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July 10, 2011
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Executive director

named to state board

Kathryn Nassberg, president of the board of managers of The Williamsport Home, announces that the executive director of The Home, Donald S. Pote, has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of The LeadingAge PA. LeadingAge PA, formerly known as Pennsylvania Association for Non Profit Homes for the Aging, is committed to providing Non Profit Long Term Care facilities with the techniques, data, information and education necessary to assist them in meeting the challenges of the changing long term health care field, a news release said.

The board of directors is responsible for the governance of LeadingAge PA providing strategic direction, fiduciary oversight, and developmental policies. The appointment of Pote to a one-year term on this board is a prestigious accomplishment, the release said. In addition Pote also serves as chairman of the North East Region Education Committee. All of the members of The Williamsport Home board of directors congratulate Pote on these appointments.

New agent joins

real estate firm

Real estate agent Jon S. Jean has joined the sales team at Weichert, Realtors - Premier in Williamsport. A member of the West Branch Valley Association of Realtors, Jean serves buyers and sellers throughout Lycoming County and surrounding areas. A lifelong area resident, Jean makes his home in Montoursville.

Jean has been in real estate for seven years, following a successful career in education, a news release said. Armed with a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Lock Haven University and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Wilkes University, he was a teacher at both the elementary and middle school levels. He also worked in educational administration using his post master's degree in admin from Edinboro University.

Weichert, Realtors - Premier is located at 25 W. Third St., Suite 204.

City grad promoted

by New York Times

The New York Times Education Team has promoted Laura Eister, a 2005 graduate of Williamsport Area High School, to account manager.

Eister joined the New York Times in August 2010 in the telesales department, handling the "advocacy" category. During this time, she increased advocacy revenue by 152 percent in a quarter, and 65 percent in the following quarter, a news release said. Prior to joining the Times, Eister held the position of global media coordinator for Gregory Welteroth Advertising. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College, where she earned a degree in philosphy with a minor in Asian studies with an emphasis on Japanese.

Outside of her work with the New York Times, Eister is a singer and songwriter, recording on piano and playing at venues around New York City.



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