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Newsmakers: Associations

Businesses featured this week: Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club, National Association of Music Merchants, Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, Society of Neurological Surgeons

Susquehanna Township-based Pennsylvania Credit Union Association named Carol Fastrich Aranos the assistant vice president of marketing and communications. She has more than 20 years of communications and marketing experience, 15 of them focused on credit unions. She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Bloomsburg University and an MBA from Eastern University.

California-based National Association of Music Merchants named Joel Menchey secretary. He is president of Conewago Township-based Menchey Music Service.

Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club named Addeline Alaniz Edwards of New Cumberland Federal Credit Union president; Jim Aiello of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection president-elect; Jan Ritter vice president and secretary; Joe Hoover of Appalachian Brewing Co. treasurer; Alaine Keisling of Journal Multimedia, parent company of the Business Journal, sergeant-at-arms; and Megan Mines-Hall past president. Jim Rodgers of Dawood Engineering was named chairman of the foundation and social media/website committees; Edwards was named chairwoman of the fundraising committee; Allen Smith was named chairman of the global grant committee; Hector Ortiz of Central Penn College and Yolanda Perez-Rivera were named co-chairs of the membership committee; Marci Mowery of the Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation and Tom Miller of M&T Bank were named co-chairs of the service committee; Brandon Pierce of the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate was named chairman of the social committee; and Perez-Rivera and Becky Boone of the Capital Area Intermediate Unit were named co-chairwomen of the youth/New Generations committee.

Indiana-based Society of Neurological Surgeons named Dr. Robert Harbaugh president. He is director of Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute and chairman of Penn State Hershey Neurosurgery.

Wormleysburg-based Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association named Alex Baloga vice president of external relations. He was director of government and public relations, and before that was director of government relations. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from West Virginia University.

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Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Monday, August 31, 2020
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