People in business

Award winners at

real estate agency

Kevin Hodrick, broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty, recently announced sales associates of the firm who had qualified for the prestigious Diamond Club Quarterly Sales Award for the 4th quarter of 2017.

The award, a news release said, is presented to those sales associates who have achieved a high level of closed transactions during the quarter.

“These agents truly deserve this recognition. Each one of them consistently worked hard to get the very best for their clients.” Hodrick stated. Receiving the award was: Amie Penfield, Jeff Wright, Lance Jensen, Sue Masley and Tom Hartland.

In addition, the monthly awards for the sales associate with top production in listings and top sales for the month of December were announced. The award for the sales associate with top production in listings was presented to Gail Bair while the sales award went to Madalyn Collins.

“Gail truly understands the level of expectation, individual needs and requirements each client deserves, while Madalyn continues to be committed to ensuring the process of buying or selling a home is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.” Hodrick said, according to the news release.

Founded in 1991, Hodrick Realty is one of the premier full-service real estate firms in north central Pennsylvania. It operates offices in Williamsport, Lock Haven, Lewisburg and Danville, serving the counties of Lycoming, Clinton, Snyder, Sullivan, Union, Northumberland, Montour and Columbia.

Bank names director

of human resources

Tracy Watkins has been promoted to executive vice president and director of human resources for Citizens & Northern Bank. Watkins, who has 14 years of banking experience, joined Citizens and Northern in 2003 as a management trainee with a background in sales and as a paralegal. In 2005, she joined the human resource team as employee relations manager and was named vice president and director of human resources in 2010. During Watkins’ tenure, the human resources function has played an increasingly important role in the bank’s growth and success, a news release said.

“Building a culture that attracts and develops talented people is critical to C&N’s long-term success and Tracy has been integral to advancing the culture at C&N for years. She has developed the expertise, knowledge and skills to expand her leadership role going forward,” said Citizens & Northern President and CEO Brad Scovill, according to the news release. “Tracy’s addition to the executive team, coupled with her enhanced focus on performance management, succession planning, and training and development reinforces the importance of our people in delivering on our mission of ‘creating value through lifelong relationships.’ “

Watkins holds a bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education from Juniata College in Huntingdon. In 2005, she received her diploma from the Graduate School of Banking through the University of Wisconsin’s Human Resources Management School and graduated from the PBA Advanced School of Banking in 2008. She obtained senior professional in human resources status in 2008 and, in 2011, employee benefits specialist certification with group benefits associate and retirement plans associate accreditations. Watkins is also a founding committee member of PBA Women in Banking.

Watkins lives in Covington and has two sons, Austin and Zane. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time on Keuka Lake.

Citizens and Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices located throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and Steuben County, New York.

New vice president

of transportation

Stevan Wilver has been promoted to vice president of transportation for Larson Design Group, a nationally emerging architecture, engineering and survey firm with offices in four states, a news release said.

Based in Williamsport, Wilver previously was director of bridge structures for the company and has more than three decades of technical and management experience in development and design of transportation projects for the state Department of Transportation, other state agencies, counties and local municipalities.

In his new role, he is responsible for leading a professional staff of about 90 technical professionals who provide bridge and highway design, bridge safety inspections, asset management, maintenance and construction inspection/management.

“Our search for a vice president of transportation was extensive and we looked at a host of external and internal candidates,” said David Martin, chief operating officer of the firm, according to the news release. “Based on his experience, expertise and leadership within the transportation group and the firm as a whole, Steve is the right choice to lead the group into the future as we expand our services and geographic reach.”

Wilver received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1986 from Pennsylvania State University. In addition to his leadership in the Transportation Division, he is a member of the board of trustees of Larson Design Group’s employee stock ownership plan and has served on the company’s board of directors.