December 9, 2012
Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA
GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Scott Palmer and Peggy Hays, with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, were recognized as agents of the month for October in the Greencastle office.
The award is given based on the number of listings taken, sales, made and closed sales, as well as attendance at Realtor functions and continuing-education classes completed.
Palmer has been selling real estate for 26 years and is an associate broker. He lives in Greencastle with his wife, Dawn, and daughter.
Hays is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She has been selling real estate for 27 years and lives in the State Line, Pa., area with her husband, Jack.
• Terrie Hall recently joined the St. James Village office of the financial services firm Edward Jones as a branch office administrator trainee.
Hall’s activities could include processing client trade transactions, providing clients with receipts for money and securities, and assisting in the planning of seminars and special promotions, Paul Buck, local financial adviser to the firm, said in a news release.
Hall must successfully complete the firm’s training program within six months to graduate from the trainee designation into the position of branch office administrator. The program consists of online modules that are grouped into study weeks. Each study week ends with a test; there also are mid-term and final exams.
Hall has lived in Hagerstown for 25 years.
• Joan Bowers, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Hagerstown, recently received the firm’s Goodknight Plan Completion Recognition Award for her efforts to provide a greater level of service to her clients while helping the firm continue its steady growth.
The Goodknight program enables an incoming financial adviser to work with a veteran financial adviser in a close, mentoring relationship. Part of that mentoring includes a provision that allows the veteran financial adviser to transition some of his or her clients to another Edward Jones financial adviser in order to improve client service and grow the Edward Jones branch office network.
The Goodknight program started in 1978 when then-financial adviser Jim Goodknight gave away part of his business and changed the way Edward Jones does business. The Goodknight program has spread to the firm’s affiliate in Canada, where Edward Jones also has branch offices.
Cushwa Wealth Managers
Jullie Caniford, certified public accountant, recently joined the team at Cushwa Wealth Managers in Hagerstown as a wealth manager.
Caniford, who recently passed her Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor Law exam, is now an investment advisor representative certified to give investment advice to Cushwa clients.
Caniford brings more than 19 years of business and financial experience to Cushwa Wealth Managers. A graduate of Shepherd University, she holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and economics.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Certifying Commission in Medical Management recently designated Dr. Thomas Anderson a certified physician executive.
The certified physician executive designation indicates that a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education, while also demonstrating effective knowledge and leadership skills.
Anderson also is board-certified in emergency medicine. He was previously employed as an emergency medicine physician at Chambersburg Hospital before being named vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for Summit Health.
American Municipal Power
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Branndon Kelley, a 1997 graduate of Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School who did course work at Shepherd College, now Shepherd University, recently was named chief information officer of the year in the small-group category in Energy Central’s Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Excellence, or KITE, awards.
The awards recognize utility information technology and customer service executives who excel in their respective areas.
Kelley is the CIO of American Municipal Power in Columbus, a nonprofit entity providing wholesale power to 128 member municipal utilities in six states. He was honored for transforming the role and functionality of information technology, including data center and architecture modernizations, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition and security upgrades.
BOONSBORO — Ann Kastle of Martinsburg, W.Va., recently was promoted to the position of customer relations and sales specialist at ThompsonGas.
Kastle has worked at ThompsonGas since October 2000, first as a sales associate in Charles Town, W.Va., Boonsboro and Purcellville, Va., then as a customer service representative for the past two years in Ranson, W.Va.
In her new role, she is responsible for sales and customer service in the Berkeley Springs, W.Va. office.
Kastle began her career selling electronic components in Baltimore before devoting her time to raising a family. She returned to the workplace in 2000 as a sales associate at ThompsonGas. For the past two years, she has been providing customer service, and sharing her knowledge to ThompsonGas customers and staff.
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