kayla Duckwell, Stan Goles, Deb Hart, Kathy Kelley, Kristen Lerch, Patty Lewis, Torri Moats, Dennis Reeder, Jenny Rowland, Casey Smith, April Stoner and Brenda Willard

RE/MAX Achievers

RE/MAX Achievers recently announced the following top agents for June:

Alice J. Guy - top agent with commissions and new listings

Jim R. Derrick - top agent with new sales

The Powell Team, consisting of Steven L. Powell, Lisa Zeger and Stephenie Rinehart - top team with commissions, new sales and new listings


Vicki Orye, a local sales representative for Avon, was recognized at the company's President's Recognition Program Celebration held June 22 to 26 in Las Vegas.

The celebration is an annual event at which Avon brings together the nation's top achieving representatives who have distinguished themselves as leaders in sales or leadership.

Menno Haven

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -The following employees at Menno Haven reached milestone anniversaries in July - Karen Brooks, Quinn Cashell, Jamie Caudill, Amber Christy, Roger Coleman, Brittney Gift, Kaitlyn Gossert, Shirley Hammond, Melinda Hege, Connie Hornbaker, Justine Howe, Jeanne Lesher, Lan Logue, Goldie Musser, Ashlee Roberts, Even Shahl, Carrie Snelson, Reid Snyder and Avon Stine.

J.P. Trucking Inc.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - The following employees of J.P. Trucking Inc. were recognized at the company's quarterly safety breakfast in July:

Otis Burdette - 500,000 miles and four years of safe driving

Ken Johnson - six years of safe driving

Greg Worthington - five years of safe driving

Michael Harley - two years of safe driving

Brian Smith and Bill Springirth - new drivers

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