Man elected to
The American Society of Appraisers announces the recent election of Gary L. Smith, ASA MGA to its international board of officers.
Elected by ASA members to the position of international secretary and treasurer, Smith is a master gemologist appraiser and forensic gemologist, and is the founder and owner of Smith's Jewelers and Pennsylvania Gemological Laboratory, Montoursville.
Smith has been a designated member of the ASA for more than 17 years and has held numerous volunteer leadership positions including, president of the ASA Lancaster Chapter, President of the ASA Gems and Jewelry Discipline, and member of the ASA International Budget and Finance Committee. He will assume the position of secretary and treasurer as of July 1.
"Gary brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our organization," said Jim Hirt, ASA's CEO, according to a news release. "With more than 35 years in his profession, Gary's commitment to excellence has earned him a solid reputation within our industry and his local community."
Smith also serves as the vice president of the Pennsylvania Jewelers Association, chairman of the Montoursville Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the Montoursville Rotary Club. He and his wife Helen have been married for 47 years, and have three children and nine grandchildren.
Man named to
direct city office
Power Management Co., a Rochester, N.Y.-based energy services company, announces that Barry J. Thomas will direct its Mid-Atlantic office located in Williamsport. Thomas has more than 25 years of experience serving the diverse energy needs of business owners in Pennsylvania, most recently as General Manager of Montour Oil Service Co., a news release said.
Deregulation, according to the news release, is thriving in Pennsylvania as companies across the state have embraced the idea. Many businesses are looking for strategic, longer-term approaches rather than short-term arrangements. Thomas said, "Pennsylvania business consumers are now skeptical of quick fixes. They are looking for competitive value and performance for electricity and natural gas." Power Management Co., the news release said, is unique in its comprehensive approach to providing competitive energy supply services and other related energy cost savings strategies for its clients.
Thomas, the news release said, is looking forward to providing a strategic approach and a wide range of competitive energy services to Pennsylvania companies.
Area real estate firm
Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate announces the addition of Cara Glazer to its team of full-time real estate agents.
Glazer has lived in Lewisburg for more than 20 years and has a long history of community involvement. "I've known Cara for a long time and am happy to have Cara join our team. She has a deep knowledge of our community and will be a great addition to our team," Martha Barrick, broker and principal owner, said.
As an active member of the community, Glazer has been a member of the Buffalo Valley AM Kiwanis Club, the Geisinger Hospital Auxiliary, secretary to Lewisburg's Downtown Merchants' Association, co-chair of the Lewisburg Holiday Parade, co-chair of the Geisinger Hospital Auxiliary Fashion Show and one of the co-founders of the Lewisburg's Woolly Worm Festival.
Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate, she managed health clubs in New York City and owned a health club with her husband Mike in White Plains, N.Y. They also promoted Country Music events in the Hudson Valley region. She is a graduate of the Berkeley Claremont Business School.
Region's office names
Lietzke has played an integral role in many phases of the flood recovery effort since last September. When the flood hit, he volunteered to help out on the initial post-flood bridge inspections to assess damages.
After this task was completed, he returned to his workstation in roadway design to join in the project preparations under way to restore the district's flood-damaged roadways. Jonathan played a key role in the squad's design of 22 projects to repair flood-damaged highways in Lycoming, Bradford, Sullivan and Columbia counties.
His work on the Wallis Run Road realignment and slide repair, along with Matt Sarge's reconstruction of the "pipeline section" of Wallis Run Road, led to the astonishing turnaround of having all sections of Wallis Run let by Oct. 21, just six weeks after the flood hit. Many residents along Wallis Run were nearly landlocked by the flood damage on this route and the reopening of it was a priority. His dedication and performance, the news release said, were outstanding in seeing this link to rural Lycoming County reopened as quickly as it was.
Once the development of the majority of the roadway flood recovery plans was wrapping up, Lietzke's expertise in proposal writing was called upon by the contract management unit to assist with the large number of emergency projects. According to the news release he has continued to demonstrate his dedication since the flood by putting in the long hours required to get the regularly-scheduled projects back on-track. Lietzke's varied experience and dedication to the traveling public are deserving of recognition. He has definitely gone above and beyond what is normally expected, the news release said.