Business people

August 23, 2009

Martin & Seibert LC

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Five attorneys from the law firm of Martin & Seibert LC in Martinsburg have been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine.

Walter M. Jones III, Clarence E. Martin III, Susan R. Snowden and E. Kay Fuller were recognized as Super Lawyers for 2009. Michael M. Stevens was selected as a Rising Star.

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. It is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers and regional magazines across the country.

Recognition is based upon class-action defense, employment law, appellate practice and insurance coverage. Selections are made through a rigorous process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.


Jones was recognized for his class action/mass tort experience, and for his work in civil litigation defense and insurance coverage.

Martin was recognized in the areas of mass torts and eminent domain.

Snowden was recognized in the field of employment litigation from a defense perspective, and for her work in insurance coverage and class action/mass tort defense.

Fuller was recognized for her work in civil litigation defense, appellate practice and personal injury defense.

Stevens was recognized in the field of insurance coverage.

Snowden and Fuller also were honored by Corporate Counsel magazine - Snowden for her work in employment law and Fuller in the field of appellate practice.

William C. Wantz

Hagerstown attorney William C. Wantz has been appointed by the Maryland General Assembly to serve as a member of the Land Use Article Review Committee.

The committee, which includes Maryland appellate court judges and land-use attorneys, will be asked over the next few years to review and assist in the preparation of a new volume of the Maryland Code that will be known as the Land Use Article.

The revised article is scheduled to be introduced as a legislative bill during the 2012 session of the General Assembly.

Alternative Drug & Alcohol Counseling LLC

John Hayward, senior clinician at Alternative Drug & Alcohol Counseling in Hagerstown, recently attended training at Salisbury (Md.) University.

Hayward received 20 hours of training in "Recovery Oriented System of Care."

ABC-Barr Construction Institute

Twelve students graduated in June from the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Skills Training Program at the ABC-Barr Construction Institute in Hagerstown.

Three of them - Greg Easterday, Irving Cepeda and Dave Sprecher - were recognized for having perfect attendance.

Graduates of the program completed 348 hours of classroom and hands-on training.

RCD Inc.

PURCELLVILLE, Va. - RCD Inc., a full-service electrical contractor working on two projects in Martinsburg, W.Va., has announced four promotions.

Jamie L. Kline, who has 24 years of experience in electrical construction, project management, business procurement and operations management, has been named president.

He replaces Curt Damico, founder and president of the company for 26 years, who has become chief executive officer and chairman of the board.

Laura Metcalf, a graduate of George Mason University and a certified public accountant in Virginia who has more than 24 years of accounting, finance and taxation experience, has been named chief financial officer.

Brad Flood, who has been with the company since 1996, has been named senior project manager.

RCD Inc. is working on projects at Quad/Graphics and City Hospital.

Mar-Lu-Ridge Camp and Conference Center

JEFFERSON, Md. - The board of directors of Mar-Lu-Ridge Camp and Conference Center, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has announced a new leadership team.

Pastor LaVern Rasmussen and Sarah Lefler have been appointed to jointly guide and direct operations.

Rasmussen will serve as director of development. He directed the camp in the 1990s and is very familiar with its history and vision. He lives in Frederick, Md., and has been pastor of several area Evangelical Lutheran Church of America congregations.

Lefler, of Sharpsburg, will serve as director of operations. She is a lifelong camper, counselor, volunteer and friend of the camp.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Reggie Turner of Hagerstown has been named assistant vice president of BB&T.

Turner, who joined the bank in 2001, is an investment counselor in BB&T's investment services department. He holds the Series 7, Series 66 and Group 1 Life and Health licenses.

He received the 2008 BB&T Asset Management Chairman's Award for Outstanding Sales Achievement, the 2008 Hartford Leadership Council Award and the 2008 Nationwide Financial Institutions Award of Excellence.

He also received the 2008 BB&T Investment Services Chairman's Cup and was on the 2008 Smart 529 Honor Roll in recognition of West Virginia's college savings program.

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