Business People

September 20, 2011
  • Foltz

Washington County Free Library

Melissa Foltz accepted the position of branch manager at the Boonsboro Free Branch Library at 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro.

A recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned her master's degree in library and information services, Foltz also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration/marketing from Shippensburg (Pa.) University.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Paul Gunder and Kim Mills were recognized for their performance in August for Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA's Waynesboro office.

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, and holds licenses for Pennsylvania and Maryland. He is among the top 2 percent of NRT's sales professionals, based on gross income. He specializes in residential and developments.

Mills is consistently a top-producing agent in the Waynesboro office, and is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She has earned the designations of Accredited Buyer Representative, Cartus Network Affinity Specialist and Seniors Real Estate Specialist.

Gunder and Mills are members of the Metropolitan Regional Information System and Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties.

Hagerstown Police Department

Officer Randy Keefer was named officer of the month for June by the Hagerstown Police Department.

Keefer has been employed by the Hagerstown Police Department for two years and is assigned to the Alpha Platoon of the Uniformed Patrol Division.

On June 20, Keefer responded to a local pharmacy regarding a forged prescription. His investigation revealed that a subject attempted to pass a fraudulent prescription for Percocet on June 18. During the investigation, Keefer determined that the suspect forged the signature and the entire prescription from a local dental office in Hagerstown. He was able to track down the suspect, who had provided a false name, and charged him for his illegal activity. Keefer's work also led to additional charges and the closure of other fraudulent prescription cases relating to the suspect.


Officer Justin Wert was selected as the officer of the month for July.

Wert has been employed with the Hagerstown Police Department for 13 years and is assigned to the Baker Platoon of the Uniformed Patrol Division.

On July 29, members of the police department were investigating a bank robbery at the M&T Bank at 32 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. After helping to secure the scene, Wert was shown a surveillance photograph of the suspect by Sgt. Chad Woodring. The following day, Wert went to Meritus Medical Center on an unrelated incident. While in the emergency room waiting area, he saw a male sitting in the waiting room who looked similar to the bank robbery suspect. Upon seeing Wert, the male attempted to conceal his face. Wert requested another officer to respond to the hospital, as well as a detective from the Criminal Investigative Division. The suspect was positively identified as the suspect in the bank robbery and charged accordingly.

Steptoe & Johnson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Steptoe & Johnson announced that 82 of its attorneys have been included in the 2012 list of The Best Lawyers in America.

Six attorneys received recognition for the first time and 44 of the firm's practice areas ranked at the top of their respective categories.

Among the honored Steptoe & Johnson lawyers representing the Martinsburg office are Kenneth J. Barton Jr., Lucien G. Lewin, Eric J. Hulett, A. Neal Barkus and Bridget M. Cohee.

For a complete listing of attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America, go to

Maryland Correctional Training Center

TOWSON, Md. — Barry Peters, correctional dietary officer II, was named employee of the month for September at Maryland Correctional Training Center.   

MCTC Warden Wayne Webb recognized Peters for his dedication to the Food Services Department. As morning second officer, the majority of his day is spent making deliveries, during which he has a positive rapport with the custody, supply and dietary officers with whom he comes in contact.

Peters has been employed at Maryland Correctional Training Center since February 2007.   

Roxbury Correctional Institution

TOWSON, Md. — Tony L. Sines, correctional officer II, was named employee of the month for September at Roxbury Correctional Institution.  

Sines discovered hidden contraband inside a housing unit of the institution.

Sines has worked for the state of Maryland since March 2010.

Turning Point Real Estate

FREDERICK, Md. — Chris Highland joined Turning Point Real Estate as residential sales manager and mentor, bringing more than 18 years of experience in real estate sales and management.

Highland is focused on mentoring and making sure associates have the tools, training, and support they need.

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