Business People - Aug. 7

August 07, 2011
  • Dr. Majid Shafiei
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WVUH-East Ear Nose & Throat

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dr. Majid Shafiei, otolaryngologist, recently joined Dr. Sohrab Shahab and WVUH-East Ear Nose & Throat in the McCormack Center, Suite 3200, on the City Hospital campus.

Shafiei specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions involving the ear, nose and throat.  He has training and special interest in middle-ear surgery, as well as facial plastic surgery.

A graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Shafiei recently completed a residency in otolaryngology at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison. He has an undergraduate degree in biology from Duke University.

Tastefully Simple

FUNKSTOWN — Ashley Barrett of Funkstown has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods.

As an independent business owner, Barrett offers food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes and serving suggestions. Tastefully Simple’s products are either ready to open and eat or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients.

For more information about Tastefully Simple products, taste-testing parties or starting a Tastefully Simple business, contact Barrett at

City Hospital

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Beverly McCauley, RN, was named City Hospital’s Quality Service Award winner for June.

Each month, the hospital’s Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the award. McCauley, a nurse in the care-management department, was nominated by a co-worker for her spirit of teamwork and willingness to help others.

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 and effective relationships with others; displaying a commitment to service and serving the City Hospital community; and meeting the criteria for the WVUH-East mission, vision and values.   

FirstEnergy Generation Corp.

AKRON, Ohio — James E. Graf of Fairmont, W.Va., was named director of the Harrison Power Station for FirstEnergy Generation Corp., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.

The 1,984-megawatt-generating facility is in Haywood, W.Va.

Graf was named interim director at the Harrison Power Station following the merger of FirstEnergy Corp. and Allegheny Energy earlier this year. His title became permanent effective July 25.

Graf began working at the Harrison Power Station in 2003 as an operations technician. He was later named outage supervisor, and was promoted to manager of maintenance in 2009, and manager of operations in April 2011.

Prior to joining the company, Graf was the owner of River Run LLC, a Fairmont-based electrical/HVAC contractor. He also has worked as an electrical contractor foreman for Ermco Electric in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and GES Exposition Services in Orlando. In addition, Graf served in the U.S. Army.

Avon Products Inc.

Hagerstown Avon representative Vicki Orye was recognized among the beauty giant’s top representatives in the United States.

The company recently awarded Orye, along with other top Avon representatives, with a trip to San Diego to celebrate their success at the company’s annual President’s Recognition Program Celebration.

The Avon representatives celebrated their accomplishments from June 28 to July 2, staying at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. They toured Casa Guadalajara and Bazaar Del Mundo, shopped at the Plaza Las Americas, took a trip to the San Diego Zoo, and attended a recognition gala, which was hosted by Avon executives including Jorge Martinez-Quiroga, president of Avon North America, and capped off the trip with an evening of dinner and dancing on a cruise along the San Diego Bay.

Martin & Seibert LC

E. Kay Fuller, chairwoman of the litigation department at Martin & Seibert LC, has been accepted into the Council on Litigation Management.

The council is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, corporate counsel, litigation and risk managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration, the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.

Fuller is involved in a number of cases of first impression at the trial and appellate levels. She routinely defends corporations against institutional attacks and claims seeking punitive damages, and maintains an extensive litigation practice. She also is a frequent author and lecturer, providing information to lawyers and insurance professionals across the country on emerging trends in insurance and related litigation.

Fuller is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in West Virginia and Virginia.

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