York Builders Association, Strickler Agency and more name new hires

admincpp//February 1, 2023

York Builders Association, Strickler Agency and more name new hires

admincpp//February 1, 2023

Karen Gunnison, Thomas Devenney, Eric Darr, Wade Becker, Jordan Ames and Wendy Jackson-Dowe. PHOTOS/PROVIDED
Karen Gunnison, Thomas Devenney, Eric Darr, Wade Becker, Jordan Ames and Wendy Jackson-Dowe. PHOTOS/PROVIDED

Architecture and engineering
Lititz-based ELA Group Inc. named Thomas W. Devenney director of water and wastewater engineering. Devenney will oversee and coordinate the department’s work while continuing his water and wastewater engineering design and project management work. He is a professional engineer.

York Builders Association named Tina Wilderman director of member services. Wilderman will oversee membership recruitment and retention efforts and manage and develop programs and events that benefit association members

Dallas, Texas-based American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry elected Dr. Erika Saunders president. Saunders is chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral health at Derry Township-based Penn State College of Medicine.

Banking and finance
Stonebridge Financial Group, a wealth management firm with offices in Manheim Township and Wormleysburg, named Nicole Tyminski a corporate retirement plan associate.

Silver Spring Township-based Mowery named Michael Sola vice president of the special projects group. Sola will lead a team of experts to tackle the company’s complex and high-impact projects. Bill Manna was named vice president of preconstruction. Manna will oversee the preconstruction phase for all projects. Bill Sutton was named chief strategy officer. He will develop and implement marketing and business development strategies and assist with future growth planning.

Economic development
Harrisburg Regional Chamber named Karen Gunnison chair, Zack Khuri first vice chair, Kara Beem second vice chair, Alisa Harris treasurer, Abigail Fortino secretary, Alison Bernhardt an at-large member and Greg Gunn immediate past chair. Gunnison is owner of Gunnison Consulting LLC, Zak Khuri is with Orrstown Bank, Beem is with Keystone Ingenuity LLC, Harris is with UGI Utilities, Fortino is with Conrad Siegel, Bernhardt is with Select Medical and Gunn is with Gunn Mowery Insurance Group. Jacquelyn Anderson, Joe Arthur, Andre Campbell, Eric Darr, Linda Fedrizzi-Williams, Bryan Jones, Emelia Makor, MaryAnne Reynolds and Mike Wilson were named board members. Anderson is with Penn National Insurance, Arthur is with Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Campbell is with Northwestern Mutual, Darr is with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Fedrizzi-Williams is with Central Penn College, Jones is with Fulton Bank, Makor is with Reves Etheres Events LLC, Reynolds is with Gift CPAs, and Wilson is with Members 1st Federal Credit Union.
Capital Region Economic Development Corp. named Wade Becker chair, Katie Clarke first vice chair, Shawn Leppo second vice chair, Beth Peiffer treasurer, Betsy Hamm secretary, Maggie Sheely an at-large member, and Casey Khuri immediate past chair. Becker is managing partner of RKL LLP’s Capital Region office, a partner in its audit services group and leader of the manufacturing and distribution group. Clarke is with LeTort Trust, Leppo is with McNees Wallace and Nurick LLC, Peiffer is with Ralph. E. Jones Inc., Hamm is with Duck Donuts, Sheely is with PPL, and Casey Khuri is with NAI/CIR. George Fernandez, Wendy Jackson-Dowe and Alex Reber were named board members. Fernandez is with Latino Connection, Jackson-Dowe is with SkyPixGroup, and Reber is with Miller Dixon Drake PC.

Government services
Tysons, Virginia-based Maximus named John MacMillan of Harrisburg vice president of future market development. He will prepare and position government agency clients in health and wellness, welfare and safety net, constituent services and federal agency integrations.

Health care
Derry Township-based Penn State Health named Dr. April Armstrong vice president for orthopedic services for Penn State Health Medical Group. Armstrong will oversee orthopedic services across the medical group and will continue as C. McCollister Evarts professor and chair of the department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation for Penn State College of Medicine and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Higher education
Derry Township-based Penn State College of Medicine named Kathleen Sturgeon director of the Oncology, Nutrition and Exercise Group, which establishes evidence-based physical activity and nutritional interventions as the standard of care once cancer is diagnosed. Sturgeon is assistant professor and researcher at Penn State Cancer Institute.

East Pennsboro Township-based Central Penn College elected Dwight Utz chairman of its board of directors. Utz was president, CEO and director of York Township-based PeoplesBank.

South Middleton Township-based Strickler Agency named Mindy VanDerlyke director of business development and communications. VanDerlyke will be responsible for marketing and public relations, recruitment and sales culture and development.

Manheim Township-based Saxton & Stump named attorney Seth Mendelsohn senior counsel. Mendelsohn will be a member of the environmental, workplace safety and utilities group and the business, corporate and tax group. Mendelsohn also is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus MBA program. Jason Somma was named a shareholder in the intellectual property group and will also be part of strategic partner Palq IP. Somma, a registered U.S. Patent and Trademark Office attorney, will help businesses grow through intellectual property and business management strategies.

Lancaster-based Barley Snyder named Jacob H. Kiessling an attorney in its Harrisburg office. Kiessling will assist clients with matters including corporate formation, business operations and asset acquisition.

York County Community Foundation named Jason Andrews grants program manager. Andrews will compile and analyze data to help develop high-impact grantmaking programs. Chawna Griffith was named grants administrative assistant. Griffith will coordinate meetings, follow up with grantees and track the progress of the grant team’s goals, programs and events.

Harrisburg-based Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania, which will help veterans experiencing homelessness find shelter and support in a soon-to-be-built “tiny homes” village and community center along the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, named Jordan Ames executive director. Ames is 21-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps with multiple deployments, including to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Real estate
Lemoyne-based RSR, Realtors named real estate agents Matt Healey and Angela Moyer partners.

Amy DiNunzio