Business people

February 01, 2009

The Herald-Mail Co.

Brian Sease has been promoted to production director of The Herald-Mail Co. He will oversee the pressroom, packaging and distribution, building and pagination departments.

Sease has been with the company since 1998, most recently serving as output manager in the pagination department. A graduate of Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Senior High School, he previously worked for The Record Herald in Waynesboro.

In circulation, Wendy House and Tim Hamilton have been hired in part-time positions.

House, a South Hagerstown High School graduate, is a retail sales assistant. She has worked for Richardson's Restaurant and Family Dollar.

Hamilton, also a South Hagerstown High School graduate, has been hired as an assistant at the Hagers-town distribution center. He has worked for Laber's Office Furniture and as an independent contractor delivering The Herald-Mail.


In the newsroom, Don Perry has been hired as a part-time sports correspondent. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a journalism degree, he has worked for newspapers throughout Kentucky and the Wheeling (W.Va) News-Register.

In packaging & distribution, Trevor Davis has been hired as a part-time inserter. A graduate of Chantilly (Va.) High School, he has worked for Maryland Millworks and Aerotek Staffing in Hagers-town.

Penn State Mont Alto

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Kendra Wolgast has been appointed director of the academic support center and disability services contact liaison at Penn State Mont Alto. She began her duties at the start of the spring semester.

Wolgast holds an MBA from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. She has more than 12 years of experience working in academic support roles, most recently as the Academic Success Program transition counselor at Shippensburg University.

Blue Gray Towing

Roy Jones, owner of Blue Gray Towing in Hagerstown, recently received a 10-year service award from AAA Mid-Atlantic at its contractors service awards dinner at Red Horse Steak House in Frederick, Md.

Sagittarius Salon and Spa

Sagittarius Salon and Spa manager Sophia Huluta and esthetician Leann Michael have been certified in Xtreme Eyelash Extensions.

The women recently attended a two-day training program in Washington D.C., to learn about the new product that provides longer, thicker, luscious and natural-looking eyelashes.

Xtreme Lashes are semi-permanent individual eyelash extensions that are applied directly to individual eyelashes for a natural look and feel.

RE/MAX Achievers

Debbie Heckman, Derek Heckman and Shanan Heckman have returned to RE/MAX Achievers.

They have more than 22 years of combined experience in real estate.

Debbie Heckman and Shanan Heckman specialize in residential sales. Derek Heckman specializes in commercial sales and leasing.

Washington County Hospital

Brooks McBurney, vice president of human resources at Washington County Hospital, will retire this month after 20 years in that position.

McBurney has served in a variety of offices with the Maryland Healthcare Human Resources Association, including three times as its president. In 2007, he was recognized at the national level for his work with the Chapter Leadership Award.

McBurney will not be leaving the health system entirely. He will begin working part time in March, performing contract management for the health system out of an office on Downsville Pike.

Allen Twigg, clinical manager of Behavioral Health Services at Washington County Hospital, has been appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley to a four-year term on the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

The board is the licensing authority of professional counselors and therapists in the state. Twigg has been asked to join the board's regulations/legislative committee and the credentials committee.

As clinical manager of Behavioral Health Services, Twigg manages the day-to-day affairs of the inpatient unit, as well as emergency psychiatric services in the emergency department.

Maryland Correctional Training Center

Capt. Roger Crilly, who works on the 8-4 shift at Maryland Correctional Training Center, has been awarded Supervisor of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2009.

Crilly was instrumental in MCTC making a dramatic improvement in the 2008 security audit, which resulted in an extremely high compliance rating for the institution. He provided guidance, direction and positive leadership to help ensure the success of the audit process. Crilly also coordinates the emergency preparedness program and provide operational relief as required on his shift.

Crilly has been employed by MCTC since April 1984 and was promoted to captain March 2002.

Martin's Elevator

Craig Taylor attended a three-day training program to become qualified as a certified FeedMaster specialist at Martin's Elevator in Hagerstown.

The program is associated with the Southern States' FeedMaster program and is designed to increase the knowledge of employees who advise the co-op's customers on issues related to feeding dairy cattle.

Professors from land grant universities in the Southern States service area, industry nutritionists and veterinarians were among those conducting technical sessions during the program.

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