Newsmakers: Public relations society names officers

CPBJ Staff//March 9, 2018

Newsmakers: Public relations society names officers

CPBJ Staff//March 9, 2018


Chambersburg-based Rotz & Stonesifer P.C. named Anne M. Day director of human resources. She will handle recruiting, policy and procedure writing, and federal and state compliance. She has a degree from Elizabethtown College.


York-based Barton Associates Inc. named Tony Ricketts a mechanical engineer in the Pittsburgh office. He will perform design, calculation and layout; equipment research, selection and specification; and code review and interpretation. He is a professional engineer and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, Building Design Construction. He also has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State. David J. Myers was named senior electrical engineer in the York office. He was employed with the company. He will perform system selection, equipment research, selection and specification and research of code requirements. He is a professional engineer, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional and has a bachelor’s degree from Widener University.


Harrisburg Regional Chamber & Capital Region Economic Development Corp. named Ryan Abercrombie director of communications. He will be the point of contact for all media inquiries and set the chamber’s strategic communications plan. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a flight officer and later as a news desk officer. He is a graduate of Bucknell University and has a master’s degree from George Mason University. Justin Roth was named marketing and communications manager. He will boost the Chamber & CREDC’s visual brand and lead marketing efforts. He was marketing and communications specialist. He is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College.

Chicago-based Real Estate Business Institute, which administers the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation, named Joe Younger a member of its professional development committee. He will help oversee the education curriculum and instructor benchmarks for broker training. Younger is a broker with Lancaster-based Younger Realty Group.

Pennsylvania Public Relations Society named Larissa Bedrick president, Erin Waters-Trasatt vice president, Ken Robinson secretary and Carolyn Simpson treasurer. Bedrick is director of communications with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. Waters-Trasatt is press secretary with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Robinson is senior strategist with Quantum Communications. Simpson is deputy director of communications with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.


Lower Paxton Township-based Centric Bank named Nina Bickel mortgage loan officer in the mortgage department. She will develop and maintain relationships with Realtors, attorneys and title companies and provide service to customers applying for mortgage loans. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Lancaster-based Fulton Bank named Steven N. DeRise vice president and group manager at the Cocalico branch. He will be responsible for business development, community involvement and oversight of several branches. He was branch manager. He has a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University.


Lancaster-based Wohlsen Construction Co. named David W. Porter a project manager and estimator for the self-perform group of concrete and carpentry. He has an associate degree from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Karl M. Kosjer was named a senior estimator. He has 34 years of construction experience. Kevin J. Zimmerman was named an estimator. He will specialize in mechanical, electrical and plumbing services. He has an associate degree from ITT Technical Institute. Brad Zeamer was named mechanical, electrical and plumbing field coordinator. He served in the U.S. Navy.


Millersville University named Elizabeth Swantek Title IX coordinator. She was assistant to the dean of students at Wilkes University. She has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Wilkes University. Renardo Hall was named associate vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. He will oversee the Center for Health Education and Promotion, the university’s health services, counseling and human development, judicial affairs, and university police. He was assistant vice president and dean with Mississippi Valley State University. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Illinois University.

Health care

Lancaster Health Center named Jacqueline Brysacz and Elena Shu certified registered nurse practitioners. Brysacz was a family nurse practitioner with Hamilton Health Center. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. Shu was a registered nurse with UPMC Pinnacle West Shore. She has a bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University, a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master’s degree from Widener University.


Springettsbury Township-based McConkey Insurance & Benefits named Brooke Holub client service agent assistant in the commercial lines division. She has an associate degree.


Pittsburgh-based Tucker Arensberg P.C. named Brett M. Woodburn a shareholder in the corporate group in the Harrisburg office. He focuses his practice on real estate law and assists clients in professional licensing law, employment law and general corporate matters. He was a clerk to McKean County Court of Common Pleas Judge John M. Cleland. He has a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and a law degree from Ohio Northern University.

Susquehanna Township-based Smigel, Anderson & Sacks named Erik M. Hume a partner. His practice focuses on real estate transactions, zoning and land development, business law, municipal law, and oil and gas law. He is a graduate of Lehigh University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Pittsburgh-based Eckert Seamans named K. Wesley Mishoe an associate in its litigation division. He will work from the Harrisburg office and focus his practice in commercial litigation. He was an assistant attorney general in Atlanta and a law clerk for U.S. District Court judges Susan E. Schwab and William W. Caldwell in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and law degree from Syracuse University. Kristine Marsilio was named an associate in its business division. She will work from the Harrisburg office and focuses her practice in hospitality and gaming law. She was an assistant consumer advocate in the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate and a judicial clerk for Commonwealth Court Judge P. Kevin Brobson. She has a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and a law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

Real estate

Hampden Township-based Keller Williams of Central Pennsylvania named Johan Erimee, Andrew Vorkapich, Jean-Bernard Eugene, Ed Rieg and Nathan Lawson agents. They will provide residential real estate services in Central Pennsylvania.

Manchester Township-based Investment Real Estate Management LLC named Tara Hackman property manager for two Lancaster County locations. She will handle daily operations, prepare weekly and monthly reports, and market the facilities locally. She was relief property manager for locations in York and Lancaster County.