Noah Conoway, transportation construction inspector, has been named the state Department of Transportation district office Employee of the Month for October 2013, according to a news release.
A co-worker nominated Noah for this honor because of "his fantastic work habits."
Last winter, Conoway was assigned to the Foy Avenue construction field office to design construction projects for future lettings. For only having been on the job for a short period of time, Conoway, the news release said, demonstrated an ability to lead and take on new responsibilities. He is the type of employee a supervisor can count on to accomplish the task at hand.
During winter assignments, Conoway was able to complete his summer workload closeouts and new winter assignments.
Conoway has continued with his fantastic work habits this construction season. He started the season on the Route 44 bridge replacement project near Jerseytown. He did a great job on this project. He worked well with the contractor and kept his supervisors informed. When the project was completed, Conoway, the news release said, went right to two microsurfacing projects and then helped with a multi-bridge rehabilitation project. He worked very hard on these projects, needing minimal supervision. He also helped train a college intern this summer. He always took time to share his knowledge and mentor the intern. The intern commented to Conoway's supervisors how much he had learned this summer working with him.
Conoway and his wife Janna live near Loganton.
New agent for real
Weichert Realtors - Premier has announced that Realtor Melissa Steslow has joined the sales team of the Williamsport agency. A 28-year resident of the area, she will assist homebuyers and sellers in Williamsport and vicinity. She is a member of the West Branch Valley Association of Realtors and lives in Loyalsock.
Steslow is a member of the First United Methodist Church. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Shippensburg University and has a background in Therapeutic Staff Support, preschool administration and teaching, and fashion accessories sales.
Real estate agency
Announcement was made by William Hodrick, president of Prudential Hodrick Realty, of sales associates of the firm who had qualified for the prestigious Diamond Club Quarterly Sales Award for the 3rd quarter of 2013. The award is presented to those sales associates who have achieved a high level of closed transactions during the quarter.
"I am exceptionally proud of the outstanding work of these sales associates," Hodrick stated. Receiving the award was: Gail Bair, Kevin Hodrick, Karen Newcomer, Jim Shaible, Barbara Velez, Chris Wallace, Marianne White and Jodi Wolfe.
The company's Masters Circle Awards for the 3rd Quarter to the sales associate with top production in each of the following categories: Listings taken - Gail Bair, Williamsport office; opened sales - Chris Wallace, Williamsport office; and closed sales volume Connie May, Lewisburg office.
In addition, the monthly award for the sales associate with top production in listings for the month of September was presented to Rhonda Inkrote while the top sales award for September went to Gail Bair. "Agents like Rhonda and Gail make our team the best place in our marketplace for consumers to turn to whenever they have a real estate need. They are dedicated to this business and, more importantly, to their customers," Hodrick said.
changes for firm
ParenteBeard announced recently a series of executive leadership appointments, new hires and personnel moves in the firm's Central Pennsylvania region. The region is composed of five offices in Hanover, Lancaster, Lehigh Valley, Reading and York.
ParenteBeard announced today a series of executive leadership appointments, new hires and personnel moves in the firm's Central Pennsylvania region. The region is composed of five offices in Hanover, Lancaster, Lehigh Valley, Reading and York.
"Great things are happening in these dynamic communities, and we want to build on our track record of helping clients succeed where we live and work," commented ParenteBeard chairman and CEO Bob Ciaruffoli. "For decades, the region has been vital to ParenteBeard's growth, and we're more determined than ever to enhance our reputation here."
Among the initiatives reflecting the firm's deep commitment to the region:
Partner David Capitano has been named Central Region managing partner. A seasoned executive with more than 21 years of experience, Capitano and his family relocated to the region to assume this significant leadership role.
David Shearer has joined the firm, as a Central region accounting and auditing partner in the York, Pennsylvania office. Previously managing partner of BDO's Charlotte and Raleigh offices, Shearer started with the firm Sept. 3.
Two Central Region professionals - James Jarrett in the firm's Lehigh Valley office and Jacob Kutz in the firm's Reading location - have been named as new partners, effective October 1. These seasoned leaders are well-known throughout the region for their expertise, leadership and management ability.
Partner Tim Simmons has been appointed regional accounting and auditing director. In this important role, Simmons will provide direct oversight of quality assurance matters in the region. This local decision making will help enhance our exceptional service to the firm's local clients.
Partner Jill Martin recently relocated to the region to oversee tax services in high net worth individuals, estate, gift, trust and generational wealth planning for individuals and family groups. Martin's primary responsibilities include tax planning and compliance for high net worth individuals, fiduciaries and private foundations. She advises clients with respect to charitable planning techniques, including charitable trusts and private foundations.
Senior manager Jay Smith joined the region in August. Smith is excited about the opportunity to work in the firm's Reading office.
Eighteen new hires begin their careers with the firm in September. This substantial number of talented young professionals showcases the appeal of the firm's current and future dedication to the region.
Fourteen Central Region firm professionals were recently promoted in the firm's mid-year promotions. In the firm's Lancaster, Pennsylvania office: Kerri Bogda and Matthew Musser are now senior managers, while Amanda Greenawalt, Benjamin Morton and Matt Weaver are new senior accountants. In the firm's Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania location, Michael Wascura is a senior manager, Steve Kosmidis is a manager and Amy Klotz and Amanda Shanaberger are new senior accountants. In Reading, Pennsylvania, Laura Longacre is a senior manager, Cory Porrino is a manager and Shawn Ziegler is now a senior accountant. In the firm's York, Pennsylvania office, Jamie Ward is a senior accountant.
This recognition highlights the firm's commitment to employee growth in the region and represents the firm's overall momentum.
Two new senior accountants, Keri and John Lesure - a husband and wife team - have transferred from Pittsburgh to the region. Keri, previously working out of our Pittsburgh office, returns to her roots in the Reading area. John joins us after spending three years with a notation accounting firm. They are looking forward to working in Reading, reflecting the pride all employees feel in the region as a whole.
Five summer interns recently completed their successful experience with the firm.
"Our Central Pennsylvania region is crucial to the firm's strategic vision. The community-based team in the region will help ParenteBeard realize that vision -and continue to lead in our profession - today, tomorrow and in the future," added Ciaruffoli.