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Newsmakers: McNees Wallace & Nurick name chair of public sector practice group

People: promotions, appointments and hires

Accounting

East Pennsboro Township-based Boyer & Ritter named Brian Kutz a tax senior associate in the tax services group. He will help clients navigate tax laws, regulations and rulings. He was employed with KPMG US. He is a CPA and has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Bloomsburg University.

Architecture/engineering

New York-based Erdman Anthony named Michael Corrigan a senior associate. He is a senior engineer and member of the transportation engineering core business in the Harrisburg office. He has more than 27 years of experience, is a professional engineer and has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.

Associations

Hampden Township-based Leadership Cumberland named Barbara Brobst chair, Sherry Hoover chair-elect, John Martin secretary and Karen Mahoney treasurer. Brobst is executive vice president and chief human resources officer with Orrstown Bank; Hoover is employed with Carlisle Regional Medical Center; Martin is co-founder of Pillar +Aught; Mahoney is employed with Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. Justin Witmer and Scott Coburn were named board members. Witmer is a commercial lender with S&T Bank’s Integrity Bank division, and Coburn is general counsel and chief information officer of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

Banking/finance

Susquehanna Township-based River Wealth Advisors named Ali Bircher operations administrator. She will assist with day-to-day operations, work with new clients, coordinate client and community events and be marketing liaison. She has a degree from Central Penn College.

West Manchester Township-based First Capital Federal Credit Union named Birgitta Natale assistant vice president of consumer lending. She has more than 21 years of financial services experience and was mortgage operations manager for United Nations Federal Credit Union in New York.

East Lampeter Township-based EHD Advisory Services named Erin Bair a wealth adviser. She will help cultivate new business and develop client education. She was a financial consultant with TD Ameritrade in Harrisburg. She has a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College.

Lower Allen Township-based Members 1st Federal Credit Union named Lisa Kramer branch manager of the Hummelstown branch. She has more than 15 years of financial and customer service experience and was assistant branch manager of the Carlisle Crossing branch.

Susquehanna Township-based Riverview Bank named Mary Anne Woodward a branch manager of the Pottsville West Market Street and Trevorton offices. She has more than 27 years of financial experience and was a cluster market leader with BB&T.

Construction

Manchester Township-based Keystruct Construction Inc. named Mike Dorgan and Ken Smith project managers. Dorgan will plan, organize, direct and control the execution of construction contracts. He has more than 40 years of commercial and industrial construction experience. Smith will help customers establish budgets and expectations, and coordinate staff and clients on projects. He has been in the construction industry since 1973, specializing in metal fabrication. Karen Frazier was named human resources associate. She has 10 years of professional human resources experience and an associate degree.

Silver Spring Township-based R.S. Mowery & Sons Inc. named Bill Sanders and Tanner Bogaczyk project engineers. Bogaczyk was a summer intern. Both he and Sanders have bachelor’s degrees from Penn State.

East Hempfield Township-based Warfel Construction Co. named Fred Lohss project executive. He will oversee projects for client satisfaction, schedule, budget and team performance. He has been with the firm since 2002 and was a project manager. He is a graduate of York County School of Technology.

Health care

York Township-based WellSpan Health named Dr. Jonathan Youngwirth a family physician with WellSpan Family Health - Georgetown. He is certified in acupuncture and performs osteopathic manipulative treatment. He has a medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Robert Knipe was named an interventional pain specialist with WellSpan Physiatry in Lebanon. He will evaluate and treat chronic pain. He has a medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gregory Bredow was named a member of WellSpan Behavioral Health in York. He has a medical degree from American University of the Caribbean. Dr. Jonathan Chu was named a member of WellSpan Interventional Pain Management in York. He has a medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Sayed Kazi was named a member of WellSpan Nephrology in York. He has a medical degree from Madurai Medical College in India. Dr. Pawel Ochalski was named a member of WellSpan Neurosurgery in York. He has a medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Valentine Osborn was named a member of WellSpan Wound Healing Center in York. She has a medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Satya Potluri was named a member of WellSpan Endocrinology in York. She has a medical degree from J.J.M Medical College in India. Dr. Hooman Soltanian was named a member of WellSpan Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in York. He has a medical degree from University of Munich School of Medicine. Dr. Kamran Zahid was named a member of WellSpan Gastroenterology in York and Hanover. He has a medical degree from Allama Iqbal Medical School in Pakistan.

Insurance

Lemoyne-based Gunn-Mowery LLC named Matthew Steighner risk control consultant. He will provide clients with loss-control and risk-management consulting services. He has a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University.

Harrisburg-based Millers Mutual Group named Derek Shaffer underwriting leader. He has been with the company since 2007 and was a senior commercial underwriter. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State. Crystal Baver was named senior business intelligence analyst. She has more than 10 years of financial analysis experience and was a management information systems analyst/accounting and financial analyst. She has bachelor’s degrees, a certificate and an MBA from Penn State.

Manufacturing

Mount Joy-based Fairway Building Products named Dan O’Boyle territory sales manager for the southcentral Pennsylvania region. He was a regional sales manager for Ryan Herco Flow Solutions. Bill Goldsmith was named territory sales manager for Maryland and Northern Virginia. He has more than 20 years of building products industry experience.

Law

Harrisburg-based McNees Wallace & Nurick named Adam L. Santucci chair of its public sector practice group. He also practices in the labor and employment and food and beverage practice groups. He was the human resource director for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Nonprofit

Lancaster-based Community First Fund named Richard L. Miller II a business development associate for York and Adams counties. He will work from the York office. He had management positions with the city of York, Urban Impact Community Fund and YWCA of York. He has a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University. Elyse Irvis was named a business development associate for the Capital Region. She will work from the Harrisburg office. She was employed with Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and City Year Philadelphia. She has a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.

Camp Hill-based AHEDD, which provides employment services across Pennsylvania to people with disabilities, named Mike Acker, Faith Perkins and Doug Meeker board members. Acker is a partner and senior vice president with Triad Strategies Inc. Perkins is vice president of human resources and compliance with Ingleside. Meeker is the founder and CEO of 3R Behavioral Solutions.

Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, elected Glenn N. Holliman president, David A. Schankweiler vice president and Anne J. Yellott treasurer. Holliman is a retired vice president of the Episcopal Church Foundation in New York and founder and president of Holliman Associates. Schankweiler is the founder, former CEO and owner of Journal Multimedia. Anne J. Yellott is a community leader and volunteer in the Harrisburg region.

Lancaster-based Milagro House, which provides education and support services for homeless women and children, named Christina Duncan executive director. She was a consultant and interim executive director. She has more than 25 years of experience in development and marketing for corporations and nonprofit organizations.

Harrisburg-based Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area elected Christopher Hitz of Hitz Consulting president. Rev. Brenda Alton, supervisor of spiritual care services with PinnacleHealth System, was named a board member.

Real estate

Lower Allen Township-based Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania named Joel Kreider a principal. He has 29 years of experience and was owner and broker of record for Tartan Realty LLC. Ed Skonecki was named a senior associate. He will focus on owner and occupier representation, site selection, and acquisition and disposition of industrial and commercial real estate. He was employed with KnowledgePlanet, Mzinga and Saba.

Technology

12:34 MicroTechnologies Inc. named Mike Schmelder technology manager. He has 28 years of information technology experience.

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