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Newsmakers: PeoplesBank names new vice president and commercial relationship officer

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Architecture/engineering

York-based Barton Associates Inc. named Matthew E. Wilkins a mechanical designer. He will perform design calculations and layouts, equipment selections, research and specifications for equipment and research of code requirements. He was an intern. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.

Swatara Township-based Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc. named Kevin Fox regional manager of financial services. He is a professional engineer with nearly 30 years of experience particularly involving water and sewer utilities.

Virginia-based Dewberry named Curtis Sanno senior associate. He is the bridge structures department manager and works from the Mechanicsburg office. He is a professional engineer and a certified bridge safety inspector and has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State. Lee Smith was named associate. He is a senior project manager in the structures department and works from the Mechanicsburg office. He is a professional engineer and has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.

Associations

South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants elected Brenton E. Way president, D. Hunter Mink president-elect, Patricia A. Lauchle secretary and Jeremy M. Allen treasurer. Way, a CPA, is a financial controller for West Shore Window & Door in Hampden Township. He has a bachelor’s degree from Saint Francis University. Mink is an audit partner with RKL LLP in York. He has a bachelor’s degree from York College. Lauchle is a tax supervisor specializing in not-for-profit and individual tax returns with Boyer & Ritter LLC in East Pennsboro Township. She has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State. Allen is a principal overseeing the tax division with Walz Group in Manheim Township. He has a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College and a master’s degree from Villanova University.

Colorado-based Worldwide Partners Inc., a network of independent advertising and marketing communication agencies, named Erin Michalak a board member. She is senior vice president of accounts and strategy with Lancaster-based Godfrey. She has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from York College of Pennsylvania.

Banking/finance

York Township-based PeoplesBank named Kevin Kearney vice president and commercial relationship officer. He will be based in the Maryland office and develop and maintain relationships with business clients and manage loan portfolios. He has more than 30 years of financial services experience and most recently was a commercial relationship manager with BB&T. He has a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary’s College and a master’s degree from Loyola College. Desiree Johnson was named financial center manager of the Center City York office. She was most recently branch manager and regional merchant services sales consultant with M&T Bank. She has a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.

Lancaster-based Fulton Financial Corp. named Jad Abou-Maarouf chief data officer in its information technology department. He will define the company’s data strategy, governance and capabilities. He was head of independent agents enterprise data with Farmers Insurance Group. He has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Grand Valley State University. Marjorie M. Lamberson was named relationship manager in Fulton Financial Advisors’ charities and endowment services department. She will develop and manage nonprofit and charitable client relationships. She was director of philanthropy and member engagement with The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. She has a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University. J. Whit Buckwalter was named senior vice president and team leader in Fulton Bank N.A.’s commercial banking department. He will oversee a team of commercial relationship managers and lead projects to enhance the commercial customer experience. He was vice president and team leader. He has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Penn State. Philip N. Smith was named commercial market executive in Fulton Bank’s commercial banking department. He will oversee commercial banking activities in the Lancaster market. He was senior vice president and senior team leader. He has a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University and an MBA from Penn State.

Jonestown Bank & Trust Co. named Carrie Ehrgood branch-III manager. She will manage the Lebanon office and continue to manage the Quentin Road, Cornwall Manor and Londonderry Village branches. She is a graduate of Shippensburg University.

Construction

Wormleysburg-based Pyramid Construction Services Inc. named Matt A. Flickinger and Nick Gaugler project managers. Flickinger has 22 years of construction experience and an associate degree from Penn State College of Technology. Gaugler was employed in surveying and land development design. Todd Forney was named estimator and project manager in the facility service division. He has 20 years of construction experience and a degree from Harrisburg Area Community College. Mike Martin was named preconstruction manager. He has 21 years of architecture and construction experience and a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.

Education

Maryland-based Mount St. Mary’s University named Brian Strong a member of its pre-law advisory board. The board advises the director of the pre-law program and its students and acts as a liaison to law schools. Strong is a personal injury and wrongful death attorney with York-based KBG Injury Law. He is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s and has a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Elizabethtown College named Celestino José Limas vice president for student life. He was vice president for student affairs and enrollment at Heritage University in Washington state. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa, a master's degree from the University of Nebraska and a doctorate from the University of Oregon.

Insurance

Shrewsbury-based Keller-Brown Insurance Services named Nicole Palmer a personal insurance protection analyst. She will develop insurance protection plans for families and individuals. She has a degree from Everest University.

Law

Harrisburg-based Nauman Smith named Thea Paolini an associate. She will be a member of the tax trusts and estates, business and employment and litigation practice group. She has a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College, a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and an MBA from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. Linda Plantz was named a legal assistant. She has more than 25 years of experience providing administrative support for the legal and insurance professions.

Lancaster-based Barley Snyder named Shawn Long chair of the construction industry group. He is a partner and veteran of the U.S. Marines. Maria Di Stravolo Elliott, a partner and the former chair of that group, will continue as chair of the real estate practice group.

Nonprofits

VisionCorps named Chris Ament vice president of rehabilitation and education. He will supervise the daily management of the rehabilitation and youth services departments and advocate for the needs of people who are visually impaired. He will also introduce new technologies to clients and expand the organization’s client base. He was coordinator of rehabilitation services. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Linda Greth was named director of rehabilitation services. She will continue to be a social worker but also develop strategic and innovative strategies to advocate for, and further the independence of, those who are blind or visually impaired. She is a licensed social worker and has a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and certificate from the University of Pittsburgh.

Lancaster Safety Coalition named Timothy J. Miller executive director. He will lead community projects, including the city’s community-owned camera system, to further enhance Lancaster’s public safety. Most recently, he was chief operating officer of Downtown Inc in York.

Retail

Lebanon-based Royer’s Flowers & Gifts named Hope Snyder manager of the Harrisburg East store. She was manager of sister company Stephenson’s Flowers & Gifts in Lower Paxton Township. Kathy Noll was named manager of the Jonestown Road store. She was assistant manager there. Maribel Vazquez was named assistant manager of the Jonestown Road store. She was a sales associate there. Andrea Campbell was named manager of the Hershey store. She was manager of the Harrisburg East store. Leah Gibson was named assistant manager of the Chambersburg store. She was manager trainee at the Camp Hill store. She has a bachelor’s degree from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee.

Senior care

Carroll Township-based Presbyterian Senior Living named Dan L. Davis Jr. senior vice president and chief operating officer. He will supervise the company’s retirement communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. He is a licensed nursing home administrator and most recently was vice president of continuing care operations. He has a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma City University and a master’s degree from Shippensburg University. Jim Bernardo was named executive vice president. He will cultivate affiliations and partnerships, new business development, communications, strategic planning, and resource development. He is a social worker and a health center administrator and most recently was chief operating officer.

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