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Hagerstown man named to Juniata College board of trustees

September 22, 2008

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - The Juniata College board of trustees has added six new members to begin the 2008-09 academic year, including David Beachley of Hagerstown.

Beachley, a 1977 Juniata graduate and native of Hagerstown, is president of Beachley Furniture Co. Inc. Beachley returns to the board after completing a two-year term as a replacement church trustee.

Beachley started his business career in 1970, working summers at the family furniture business. After graduation from Juniata, he joined the company full-time in the accounting/purchasing department. In 1981, he was promoted to sales manager. He became president and chief executive officer in 1985.

He maintains a high profile in the local business community, serving as a member and officer in the Hagerstown Jaycees from 1977 to 1987. He has been a member of the Hagerstown Rotary since 1979, and has served on the group's board of directors. He is a member of the Hagerstown YMCA and serves as chairman of its board of trustees. He serves as a member of the boards of directors for Brethren Mutual Insurance Co., and is chairman of the board of trustees of the Community Foundation of Washington County and the Washington County Hospital Endowment Fund.

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He is an active member of the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren. He has volunteered extensively for Juniata College by serving as chair of the alumni fundraising campaign and as a class fund agent.

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