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Newsmakers: New Manufacturers' Association board member named

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East Pennsboro Township-based Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz named Rachel A. Becker a tax staff accountant. She has a bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University. She is located in the Camp Hill office. Heidi L. Messinger was named an audit staff accountant with the insurance team. She has a bachelor’s degree from Central Penn College and master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University.


York-based The Manufacturers’ Association named Lou McCloskey a board member. He is vice president of Ames Industries Inc. in Conewago Township and a graduate of Millersville University.

Lower Paxton Township-based Pennsylvania Medical Society elected Dr. John J. Pagan, a Bucks County surgeon, speaker of the House of Delegates. Dr. John W. Spurlock, a Northampton County gynecologist and urologist was elected vice speaker. Dr. Candace R. Good, a Centre County child and adolescent psychiatrist, was elected a trustee, representing Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin counties. Dr. John P. Furia, a Union County orthopedic surgeon, was elected a trustee, representing Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Lycoming, Potter, Tioga and Union counties. Dr. John P. Gallagher, a Mercer County obstetrician and gynecologist, was elected a trustee, representing Crawford, Erie, Forest, McKean, Mercer and Warren counties. Dr. Walter M. Klein, a Montgomery County pathologist was elected an at-large specialties trustee. Dr. Todd Fijewski, an Allegheny County emergency medicine specialist, was elected a hospital-based trustee. Dr. John R. Mantione Jr., a Dauphin County obstetrician and gynecologist, was elected an obstetrics/gynecology trustee. Dr. Eileen M. Moser, a Dauphin County internal medicine and geriatric medicine specialist, was elected the primary care (internal medicine) trustee. Dr. John M. Vasudevan, a Philadelphia physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, was elected an early career physician section trustee. Michael A. Loesche, a University of Pennsylvania medical student, was elected the medical students section trustee.


Lower Allen Township-based LeTort Trust named Bryan J. Foard director of retirement plan administration. He has more than 15 years of retirement plan administration and management experience and was employed with Valley Forge Pension Management. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.

Indiana-based Everence named Nikki Shingle regional director for its Central Pennsylvania offices. She will continue as the local leader of charitable relations and be responsible for charitable planning work with businesses, nonprofits, churches and schools throughout the Lancaster and Central Pennsylvania regions. She was a planned and major gifts officer for WITF. She has a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College and a master’s degree from Shippensburg University.

Susquehanna Township-based River Wealth Advisors named Tonya Andrews portfolio administrator. She will collaborate with the firm’s investment advisers on client service, maintain investment objectives within portfolios and manage trades for individual accounts. She is a graduate of Allegheny College.

Upper Allen Township-based Bar Financial LLC named Fonda Markley a financial adviser. She will work with individuals, families and corporations. She was a financial adviser with Stonebridge Financial Group. She is a graduate of Elizabethtown College.

Manheim Township-based Summit Advisory named Will Mullin a senior business intermediary. He will lead business development efforts and help clients get the best value for their businesses. He has a bachelor’s degree from LeTourneau University.


East Hempfield Township-based Warfel Construction Co. named Robb Beiler senior project manager. He will oversee, coordinate, schedule and budget projects throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states. He has more than 20 years of experience and was project manager with Benchmark Construction.

Harrisburg-based Reynolds Restoration Services named Ryan Kirce as director of operations. He will oversee day-to-day operations.

Health care

Derry Township-based Penn State Health named Dr. Jeffrey R. Kaiser chief of the division of newborn medicine at Penn State Children’s Hospital. He will also be professor of pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology at Penn State College of Medicine. He led neonatal neurology studies and was professor of pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He also directed the hospital’s therapeutic hypothermia program. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, a medical degree from the University of Maryland’s College of Medicine and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Charles Palmer, former chief of the newborn medicine division, will focus on research.


Susquehanna Township-based Mette, Evans & Woodside named attorney Thomas M. Fraticelli of counsel. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a law degree from Villanova University Law School.

Lancaster County-based Clymer Conrad PC named attorney Joshua Bodene an associate in the Lititz office. He has expertise in Second Amendment rights cases and First Amendment cases involving freedom of religion.

Lancaster-based Barley Snyder named Daniel G. McCarthy an associate in its Business Practice Group. He will work primarily from the Reading office. He was a summer associate. He has an undergraduate degree from Temple University and a law degree from its Beasley School of Law.


York-based Community Progress Council Inc., which helps individuals and families move toward self-sufficiency, named Ruth Robbins chief program officer. She will lead the community centers, work ready, housing, foster grandparents and Women, Infants and Children programs, improve program coordination and strengthen processes for measuring program outcomes. She was dean of students at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.

York-based Byrnes Health Education Center named Debi Dwyer Beshore manager of development and communications. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University.


Silver Spring Township-based Fry Communications Inc. named Scott Hockensmith vice president of web paper purchasing. He has been with the company since 1983, and was director of web paper purchasing.

Real estate

Hampden Township-based Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania named Bridget Floyd a sales associates in the York office on East Market Street. She will provide residential real estate services in York, southern York County and northern Maryland. Trish McGee was named a sales associates in the York office on South Queen Street. She will provide residential real estate services in York County and surrounding communities. Steven Darchicourt was named a sales associate in the Carlisle office. He will provide residential real estate services in Carlisle and surrounding communities.

Senior care

Manheim Township-based Landis Homes named Pam Breneman and Sue Shirk board members. Breneman is a solo attorney focusing on child dependency, guardianship and custody matters. She has a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University and a law degree from Widener University School of Law. Shirk retired as Landis Homes’ director of volunteer services. She has a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University and a master’s degree from Marywood University.


York-based Business Information Group named Annie Eagles a project manager on the networking team. She will manage projects from inception to completion, be a liaison between the company and the client and assess customer service requests.

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