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City financial adviser ranked by magazine
Barbara B. Hudock, CEO and founding partner of Williamsport-based Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources has been ranked No. 59 on the 2014 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list by Barron’s Magazine.
The announcement, according to a news release, marks the seventh year Hudock has been ranked on the list as one of the most successful women financial advisers in the country. The scoring system assigns a top score of 100 and ranks the rest by comparing them with the top-ranked adviser nationwide. The annual “Barron’s Top 100” rankings is an effort to recognize the nation’s most successful women financial advisers on the basis of the volume of assets under management by them and their team, revenues generated for their firms and the adviser’s quality of practice.
With nearly 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Hudock also was recently ranked 14 out of the top 48 financial advisers in Pennsylvania on Barron’s top 1000 adviser rankings by state and the highest-ranked woman out of three who were honored in the state on the 2014 list, the news release said. The recognition marks the fifth consecutive year Hudock has been named to the list. Rankings are based on data provided by the nation’s most productive advisers, the news release said. Factors included in the rankings are assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work.
“These recognitions are a reflection of the entire team at Hudock Moyer – I call them “The Dream Team,” Hudock said. “Our team is composed of amazing professionals with more than 300 years of combined wealth management experience who are individually and jointly committed to making a profound and positive difference in our firm, for our clients and in our community.”
Forbes Magazine ranked Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources No. 1 of the Top 50 Wealth Managers1 on their “2013 Emerging RIA” list. Both Hudock and her firm have repeatedly been nationally recognized with a number of awards for their accomplishments within the industry and oversee approximately $525 million in assets under management.
Real estate office
Announcement was made by William Hodrick, President, Prudential Hodrick Realty, of the Williamsport office’s monthly awards for June 2014. The award for the sales associate with top production in Listings was presented to Tom Hartland while the sales award went to Michael Kuriga, a news release said.
“Tom Hartland has distinguished himself with a decades-long career of helping people who need to sell their home. His tenacity, expertise, and professionalism continually place him among the top sales professionals locally in our industry,” Hodrick said. “Michael Kuriga knows the value of placing your client’s needs first and excels at representing his client’s interests. Both are valued members of our team.”
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Lewisburg company names safety director
C&T Enterprises has named Peter E. Yastishock as the company’s director of safety and compliance.
Yastishock joins the C&T family of utilities with more than 28 years of experience in utility operations and safety, most recently as the field manager of distribution operations for PPL Electric Utilities, according to a news release.
“C&T and its affiliated companies value the safety of their employees above all else, and we are confident Pete’s knowledge and skills will significantly enhance our ability to provide a safe environment for our workers,” Bobbi Kilmer, co-president of C&T Enterprises, said.
“Pete’s extensive experience in utility operations and safety will be a tremendous asset to our organization, and we are pleased to have him on board,” C&T Co-President Craig Eccher said.
Prior to joining C&T, Yastishock had been employed by PPL Electric Utilities in various safety and operations capacities since 1987.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in safety management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
As director of safety and compliance, Yastishock will be responsible for managing safety, environmental and compliance programs for the C&T group of electric utilities, which includes Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative, Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, Citizens’ Electric Co., Wellsboro Electric Co. and Valley Energy.
C&T Enter-prises is a jointly owned subsidiary of Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative, based in Wysox, and Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, with headquarters in Mansfield.
As a business leader and involved citizen in the Williamsport area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Rennel Rodarmel of the Rennel W. Rodarmel Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.
The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed on less than 48 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country and 40 percent of Allstate’s Pennsylvania agencies. This designation is being presented to Allstate agent Rennel Rodarmel for his outstanding business performance and commitment to putting customers at the center of his agency’s work.
Rodarmel also has achieved the distinctive Honor Ring award in 2013. The honor is Allstate’s symbol of outstanding business achievement and honorees have proven to be champions in growing their agencies and serving Allstate customers. Rennel W. Rodarmel Agency’s dedication to serving customers, consumers and their community has allowed them to achieve this high honor.
“The Premier Agency designation is not just about Rennel’s successful business results,” Julia Reusch, an Allstate spokeswoman, said. “The honor also demonstrates Rennel’s commitment in being accessible to customers and using his knowledge to help ensure customers have the insurance products they need to protect themselves and their family.”
Rennel W. Rodarmel Agency, at 921 Westminster Drive, Williamsport.
to state committee
Romey D. Fagnano, a certified public accountant from Montoursville, was elected to the nominations committee of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants for a three-year term. Fagnano was elected at PICPA’s 117th Annual CPA Convention held June 22-26, in Orlando, Fla.
Fagnano is the owner of RDF Tax Services LLC in Montoursville. He is a member of the PICPA’s Education Committee on the state level and is a past president of the PICPA’s North Central Chapter. He is also involved with his chapter’s Schools and Colleges Committee. In addition to his volunteer leadership with the PICPA, he is a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Finance Council and the treasurer of both the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance.
“What excites me most about my new role with the PICPA is getting the opportunity to be more involved at the state level and contributing to the future success of the organization,” Fagnano said.
Fagnano earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lycoming College and his master’s degree in business with a concentration in accounting from Baker College.
Real estate agency adds 2 to sales team
Weichert, Realtors – Premier, 25 W. Third St., Suite 100, Williamsport, has announced that real estate agents Becky Moran and Scott Robinson have joined the sales team of the Williamsport agency.
A 10-year resident of the area originally from York, Moran will assist property buyers and sellers in Lycoming County. She is a member of the West Branch Valley Association of Realtors and lives in Montoursville.
Moran is a member of Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church of Williamsport and is active with the Montoursville Sports Booster Club and the Zeta Tau Alpha alumni. She also volunteers with Little League.
With a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Lock Haven University, Moran has a background in sales and marketing, along with quality assurance.
A 43-year resident of the area, Robinson will assist property buyers and sellers in Lycoming County, the greater Williamsport area, and surrounding vicinities. Originally from Linden, he lives in Old Lycoming Township.
He operates Park Pizza in Williamsport, which he has owned for 24 years.
The Web address for the business is weichertrealestatewilliamsport.com.
The Center for Injury Research and Prevention announce the promotion of Kristy Arbogast to co-scientific director. She was previously and continues to serve as the center’s director of engineering. Arbogast has been with the center since its inception, when she joined Flaura K. Winston, M.D., and Dennis R. Durbin, M.D., as a co-investigator on the seminal Partners for Child Passenger Safety project, a 10-year-long national study that led to significant policy and safety design advances for child motor vehicle occupants.
“This is a natural transition for CIRP,” Winston, scientific director and founder of the center, said.
“As Kristy’s career has matured and flourished, so has CIRP. She has helped to grow our Center’s international reputation as a thought leader in child injury prevention and pediatric biomechanics.”
As the center’s co-scientific director, Arbogast will join Winston and Ayana Bradshaw, the center’s administrative director, in leading a group of behavioral scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, engineers, public health practitioners, and communications professionals that focus on injury prevention, violence prevention, physical and emotional recovery following injury, and digital health, as well as pediatric biomechanics.
“I have benefitted from the interdisciplinary structure of CIRP,” Arbogast said, according to a news release. “Working with colleagues from diverse academic backgrounds and research interests has expanded my own understanding of child injury prevention. We are all dedicated to translating our research into action to reduce preventable child injuries and deaths.”
Arbogast has dedicated her career to safety research, focusing on the development of new auto and restraint safety designs and biofidelic child anthropomorphic dummies. Her work, which was recently recognized by the receipt of an honorary doctorate from Chalmers University, Sweden, has greatly expanded the quality and quantity of biomechanical and human factors engineering tools that will help industry to engineer better restraint systems to protect child occupants in motor vehicles.
Most recently, Arbogast has extended her work to include the study of concussions, not only from motor vehicle crashes, but also from sports. She served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Sports Concussion in Youth and is a member of the National Council on Youth Sports Safety.
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Real estate firm
adds to sales staff
“We are delighted to have Beth Hixson join the Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate team,” said Martha Barrick, president. Hixson, a mother and grandmother, has lived in the Central Susquehanna Valley her entire life. For the past 20 years, she has been employed by the Danville School District. Hixson, a news release said, is committed to her career in real estate, her clients and to her new relationship with Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate.
The board of directors of the American Bar Foundation has nominated attorney Clifford A. Rieders to become a Fellow of the Foundation. Membership in The Fellows, a news release said, is limited to less than 1 percent of the lawyers admitted to practice in each jurisdiction of the U.S. and to a small percentage of international lawyers.
The ABF was founded in 1952 by the American Bar Association. According to the news release, it is recognized as a premium institute in the United States for social science research on the law. ABF research addresses critical questions concerning the law.
According to the Foundation, “the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principals of the legal profession. Fellows are nominated by their peers.
Rieders is a board certified trial lawyer in Williamsport, admitted in multiple jurisdictions and the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Man recognized for work ethic, character
Each year UniqueSourceSM Products & Services hosts an evening filled with inspiration and celebration during the Nettie Mann Achievement Awards Dinner, when outstanding Pennsylvania workers are honored for the exceptional character they demonstrate in living and coping with disabilities, particularly in the workplace.
Frank Teahan, of Williamsport, was recognized during the dinner, held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, for not only his character, but also the personal fortitude, work ethic and abilities he exhibits while living and working with a disability.
Teahan joined North Central Sight Services in 1998 and during his tenure has worked a variety of production lines, most recently being the UniqueSource label line. North Central Sight Services President and CEO Robert Garrett commented that Teahan is an incredible worker and true inspiration to other associates.
Following the awards ceremony, attendees were treated to inspirational remarks from the evening’s keynote speaker, Kyle Maynard.
As part of the evening of awards, Helping Hands Awards were given to 48 Pennsylvania organizations that have demonstrated strong support for persons with disabilities and the UniqueSource mission. In addition to the presentation of the Nettie Mann Achievement Awards, Art Wedge of the Keystone Blind Association was also presented with the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
as young leader
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants has named ParenteBeard Manager Joseph K. O’Neill to their 2014-15 distinguished list of young leaders. He was selected for his ongoing commitment to the accounting profession, demonstrated through the institute and community work. He will be featured in the fall issue of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal and recognized at the institute’s leadership conference on Sept. 29, at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey in Harrisburg.
A member of the ParenteBeard team for nearly a decade, O’Neill provides audit and accounting services for clients in the financial institutions, government and nonprofit sectors. He is a graduate of Lycoming College.
City man retains
membership in group
Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Robert Crockett of Williamsport to achieve membership in the Million Dollar Round Table, an association of financial professionals. Crockett is a 27-year member of the group.
Attaining membership in the group, a news release said, is a distinguishing career milestone, it requires Crockett to adhere to a code of ethics, focus on proving top-notch client service and continue to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association.
The Million Dollar Round Table “is an organization that is made great by people like Robert – hardworking, committed and successful financial services professionals at the forefront of our industry,” Michelle Hoesly, president of the organization, said. “We are fortunate to have a talented and involved membership.”
The group also provides continuing education opportunities, informative and inspirational meetings and encourages members to support community and charitable involvement through the group’s foundation, the news release said.
for 2 at company
Contrast Communications recently announced it has created new management positions impacting several key executives at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Mifflinburg.
In making the announcement, company president John Uehling cited the firm’s expanding operations due to the continued growth of Contrast Communications’ domestic divisions. Tapped for expanded new responsibilities are Jacob Golomboski, IT operations manager, and Rita Troyer, communications manager.
A network technical specialist, Golomboski has spear-headed Contrast’s growing IT operations since 2011. Prior to that he served as network designer and field engineer in the oilfield for RigNet, the global satellite communications leader for America’s oil and gas industry. Golomboski served for six years as a specialist in the Pennsylvania National Guard (2006-2011). A graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School, Golomboski captained his school’s baseball and wrestling teams. He graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a bachelor of science in information technology and services.
“Jake is a valuable Team Leader for us,” said Uehling. “His hands-on contributions across the full range of our emerging new technologies and infrastructure networks is assisting tremendously in Contrast’s continued growth.”
Troyer steps into her new position as Communications Manager following her extensive experience at Contrast’s home offices, including key roles in purchasing, dispatching and scheduling, account and customer service. Prior to joining Contrast in 2011, she was employed for six years (2006-2011) in the transportation industry as dispatcher and freight coordinator, safety documentation, and accounts receivable. A professional photographer, Troyer is a graduate of Thompson Education Direct.
“Rita is a valued communications professional,” said Uehling. “In her new role as communications manager, she will assist our team in the development of new platforms and technologies for both our clients and our internal networks – with a special focus on social and new media.”
Contrast, a news release said, is the region’s leading IT communications company focused on providing proven technologies, services, outsourcing, and management consulting for clients across the full range of private and public sectors. The company was founded in 2008 by Contrast president John Uehling, formerly vice president of U. S. sales for worldwide communications giant MITEL.
Bank names chief
First National Bank, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp. has announced that Mark O. Shozda has joined the company in the new role of chief technology officer. In this position, he will be responsible for the direction of F.N.B.’s technology function, including comprehensive Data Management, Governance and Controls, Information Systems, Communications and the development of strategic objectives, policies and plans related to the corporation’s overall technology platform and initiatives.
Shozda comes to First National Bank from BNY Mellon, in Pittsburgh, where he was managing director within the client technology services department and served in various roles including e-business strategic product development and chief information officer for BNY Mellon’s wealth management line of business. Shozda’s 34-year career in the financial services industry also includes multiple information technology leadership positions at PNC and Mellon Bank.
“FNB has gained a tremendous asset with the addition of Mark, who brings a wealth of experience in the Information Technology arena,” stated Vincent J. Delie Jr., president and CEO of F.N.B. Corp.. “Mark is a proven strategist with the vision and operational expertise to effectively manage our technology and provide leading edge innovative products and services for our customers in a secure environment.”
“F.N.B. is a high-performing company with strong growth potential and a commitment to exceptional customer service,” said Shozda. “I’m looking forward to working alongside our technology center partners and leadership team to develop and deliver innovative solutions and integrated offerings to our client base.”
Shozda earned a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh and a masters of business administration from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He currently serves as chairman of the University of Pittsburgh Computer Science Industry Board.
Shozda and his wife Janet, reside in Marshall Township with their two children.