Business People - Feb. 3

February 03, 2013
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University of Maryland Medical System

BALTIMORE — Hagerstown attorney D. Bruce Poole is among three new members of the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors.

Poole, an attorney and partner in the Hagerstown law firm Poole & Kane, is a member of the board of visitors for the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He is chairman of the Washington County Board of Education Ethics Committee; a member of the Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission and the Maryland State Bar Association Emergency Response Committee. From 1987-99, Poole was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. Poole’s legal practice consists primarily of personal injury litigation, large-scale real estate development facilitation, and domestic and civil trial work.

The other new members are Sara Ann Middleton and James T. Smith Jr.

Middleton is a member and past chairwoman of the boards of directors of Civista Health/Civista Medical Center in Charles County, Md., part of the University of Maryland Medical System. She serves on the medical center’s executive and credentials committees.


Smith, an attorney and partner in the Towson, Md., law firm Smith, Gildea & Schmidt and a former Baltimore County, Md., executive, also is a member of the board of visitors for the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was appointed as an associate judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County from 1985-2001 and served two terms on the Baltimore County Council, beginning in 1978.

Hagerstown Police Department

Officer Edward Plummer was selected as the Hagerstown Police Department’s officer of the month for December 2012.

On Dec. 19, 2012, Plummer was on patrol when he observed a vehicle that had been identified as a suspect vehicle in an attempted burglary that occurred earlier in the evening. He initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver was arrested and several items of evidence were found in the vehicle.

The arrest eventually led to the discovery and arrest of a ring of subjects involved in an armed robbery and numerous burglaries throughout Hagerstown and Washington County.

Plummer has been employed by the City of Hagerstown for six years and is assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division’s Baker Platoon.

J.P. Trucking Inc.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. — J.P. Trucking Inc. held its quarterly safety breakfast Jan. 20 at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport.

The following awards were presented:

  •  Safe driving and longevity: Frank Woullard III, one year; John Riner Jr., three years
  •  New driver for last quarter: Rick Fox

F&M Trust

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Patricia A. “Trish” Hanks, senior vice president at F&M Trust, recently completed the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s 15-month executive leadership program.

She was one of 18 graduates recognized for the achievement in a ceremony at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pa.

Hanks, the bank’s retail services market manager, started her banking career in 1979 and joined F&M Trust in 1999. She was named assistant vice president in 2004 and became the Memorial Square office manager in 2005. She was named the regional market manager for the Chambersburg area in 2005, vice president in 2009 and senior vice president in 2011.

In her current position, Hanks manages the retail services division to meet the needs of the bank’s customers with a focus on growing retail and small-business loans, deposits and noninterest income. She also serves as the Chambersburg market manager, where she is responsible for development of new small-business and retail customer relationships, directing public relations and community involvement activities, and providing leadership for the community offices in Chambersburg and St. Thomas, Pa.

A graduate of the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking at Bucknell University and the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Commercial Lending School at Penn State University, Hanks also completed the Omega Consumer Lending program and various American Institute of Banking courses.

A Chambersburg-area resident, she is on the board of the Downtown Business Council, serving as treasurer. Hanks previously served as the commercial division chairwoman for the United Way of Franklin County, Pa.

Washington County Health Department

Judy Barron was selected as the Washington County Health Department’s employee of the quarter for the first quarter of 2013.

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