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Accounting

Susquehanna Township-based Boles Metzger Brosius & Emrick PC named Peter McCachren and Matt O'Leary supervisors. McCachren is a certified public accountant and a graduate of Messiah College. O'Leary is a CPA and a graduate of Messiah College. Nathaniel Swanger was named a staff accountant. He is a graduate of Messiah.

Architecture/Engineering

Rochester, N.Y.-based Erdman Anthony named Todd Mahady and Scott Raboci associates with its office in Silver Spring Township. Mahady has more than 18 years of experience, including all the office's plumbing and fire protection work, and an associate degree in architectural technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology. Raboci is a professional engineer with the transportation group and has more than 25 years of experience with PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and county projects. He has a BS in civil engineering from Penn State University.

Upper Allen Township-based KCI Technologies Inc. named Michael A. Schober leader of its Northeast region environmental engineering practice. He is a professional engineer with 27 years of experience and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Villanova University.

Manor Township-based Rettew named Thomas “Brad” Burwell a group manager of the natural sciences division in the Canton, Ohio, office. He has more than 32 years of environmental experience and was employed with the Division of Mineral Resources Management in the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He has a bachelor's degree in forestry resources management from West Virginia University. Kevin M. McCarthy was named a senior environmental scientist. He has 23 years of environmental experience and a bachelor's degree in forest management from West Virginia. Michael J. Goff was named a senior engineer with the Canton civil and municipal group. He is a professional engineer with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Ohio University. Derek H. Smith was named a senior environmental scientist with the Williamsport, Lycoming County, natural sciences division. He has 19 years of environmental experience and a bachelor's degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University.

Hampden Township-based Dawood Engineering Inc. named Jim Rodgers director of marketing and business development. He has more than 15 years of marketing experience and a BA and an MBA from Penn State University.

Associations

Arlington, Va.-based National Rural Electric Cooperative Association named Kyle Hubert to its Youth Leadership Council. He was selected while representing Gettysburg-based Adams Electric Cooperative at the 2012 Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. He is a student at Shippensburg Area Senior High School.

Manheim Downtown Development Group named Jim Williams a member of its advisory board. Prior to retirement in 2011, he was borough manager, secretary and treasurer of East Petersburg. Previously, he was borough manager and secretary of Manheim and a member of Manheim Borough Council. He also was a sergeant major with the U.S. Army.

Jewelers of America named Betsy Wolgemuth a member of its national board of directors. She will work with the ethical initiatives committee to tighten controls and ensure that only conflict-free diamonds enter the U.S. She is co-owner of Mount Joy-based Koser Jewelers.

Virginia-based National Court Reporters Association elected Nativa Wood to its board. She is chief reporter and manager with the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. She has 35 years of experience as a court reporter and was president of the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association in the 1990s.

Banking/Finance

Shippensburg-based Orrstown Financial Services Inc. named Jeffrey M. Seibert executive vice president and chief operating officer of Orrstown Bank. He will oversee the commercial sales team, commercial credit functions and the special assets group. Previously, he was president of the Pennsylvania division of Susquehanna Bank and managing director of banking services with CommunityBanks. He is a graduate of Messiah College. David P. Boyle was named executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will oversee financial planning and compliance. Most recently, he was executive vice president and chief performance officer with PNC Financial Services. He is a certified public accountant with a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting from Westminster College. David D. Keim was named executive vice president and chief risk officer. He will identify and monitor the bank's operational and strategic risk. He was employed with Susquehanna Bank. He is a graduate of Drexel University.

Berks County-based National Penn Bancshares Inc. named Dale Hershey senior vice president and director of agricultural lending with the Lancaster-region agricultural lending group. He will manage the bank's agricultural portfolio and business development efforts. He was a vice president and agricultural sales team leader. Dwight Rohrer was named a vice president and relationship manager with the group. He was an assistant vice president. Mike Trout was named assistant vice president and relationship manager. He was a bank officer.

Chambersburg-based F&M Trust named Dana Kaiser community office manager of the St. Thomas office. Her responsibilities include retail and small business loans, deposits, relationship management and customer service. Robert K. Day was named commercial credit recovery officer. He has more than 35 years of banking experience. He was an executive vice president and chief lending officer with Integrity Bank and chief operating officer of a hospitality property management firm. Matthew W. Berger was named a management trainee. He has more than four years of financial experience as a small business services representative for a card merchant service provider and as a senior equities trader on Wall Street. He has a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting with a minor in business law from Penn State University.

Construction

Centre County-based G.M. McCrossin Inc. named James B. Pease regional manager of its Harrisburg office. He was a senior project manager with Hayward Baker. He is a professional engineer and sinkhole specialist with experience in geotechnical engineering and consulting, as well as a BS in civil engineering from the State University of New York.

Distribution

East Lampeter Township-based Primitives by Kathy named Linda Abrams director of creative development, which will include designing gift items, pottery, signs and greeting cards. She was a product designer and design manager with Armstrong. She is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Education

Widener Law School in Susquehanna Township named Donald Brown a scholar in residence for sustainability ethics and law with its Environmental Law Center. Previously, he taught interdisciplinary courses on climate change and sustainable development with Penn State University and directed the Pennsylvania Environmental Research Consortium. He also was a program manager for United Nations organizations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of International Environmental Policy. Lance Cole was named a visiting professor in the areas of congressional investigations and oversight, business entities law, corporate law and governance, federal securities law and white collar crime. He was a faculty member of Dickinson School of Law and director of its Center for Government Law and Public Policy Studies. He also was a legal consultant and staff member with the 9/11 Commission and a Democratic deputy special counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee from 1995 to 1996. He has a law degree from Harvard Law School. Molly Acri was named registrar. She was assistant registrar. She has a BS from Bloomsburg University.

Lancaster-based Math-U-See Inc. named Howie Clinese a customer service manager. He was employed with Iron Mountain Records Management. Steve Petersheim was named a human resources generalist. He has a background in publishing and family business and will oversee benefit programs and human resources.

Government

The Pennsylvania Senate confirmed Brian H. Hoover to the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners. He will represent District 8, which consists of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties. He is borough manager of Glenolden in Delaware County. Previously, he owned South East Archery and Sports, and he has 27 years of experience as a volunteer hunter and trapper education instructor with the commission. He has degrees from Delaware County Community College and Penn State University.

Pennsylvania Game Commission named Bradley Myers director of the southcentral regional office in Huntingdon County, which is responsible for agency activities in 12 counties, including Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Perry and York. He also will oversee the habitat improvement projects and land management activities on state game lands. He joined the commission in 1992 as a wildlife conservation officer. Most recently, he was the regional land management supervisor.

Gov. Tom Corbett named Annmarie Kaiser to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. She was secretary of legislative affairs and acting chief of staff and director of legislative affairs with Pennsylvania's Office of Attorney General. She has a bachelor's degree from Loyola College and a law degree from the Widener University School of Law. Christopher Carusone was named secretary of legislative affairs. He was executive deputy general counsel with the Office of General Counsel and a chief deputy attorney general with the OAG.

Health Care

Lancaster General Health named Dr. Shyam S. Balepur a physician with its Hematology/Oncology Medical Specialists office in East Hempfield Township. He was with the practice from 2000 to 2010 and also was interim-associate medical director and cancer liaison physician of LGH's cancer program. He has bachelor degrees in medicine and surgery from Osmania Medical College in India and an MS in microbiology and immunology from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

Derry Township-based Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center named Dr. Benjamin H. Levi director of the Center for the Protection of Children with Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. He is a physician and a professor of pediatrics and humanities with Penn State College of Medicine. He is an expert in the mandated reporting of suspected child abuse.

Lancaster-based St. Joseph Health Ministries named Dr. Peter Caso a member of its Brush. Brush. Smile! dental team. He will expand pediatric services in Columbia. He was a dentist with Locust Lane Dental Group in Lower Paxton Township and director of dental services with Milton Hershey School in Derry Township. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry.

Insurance

Zinn Insurance of Myerstown named Toni Spangler an accountant, bookkeeper and administrative assistant. She has auditing and accounting experience and was a controller with a midsize manufacturing company. She has a BS in professional accountancy from Penn State University.

York Township-based Glatfelter Insurance Group named Shawn T. Yingling president of its religious practice division. He has 24 years of insurance experience, most recently as vice president of a New York-based program manager. He has a bachelor's degree from Penn State University.

Law

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC named Timothy Costa a member of its government relations practice in Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg. He was executive deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and deputy chief of staff and director of policy for the governor of Rhode Island. He has a BA in philosophy from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Manufacturing

Lower Swatara Township-based Phoenix Contact USA named Spencer Bolgard vice president and general manager. He will oversee the company's U.S. sales subsidiary, including sales, marketing, channel operations and service functions. He was a vice president of sales and marketing with Cooper Industries. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Denison University in Ohio, as well as an MBA from the University of San Francisco.

Marketing

York-based Campbell, Harrington & Brear Advertising Agency named Cortney Harner director of media strategies, including traditional media and Internet and mobile marketing. She was a media sales consultant with Media One PA.

Harrisburg-based Varsity named Claire Cantu a senior copywriter. She has more than 15 years of creative experience with agencies in Indiana and New York. She also was a reporter with the Norwich Bulletin in Connecticut. She has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.

Nonprofit

American Heart Association named Jackie Duval special events director for the capital region. She will oversee the region's Go Red for Women events and the Capital Region Heart Ball. Larissa Bedrick was named director of communications for markets in Central and northeast Pennsylvania. She was employed with the Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative and various state agencies. Kim Ross was named an advocacy specialist who will focus on grassroots networking and policy issues. She has been with the association for 15 years. Kristin Coleman was named youth market director for Dauphin, Lancaster and Lebanon counties. She will oversee youth initiatives, including Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart. Sara Grosh and Deborah Trinkley were named chairwomen of the 2013 Lancaster Go Red for Women committee. Grosh is director of physician outreach and market development with Lancaster Regional Medical Center; Trinkley is a vice president and community market manager with Union Community Bank.

York Day Nursery Inc. named Marisa Button to its advisory board. She is a lawyer with CGA Law Firm, specializing in commercial litigation and immigration matters. Button has an undergraduate degree in political science management from Dickinson College and a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Real Estate

York-based Think Loud Development LLC named David C. Taylor president. He will handle property management, leasing, lease improvements, marketing, renovations, new design, construction, client relationships and maintenance supervision of the company's properties. He has more than 35 years of operational expertise and was president of Bowman Development Group and Perini Construction. Dana Alexandra was named administrative assistant to the chairman, and Sarah Sparks was named administration assistant to the CEO.

Manheim Township-based Weichert, Realtors — Engle & Hambright named Christine Connelly and Awilda Valencia real estate agents. Connelly has five years of real estate experience and an associate degree in business marketing from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Valencia was an outreach professional with the School District of Lancaster.

Technology

Lebanon-based Pipeline Interactive named Gene Garber a Web developer. His responsibilities will include mobile application development, e-commerce applications and database projects. He has seven years of development experience and was employed with SearchTec Inc. and Reminder Media.

Utilities

Delaware-based United Electric Supply Co. named Phil McCloud Susquehanna district sales manager of its Lancaster, York and Hanover markets. He has 18 years of marketing, sales, operations and senior-level leadership experience.

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