Insurance company names year's agent
The Northeastern Pennsylvania General Office of the New York Life Insurance Co. announces that George R. Shadie has been named the office's "Agent of the Year" for 2011. The award is given annually to the regional office agent generating the highest sales commissions for the year, a news release said. He will be officially recognized at a company awards dinner that will be held on June 27, 2012.
Shadie has been a New York Life Agent since 1989 and has been a Premier President's Council career agent for more than 20 years. He is an 18-year member of the Million Dollar Round Table, which is recognized as the standard of excellence in life insurance sales professionals. Shadie has also been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions within his profession, and has served as president of the Estate Planning Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Shadie has also distinguished himself through service to his community. Most notably, he is the founder and president of S.A.F.E, Inc., Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania General Office of the New York Life Insurance Co. is based in Scranton, and has been serving the residents of the region since the early 1900's.
Employee of month
named by office
Bob Brown, bridge inspection crane technician, has been named the PennDOT district office Employee of the Month for February 2012.
Brown has three years in his current assignment. In early 2011, he became a certified bridge inspector and a bridge crane operator.
According to a news release, his position as the bridge inspection crane technician frequently requires work and overnight stays in District 2-0. The crane is shared by the two districts. His position also requires extensive communication for setting up and maintaining the bridge crane inspection schedule and traffic control. He communicates well with others by asking questions and keeping others informed.
He is, the news release said, very punctual, safety-conscious, well organized, an excellent team player and often thinks of others before himself. His work results are always above department expectations and he performs his job duties in both districts cheerfully. On occasion, Brown even completes work on his own time, the release said.
He is a fire policeman for Woodward Township Fire Department and has been a participating member for 12 years. His other interests outside of work include garden-tractor pulls and motorcycling.
Brown, a five-year PennDOT employee, lives with his wife Beth in Linden. They have four children: Jasen, Amber, Angie and Amy.
Architect from region
joins Middleburg firm
John S. Wert, a registered architect from Selinsgrove, has joined Glenco, Inc., a Middleburg-based architectural design and engineering company specializing in conventional construction and modular design of housing, light frame commercial buildings, dormitories and other structures. The announcement was made by John Glenny, president of Glenco, Inc. Wert has been a registered architect since 1988 and has more than 30 years experience in construction administration with several companies. He received his bachelor of architect degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1973.