Business people - July 14

July 14, 2013
  • Duane Clever
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FedEx Corp.

TIMONIUM, Md. — Three local drivers representing FedEx Corp. operating companies placed among the top finishers at the 2013 Maryland State Truck Driving Championship recently held in Timonium.

Duane Clever, owner of Clever Enterprises Inc., based at the FedEx Ground hub in Hagerstown, took home the first-place trophy in the five-axle sleeper class.

Chester Masser, owner of Totgas Trucking Inc. based at the Hagerstown FedEx Ground hub, finished second in the straight truck class.

Jay Hoover, a driver for JLH Transport Inc. based at the FedEx Ground hub in Hagerstown, finished third in the five-axle sleeper class.

Clever will compete at the American Trucking Associations’ 2013 National Truck Driving Championships, known as the “Super Bowl of Safety,” Aug. 20 to 24 in Salt Lake City. In addition, each state winner will be recognized by FedEx as part of its safe driving initiative, The Chairman’s Challenge.

The Maryland State Truck Driving Championship is an opportunity for professional truck drivers to demonstrate their driving skills and safety expertise. The event includes a driving-skills challenge, pretrip inspection and written examination covering vehicle operation and knowledge of federal safety regulations.

In 2012, 137 driving professionals from 46 states representing FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express and FedEx Custom Critical qualified to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships by winning their respective state’s competition and driving accident-free for at least one year. One FedEx competitor captured the national grand champion title. In addition,

FedEx drivers captured national champion titles in the flatbed, three-axle and step van classes.

Eight other FedEx drivers earned top-three finishes in their vehicle classes.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Scott Palmer, Peggy Hays, James Crumrine and Joyce Fye, with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, were recognized as agents of the month for May in the Greencastle office.

The award is given based on listings taken, listings sold and sales made.

Palmer has been selling real estate for 27 years and is an associate broker. He lives in Greencastle with his wife, Dawn, and daughter.

Hays is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She has been selling real estate for 28 years and lives in State Line, Pa., with her husband, Jack.

Crumrine has been selling real estate for 15 years. He is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and lives in Greencastle with his wife, Betty.

Fye recently joined Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA and is licensed in Pennsylvania. She lives in Greencastle with her husband and two sons.

Bowers Insurance

Corinne A. Stone, benefits account executive at Bowers Insurance in Hagerstown, recently received a certificate in health care reform studies from The American College. 

The 20-week program covered the mandated changes, compliance, timelines and impact of health care reform on other laws due to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Lisa Teach & Associates

FREDERICK, Md. — Gosia Carter recently joined the sales team of Lisa Teach & Associates of RE/MAX Achievers.

Carter brings to the office 3 1/2 years of experience in real estate. She is a multimillion dollar producer and has received numerous awards that reflect her level of production and quality service.

Originally from Poland, Carter has been a resident of Washington County for many years. She enjoys volunteering at the Humane Society of Washington County in her free time, as well as working with a local Girl Scout troop. She is a wife and a mother to two children.

RE/MAX Achievers is at 8415 Progress Drive, Suite B, in Frederick.  For more information, go to or

Keller Williams Premier Realty

Keller Williams Premier Realty in Hagerstown recently added these new agents:

Sarah Nambiar, licensed in Maryland

Anthony Cangemi, licensed in Maryland

Laurie Bouton, licensed in Maryland

Susan Funk, licensed in Pennsylvania

Sarah Lyons, licensed in Maryland

Andrea Long, licensed in Maryland

Donna Whitt, licensed in Maryland and Pennsylvania

Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal

OCEAN CITY, Md. — Deputy State Fire Marshal William Potts, assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad, recently was named the 2012 Deputy State Fire Marshal of the Year.

State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard made the presentation June 17 during a ceremony at the Maryland State Firemen’s Association’s annual convention in Ocean City.

Potts, of Bowie, Md., was nominated by his supervisor, Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Jack Waldner. He was cited for his many achievements in 2012, such as meeting the technical requirements needed to execute a plan for maritime tactical operations; conducting a search for equipment used for underwater explosives response; testing equipment; successfully completing two dive instructor accreditations in order to train other bomb squad divers; and developing and implementing necessary training requirements for bomb squad dive candidates. The procedures developed during the process have qualified Potts to assist with a nationwide training program involving the few public service agencies in the country that perform underwater explosives response. 

All of these tasks were accomplished while maintaining his normal workload as an on-call squad technician.

Potts began his career with the Office of the State Fire Marshal as a bomb squad technician in October 2007 after a career as a bomb technician with the Metro Transit Police in Washington, D.C. 

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