Business People - Sept. 9

September 09, 2012
  • Lisa A. Hogue
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F&M Trust

CHAMERSBURG, Pa. — Lisa A. Hogue recently was promoted to financial services officer and community office manager at F&M Trust’s Lincoln Way East Office in Chambersburg.

Hogue joined the bank in 2008, and has served as a teller, financial services officer and most recently as assistant community office manager at the Lincoln Way East office. In her new role, she will be responsible for consumer lending, developing business relationships and enhancing the bank’s customer base, as well as serving customers’ financial needs with a variety of services, including loan and deposit products.

A graduate of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association School of Banking at Penn State University, Hogue also completed banking courses offered by the American Institute of Banking.

She lives in the Greencastle, Pa., area with her husband and two children.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Rachel Cogburn has joined the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute as executive director of the I-81 Corridor Coalition.

The I-81 Coalition, founded in 2007, is a partnership between New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee, and includes local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, state transportation departments, and private-sector and nonprofit organizations. The aim is to achieve, to the greatest extent possible, a safe, efficient, environmentally sensitive and seamless intermodal transportation corridor.

Cogburn has worked for the Atlanta Regional Commission, most recently as senior management analyst, where she developed transportation revenue projections, helped long-range transportation plans meet federal regulations and led multigovernmental planning efforts.

Previously, she worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation, where she was project manager for transportation studies in the Central West Georgia region. Cogburn also has a strong understanding and knowledge of air-quality impacts due to transportation, federal air-quality regulations and mitigation techniques, having worked on air-quality-improving strategies for the state of Georgia and the Atlanta region.

Duties with the I-81 Coalition include overseeing day-to-day operation with guidance from the coalition’s steering committee, identifying funding, and, as funding is secured, supervising the planning, development, coordination and direction of projects.

Cogburn has a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tina Combs, president and chief executive officer of the Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County, recently graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and received the recognition of IOM.

Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies an individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.

Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has been educating tens of thousands of association, chamber and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. The institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at five university locations throughout the country.

Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations.

The Bye Center for Implants and Periodontics

Dr. Fred Bye of The Bye Center for Implants and Periodontics in Hagerstown presented a lecture in Kenai, Alaska, in July.

Bye spoke to the Kenai/Kodiak Dental Society at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska about the Hybridge system, which restores full dental function permanently and cost-effectively.

The Bye Center for Implants and Periodontics holds free monthly seminars at its office about dental implants and Hybridge.

Dot Foods

WILLIAMSPORT — Terri Scott was recently hired as human resources manager for Dot Foods’ Maryland Distribution Center in Williamsport.

Scott, a Williamsport resident, joined Dot Foods at the end of July. She has more than 18 years of human resources experience, first with Marriott Corp. and then Wolters Kluwer Health. She had human resources responsibilities in four locations for Wolters Kluwer Health before moving back to Williamsport to be closer to her family.

In her new role, Scott will be responsible for all aspects of human resource management at the distribution center, including safety, payroll, workers’ compensation, training, quality, benefits, employee relations, recruitment support, new employee support and human resource information systems.

D.L. Martin Co.

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Tim McCartney was named employee of the month for July at D.L. Martin Co.

McCartney lives in Hagerstown and has been with the company for two years. He is a material handler in Building 4.

He was recognized for a couple of suggestions he provided. One was to eliminate the unnecessary cost of using trash compactors for disposal of used wooden skids. Arrangements were made with a material supplier to pick up and reuse good, odd-shaped skids, and with a skid supplier to pick up and recycle damaged skids. He also suggested using magnetic labels to prevent “Hold For Inspection” tags from coming off channels.

D.L. Martin Co. also recognized Crystal Brown, Cory Kaiser, John Miller, Justin Robinson and Zachary Shipp for their suggestions implemented through the company’s Continual Improvement Program in July.

Edward Jones

Joan Bowers of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Hagerstown recently won the firm’s Jim McKenzie Award for her achievement in building client relationships.

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