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Newsmakers: Barton Associates names new president and COO

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East Pennsboro Township-based Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz named Kathleen Fellenbaum a staff accountant on the nonprofit team. She was an intern. She has a master’s degree from Penn State. Brinley Fromm was named an audit staff accountant. She will work with the forensic accounting and litigation support practice. She was an intern. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Bloomsburg University. Alan Ennis was named a staff accountant with the tax department. He has a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University.


Manor Township-based Rettew named Russalle Anthes a senior program manager in the energy market segment. She will work from the Pittsburgh office to build client relationships, negotiate master service agreements and communicate with landowners, surveyors and engineers. She was a senior project manager with Maser Consulting. She has a bachelor’s degree from Hope College. Gary Kuroski was named a surveyor in the West Virginia office. He will help manage the office and survey team. He has 30 years of land surveying experience and was most recently a survey leader with Dieffenbauch and Hritz. Jason Moran was named a surveyor in the Lehigh County office. He works mainly in the utilities market. He is a professional surveyor and has an associate degree from Penn State. Ryan Plute was named a resident project representative in the geotechnical group. He will work from the Ohio office and oversee contractors on new construction and slope repair sites and testing, erosion and sediment control inspections. He has an associate degree from Belmont College. Jennifer Wehmeier was named a senior administrative assistant in the program management group. She will manage schedules, client communication and project documentation. She was a senior administrator in human resources at The Hershey Co.

York-based Barton Associates Inc. named Michael S. Rader president and COO. He will continue to be the principal-in-charge of the educational market. He will oversee and coordinate the activities of branch offices and business unit leaders. He was vice president and COO. He is a professional engineer and certified energy manager. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State and an MBA from Loyola College. Stephen E. Oskin was named director of mechanical engineering. He will direct and provide technical guidance to the firm’s mechanical engineering department and work from the State College office. He is a professional engineer and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, and has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.


Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC named Erin Zakin communications director. She will direct strategic communications initiatives and manage outreach and promotional efforts. She was a communications account executive with Merit. She has a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College. Jon Cherry was named economic development finance specialist with CREDC. He will oversee the organization’s loan programs. He has two bachelor’s degrees from Penn State and an MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management.

Lower Paxton Township-based Pennsylvania Medical Society named Kevin Shivers executive director of its specialty association management division. He will lead association executives, conference and event planners and administrative personnel who support specialty medical associations. He was executive state director of the National Federation of Independent Business in Pennsylvania. He has a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College.

Lebanon-based Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce named Jessica Stankovich vice president. She will collaborate on and develop programs, member benefits and community initiatives and will assist with outreach to chamber members and community partners. She will also continue to manage various banquets, programs and travel tours. She was director of leadership and education.


York Township-based PeoplesBank named Rod Davis financial center manager of the Bel Air office in Maryland. He was a branch and business center manager with PNC. He has a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University. Brian Gibbs was named mortgage loan originator. He will develop mortgage relationships with clients, Realtors and builders in the Lancaster market. He was a mortgage loan originator with EMM Financial. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.

Chambersburg-based F&M Trust named Amanda Kegerreis residential mortgage and consumer loan processing manager. Most recently, she was the quality assurance analyst for PSECU. She has a bachelor’s degree from Wilson College. Tin Ly was named mortgage originator for Southern Franklin County. He will manage new and existing mortgage clients and work from the Greencastle Office. He was a residential loan officer at First United Bank and Trust in Maryland. He has a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College.


East Lampeter Township-based High Construction Co. named Richard A. Patton superintendent. He will oversee construction projects, including quality control and safety. He was a superintendent with Fickler Construction.


Susquehanna Township-based Widener University Commonwealth Law School named Juliet Moringiello associate dean for research and faculty development. She will help raise the academic and external profile of the law school and its faculty. She will also promote special program activities and help faculty members find opportunities to present and publish their work. She will continue to teach business law.

Spring Garden Township-based York College named Troy M. Miller senior advancement officer of principal and planned gifts. He was senior director of development at Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business. He has a bachelor’s degree from Temple University.

Health care

Derry Township-based Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center named Dr. Meghan Wilson a pediatric otolaryngologist. She has a medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine.


York-based CGA Law Firm named John S. Kennedy a member of its mediation team. He will focus his practice on mediation, arbitration and legal consulting. He is a regional judicial outreach liaison and a retired trial court judge in Pennsylvania. He has a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Lancaster-based High Steel Service Center LLC named Joseph C. Whitmarsh production and inventory planner. He will schedule production for the stretcher, blanking line, and the shear and saw work centers to meet customer orders and maintain proper inventory levels. He was a receiving supervisor for ES3. He has an associate degree from Harrisburg Area Community College and a bachelor’s degree from York College.

East Cocalico Township-based High Concrete Group LLC named Gregory S. Holland project manager. He will plan, schedule and administer assigned projects to meet functional, economic and scheduling requirements. He was project manager for L&H Cos. He has a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania College of Technology. Justin J. Whiteman was named associate design engineer. He will work with the company’s Ohio team on architectural precast projects. He was operations manager with Fulton Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State Harrisburg.


York-based GRIT Marketing Group named Devon Buettner digital marketing specialist. He will create, maintain and optimize search-engine marketing ad campaigns and manage Facebook and other social media platform campaigns. He was associate consultant at FivesSquared. He has a bachelor’s degree from York College.


Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence named Brian S. Brooking president, Terri Hamrick vice president, Tom Hollerbach treasurer and Anne Ard secretary. Brooking is vice president of mortgage and consumer lending with Woodlands Bank in Lycoming County and was vice president and chair of the governance committee. Hamrick is president and CEO of Survivors Inc. in Gettysburg. Tom Hollerbach is executive vice president of business strategy with Merit Marketing in Harrisburg. Ard is executive director of Centre Safe. Michelle Robinson-Ritter, Ambika Roos, Susan B. Mathias and Shelley Strausser Ackley were named board members. Robinson-Ritter is executive director of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA and was board president. Roos is a product manager at American Express Digital Labs, Mathias is senior advancement officer with the Geisinger Health Foundation, and Ackley is a real estate marketing coordinator from Clinton County.

Lancaster-based Bench Mark Program, which uses exercise, academic support and career counseling to help at-risk youth, named Brian Korman a board member. Korman is an associate with Lancaster-based Barley Snyder and a member of the business and real estate practice groups.

Project SHARE of Carlisle named Josh Eisenberg, Chris Fitting and Lisa Thomas board members. Eisenberg is the assistant dean of new student programs and student leadership at Dickinson College. He has a master’s degree from Ohio State University. Fitting was also named treasurer. He is vice president and business banking relationship manager with First National Bank’s Capital region. Thomas is vice president and senior branch manager of M&T Bank’s Walnut Bottom branch.

Real estate

Manor Township-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty named Abby Fishel, Cody Baugher, Mark Dunlap, Vickie Costlow, Stephanie Propalis and Mellisa Wagaman-Adams Realtors. Fishel was a high school teacher. She will focus on residential sales in York and Adams counties. Baugher will focus on residential sales in the Chambersburg community. Dunlap will focus on residential sales in Franklin, Adams and Cumberland counties and parts of Maryland. Costlow will focus on residential sales in the Chambersburg area. Propalis will focus on residential sales in York and Adams counties. Wagaman-Adams will focus on residential sales in Chambersburg, Shippensburg and Greencastle.

East Lampeter Township-based High Co. LLC named Jacqueline L. Olson accountant. She will support High Real Estate Group LLC’s residential properties by preparing and interpreting financial statements, budgets and monthly cost variances and by advising management. She was controller for Billet Industries Inc. G. Michael Llewellyn III was named financial analyst. He will provide financial and operational analysis, asset valuation and strategic planning support for High Real Estate Group LLC affiliate High Hotels Ltd. He was a financial analyst for Armstrong World Industries. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State and an MBA from the University of Miami.


Manchester Township-based Rutter’s named Pam Baldwin director of advertising and customer engagement. She will lead strategic development and manage advertising and marketing programs, focusing on the loyalty card and customer engagement programs. She has degrees from Central Penn College and Lock Haven University.

Senior care

Hampden Township-based FirstLight Home Care of the West Shore, a nonmedical home care provider, named Kendra Koser a community liaison. She will promote the company and build relationships with community referral providers. She was a marketing manager with Home Instead Senior Care.


York-based Doceo Office Solutions named Kenneth Saxe vice president of information technology services. He will oversee Doceo’s IT service offerings. He has 36 years of technology experience and owned Saxe & Associates Inc. He is a graduate of LeTourneau University.

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