Business People - March 15, 2009

March 15, 2009

Frostburg State University

FROSTBURG, Md. - Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, associate dean of the College of Business at Frostburg State University, has been named interim dean of the College of Business.

Tootoonchi joined the Frostburg faculty in 1989, served as chair of the department of management from 2003 to 2007 and had been associate dean since January 2008. He received the university's faculty achievement award in 1998 and 2003.

He shepherded the College of Business through accreditation, transformed its curriculum and administrative structure, encouraged expanded professional development activities among faculty and increased engagement in regional economic and leadership development efforts.


Leadership West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Berkeley County Development Authority Director Stephen Christian and Jefferson County Clerk Jennifer Maghan will participate in the 19th class of Leadership West Virginia.

Participants were selected from a list of nominations that was submitted in late 2008.

Leadership West Virginia is an education and leadership development program affiliated with the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The eight-month program identifies emerging leaders across the state and enhances their knowledge of the challenges facing West Virginia, as well as the state's unique attributes and diversity.

Members of the class will travel to eight communities in West Virginia.

Menno Haven Retirement Communities

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The following Menno Haven Retirement Communities employees celebrated anniversaries in February:

· Beverly Drumheller and Donna Kipe, five years

· Denton Hartman, 10 years

Plastic Surgery Services

Dr. Henry F. Garazo of Plastic Surgery Services in Hagerstown has been honored as one of America's top plastic surgeons by the Consumers' Research Council of America.

The selection process is based on a system that awards points for education, years in practice and affiliations with professional associations.

Consumers' Research Council of America is an independent research company in Washington, D.C., that evaluates professional services across the country.

Total Fitness Specialists Inc.

Tina McNulty, president and director of Total Fitness Specialists Inc., recently attended the IDEA Personal Trainer Institute conference in Alexandria, Va.

IDEA, the world's leading education forum for personal trainers, includes current workouts and topics with sessions provided by the industry's leading experts.

McNulty attended classes in metabolic resistance training, TRX suspension training, sports progressions and performance training.

Hagerstown Rotary Club

Shaun O'Neal and Mark Barbernitz are the newest members of the Hagerstown Rotary Club.

O'Neal is the marketing director for ECS, an engineering firm with offices in Hagerstown and Frederick, Md. He worked for the Frederick Keys baseball team for 12 years.

Barbernitz is the executive director of the Boy Scouts of America, Mason-Dixon Council. He began his Scouting career 12 years ago in Ohio.

Nitterhouse Concrete Products Inc.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - J. Glynn Kindelan has been named precast sales representative for Virginia at Nitterhouse Concrete Products Inc., where he will be responsible for consultation with developers, designers and construction professionals in the design of precast/prestressed concrete structures.

He also will provide guidance and recommendations in the construction of precast structures, and will conduct in-house seminars to interested firms about precast/prestressed concrete products and building systems.

Nitterhouse Concrete Products produces PCI-certified products and building systems, including parking structures, office buildings, warehouses, distribution centers and multihousing facilities.

Synergy Healing Arts Center & Massage School Inc.

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Margie Schaeffer, founder and president of Synergy Healing Arts Center & Massage School Inc., recently attended the American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools Leadership Conference in San Antonio.

The conference included networking, recruiting tactics and the Council of Schools annual business meeting.

Schaeffer also attended Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation training in San Antonio, where she learned the newest technique in electronic online submission for reaccreditation.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Washington County has named four new members to its board of directors for 2009. The new members are:

· Jeff Kerns, comptroller, Thompson Gas & Electric

· Tara Horst, assistant professor, Shippensburg University

· Brian Kurtyka, attorney, Kurtyka & Associates

· Cassandra Latimer, senior manager, public relations, Citi Hagerstown

Coldwell Banker Innovations

Jeff Matthews has rejoined Coldwell Banker Innovations as office manager and trainer.

Matthews was a member of the Coldwell Banker team from 1998 to 2008, serving for 10 years as associate manager.

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