The Hartman Group announces the addition of Todd Musheno to the Hartman team.
Musheno joins The Hartman Agency as an account executive. He will be working in the Williamsport office with the commercial lines team providing service to our property and casualty clients.
Musheno is a native of Williamsport and graduated with honors from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. He is returning to the area after serving as a commercial lines underwriter at Cincinnati Insurance Co. for the past two years. He has also worked as a Workers' Compensation Claims Examiner with Sedgwick CMS.
Musheno will reside in Williamsport and is a member of the Leadership Lycoming class of 2013-14.
The Hartman Group consists of The Hartman Agency, Inc., Hartman Employee Benefits, Inc., and Hartman Financial Services with offices in Williamsport, State College, and Duncannon.
Hartman operates commercial employee benefit, commercial property and casualty, financial services, and personal lines divisions.
Rettew recently welcomed Mark J. O'Rourke as director of Energy Construction Services, a division of Rettew's sister company, Rettew Flowback Inc. O'Rourke will work from the firm's Mechanicsburg office.
O'Rourke will provide vision and leadership to ECS, delivering quality services to clients, assisting with the development and implementation of strategic plans, and maintaining an active marketing role with an emphasis on business development. With an emphasis on the energy industry, he will manage projects throughout the Northeast and Midwest to ensure the highest environmental protections are achieved while maintaining the integrity of construction specifications.
"We welcome Mark to our team, and we're excited about his experience and leadership as our company continues to move forward," said Mark Lauriello, president. "His role will strengthen the soup-to-nuts services Rettew provides to clients, beginning from early site and environmental investigations all the way through to construction oversight."
O'Rourke brings more than 25 years of expertise in construction and facility management and development. In a previous position as Vice President of ALD Construction Inc. in Philadelphia, he provided general contracting and consulting services to clients in the commercial and industrial industries.
"I'm glad to join my career to such a firm with a reputation for responsiveness, technical expertise and a family feel," O'Rourke said.
O'Rourke attended Temple University where he worked toward a bachelor of science in environmental engineering, after acquiring an associate degree in marine technologies from the College of Oceaneering. He resides with his family in Dallastown.
New real estate
Weichert Realtors - Premier has announced that real estate agent Deborah Jane Steppe has joined the sales team of the Williamsport agency. A 36-year resident of the area, she will assist homebuyers and sellers in Lycoming and surrounding counties. She lives in Williamsport. Steppe serves the Court Appointed Special Advocates program of Lycoming County and is a member of Hughes-ville Friends Church. She holds an associate's degree in food and hospitality from Pennsylvania College of Technology and is certified as a dietary manager by Dietary Managers Association. She has a background in health care food service, payroll and accounting, and direct sales.
to operate ships
Joshua Herbert Rieders received official notification in early August that the U.S. Coast Guard issued him a master's license to operate or navigate passenger carrying vessels up to 50 tons. Obtaining the license involved a series of qualifying examinations, permitting Rieders to take the final examination, along with a number of other mandated requirements. The remainder of the summer, he will work for the Great Neck, New York Park District, adjacent to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., opposite the entrance to the East River, as the captain of a launch vessel at that facility. He is the son of Cliff and Kim Rieders, 1600 N. Campbell St.
to bank's board
F.N.B. Corp. recently announced the election of Richard W. Epstein to the board of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest affiliate of F.N.B. Corp. Epstein's term commenced on August 1.
Epstein is managing partner of the law firm Ekker, Kuster, McCall & Epstein, LLP. He serves as a lecturer in civil litigation and trial tactics for Continuing Legal Education Programs in Pennsylvania and co-taught a course in entrepreneurship and law at Grove City College. Epstein co-founded Open Community Connections, an interactive website and mobile app designed to support start-ups and to attract and retain the next generation by providing resources to college graduates and entrepreneurs, as well as Lindenlaw, which provides legal assistance to start-ups. Additionally, he is co-founder of Scientific Legal Services and College Career Profiler.
"Richard brings additional financial experience to our Board of Directors," comments Vincent J. Delie, Jr., president and CEO of F.N.B. Corp. "He has demonstrated success in business planning and in driving regional economic development, and he is a dedicated community leader. We look forward to his contributions."
Epstein earned a juris doctorate from George Washington Law School in addition to a B.A. in history from the University of Rochester. He is very active in local and regional economic development efforts, and serves as solicitor for Penn-Northwest Development Corp., a member of the board of governors of the Pennsylvania Economy League, Western Division, chairman of the Shenango Valley Industrial Development Authority, vice chairman of the Pittsburgh Symphony at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, and Director of the LindenPointe Development Corp., which operates the eCenter, an incubator for start-ups and entrepreneurs. Epstein's leadership was integral to the regional development and expansion of the United Way's "Success by Six," which champions educational development of children ages birth to six as a key to economic development.