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Business People - July 15

July 15, 2012
  • David Yi Luo
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Pen-Mar Regional Association of Realtors

At a recent membership meeting, Pen-Mar Regional Association of Realtors announced the names of  individuals who have made strides to enhance the image of Realtors and provided leadership to the organization:

Kathy Rylander, Long & Foster, John Younkins Memorial Award — recognized for the pursuance of high ethical and moral standards in the attainment of professionalism in real estate and service to the community.

Syd Machat, broker, Distinguished Service Award — given to the member who has long provided outstanding contributions and service to the real estate industry and to his or her community.

Cathy Ocharzak, First Home Mortgage, Affiliate of the Year — awarded to the affiliate member whose participation on all levels of sponsorship, programming and services exemplifies a commitment to and support for Realtors and the real estate industry.

Nancy Allen, Roger Fairbourn Real Estate, Realtor Active in Politics — recognizes an individual who has significantly advanced Pen-Mar’s legislative agenda through political involvement.

Frank Getz, Coldwell Banker Innovations, Community Service Award — given to the Realtor who sets the highest standard of commitment for active participation in the community and shows the public that Realtors care by giving back to their community.



F&M Trust Co.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — David Yi Luo, chartered financial analyst, has joined F&M Trust Co.’s Investment & Trust Services Department as a portfolio manager.

Joining the bank with more than 10 years of financial services experience, Luo began his career as a financial analyst intern at Morrison Informatics in Mechanicsburg, Pa. He has also worked as an equity analyst for SMG Fund at Boston University, financial analyst for Friendly’s Ice Cream Corp., and most recently at National Grid USA in New York, where he was a senior financial analyst.

As a portfolio manager, Luo is responsible for investment research; portfolio construction and maintenance for individuals, corporations and nonprofit organizations; 401(k) plan investment options; and securities trading activities. He will also make group presentations on investment management.

Luo graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in quantitative economics and magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in electrical engineering from Tufts University. He earned his Master of Business Administration in corporate finance and investment management from Boston University. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.

A resident of Carlisle, Pa., he has been active in Habitat For Humanity, as well as his church.



Abrakadoodle

Bridgett Jones-Smith of Hagerstown was honored for her superior service at Abrakadoodle’s annual national conference held May 4 to 6 at the National Harbor near Washington, D.C.

She received a WOW Award for garnering multiple votes indicating the highest level of satisfaction from site administrators as a result of Abrakadoodle’s nationwide site survey conducted this year. Jones-Smith was also recognized with the Community Service Award for making a significant contribution to her community.

Abrakadoodle provides art-education classes, creativity camps, art parties, face painting and more to day-care centers, schools, after-school programs, community centers and other community locations.

According to Tracey Schindel, executive director of National Organization Registered Martial Arts League, or NORMAL Inc., Jones-Smith stepped up to help a program called the Big Give, which began in early 2011 and gives away thousands of items to the underserved and underprivileged in the Tri-State area. Schindel said Jones-Smith helped offset initial partnership costs, and she and her family have donated their time to help with the program.

According to Tracey Schindel, executive director of National Organization Registered Martial Arts League, or NORMAL Inc., Jones-Smith stepped up to help a program called the Big Give, which began in early 2011 and gives away thousands of items to the underserved and underprivileged in the Tri-State area. Schindel said Jones-Smith helped offset initial partnership costs, and she and her family have donated their time to help with the program.



Tastefully Simple

CLEAR SPRING — Morgan Smith of Clear Spring 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, Smith offers food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes, serving suggestions and fun.

For more information, send an email to Smith at morgannmason10@yahoo.com.



Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC

Laura L. Stover, with Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, has earned the designation of senior professional in human resources.

The certification requires human resources professionals to pass a stringent exam in combination with related education and work experience.

Stover joined the firm in May 2011 and has worked for more than 11 years in human resources. She is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in human resources management.

Stover’s expertise includes supporting the human-resources needs of small businesses, nonprofit organizations and large corporations. These services include the development of personnel policies and procedures, compensation and assessment programs, benefit administration support, executive recruiting and human-resources audits.

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