Chapter names 'woman of year'
Carol Metzger, retired Williamsport Area School District teacher after 33 years, was voted the 2012 Woman of the Year for the Williamsport Chapter of the American Business Woman's Association during the group's February meeting and honored again during the March meeting.
She also worked at the YWCA as a swimming and aerobics instructor until it closed in 2011. She serves as the chapter's secretary. She is also chairwoman of the Used Book Club that the chapter maintains. This was her suggestion to the chapter as a fundraiser, and, a news release said, she is faithful each meeting to bringing books for the members to see and purchase. She has been on the photographer and education committees, and has been a faithful member of the chapter since 2007. She and husband, Chris, reside in Linden.
Former politician takes position
Steven W. Cappelli has been appointed business development manager for High Construction Co.'s Williamsport office, located at 3501 West Fourth St. since 2010, where sister company High Steel Structures has also operated for nearly 30 years. Cappelli is responsible for business development for the company's construction, energy consulting, and architectural design services in Lycoming County and Pennsylvania's Northern Tier.
A resident of Williamsport, Cappelli was previously employed as vice president for Henry Dunn, Inc. He is also a former member of the state House of Representatives and mayor of Williamsport. He graduated from Williamsport Area High School, and holds an associate in engineering degree in nuclear engineering and a bachelor of arts degree in political science, both from Penn State University.
Recognized for the past four years as general Contractor of the Year by the American Subcontractor's Association of Central Pennsylvania, High Construction Company provides design-build, general contracting, construction management, and energy consulting services throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
New account manager for firm
The Hartman Group announces the hiring of Carolyn Rheam for the position of human resources/ account manager. Rheam will be responsible for advising the Hartman Group with overall HR functions, particularly recruiting, and also function as an account manager for employee benefits customers.
Rheam joins The Hartman Group as a seasoned human resources professional, with employee benefits and workers compensation administration experience. She is a graduate of Douglass College of Rutgers University, holds the PHR certificate through SHRM, and recently obtained her PA life-accident-health license. Rheam will be housed at the Williamsport office.
Hartman is a regional commercial insurance, employee benefits, and financial services firm operating out of offices in Williamsport, State College, and Duncannon.
Office selects month's employee
Shelby Orelli, administrative assistant, has been named the state Department of Transportation regional district office employee of the month for April 2012.
Orelli, a news release from the office said, does an outstanding job keeping the front office organized and managing the district executive's schedule. She coordinates special meetings and award ceremonies to ensure agendas, programs, food and other items are in place for the attendees. She often prepares PowerPoint presentations for the executive on short notice.
During the September flood she went above the call of duty working late and through weekends to support the district. She covered the reception area during the extended hours. She made sure agendas were prepared and key tasks were distributed to staff for the daily communication meetings which were critical during early stages of the flood. She promptly prepared and distributed meeting minutes.
Orelli has a large volume of responsibilities including customer care center administrator, task manager coordinator and reviews and distributes all district mail determining what the executive staff needs to see. She is very organized and makes sure the district executive is organized and has correct information for various meetings.
She is an 11-year PennDOT employee and lives in Williamsport with her husband Vince.