Business People - April 29

April 29, 2012
  • Kimberly J. Wines
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Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC will be represented in 2012 on PKF North America (PKF NA) national committees.

PKF NA is a membership association composed of 99 independent accounting and consulting firms in North America who share resources such as education, client service, best practices, marketing and various ranges of expertise.

Kimberly J. Wines, firm administrator/human resources director, was appointed to the Human Resources Committee. She specializes in providing human resource consulting for the firm and its clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Wines earned the designation of senior professional in human resources, or SPHR.

The following serve on steering committees of their respective Communities of Practice, or COPs, which provide a platform for PFK NA members to come together with others of similar interests to share niche-related information and resources.

Joel A. Flinchbaugh, certified public accountant and member of the firm, serves on the Healthcare Services Community of Practice. He manages Smith Elliott Kearns’ accounting-services practice and specializes in offering targeted accounting and consulting services to health care providers.

Gregory P. Hall, CPA and a member of the firm, serves on the Not-for-Profit Community of Practice. He specializes in providing auditing, consulting and tax services to the company’s governmental, nonprofit and health care clients.

Hagerstown Community College

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed L. William Proctor Jr. and John D. Williamson to the Hagerstown Community College board of trustees. Their appointments were confirmed March 23 in the Maryland State Senate.

Proctor has been appointed to serve the remaining term of Margaret Hetzer, who recently resigned from the board. His service will begin at the April board meeting and continue through June 2013. Proctor, a Hagerstown resident, is an attorney and partner with Myers and Proctor P.A.

Williamson has been appointed to serve the remaining term of Richard Phoebus, who recently moved out of the state, making him ineligible to finish his term. Williamson’s service will begin at the April board meeting. He was appointed to fulfill Phoebus’ term through June 2012, and then a full six-year term through June 2018.

Williamson, a Hagerstown resident, is the principal of Williamson and Associates, an independent financial advisory practice affiliated with Ameriprise Financial.

Serving on the HCC board of trustees, Proctor and Williamson will act as voting members of the board in the development and evaluation of college policies. The board functions as the governing body of the college in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations and oversees the work of the president of the college. The board consists of a chair, vice chair and five members. The college president serves as the secretary/treasurer.

Maryland Library Association

Carrie Willson-Plymire, head of technical services for Washington County and Western Maryland Regional Library, has been elected vice president-president elect of the Maryland Library Association beginning July 1.  She will take over as president in July 2013.

This year, Willson-Plymire is serving as chairwoman of the Maryland and Delaware Library Associations’ joint annual conference, which is May 9 to 11 in Ocean City, Md.

Willson-Plymire was in class 24 of Leadership Washington County and serves on the Leadership Washington County board.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Richard “Rick” Wachtel, founder, owner and president of WRNR radio station in Martinsburg, was honored recently during the West Virginia Broadcasters Association’s annual meeting in Morgantown, W.Va.

Wachtel was honored for his years of service to the broadcasting industry and the Martinsburg community.

The broadcasters association awarded WRNR for best play by play in 2006; best spot news in 2003 and 2006; and best news/sports/talk station in West Virginia in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

RE/MAX Results

FREDERICK, Md. — Lisa Teach, with RE/MAX Results, ranked fifth overall in Frederick County, Md., for sales production — buyer’s side — in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Teach has been working in the real estate industry for more than eight years and has produced more than $70 million in settled transactions. She has extensive experience in residential listings, buyer brokerage, short sales, foreclosure property, investments and new construction.

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