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Newsmakers: Central Pa. Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce names new executive director

People: promotions, appointments and hires.

Associations

Hampden Township-based Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors elected William B. Hawk president. He also serves on the association’s Annual Conference Planning Committee and is a member of its Grassroots Advocacy Network. He is a Lower Paxton Township supervisor, a board member of the township’s authority and a member of the township’s strategic planning, comprehensive plan update and audit committees.

Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council named Abby Foster president. She has more than a decade of experience working with trade groups.

Harrisburg-based Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce named Harry Young executive director. He will build business, promote economic development, and foster LGBT business equality and inclusion in Central Pennsylvania. He was president and CEO of the chamber’s board of directors and a food and beverage manager with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts.

Banking/finance

Jonestown Bank & Trust Co. named Judy Parker branch manager of the Grantville location. She will support the branch team and provide financial products to consumer and business clients. She has 34 years of banking industry experience and was branch team leader.

New York-based M&T Bank named Kellie Matthews group vice president. He will oversee a team of commercial bankers focused on middle-market public and private corporations in York and Hanover. He has been with the bank for 29 years, most recently as group manager of commercial banking. He has a bachelor’s degree from York College and an MBA from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business.

Lemoyne-based The Turnbridge Group of RBC Wealth Management named Nicholas Hansen senior financial associate. He is a certified financial planner and has 10 years of wealth management experience.

Chambersburg-based F&M Trust named Lance Bernecker a credit analyst II. He will review credit data to evaluate commercial loan requests for prospective and current commercial customers. He has a bachelor’s degree from Marymount University. Sean Zabrucky was named a Bank Secrecy Act/Office of Foreign Assets Control analyst. He will analyze and investigate customer transactions to ensure they are in compliance with the bank’s anti-money laundering and financial crimes programs. He was a loan servicing specialist. He has an associate degree from Penn State Mont Alto.

Indiana County-based S&T Bank named Shannon Golden vice president and business banker in the Harrisburg market. She will develop new business relationships and strengthen existing ones in the market.

Lower Paxton Township-based Centric Bank named Sean Burns assistant vice president and commercial lending officer. He will maintain a portfolio and develop new business relationships in the Dauphin and Cumberland County markets. He was an intern. He has a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University. Cory G. Bishop was named vice president and commercial lending officer. He will maintain a portfolio and develop new business relationships in the Dauphin and Cumberland County markets. He was a credit analyst. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.

West Manchester Township-based First Capital Federal Credit Union elected Mike Smyser, Kevin Appnel and Sully Pinos board members. Smyser is retired from Precision Custom Components, Appnel is executive director of the York County Alliance of Learning, and Pinos is director of business solutions and innovation with York County Economic Alliance.

Construction

Mount Joy Township-based Bass Mechanical Inc. named Jeffrey Ream president. He has 38 years of industry knowledge, a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College and an MBA from Villanova University.

B.R. Kreider & Son Inc. named Heidi Hollinger human resource manager. She is part of the fourth-generation leadership group of the family-owned business and was executive assistant and human resource assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree from Lebanon Valley College.

Manufacturing

Manor Township-based Armstrong Flooring Inc. named Sonya Zook vice president of enterprise solutions. She will lead the team that manages enterprise software, integration and manufacturing systems. She was director of enterprise applications. She has a bachelor’s degree from Wilkes College and an MBA from Gwynedd Mercy College.

Nonprofits

Carlisle-based The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties named Kathie Shafer vice president. She is vice president for operations at Messiah College. Cliff Evens was named a board member. He is retired from TE Connectivity.

New Freedom based Steam Into History named Renee D’Ambrosio a board member. She is an account executive with The Glatfelter Agency. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Duquesne University.

Payroll

Upper Allen Township-based Paytime Inc. named Katie Westenberger vice president of HCM operations. She was HCM account support manager. She has a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University.

Real estate

York-based Rock Commercial Real Estate LLC named Tyler Smith property manager. He was a mobile engineer with JLL in Maryland.

Manor Township-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty named Donna Giovingo the new business recruiter for its Lancaster Region. She will assist new agents with establishing their brand and business as they get acclimated to the real estate industry. Giovingo has been with Homesale Realty for 12 years. Dana Winn-Levitt, Jessica Hockersmith, Shelby Brownawell, Jen Soliday, Jackie Jarrell, Keisha Kerr, Sean Adams, Jeffry Anderson, Broc Schmelyun and Connie Leisey were named Realtors. Winn-Levitt will be a member of The Robinson VanArsdale Lochte Team. She was employed in real estate sales and entrepreneurial business and will focus on residential sales for York and Adams counties. Hockersmith has more than 10 years of sales experience and will focus on residential sales, specifically new construction, in Central Pennsylvania and Perry County. Brownawell has 15 years of sales experience and ran a residential cleaning business. She will focus on residential sales for Cumberland and Perry counties. Soliday has 16 years of real estate experience. She will focus on residential and investment properties in Lebanon and Dauphin counties. Jarrell will focus on residential real estate for Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties. Kerr will focus on residential sales for York and Adams counties. Adams has experience as a painter and will focus on residential sales for Lebanon, Lancaster, Dauphin and Berks counties. Anderson has 35 years of sales experience and will focus on residential real estate sales in York and Adams counties. He has a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University. Schmelyun has 10 years of sales experience and will focus on residential real estate in York and Adams counties. Leisey will specialize in residential sales in Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

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