Businesses featured this week: Council of State Governments, Cultural Enrichment Fund, Lancaster Mediation Center
Lancaster-based Lancaster Mediation Center, which promotes conflict resolution through mediation and training, named John E. Watts executive director. He was employed in university services with Millersville University. He also has been a team leader and supervisor with Summit Quest Academy, a counselor and recreational coordinator with ARC in Lancaster and a peer leader and facilitator with The YMCA Resource Center. He has an associate degree in criminal justice from Delaware Technical & Community College and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Millersville University.
The Justice Center of Lexington, Ky.-based Council of State Governments named Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel to its board. It provides nonpartisan advice and strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities.
Harrisburg-based Cultural Enrichment Fund elected Kate Sallie chairwoman, Vicki Reider secretary and Jonathan Williams treasurer. Nancy Dering Mock was named immediate past chairwoman. Sallie is a partner with Rhoads & Sinon LLP; Reider is executive deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities; Williams is a vice president and private client adviser with Wilmington Trust; and Dering Mock is president of Nancy Dering Inc. Lori Alderman, Sherry Baskin, Ron Chronister, Harvey Freedenberg and Tramayne Whitney were elected to the board. Alderman is a client and community relations director with PNC Financial Services Group; Baskin is corporate secretary and chief compliance officer with Capital BlueCross; Chronister is a specialist and insurance industry consultant with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Freedenberg is a member with McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC; and Whitney is human resource director of The Hershey Co.’s Americas region.