Business people

June 27, 2009

The Herald-Mail Co.

Bill Savage has been hired as a part-time copy editor in the newsroom of The Herald-Mail Co. A graduate of the University of Scranton with a bachelor's degree in communications, Savage has worked for The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and The Scranton (Pa.) Times, among others.

In the advertising department, Sue Ridenour will be moving into an outside sales territory. Ridenour has been with the company since 2001, serving as an inside sales representative. A graduate of Houston (Minn.) High School, she attended the University of Wisconsin. Before joining The Herald-Mail, Ridenour worked for Commercial Lighting Sales in Elkridge, Md., and Tristate Electrical Supply in Hagerstown.

Also in advertising, Tim Walter has been hired as a temporary graphic artist, and Jessica Sasser as a summer intern. Walter, who served an externship with the company last fall, is a 2009 graduate of Kaplan College, with a degree in graphic design. Walter spent four years in the United States Marine Corps, and has worked for the Washington County Hospital and the Department of Corrections in Hagerstown. Sasser is a senior at Salisbury State University, majoring in business management.


In packaging and distribution, Amy Haines and Patsy Hedgespeth have been hired as part-time inserters. Haines, a graduate of South Hagerstown High School, has worked in the housekeeping business. Hedgespeth, a graduate of Kingsbury (Tenn.) High School, has worked for The Journal in Martinsburg, W.Va., and for Weis Markets.

FedEx Ground

TIMONIUM, Md. - Three FedEx Ground contractors in Hagerstown placed among the winners at the recent 2009 Maryland State Truck Driving Championships.

Tom Shope captured the title in the twins class and earned grand champion honors for achieving the highest score among the winners of each class.

Chester Masser earned the top spot in the tank truck class and Duane Clever posted a third-place finish in the four-axle class.

The event includes a driving skills test, a pretrip inspection and a written examination on vehicle operation and knowledge of federal safety regulations.

Shope and Masser earned the right to compete in August at the American Trucking Association's 2009 National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh.

Orrstown Bank

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Morgan Miller, J.D. Pearl and Jennifer Richard of Orrstown Bank recently completed coursework at the 2009 PBA School of Banking at the Penn State Conference Center in State College, Pa.

Miller has worked in the banking industry for 10 years, and as branch executive officer oversees daily activities at the Orchard Drive location.

Pearl has worked in the banking industry in Hagerstown for nine years. He has been a customer service representative and an assistant branch manager, and serves as branch executive officer at the Eastern Boulevard office.

Jennifer Richard has served the banking industry in Carlisle, Pa., for one year. She is branch executive officer at the Stonehedge office along Walnut Bottom Road.

Topics covered at the PBA School of Banking include the banking system, understanding bank financial statements, marketing to customers, compliance, lending, motivation and supervision.

Frederick County Health Department

FREDERICK, Md. - Andrea Walker has been appointed director of mental health services at the Frederick County Health Department.

She will supervise programs that include adult psychiatric services, child and adolescent services, adult evaluation and review services, and outreach services to the elderly.

Walker has a master's degree in professional counseling from The American School of Professional Psychology and worked for five years as program manager of Montgomery Station Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs in Gaithersburg, Md.

Cornerstone Wealth Management Group

Scott Ford, president of Cornerstone Wealth Management Group in Hagerstown, was named to the LPL Financial Chairman's Council.

The honor, which recognizes top achievers, is awarded to fewer than 1 percent of the 11,887 LPL financial advisors nationwide.

This is the second consecutive year that Ford has received the honor.

Ford, a financial adviser for more than 16 years, founded Cornerstone Wealth Management Group in 1996.

Hagerstown Community College

Lieba J. Cohen, director of institutional advancement at Hagerstown Community College, recently was appointed to the Certified Fund Raising Executive International Advisory Council.

She represents the Council for Resource Development, the organization for community college development professionals.

CFRE International certifies fundraising professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and commitment to the highest standards of ethical and professional practice in serving the philanthropic sector.

Leadership Washington County

The following people have been named to the board of directors for Leadership Washington County:

o Justin Hartings, president and founder of Biaera Technologies

o Tara Horst, professor at Shippensburg University

o Kelli Palamar of Centra Bank

o Noel Williams of Williams Solutions Group

All four board members are graduates of the program.

INTERIORS by Decorating Den

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Maryann Fisher, local franchise owner of INTERIORS by Decorating Den, recently won first place in the bathroom design category at the 25th Annual Dream Room Contest during Decorating Den's 40th Anniversary Design and Market Conference in San Diego.

Nearly 30 magazine editors from publications such as Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, House & Garden and Good Housekeeping judged more than 300 entries in eight categories.

Winners were selected based on design excellence, creative problem solving, and overall presentation.

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