Business People - May 1

April 27, 2011
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Hagerstown Community College

Luis Flores was recently appointed the multicultural recruiter at Hagerstown Community College. In the position, he will provide leadership in the recruitment of a more diverse student body.

Flores is finishing his bachelor's degree at Shepherd University, from which he expects to graduate in May. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. He most recently served as an interpreter with Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools.

He may be reached at or by calling 301-790-2800, ext. 572.

Cornerstone Wealth Management Group

Scott Ford of Cornerstone Wealth Management Group in Hagerstown attended the March 2011 Summit conference in Hawaii, an event organized by LPL Financial, the nation's largest independent broker-dealer, and restricted to less than 2 percent of the leading financial advisers affiliated with the firm.

During the annual event, held March 25 to 29, the financial advisers learned how to best serve clients, received insight and information on market and economic conditions, and interacted with other leading financial services industry professionals from all over the country.

Home Instead Senior Care

Frederick, Md., business owners Chris and Brad Snively received a Cornerstone V Award for superior sales and service satisfaction at the Home Instead Senior Care annual international meeting April 13 to 16 in Omaha, Neb.

Home Instead Senior Care is the world's leading provider of nonmedical home care and companionship to older adults. It has offices worldwide, including in the Frederick area.

City Hospital

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Wendy Ross was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for February.

Ross, an employee in the information-technology department, was nominated by five people for her dedication, flexibility, good cheer and overall strong commitment to doing her job well.

Criteria for selection as a Quality Service Award recipient includes demonstrating a consistently high level of productivity and quality of work; a high degree of initiative in performing work responsibilities; displaying exceptional dependability; exhibiting effective relationships with others; displaying a commitment to service and serving the City Hospital community; and meeting the criteria for the WVUH-East mission of vision and values.   

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

The Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA office in Waynesboro, Pa., recognized Paul Gunder, Karen Stewart and Joan Sidoli for excellent performance in March. The decision was based on the number of new listings, sales and referrals, attendance at real estate meetings and workshops, and customer satisfaction reports.

Gunder has been a licensed Realtor since 1979. He is among the top 2 percent of NRT's sales professionals, based on gross income. He specializes in residential and developments.

Stewart and Sidoli are known as the Stewart/Sidoli Team. Their primary service areas are Franklin and Adams counties in Pennsylvania.

All three are members of the Metropolitan Regional Information System and Realtors Association of York and Adams counties. They all are licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

You may contact them at 1814 E. Main St., Waynesboro, or by calling 717-762-7111.

Volvo Powertrain North America

Jeff Shaffer, engine/transmission assembly, was named Employee of the Month for March at Volvo Powertrain North America.

Shaffer was recognized by his colleagues for going above and beyond his duties to identify potential quality issues.

Hagerstown Police Department

Officer Andrew Lewis was named the Hagerstown Police Department's Officer of the Month for March.

Lewis, who is assigned to the Baker Platoon of the Patrol Division of the police department, was recognized for his strong work ethic and initiative in fulfilling his duties.

Lewis has been employed by the police department for approximately eight years.

On March 18, Lewis came upon an accident in the 400 block of South Burhans Boulevard, where a vehicle had flipped on its side. He discovered that two occupants were trapped inside — a grandmother and her 3-year-old grandson, who was dangling from the seat belt/booster seat in the rear.

Lewis tried unsuccessfully to pry the front passenger side door open. Officer Edward Plummer used a window punch to break out one of the windows. Lewis climbed inside the vehicle while Officers Mitchell Filges, Thomas Niebauer and Tyler Helman helped stabilize it. Lewis freed the child from the seat belt and handed him out to assisting officers.

U.S. Park Police

William Davis, a 26-year veteran with the U.S. Park Police, was recently promoted to the rank of captain and named regional law enforcement specialist for the Northeast Region of the National Park Service, serving parks from Maine to Virginia.

Davis attended North Hagerstown High School during his freshman year and graduated in 1973 from Smithsburg High.

He joined the U.S. Park Police in 1984 after working on several historic preservation and restoration projects at Antietam National Battlefield and C&O Canal National Historical Park.

Davis was an honors graduate at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga., and received the Hawkins Award for Excellence in Police Training as the top-ranking member of his recruit class.

During his tenure with the U.S. Park Police, Davis has patrolled the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, provided motorcade escorts for the president and visiting dignitaries as a member of the elite motorcycle unit, managed large demonstrations and special events on the National Mall, and supervised police operations in national parks throughout the Washington metropolitan area. He has also served as field commander, station commander, executive assistant for operations, and commander of the audits and evaluations unit.

Davis is a graduate of the 235th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

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