Business people - March 6

March 04, 2011
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Allstate Insurance Co.

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — Ray Kohlhepp,
owner of the Kohlhepp Agency in Kearneysville and Inwood, W.Va., has been chosen to join a select group of 70 agency owners and personal financial representatives from around the country who serve on Allstate Insurance Co.'s National Advisory Board.

Kohlhepp will represent the Capital Region as a member of the profitable growth committee.

The National Advisory Board was established in 2003 to give agency owners and personal financial representatives a voice on national issues. The 50 members of the board meet twice a year with Allstate's senior leadership to focus on business issues of importance to Allstate and the nearly 14,000 agency owners and personal financial representatives countrywide who sell its insurance and financial products.

Kohlhepp has been an Allstate agency owner since 2007, and opened his Inwood office in 2009. Prior to joining Allstate, Kohlhepp was the senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Royal Vendors, a global supplier of cold drink marketing equipment to the beverage business.

His offices are at 59 Ruland Road in Kearneysville and in Inwood.

Both offices offer a full line of home, auto, renter, life and financial products.

Kohlhepp also is licensed in Maryland and Virginia.

Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce

The Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Deborah Rutherford, associate head of school for Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy, to its board of directors.

A resident since her appointment to Mercersburg Academy in 1977, Rutherford fills a seat vacated by Shawn Meyers in 2010.

Mountain State University, Martinsburg

Pamela Wisor of Stephens City, Va., recently joined Mountain State University, Martinsburg, as assistant professor of nursing.

Wisor will serve as an assistant director (sophomore level coordinator), international liaison, student adviser, clinical instructor for medical/surgical and complex care, medical/surgical coordinator and lab instructor.

She is a registered nurse and holds a master's degree in nursing education. She is also a certified hospice and palliative-care nurse.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Virginia Nurses Association, Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association and Holistic Nurses Association.

Wisor previously was employed by Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, Va., and is originally from Clearfield, Pa.

The Jones Financial Cos.

J. Todd Streett, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Greencastle, Pa., and Jenel C. Wyrick, a senior branch office administrator, have accepted invitations to become limited partners in The Jones Financial Cos., the holding company for the St. Louis-based financial services firm.

Roxbury Correctional Institution

Sgt. Dave Appel of the Roxbury Correctional Institution was named Employee of the Month for February because of the extraordinary job he did with assuming the duties of several positions in the absence of regularly assigned staff, according to a news release from the prison.

Appel assumed the duties of ARP coordinator and intel officer, and is now serving as the sergeant of Housing Unit 4. In addition to the regular responsibilities of the housing unit, he is responsible for the intake of newly received inmates.

Appel has been employed by the State of Maryland since 2003.

Associated Builders and Contractors

The Cumberland Valley Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. hosted its annual winter gala and installation of officers for 2011 on Jan. 28 at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown.  

The evening began with a chairman's reception hosted by ABC CVC Chairman Dale Householder. The reception was held to thank the board of directors, Construction Education Trust board, committee chairman and special guests for supporting the chapter and the Barr Construction Institute throughout the year.

Music was provided by students from the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts under the direction of Bill Hollin.

The slate of officers and directors for 2011 are: Robert Dale Householder, chairman, Air Row Sheet Metal Co.; M. James Rock, past chairman, GRC General Contractor Inc.; Darrell D. Brechbill, past chairman, Brechbill and Helman Construction Inc.; Joan L. Warner, president, ABC; Greg W. Brown, secretary, Waynesboro Construction Co. Inc.; Timothy R. Campbell, treasurer, Callas Contractors Inc.; Berniece D. Collis, board of directors, Minghini's General Contractors Inc.; Ken E. Kline, board of directors, Kline Associated Roofing Contractors; Wilford O. Seilhamer, board of directors, Miller and Anderson Inc.; Larry W. Fellows, board of directors, Fellows Plumbing and Heating Inc.; Stephen W. Larue, board of directors, C. William Hetzer Inc.; Larry W. Rydbom, board of directors, Ellsworth Electric of Pennsylvania Inc.; Eric J. Hulett, board of directors, Steptoe and Johnson PLLC; Robert E. Heilig, board of directors, Heilig's Plumbing and Electric LLC; John D. Helman, National ABC board representative, Brechbill and Helman Construction Inc.; George Stone, board of directors, Building Systems Inc.; Rod Everett, board of directors, Heilder Roofing Services Inc.; Eric Householder, Construction Education Trust, Air Row Sheet Metal Co.; Frank Traver, Construction Education Trust, The Eagle Construction Co.; Doris Musser, Construction Education Trust, Musser Mechanical Inc.; and Matt Warner, Construction Education Trust, RW Warner Inc.

Panhandle Home Health

Panhandle Home Health announces the appointment of Dr. Andrea Allen to the Professional Advisory Committee.

She joins other health care professionals to provide professional guidance to Panhandle Home Health (PHHI) concerning professional issues. The committee establishes and annually reviews policies governing the scope of services offered by PHHI, admission and discharge policies, medical supervision and plans of care, emergency care, clinical records, personnel qualifications and program evaluation.

Allen has 14 years of experience as a home-care and hospice physician and medical director. She also is a nationally recognized hospice and palliative-care educator, having presented at numerous national conferences on the topics of pain management, hospice and other end-of-life-care issues.

Allen received her medical degree in 1984 from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She completed her family medicine residency in 1987 at the Medical College of Virginia and her Master of Healthcare Administration degree in 2000 from Seton Hall University.

Allen is a member of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians; the American Academy of Family Physicians; the Eastern Panhandle Medical Society, AMA; the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; and the Professional Education Committee for National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

She is the current medical director for Hospice of the Panhandle.

Mountain State University, Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Laureen Donovan
recently joined Mountain State University Martinsburg as director/assistant professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

In her new position, Donovan is responsible for overseeing the daily operations within the MSU School of Nursing. Donovan holds Registered Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Critical Care Registered Nursing degrees, and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing.

She resides in Hagerstown.

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