Fulton Bank, Pennsylvania Bar and more name new hires, promotions

Amy DiNunzio//August 23, 2023

Brian Brooks, Shaneea “Shay” Brown, Shawnee S. Burton, Mike Shirk, Mark E. Lovett and Lisa Morgan. PHOTOS/PROVIDED

Fulton Bank, Pennsylvania Bar and more name new hires, promotions

Amy DiNunzio//August 23, 2023


Harrisburg-based Go Big Small Biz Network named Brian Brooks director of business development. Brooks has more than 32 years of experience leading organizations to growth, is a small-business owner and will help advocate for small-business interests.

Pennsylvania Bar Association elected Shawnee S. Burton to its Family Law Section Council. Burton is a partner with Lancaster-based Lancaster Law Group.

Wormleysburg-based Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association named David Simonetti a board member. Simonetti is a senior director of store operations and business operations for Wawa Inc., responsible for markets including Pennsylvania and for store operations business support services.

Banking and finance

Lancaster-based Fulton Bank named retired Rear Adm. Jan Hamby and Mike Shirk board members. Hamby has more than 35 years of expertise and leadership in telecommunications, space, cyber and national security and also co-owns Fair Winds Farm LLC and TwinSet Designs. Shirk is CEO of The High Cos. with more than 25 years of business management, strategy and engineering experience.

Economic development

Alexandria, Virginia-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives elected Ryan Unger a board member. Unger is president and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corp.


Mount Joy-based The Janus School named Heather Strunk head of school.

Health care

Derry Township-based Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine named Dr. Giselle Saulnier Sholler division chief of pediatric hematology and oncology at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital and director of pediatric oncology research at Penn State College of Medicine, effective Sept. 1. Sholler, a pediatric hematology-oncology clinician and researcher, will bring with her the Beat Childhood Cancer Research Consortium, an international network of universities and children’s hospitals dedicated to discovering new therapies and cures for children with cancer. The College of Medicine will provide oncology team members with dedicated research space and opportunities to explore and identify treatments in the pediatric oncology field.


Lancaster-based Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli LLC elected Mark E. Lovett chairman. Lovett is a founding member, partner and senior member of the litigation department, representing businesses and individuals in real estate, construction, contracts, business, fiduciary and personal injury. Robert W. Pontz was elected vice-chair. Pontz, also a founding member and partner, is in the financial services group, emphasizing commercial collection, creditor interests in state court and bankruptcy proceedings, and business counseling.

Manheim Township-based Saxton & Stump named Candace N. Edgar senior counsel attorney in the Harrisburg office. Edgar has experience in insurance defense litigation in state, federal and appellate courts.


Swatara Township-based WITF Inc. named Jess King executive director for The Steinman Institute for Civic Engagement. The institute will build stronger communities by researching, developing and advancing innovations in local news consumption and delivery, media literacy and citizen participation in civic life. King has more than 20 years of experience in public and nonprofit organizations.


Rotary Club of Lancaster installed Beth Trout as president. Trout is vice president of advancement and communications at Landis Communities. Trout has more than 30 years of nonprofit experience. Eric Elliott was named president elect. Jamie Alton was named club secretary. Tom Wobber was named treasurer.

Susquehanna Township-based Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg named Dustin Copenhefer director of MyndWorks. Copenhefer, who has experience in counseling and an understanding of mental health care’s intricacies, hopes to help reduce barriers in accessing behavioral health care services.

York-based Bell Socialization Services Inc. named Peggy Davidson as philanthropy officer. Davidson has been working in fund development for more than 20 years.

Kinber elected Carrie Rampp chair of the board of managers for its KeystoneREN subsidiary, which will focus on research, education and community networking to empower Pennsylvania communities. Rampp is vice president and chief information officer of Franklin and Marshall College. Grant Dull was named executive director of KeystoneREN.

Self storage

York-based Investment Real Estate Group of Companies named Lisa Morgan operations specialist. Morgan will provide administrative support by scheduling meetings, booking travel, assisting with onboarding new properties and facilitating communication between the office and the field.

Senior care

Landis Communities’ Landis at Home named Shaneea “Shay” Brown care navigator for residents in Steeple View Lofts and Landis Place on King, both in downtown Lancaster. Brown will conduct welcome interviews, arrange education for residents, update resource guides, develop care navigation plans, engage with care providers and be a contact as care needs increase.

-Compiled by Amy DiNunzio