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Accounting

East Pennsboro Township-based Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz named John Sweppenhiser a staff accountant with the audit department. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Shippensburg University. Susie Kirchner was named an administrative assistant with the Lancaster office. She has eight years of administrative experience and an associate degree.

Lower Allen Township-based KeyMedPartners Inc., a medical billing and accounts-receivable management firm, named Julie Groscost director of practice management. She was manager of patient accounts with a multispecialty physician group. She has more than 17 years of experience and an MBA in health care administration from Tulane University.

Architecture/Engineering

Middletown-based Raudenbush Engineering Inc. named Elizabeth Seeber a bookkeeping and payroll accounting assistant. She has more than 10 years of experience in analysis, budgeting and auditing.

Hunt Valley, Md.-based Century Engineering Inc. named Linda Plesic regional business-development manager with its office in Fairview Township. She has 15 years of sales and marketing experience and a bachelor's degree in health administration from St. Francis University in Cambria County.

Navarro & Wright of New Cumberland named David Crotsley a geotechnical specialist with the transportation division. He is a geologist-in-training, a concrete field inspector and a drilling inspector. He has a BS in geology from Millersville University.

Murray Associates Architects of Harrisburg named Elissa Lenker a project manager. She has eight years of experience and a BA in architecture from Temple University.

Dawood Engineering Inc. of Hampden Township named Nicholas Brien an associate. He is a professional engineer and director of bridge engineering services with the Grantville office.

Banking/Finance

Chambersburg-based F&M Trust named Cydnie Kelly community office manager and financial services officer of its Mechanicsburg office in Hampden Township. She has nearly six years of banking experience, most recently as a retail banking branch manager with Sovereign Bank's Enola office.

Shippensburg-based Orrstown Bank named Reed VanDerlyke a business banking officer for the Carlisle and West Shore areas. He was a customer relationship management and marketing customer information file project manager with the operations team. He has an MBA from Shippensburg University. Affiliate Orrstown Financial Advisors named Howard A. Pulker a vice president and senior portfolio manager. He has more than 20 years of industry and portfolio management experience, most recently as a senior portfolio manager with Fifth Third Bank in Florida. He also was an adjunct economics professor at Columbia College in Florida. He has a BS in agriculture and natural resources from Michigan State University and an MA in applied economics from the University of Central Florida.

Construction

Lancaster-based Wohlsen Construction Co. named Cynthia V. Brown controller. She has 12 years of construction accounting experience and an MBA from the University of Baltimore. Fred Doster and Chris Gilbert were named senior project managers. Doster has more than 30 years of construction experience and an associate degree in building construction technology from Harrisburg Area Community College. Gilbert has 29 years of construction experience and is a graduate of Drexel University.

East Hempfield Township-based B.R. Kreider & Son Inc. named Walt Legenstein and Kent Martin to its board. Legenstein is chairman and CEO of Certified Carpet, which sells, installs and cleans carpets, mats and flooring; Martin is president and CEO of Signature Custom Cabinetry, which manufactures high-end residential custom cabinetry.

Energy

Ocean Thermal Energy Corp. of Lancaster named Roy Bernardi to its advisory board. He is vice president of Consulting Services with Quebec-based CGI Group Inc. He was deputy secretary and then acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President George W. Bush.

Government

Gov. Tom Corbett named Nora Winkelman of Dauphin County to the Board of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; Nick DeBenedictis of Montgomery County to the Public-Private Transportation Partnership Board; and P. Richard Scheller of Lackawanna County and Joseph A. Zadlo of Montgomery County to the Department of General Services' selection committee.

Health Care

Harrisburg-based PinnacleHealth named Dr. Mehreen Qureshi a cardiologist with its PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular Institute. She was in practice with a multispecialty affiliate of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. She has a special interest in cardiac imaging and preventive cardiology, including coronary artery calcium scoring.

Holy Spirit Health System named Dr. Edward Fleming a family physician with the Dillsburg Family Health Center. He has a BS in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh and a medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Elizabeth Frace Jones was named a nurse practitioner there. She was a registered nurse with the medical and surgical intensive care units at Holy Spirit Hospital. She has a BS in nursing from Villanova University, a BS in health science education from the University of Florida at Gainesville and an MS in nursing and family nurse practitioner from Widener University. Kathleen A. Scioli was named a physician assistant with the Duncannon Family Health Center. She was a PA in Bucks County. She has a bachelor's degree in physician assistant studies from Hahnemann University School of Health Sciences and Humanities in Philadelphia.

Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center of East Hempfield Township named James W. DeBord president. He has extensive experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, research and strategic planning. He was president of DeBord Consulting and former director of YorkCounts. He has a BA in history and political science from Albright College and a master's degree in 20th century world history with a concentration on international relations from Villanova University.

Insurance

Orlando, Fla.-based BeneCard PBF, which has an office in Lower Allen Township, named Bill Wolfe senior executive vice president of pharmacy services. He has more than 25 years of managed-care experience and will oversee the clinical, compliance, sales and business informatics groups. He was president of prescription benefit management services with Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. and senior vice president of managed care and government affairs with Rite Aid Corp. He is a graduate of Penn State University and Dickinson School of Law.

The Seltzer Group of Schuylkill County named Nevin L. Beyer president of its bonding company affiliate Keystone Surety Associates LLC in Cumberland County. He has more than 17 years of experience in underwriting financial services products. Melissa Truitt was named bond manager. She has been employed in the surety industry since 1995.

Manufacturing

Springfield Township-based Adhesives Research Inc. named Doug Goldstein a market manager. He has more than 20 years of experience, a BS in forestry from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

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