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Newsmakers: New program director for Leadership Lancaster

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People: promotions, appointments and hires.

Accounting

Hanover-based RLH CPAs & Business Advisors named Richelle Groff and Ryan Harshman senior accountants. Groff and Harshman have experience with audit, review and compilation services, as well as tax preparation services. Groff is a graduate of Shippensburg University. Harshman is a CPA and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

Manheim Township-based RKL LLP named Jonathan M. Clark a partner in the tax services group. He will work from the Berks County office and provide tax planning and compliance services to clients in Central and eastern Pennsylvania. He was a manager in the tax services group. He is a CPA, and has a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University and a master’s degree from Villanova University.

Architecture

East Hempfield Township-based David Miller/Associates Inc. named Brent Detter a senior project manager. He will be responsible for residential, commercial and industrial land development projects. He is a registered landscape architect, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate and has a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University. Nick Ebersole was named a project manager in the municipal services group. He was employed with Manor Township and the Lancaster County Conservancy. He has a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University.

Associations

Leadership Lancaster, a program of the Foundation of the Lancaster Chamber, named Erin Long program director. She was a community school director through Communities In Schools of PA at The School District of Lancaster. Kate Zimmerman was named executive director. She was program director.

Banking/finance

Indiana County-based S&T Bank named Sam Jordan vice president and commercial banker. He will maintain and enhance customer relationships and grow the bank’s business portfolio throughout central Pennsylvania. He was assistant vice president of commercial banking. He has a bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College.

California-based Wells Fargo & Co. named Rachel Weidensaul a business banking development officer in Central Pennsylvania. She is based at the Reading office and will focus on Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. She was a payroll sales consultant. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kutztown University.

Mount Joy-based Union Community Bank named Claudia Fisher vice president and commercial credit group manager. She was the finance project manager for Lancaster Economic Development Corp. She has a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University and an MBA from Taylor University. Christopher Rohr was named an assistant vice president and branch manager. He will provide business development and branch management at the Ephrata office. He was the branch manager for OneMain Financial. He has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mike Farina has was named vice president and business banker in the Ephrata office. He was a branch manager there.

Construction

York Township-based Kinsley Construction Inc. named Kira Wagner business development executive on the building division’s business development team. She will develop and implement business plans, develop opportunities and cultivate relationships in the Central Pennsylvania region. She was employed in marketing and communication with Logos Academy. She has a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University.

Lebanon-based Conestoga Log Cabins named Eric Mason and Morgan Kane sales and project coordinators. They will focus on customers who want to build primary-residence log homes, vacation homes and cabins. Mason has an associate degree from Harrisburg Area Community College. Kane is a graduate of Berks Technical Institute.

Education

Temple University Harrisburg named Demeshia Davis marketing and media specialist. She will promote credit and non-credit programs. She is a graduate of Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication. Joanne White was named assistant director for finance. She has 30 years of nonprofit accounting and reporting experience and will handle financial issues including grant management, information technology and business operations. She was the accountant at Christian Churches United in Harrisburg. She is a CPA and graduate of Gettysburg College. Kelley Franklin was named a technical support specialist. He has a degree from Temple’s Fox School of Business.

Manheim Township-based Lancaster Country Day School named Lou Castelli and David Lieb board members. Castelli is a private capital markets investment banker with Chapman Associates. Lieb is a corporate restructuring consultant.

Health care

East Pennsboro Township-based Geisinger Holy Spirit named Dr. Lance Wood a surgeon with Geisinger Holy Spirit Dermatology. He was a surgeon in Geisinger’s Department of Dermatology in Centre County and Ada West Dermatology in Idaho. He has a medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Rumon Chakravarty was named a provider with Geisinger Holy Spirit Pulmonary Medicine. He has a medical degree from Rajasthan University of Health Sciences in India.

WellSpan Health named Dr. Stephanie Ashbaugh a family physician with WellSpan Family Medicine - Granite Run. She was the medical director of the Penn State Hershey Medical Group’s department of family and community medicine. Dr. Alison Lima was named a family physician with WellSpan Family Medicine - Trout Run. She has a medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Bandhu Paudyal was named a neurologist with WellSpan Neurology. He was employed with Advantage Care Physicians in New York. He has a medical degree from the Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Nepal. Dr. Andrew Stein was named a pediatric neurologist with WellSpan Neurology. He has a medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Jeremy Rier was named a cardiologist with WellSpan Cardiology. He has a medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Raman Kumar was named a surgeon with WellSpan General Surgery. He has a medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Burkhardt Zorn was named a urologist with WellSpan Urology. He has a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College.

Law

Manheim Township-based Saxton & Stump named Thomas E. Robins an associate in the Harrisburg office. He practices in labor and employment, construction litigation, and health care litigation. He was an associate with McNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall in Williamsport. He has a bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College and a law degree from Penn State Dickinson Law. Marcus W. Shand was named an associate. He practices in labor and employment, construction litigation, and health care litigation. He was assistant district attorney for the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office. He has a bachelor’s degree from Grove City College and a law degree from Penn State Dickinson Law. Paolo R. Shipman was named a law clerk. He was a summer clerk to Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson Jr. and a law clerk for Handler, Henning & Rosenberg’s Harrisburg office. He has a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a law degree from Widener University Commonwealth Law School. Stacey L. Jordan was named a litigation paralegal and client services representative. She was a paralegal for Family Design Resources. She has a bachelor’s degree from Albright College and an associate degree from Harrisburg Area Community College. Allen K. Hodge and Joseph J. Day were named business development specialists. Hodge will provide sales support to the law firm and its strategic partner, SE Healthcare. He was senior sales executive for Medical Diagnostics Laboratories. He has a dual degree from the College of Charleston. Day will assist with building relationships with current and prospective clients. He has a bachelor’s degree from Temple University. He was a marketing and development intern for the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and a marketing and public relations intern for Breslow Partners.

Harrisburg-based Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP named attorney R. Bradley Peiffer an associate. He will concentrate his practice in general liability. He was legal counsel with the York County Office of the Public Defender.

Marketing

Columbia-based Wavelength Marketing LLC named Chantel Shuman a full-time social media assistant. She will support the agency’s digital media and public relations departments. She was a public relations consultant for HerBusiness and for The Daily Athenaeum in West Virginia. She has a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University.

Lancaster-based Godfrey named Eric Beckman art director. He will develop the visual execution of a strategy, concept or idea and direct the visual personality and presentation of client communication tools. He was employed with Disney Online Studios and Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. Jennifer Youmans was named senior designer. She will support the creative team in advancing branding efforts through artistic concepts and implementation. She has a bachelor’s degree from York College. Taylor Bland was named account manager. She will manage communications programs between Godfrey and its clients. She has a bachelor’s degree from Christian Brothers University.

Manufacturing

Mount Joy-based Mount Joy Wire Corp. named Matt Graham process engineering manager. He will be responsible for processing and internal quality and supervise the process control manager and environmental service technician. He was interim quality manager and understudy for the process engineering manager’s position. He has a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University. Adam Dent was named quality assistant. He will manage quality complaints and customer quality issues and support internal quality control. He was a lab technician for Millersville University and K&L Plating. He has a bachelor’s degree from Millersville.

Nonprofit

East Lampeter Township-based CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health named Dr. Thomas Foley the child and adolescent psychiatrist who will lead the Behavioral Health Center. He will work with families to treat and prevent behavioral health and psychiatric challenges faced by children. He was the attending psychiatrist at Community Services Group. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine.

Real estate

Manchester Township-based Investment Real Estate LLC named Elaine Scott general accountant. She will manage the daily accounting functions for the Investment Real Estate Group of Companies and support the property accountant. She has more than 20 years of accounting experience and an associate degree from the Consolidated School of Business.

Lemoyne-based RSR Realtors named John Post Jr. a Realtor. He has a degree from Slippery Rock University.

Hampden Township-based Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania named Penny Johnston an affiliated agent with the Carlisle office. She will provide residential real estate services in Cumberland and Perry counties.

Manor Township-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty named Clint Rohrer, Jennifer D. Switch, David Humphreville and Irma Stevens Realtors. Rohrer will specialize in residential and agriculture sales in Lancaster County. Switch will specialize in residential sales in Lancaster County with a focus on Manheim Township. She has a bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford. Humphreville will specialize in residential sales in Lancaster County. Stevens will be a member of the Jodi Reineberg Team and specialize in residential sales in York and Adams counties.

Senior living

Oxford Township-based Cross Keys Village named Cynthia Drenovsky director of life enrichment. She will focus on life enrichment and education programs. She has 26 years of experience as a professor of sociology at Shippensburg University.

Manheim Township-based Mennonite Home Communities named Daniel Mortensen vice president of operations. He was executive vice president at University of Valley Forge. He has a doctorate from Claremont Graduate University.

Utilities

Cumberland Township-based Adams Electric Cooperative Inc. named Tony Spangler lead lineman in the Gettysburg District. He was a trainee. Max Rinehart was named journeyman second class in the Gettysburg District. He was a first-year apprentice.

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