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Newsmakers: New chair named at York County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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East Hempfield Township-based David Miller/Associates Inc. named Benjamin Reinert an engineering technician. He will assist with preparing stormwater management plans, erosion and sediment pollution control plans, utility designs, and permitting. He is an engineer-in-training and has a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College.

Lancaster-based Yohe Architecture + Design named Lianne Billoni an architectural project manager. She has more than 15 years of experience.

Manor Township-based Rettew Associates Inc. named Brian P. O’Neill a project manager in the civil/municipal group. He will be based in the Upper Allen Township office and focus on municipal engineering. He has more than 24 years of experience and is a registered professional engineer. He has a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College and a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Penn State.


York-based The Manufacturers’ Association named Brian Paterniti training manager. He has 18 years of training and development experience. He was employed with Apex Tool Group and Penn-Mar.

Washington, D.C.-based National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions elected Diane Hess an at-large representative on to its board of governors. She is executive director with Lancaster-based Central Penn Business Group on Health. 

Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Medicaid Directors named Leesa Allen a representative of its East Region. Allen is deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ Office of Medical Assistance Programs and oversees its Medicaid program.

Society for Marketing Professional Services, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, named Shawn Barron president, Cristina Barnes president-elect, Julie Hungarter immediate past president, Kristi Fahnestock secretary, Jennifer Smyers treasurer and Loren McClosky and Melissa Yost directors at large. Barron is director of marketing and communication with RETTEW Associates Inc. Barnes is marketing manager with Stahl Sheaffer Engineering. Hungarter is vice president of operations with Providence Engineering Group. Fahnestock is marketing communications coordinator with Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc. Smyers is marketing manager with Boyle Construction Inc. McClosky is proposal coordinator with Buchart Horn Inc. Yost is marketing coordinator with NTM Engineering Inc.


Susquehanna Township-based Conrad Siegel Actuaries named Mark Dixon a client relationship manager with Conrad Siegel Investment Advisors. He will prepare review materials and set up, troubleshoot and monitor client accounts. He was an accounting manager with the Best Friends Animal Society in Utah and has a bachelor’s degree from Albright College. Norm Spotts was named an actuarial analyst. He will support Government Accounting Standards Board 45 valuations for certain post-employment benefits offered by state and local governments. He was employed with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Client Solution Architects and has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State. Sean Duffy was named an investment analyst. He will support the defined contribution and defined benefit investment team. He was a benefit plan consultant with NFP and has a bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

York Township-based PeoplesBank named David R. Petry vice president, portfolio manager for the wealth management division. He has more than three decades of trust and financial services experience. He is a certified financial planner and chartered financial analyst and has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Gettysburg College. He was vice president, senior investment adviser and team leader with M&T Bank.

Shippensburg-based Orrstown Financial Services Inc. named Todd Newpher a mortgage originator in the digital services unit. He has more than 17 years of Central Pennsylvania banking experience and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s Advanced School of Banking in Centre County.

Tioga County-based First Citizens Community Bank named John DiGiacomo a financial consultant in the investment and trust services division for the southcentral Pennsylvania region. He will provide investment management and financial planning services to residents and business owners in Lancaster, Lebanon and Schuylkill counties. He has more than 11 years of wealth management experience and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond.

Lancaster-based Fulton Bank named Danelle L. Goodwin branch manager of the Emigsville Office. She will be responsible for the business development, community involvement and daily operations. She was senior branch manager with York Traditions Bank.

Gettysburg-based ACNB Corp. and ACNB Bank named Todd L. Herring and D. Arthur Seibel Jr. board members. Herring was a board member of New Windsor Bancorp Inc. and New Windsor State Bank, which ACNB acquired. He is the market director for Pivot Physical Therapy. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s department of physical therapy. Seibel was chairman of the New Windsor Bancorp Inc. and New Windsor State Bank. He is chief operating officer of Springdale Preparatory School in Maryland. He is a graduate of Gettysburg College and has an MBA from the University of Houston.


York-based York Penn Machinery named Heidi Crawshaw territory manager in the Mid-Atlantic Region for new and used machine tool sales. She was a service engineer with parent company Exact Machine Service Inc.


Spring Garden Township-based York College named Emily Kuhl a grant writer in the division of advancement. She was an intern for the alumni magazine. She is a graduate of the college. Vinny Cannizzaro was named a fellow at the college’s Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy, which engages students in the policymaking process and provides bipartisan research to legislators. He will teach two courses in the department of history and political science. He has a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Pennsylvania’s State Board of Education named students Ellie DeWitt and Alex Fey non-voting representatives. DeWitt attends Gettysburg College and Fey attends the Phoenixville Area School District.

Health care

East Pennsboro Township-based Geisinger Holy Spirit named Tahara G. Prescott-Palmer a certified nurse midwife with Geisinger Holy Spirit OB/GYN. She was a public health nurse for the Nurse-Family Partnership in the Philadelphia area. She has a bachelor’s degree from La Salle University and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lancaster-based SouthEast Lancaster Health Services named Dr. Hayley Ryan a family practice physician and clinical director of Maternal Child Health. She was a resident physician with East Bay Community Action Program in Rhode Island. She has a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Madhumita Sadhukhan and Dr. Thomas Gates were named family practice physicians. Sadhukhan has a bachelor’s degree from Rosemont College and a medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine. Gates was the medical director of Partners in Health in Malawi. He has a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Jim Lucy was named director of human resources. He was the executive director of the Medical Bureau of Lancaster. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.


East Hempfield Township-based Spooky Nook Sports named Rhiannah Tucker human resources specialist. She will train and develop managers and employees and provide performance management and employee selection for Spooky Nook Sports, Warehouse Hotel and Forklift & Palate Restaurant. She is a graduate of Shippensburg University.

Derry Township-based Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co. named Jason White managing director of safety and security in the corporate and entertainment complex. He will oversee the safety and security plans, programs and policies for the company’s entertainment division, in addition to all company-wide safety and security processes and procedures. He has been with the company since 2005, and has been responsible for enhancing security operations across the complex, ensuring the safety of Hersheypark guests, and overseeing the recruitment, development and training of its security workforce. He was a soldier in the U.S. Army.


Millers Mutual named Jonah Mull vice president of operations. He was an underwriting leader. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business.


Silver Spring Township-based Persun & Hamlin P.C. named Erich W. Struble of counsel. He will concentrate his practice in state and local taxation. He was a deputy attorney general in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s tax litigation and financial enforcement section.

Lancaster-based Barley Snyder named attorney Michael J. Crocenzi of counsel in the employment and litigation groups. His practice includes workers’ compensation. He is a graduate of Dickinson Law School in Carlisle. Elizabeth L. Melamed was named an associate in the litigation group. She was employed with an insurance defense firm in Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Rutgers Law School.


Manchester Township-based MKT Metal Manufacturing named Dan Strahl outside sales manager. He will continue to be regional representative and also oversee the outside sales division.


Wormleysburg-based American Heart Association named Adam Hawk, Richard Pearson and Fran Haldeman board members for the Lancaster Division. Hawk is an operations administrator with WellSpan Health. He has 15 years of health care leadership experience, a master’s degree from the University of Scranton and an MBA from Millersville University. Pearson is director of education for Lancaster EMS in Millersville. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Waynesburg University. Haldeman is vice president of the cash management division at Fulton Bank. She has a degree from Penn State.

York-based LifePath Christian Ministries named David Cook corporate and community engagement manager. He will work with community partners to help improve the lives of the York area’s most vulnerable people. He was manager for the nonprofit’s York Economy Store. Scharmen Konieczka was named donor engagement and events manager. She will lead fundraising efforts, cultivate relationships with donors, lead external and internal communications, and pursue grants for programs. She was executive assistant for LifePath.


York-based Business Information Group Inc. named Jennifer Dangro vice president of sales and marketing. She was director of sales and marketing.


York County Convention & Visitors Bureau named Mark Sindicich chair. He is a restaurateur and managing partner of Victor’s Italian Restaurant in Spring Garden Township. He is also business enterprise and management developer for Air Dynamics Industrial Systems Corp. and development adviser with Exceleran Capital Management. He served on the executive committee and as secretary of the bureau’s board. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State. Liz Winand, the former chair, will be immediate past chair.


Cumberland Township-based Adams Electric Cooperative Inc. named Jordan Hoke a fourth-year apprentice in the operations department. He works in the Shippensburg District. Tom McMaster was named field design coordinator in the engineering department. He works in the Gettysburg District and was a staking technician.

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