Business people - June 23

June 23, 2013
  • Dr. Katelyn Niu
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Wade Family Dentistry

Drs. Margaret and Hillary Wade of Wade Family Dentistry recently announced the addition of Dr. Katelyn Niu to their dental practice.

Niu graduated in May with doctoral and dental degrees from the University of Maryland Dental School.

Dr. Richard L. Harrison, father of Dr. Margaret Wade and grandfather of Dr. Hillary Wade, started the dental practice in 1953. It is at 1855 Howell Road in Hagerstown.

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Md. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

TOWSON, Md. — Jesse Ballard III, a 26-year veteran of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, or DPSCS, who has headed the Internal Investigative Unit since 2010, is retiring from state service to work for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Supervising a staff of 25 detectives who have full police powers, Ballard’s unit handles investigations of inmates, detainees, employees and others, and includes crimes as varied as fraud and homicide.

Ballard will lead the unit and train his successor until his last day, which will be in June. A replacement has not yet been named.

Under Ballard’s leadership, the Internal Investigative Unit has stepped up its efforts to fight gang activity and root out corruption. Since 2007, a total of 109 correctional officers have been terminated or resigned, 53 since Ballard took over as head of IIU.

Before Ballard began his career as a correctional officer at a state prison in Baltimore in 1987, he served as a Marine and was honorably discharged. He has been doing investigative work since 1989 — when the Maryland State Police and DPSCS had a combined investigative unit. DPSCS took over full responsibility for internal investigations in 1996, and Ballard never left the unit.

F&M Trust

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Jane B. Tompkins recently joined the management team at F&M Trust as senior vice president and risk-management officer.

Tompkins has 39 years of banking experience, including credit management, commercial services and lending. She began her career as a senior loan review analyst and commercial lender at CoreStates after a five-year stint with the U.S. Department of Treasury, Comptroller of Currency, performing bank examinations. She later served as vice president of credit review, manager of loan review, credit officer and senior credit officer at Fidelity Bank and PNC Bank.

Tompkins then joined Waypoint Bank as executive vice president of risk management before moving to Legacy Bank as chief credit policy officer. Upon Legacy Bank being acquired, she formed a consulting firm, 5 C’s Consulting Inc., working with a dozen community banks to manage risk and monitor their commercial loan portfolios in line with regulatory requirements. After two years as president and owner of the consulting company, she joined Tower Bancorp as executive vice president and chief credit officer in 2007.

Following Tower’s acquisition by Susquehanna Bancshares, she became senior credit officer at Susquehanna, and was responsible for credit quality in most of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey for commercial lending, and for all middle-market lending across the organization.

As risk-management officer at F&M Trust, Tompkins is responsible for ensuring the bank maintains adequate policies to control credit, operational, compliance and other risks. In addition, her duties include managing the bank’s enterprise risk management program, ensuring the overall quality of the bank’s loan portfolio and acting as a liaison to the bank’s internal audit and loan review firms.

Tompkins earned a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College. Born in the Philadelphia suburbs, she lives in Carlisle, Pa.

Tompkins was on the finance committee at the United Way and on the board of directors of Theatre Harrisburg, Central Pa. Food Bank and the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area.

Edward Jones

Greg Garner, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Hagerstown, qualifed to attend the firm’s Financial Advisor Leaders Conference in May at the firm’s headquarters in St. Louis.

The conference recognizes financial advisers who are among the leaders in the firm. Garner was one of 793 out of the firm’s nearly 12,000 financial advisers who attended the conference.

The Bye Center for Implants and Periodontics

Dr. Fred Bye of The Bye Center for Implants and Periodontics recently was awarded the title of diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, or ICOI.

Diplomate status is the highest level of achievement within the ICOI, the world’s largest dental-implant organization.

The award was presented to Bye by Dr. Jon Suzuki, president of the ICOI, and Dr. Kenneth Judy, founder and chairman of the ICOI.

Bye established The Bye Center for Implants and Periodontics in 1992 in Hagerstown, and now has offices in Hagers-town and Chambersburg, Pa.

Maryland Department of the Environment

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Petroleum Council and Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently presented the 36th annual Tawes Award for a Clean Environment to Anthony Thim of Williamsport.

The award recognizes youth, adults, and private and public organizations involved in the restoration and protection of Maryland’s natural resources.

The Tawes award, given to adult and youth awardees, is named in honor of J. Millard Tawes, governor of Maryland from 1959 to 1967 and first secretary of Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources.

Thim volunteers as the deputy chairman of the Maryland Ad Hoc Committee on Oil. He also has chaired several regulatory review groups, spending hours of his time drafting standards and guidance documents, and providing support and direction regarding regulations.

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