Wagman appoints new president 

Lisa Wagman Glezer. PHOTO/PROVIDED

Part of the fourth generation of leadership, she was previously senior vice president. Glezer has been with the company for 20-plus years and was named to its board of directors in 2018. 

She is board chair of the Transportation Construction Industries PAC, serves on the board of directors for Associated Pennsylvania Constructors and Leg Up Farm, and is a founding member of the National Association of Women in Construction South Central PA Chapter. 

Glezer was among 12 women inducted into the inaugural “Circle of Excellence” at the 2019 Central Penn Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Influence Award. 

“This promotion is in recognition of her increased leadership and ownership responsibilities, both internally and externally, with the full support of our board of directors,” Rich Wagman, chairman of Wagman Inc., said in a release. “Lisa has been working with the executive team on many strategic goals, all while leading the company through a pandemic. 

“She has spearheaded much of our coordination in response to COVID-19 while balancing a deliberate focus on recruiting and retention and creating a rewarding work environment that maintains our core values and culture, all to make Wagman the employer of choice and succeed as a valued partner with clients in the markets we serve.” 

Mike Glezer, previously president and CEO of Wagman Inc., will stay on as CEO. 


Penn State Health’s new executive vice president, COO to start this summer

Deborah Addo, a health care executive from Virginia, will take over as COO of Penn State Health in August. PHOTO/PROVIDED

A Virginia-based health care executive is set to take the role of executive vice president and COO at Penn State Health this summer.

Deborah Addo, president of Inova Loudoun Hospital in Loudoun County, Virginia, will join the Hershey health system in August following the retirement of COO Alan Brechbill last year.

Addo has more than 30 years of leadership experience in health care operations and management. Prior to joining Inova Loudoun, she served as the executive leader of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia for nearly three years and COO and senior vice president of Meritus Health in Hagerstown, Maryland.

“Deborah is a proven, visionary leader with a track record of leading hospitals and physician groups through times of transition that will allow her to play a pivotal role in our organization’s development, as we strive to bring the best in health care outcomes, access and choice to the communities we serve,” said Steve Massini, CEO of Penn State Health.

Addo’s expertise includes financial management, LEAN, organization re-engineering, strategic planning, physician engagement and population health. She has been named one of the “50 Great African American Leaders in Healthcare to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review multiple times.

Penn State Health’s incoming COO earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in public health from Walden University. She is a licensed minister ordained through the Church of God.

St. Hilaire leaving Capital BlueCross this April

Gary St. Hilaire, Capital BlueCross president and CEO, will be leaving the company to lead a neighboring BlueCross Blue Shield insurer this April. Todd Shamash, the company’s senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary will be taking over the position in St. Hilaire’s absence. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Gary St. Hilaire, Capital BlueCross president and CEO, will be leaving the company to lead a neighboring BlueCross Blue Shield insurer this April.

St. Hilaire first joined the Harrisburg-based Capital BlueCross in 2005 and has led as its president and CEO since 2012. The company said Tuesday that he will be leaving to take up the mantle of president and CEO of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield in New Jersey on April 6.

“We are grateful to Gary for his leadership over the past 15 years,” said Kathryn Taylor, Capital BlueCross Board Chairman. “His drive, financial acumen, innovative thinking and commitment to the community have made us a stronger company and cemented our position as the leading health plan in our market.”

In St. Hilaire’s place, Capital BlueCross’ Board of Directors has appointed Todd Shamash to acting CEO, effective April 6. Shamash has been with the company for seven years and is currently senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Capital BlueCross.

During his time at Capital BlueCross, Shamash has been an integral part of the company’s strategic partnerships, diversification strategy and subsidiaries.

“Known throughout the organization for his thoughtful approach and unflappable demeanor, Todd brings both a deep knowledge of the company and its current initiatives, as well as a keen understanding of the industry through his past experience,” said Taylor. “Todd and our exceptional management team will continue to build on Capital BlueCross’ successes as an independent, community-focused health plan and foster the further growth of our subsidiaries in Central Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley and beyond.”

Shamash serves as an appointee of Gov. Tom Wolf on the state’s Health Care Cost Containment Council and is an appointee of the Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore on the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority. He was previously the deputy chief of staff for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office and senior counsel for Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia.

PennAir appoints new CEO

Seth Bray, PennAir COO, took the position of CEO this month after Cheryl Rhein stepped down from the role. PHOTO/SUBMITTED

PennAir CEO Cheryl Rhein is stepping down after nine years of leadership and passing the baton to her son-in-law, Seth Bray, who has been the company’s COO for the last four years.

The Springettsbury Township, York County-based distributor was founded by Rhein’s father in 1968 and sells pneumatic, hydraulic, electromechanical, automation and robotic components and systems to manufacturers.

Rhein became chairman of the company board on June 14, while Bray moved up to CEO.

“I am excited for the future of PennAir with Seth as CEO, and look forward to working alongside him as chairman,” Rhein said. “His innovative view of our industry, coupled with a strong background in finance, uniquely position him for success.”

Bray, who has worked for the company for five years, has a degree in quantitative finance from James Madison University in Virginia.

Rhein’s husband, Bob Rhein will continue as PennAir’s president and said he is happy about Bray’s promotion.

“I cannot think of a more qualified person who has all the skills necessary to lead PennAir in the future,” Bob Rhein said.

PennAir employs 70 people and distributes to companies across the Mid-Atlantic region.

Central Penn College welcomes new CFO

Central Penn College’s newest CFO, Shawn Farr, will begin his new position on May 6. (Photo: submitted)

The new CFO of Cumberland County-based Central Penn College brings with him years of experience as an administrator and financial manager of a number of Pennsylvania schools.

Shawn Farr will be leaving his position as director of finance for Carlisle Area School District when he joins the college next month.

Farr has been a mainstay in the state’s education system for years, holding positions as the COO at the Harrisburg City School District and special assistant to the state Secretary of Education. He will now be parting from his position as director of finance and board secretary for the Carlisle Area School District after seven years, according to a press release from Central Penn.

“I am honored and excited to be joining the management team of Central Penn College as its chief financial officer,” said Farr. “I’m looking forward to making a difference in the lives of our students as they pursue their educational dreams.”

Central Penn College operates locations in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County and East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County. The college welcomed its 10th president, Linda Fedrizzi-Williams, last year.

“Under the dynamic leadership of President Fedrizzi-Williams, the future direction of the college is bright,” Farr said.

Farr also spent 15 years in a variety of positions at California State University in Washington County as the assistant director for business management, financial adviser for the office of the Chancellor and CFO of the university’s nonprofit foundation.

He will be taking over the position on May 6.