People in business

New supervisor, assistant

supervisor for cemetery

The Jersey Shore Cemetery Board introduces new supervisor Cody Shields and new assistant supervisor Stephen Zwald to the community, a news release said.

Shields resides in Jersey Shore with his wife Stephanie and daughter Aerianna. Zwald resides in Jersey Shore with his wife Amy and son Jacob and daughter Reece.

Shields was hired to replace long-time employee Jay Steckenfinger, who recently passed away.

Both Shields and Zwald are responsible for assisting the public with their burial needs as well as maintaining the 36-plus acres of ground and over 15000 burials that are currently on the Jersey Shore grounds.

“The Jersey Shore Cemetery is known for our well-manicured grounds and the board is proud to be continuing this practice” with the hiring of Shields and Zwald, the news release said.

Man attains structural engineering certification

Larson Design Group recently announced that Jeremy Whitmoyer has attained a certification in structural engineering, according to a news release.

Whitmoyer is a project engineer in the facilities engineering department of company’s Williamsport office. The exam tests for a minimum level of competency in structural engineering. It is designed for engineers who practice in jurisdictions that license structural engineers separately from other professional engineers. The 16-hour exam uses separate vertical and lateral components to test an engineer’s ability to safely design buildings or bridges, especially in areas of high seismicity and high wind.

“With his new certification, Jeremy will be able to become licensed in western states, some of which have more stringent requirements for working on buildings above 30 feet in height,” said Dan Manns, director of facilities engineering at Larson Design Group, said, according to the news release. “As Jeremy becomes licensed in other states, we’ll be better poised to serve new and existing clients in a broader geographic footprint.”

Whitmoyer has worked for the firm since 2005. He has a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Penn State University.

Woman named top

financial adviser

Barron’s Magazine recently announced its 2017 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list ranking Barbara B. Hudock, CEO and founding partner of Hudock Capital Group, as one of a select group of financial advisers nationwide, a news release said. This is the tenth time that the financial news organization included Hudock’s practice in its list, naming her among the highest ranked women financial advisers in the nation.

Published by Dow Jones and Co. since 1921, Barron’s covers U.S. financial information, market developments and relevant statistics. The publication releases the annual “Top 100” list to recognize leading women financial advisers within the industry on the basis of the volume of assets under management by them and their team, revenues generated for their firms and the adviseor’s quality of practice.

Earlier this year, Hudock was named by Barron’s as one of America’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors overall ranked by state, placing her among the top 35 financial advisers in Pennsylvania. It was the eighth time Hudock has made that national list.

Hudock, who holds both the certified iInvestment management analyst and certified portfolio manager professional designations, recently marked 42 years of experience in the wealth management industry.

“I am truly honored and deeply humbled to be recognized again by Barron’s,” Hudock said, according to the news release, “and I am mindful that I did not earn this recognition alone. Barron’s ranking is truly a reflection of our outstanding client base and the tremendous efforts that our experienced team of professionals devotes to making a positive and profound difference in the lives of our clients and the communities we serve.”

In addition to personally focusing on the needs of high-net-worth individuals, families and institutions in Central and Northern Pennsylvania areas, as well as those residing in other parts of the country, Hudock’s philosophy of strategic philanthropic community support is a core value of the firm. Embraced by the entire team and reflecting the same philosophy of a majority of the firm’s clients, Hudock and her team consistently support a variety of arts, health and education non-profit organizations throughout the region.

Attorney speaks

at conference

Cliff Rieders, a partner in the law firm of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters and Dohrmann, Williamsport, was a featured speaker at the Philadelphia Bar Association held in Philadelphia in late May on Predispute arbitration clauses.

The seminar was hosted by Judge Richard Klein, formerly of the Superior Court and now a professional mediator. Predispute arbitration clauses are contained in a variety of consumer and other agreements and require the signer to waive their Seventh Amendment right to trial by jury and to submit to arbitration, if a dispute arises between the consumer and the company. These agreements, often called unconscionable by lawyers and judges, are in widespread use by banks, credit card companies, cellphone companies, nursing homes, and many others.

Rieders is past president of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, now called the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and is admitted to a number of state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. He graduated from New York University Phi Beta Kappa and Georgetown University Law School.

Lawyer gets award

for aid to disabled

H. Amos Goodall Jr. of Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak received the Theresa Award presented by the Theresa Foundation. The Theresa Foundation was formed by Vincent and Susan Russo to honor the memory of their daughter, Theresa, who died at five after fighting all her life with microcephalus and cerebral palsy. The foundation strives to aid children with special needs and supports their parents through a variety of programs focusing on art, music, and recreation.

Amos Goodall was recognized for his decades of work assisting families in creating the legal framework necessary to ensure that the disabled children are cared for long after the parents themselves have passed away.

The Theresa Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals who go above and beyond in helping and advocating for those with special needs. It is the foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year.

Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak is an elder care and special needs law firm offering quality representation to clients throughout Pennsylvania.