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Business people - Aug. 25

August 25, 2013
  • Dr. Donald R. Richter
Dr. Donald R. Richter

Walnut Street Community Health Center 

Dr. Donald R. Richter recently became medical director of Walnut Street Community Health Center in Hagerstown. 

He most recently was medical director at Mountain Laurel Medical Center in Oakland, Md., for four years. His service at Mountain Laurel followed a career in private practice of more than 20 years.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in biology from The Johns Hopkins University, Richter earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, completing his residency in family practice at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore. He is board-certified in family practice and has a certificate of added qualification in geriatric medicine. 

MVB Bank

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Following a record year in earnings and overall performance, MVB Bank recently promoted several senior-level bank officials as part of an expansion strategy for West Virginia’s fastest-growing community bank.

Among them is Jim Rodgers, who was promoted to the position of market president of MVB Bank, East. 

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His responsibilities include commercial lending and management of the MVB Bank entities in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, including two locations in Martinsburg — on Foxcroft Avenue and Edwin Miller Boulevard — and in Charles Town. 

A Martinsburg native, Rodgers has banking industry experience in Florida and West Virginia. 

A graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, he joined MVB Bank in 2011 as a commercial lender.

Mount St. Mary’s University 

EMMITSBURG, Md. — Mount St. Mary’s University recently appointed Lori Stewart as director of the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

She will be responsible for the financial and general management of the grotto and cemetery, with a strong focus on establishing the St. Bernadette’s Gift Shoppe in the grotto’s new Richard and Mary Lee Miller Family Visitors Center.

A resident of Gettysburg, Pa., she received her Master of Business Administration from the Mount. Stewart has more than 20 years in marketing, management and fundraising professions. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Clarion University.

Prior to joining the staff at Mount St. Mary’s, she was the executive director for the Basilica and National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Daughters of Charity) in Emmitsburg. She was responsible for strategic and operational direction, internal and external relationships, and board and executive committee relationships. Stewart also developed and expanded financial management, fundraising, operations and an assorted mix of programs to attract visitors, donors and volunteers to the shrine.

 An active member of her community, Stewart has served on the board of the Emmitsburg Business Professional Association and is a eucharistic minister and planner of the young adult ministry at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Emmitsburg.

Hagerstown-Washington County EDC 

Carmen Harbaugh has joined the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission as an administrative assistant. 

Harbaugh will assist EDC staff with research and administrative support by developing and maintaining databases and reports. She also will maintain correspondence, serve as information facilitator and be the first point of contact for business inquiries. 

Previously, she was a permit technician with Washington County’s Division of Plan Review, and handled incoming calls and in-person questions regarding permit processing, zoning, the Board of Zoning Appeals, electrical, plumbing and HVAC licenses. Harbaugh also was a clerk for the Electrical Board. 

Paul M. Crampton Jr., Jefry Bohn, Robert Jeffers and Peter Thomas recently were reappointed to the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission’s Board of Directors.

Crampton will serve as municipal representative, Bohn as a chamber of commerce representative, and Jeffers and Thomas as at-large representatives. All members reappointed are serving a second, three-year term.

The mayor of Funkstown and president of Paul Crampton Contractors Inc., Crampton has developed residential communities and retail space in Washington County since 1978. He serves on the EDC’s executive, infrastructure and site development, and marketing and public relations committees, and chairs the Celebration of Business and Small Business Appreciation Event task forces. 

A certified public accountant, Bohn has been a member of the Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC firm since 1989 in the accounting services and tax department.  He is involved with numerous local boards and serves on the EDC’s marketing and public relations committee, chairs the small business development committee and is secretary on the executive committee.   

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