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November 07, 2009

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC



Michael P. Manspeaker, CPA, of the Hagerstown office of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC recently was reappointed as chairman of the PKF Accounting and Auditing Committee.

Manspeaker specializes in providing services to nonprofit organizations, local governmental entities, financial institutions, contractors and manufacturing businesses. He also leads the firm's accounting and auditing practice.

PKF committee members are leaders in their field, with proven track records providing specialized services and solutions to industry clients.

Love & Company



FREDERICK, Md. - Lisa Pearre recently was promoted to vice president of client services at Love & Company.

Pearre, who has been with Love & Company since 2003, is responsible for overseeing client relationships, managing the client services team, leading the development of clients' marketing and communication plans, and managing clients' brand development programs. Pearre is a member of the senior management team and one of the firm's principals.

Pearre earned her B.A. in communications and journalism from McDaniel College and is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Frederick County.

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Manitowoc Crane Care



MANITOWOC, Wis. - Bob Hund recently was promoted to executive vice president of Manitowoc Crane Care, the Manitowoc Co.'s customer service division.

Hund will retain his current responsibilities of leading Manitowoc's worldwide marketing and project management teams.

Hund has held a variety of product support, marketing, engineering and manufacturing leadership roles in the construction equipment industry for the past 22 years.

The Manitowoc Co. is the parent company of Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa.

Washington County Hospital



Lisa Rihard, a registered nurse in Washington County Hospital's Outpatient IV Infusion Center, recently passed the infusion nursing standards certification exam.

Rihard, a Boonsboro resident, has been a registered nurse at the hospital for 15 years.

Coldwell Banker Innovations



Clarence Horst of Hagerstown, a broker/owner with Coldwell Banker Innovations, attended the ninth annual Coldwell Banker Global Management Summit held Oct. 12 to 14 at the Hyatt Regency Century City in Los Angeles.

Horst was one of several hundred Coldwell Banker brokers, owners and managers who attended the event.

The summit offered attendees more than 30 educational sessions or management success modules, networking opportunities, panel discussions and firsthand access to the corporation's proprietary systems, tools and programs.

Sagittarius Salon



Janelle Ausherman, Megan Myers and Loree Wesley of Sagittarius Salon recently attended the Wella Studio in New York City.

A seminar was hosted by Nick Berardi, former senior creative director of Vidal Sassoon NYC and current international top stylist with Wella's Global Education Team. This hands-on, step-by-step creative-cutting seminar focused on hairdressers with a strong foundation in precision cutting and styling to develop brilliant techniques and specific strategies for contemporary designs.

Humane Society of Washington County



The following employees recently joined the staff of the Humane Society of Washington County.

o Kim McGlaughlin, assistant to the manager of development and community relations

o Sarah Matisak, animal care supervisor

o Julie Cortino, customer service supervisor

o Karen Anderson and Julie Draper, customer service representatives

Peaceable Paws LLC



FAIRPLAY - Shirley Greenlief and Susan Sarubin, trainers with Peaceable Paws LLC, recently passed the requirements to become certified professional dog trainers.

Greenlief has been employed by Peaceable Paws for three years as operations manager and training associate. She teaches basic and intermediate good manners classes and does private training in clients' homes and at the Peaceable Paws training center.

Sarubin has completed several Peaceable Paws intern programs and is near completion of the Peaceable Paws apprentice program. She operates her own training and behavior business, Pawsitive Fit, which serves the Baltimore area.

Requirements for becoming certified professional dog trainers include more than 300 hours of hands-on training; letters of recommendation from peers, clients and veterinarians; and successful completion of a 250-question exam on behavior, training, tools and equipment, animal husbandry, and business practices and ethics.

Global Data Consultants LLC



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Michael R. Coons, strategic initiatives development manager at Global Data Consultants LLC, will oversee the firm's business development group and recruiting services.

As strategic initiatives development manager, Coons is responsible for building and managing the firm's customer relationships. He also will play a critical role in supporting the firm's strategic vision and business development efforts into the future.

Coons has been with Global Data Consultants for two years and has two decades of leadership and IT experience.

Coons is a graduate of Shippensburg (Pa.) University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He is completing his master's degree in business administration at Shippensburg University and will graduate in the spring of 2010.

Con-way Freight



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Shawn Lesh, a driver sales representative with Con-way Freight, recently reached 1 million miles of safe driving without an accident.

Lesh, a resident of Chambersburg, Pa., safely drove the 1 million miles between 1996 and Sept. 17.

Lesh began his career with Con-way Freight in 1996. His route takes him from Greencastle to Roanoke, Va.

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