3 advisers earn
Financial advisers Deborah Schneider, Albert Masood and Jonathan Levin of Wells Fargo Advisors recently completed the requirements to achieve the Certified Financial Planner designation.
Each candidate must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and must master nearly 100 topics of integrated financial planning. After passing a 10-hour examination, candidates must demonstrate that they have employed the highest ethical standards in their practices and have extensive experience in the financial planning field.
With $1.1 trillion in client assets as of September 30, 2011, Wells Fargo's brokerage businesses comprise 15,188 full-service financial advisors and 3,590 licensed bankers. This vast network of advisors, one of the nation's largest, serves clients through offices in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
to firm partner
The Hartman Group announces the promotion of Brenton Horting to partner within the Hartman Group. Horting specializes in providing employers with consulting and brokerage services related to administration, financing, and planning for employee benefits. He has particular expertise in the financing of experience rated health plans and negotiation on behalf of clients.
As part of his duties as partner in the firm, Horting is involved in the general management and leadership of the firm, strategic planning, and day-to-day execution of Duncannon and Williamsport teams.
Horting joined Hartman in 1999 as an employee benefits consultant. He holds an advanced chartered benefit consultant designation through the National Association of Alternative Benefit Consultants. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a bachelors degree in communications.
Hartman is a regional commercial insurance, employee benefits, and financial services firm operating out of offices in Williamsport, State College, and Duncannon.
Attorney joins law
firm in Jersey Shore
The law firm of Carpenter, Harris & Flayhart announces that Jonathan F. Bach, Esq. has joined the firm as an associate. He will concentrate his practice in the areas of family law, civil litigation, personal injury and general practice.
Raised in Mount Carmel, Bach moved to Williamsport in early 2009. He graduated from Villanova University in 1995, the Penn State-Dickinson School of Law in 2005 and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2006. He served in the Navy and now serves in the Judge Advocate General Corps with his current assignment as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate at the 193rd Special Operations Wing of the state Air National Guard.
Bach spent two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles H. Saylor in Northumberland County before coming to Williamsport. He is a member of the Pennsylvania, Lycoming, and Northumberland County Bar Associations and has successfully argued cases in the Pennsylvania Superior Court. He is an avid sports fan and has been involved in volunteering with Special Olympics.
He joins the firm's two partners, L. Craig Harris and Martin A. Flayhart, whose practice handles a broad scope of legal matters including real estate, elder law, estate administration, estate planning, corporate and municipal law. He also joins the firm's associate, Lori A. Rexroth, whose practice is concentrated in family law, civil litigation and criminal/juvenile defense.
Highway maintenance manager named
PennDOT Deputy Secretary Scott Christie, P.E. announces Kenneth Pochatko has been appointed to the position of Senior Highway Maintenance Manager for the Lycoming/Sullivan County Maintenance Office in Engineering District 3-0, effective Jan. 14.
Pochatko has extensive background in highway maintenance management, a news release said. He has served as an assistant highway maintenance manager in District 1-0 for the past 15 years, first in Mercer County and more recently in Crawford County.
He has vast experience in managing and mentoring county maintenance crews on a wide variety of projects, overseeing the development of plans, and interacting with internal and external customers. Before becoming an assistant highway maintenance manager, Pochatko worked for PennDOT in various capacities, such as: highway maintenance manager, civil engineer supervisor and civil engineer trainee, according to the news release. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Penn State University.
He will oversee a staff of 171 employees and PennDOT maintenance activities in two counties with a total of 1,033 state highway miles and 654 state-owned bridges.
Pochatko will be relocating to the area. He and his wife Theresa have eight children: Ashley, Angela, Mary, Michael, Madeline, Macrina, Julianna and Irena.
Pochatko replaces Terry Robbins, who retired recently following 25 years of service.