Man recognized for work ethic, character
Each year UniqueSourceSM Products & Services hosts an evening filled with inspiration and celebration during the Nettie Mann Achievement Awards Dinner, when outstanding Pennsylvania workers are honored for the exceptional character they demonstrate in living and coping with disabilities, particularly in the workplace.
Frank Teahan, of Williamsport, was recognized during the dinner, held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, for not only his character, but also the personal fortitude, work ethic and abilities he exhibits while living and working with a disability.
Teahan joined North Central Sight Services in 1998 and during his tenure has worked a variety of production lines, most recently being the UniqueSource label line. North Central Sight Services President and CEO Robert Garrett commented that Teahan is an incredible worker and true inspiration to other associates.
Following the awards ceremony, attendees were treated to inspirational remarks from the evening's keynote speaker, Kyle Maynard.
As part of the evening of awards, Helping Hands Awards were given to 48 Pennsylvania organizations that have demonstrated strong support for persons with disabilities and the UniqueSource mission. In addition to the presentation of the Nettie Mann Achievement Awards, Art Wedge of the Keystone Blind Association was also presented with the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
as young leader
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants has named ParenteBeard Manager Joseph K. O'Neill to their 2014-15 distinguished list of young leaders. He was selected for his ongoing commitment to the accounting profession, demonstrated through the institute and community work. He will be featured in the fall issue of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal and recognized at the institute's leadership conference on Sept. 29, at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey in Harrisburg.
A member of the ParenteBeard team for nearly a decade, O'Neill provides audit and accounting services for clients in the financial institutions, government and nonprofit sectors. He is a graduate of Lycoming College.
City man retains
membership in group
Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Robert Crockett of Williamsport to achieve membership in the Million Dollar Round Table, an association of financial professionals. Crockett is a 27-year member of the group.
Attaining membership in the group, a news release said, is a distinguishing career milestone, it requires Crockett to adhere to a code of ethics, focus on proving top-notch client service and continue to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association.
The Million Dollar Round Table "is an organization that is made great by people like Robert - hardworking, committed and successful financial services professionals at the forefront of our industry," Michelle Hoesly, president of the organization, said. "We are fortunate to have a talented and involved membership."
The group also provides continuing education opportunities, informative and inspirational meetings and encourages members to support community and charitable involvement through the group's foundation, the news release said.
for 2 at company
Contrast Communications recently announced it has created new management positions impacting several key executives at the company's U.S. headquarters in Mifflinburg.
In making the announcement, company president John Uehling cited the firm's expanding operations due to the continued growth of Contrast Communications' domestic divisions. Tapped for expanded new responsibilities are Jacob Golomboski, IT operations manager, and Rita Troyer, communications manager.
A network technical specialist, Golomboski has spear-headed Contrast's growing IT operations since 2011. Prior to that he served as network designer and field engineer in the oilfield for RigNet, the global satellite communications leader for America's oil and gas industry. Golomboski served for six years as a specialist in the Pennsylvania National Guard (2006-2011). A graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School, Golomboski captained his school's baseball and wrestling teams. He graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a bachelor of science in information technology and services.
"Jake is a valuable Team Leader for us," said Uehling. "His hands-on contributions across the full range of our emerging new technologies and infrastructure networks is assisting tremendously in Contrast's continued growth."
Troyer steps into her new position as Communications Manager following her extensive experience at Contrast's home offices, including key roles in purchasing, dispatching and scheduling, account and customer service. Prior to joining Contrast in 2011, she was employed for six years (2006-2011) in the transportation industry as dispatcher and freight coordinator, safety documentation, and accounts receivable. A professional photographer, Troyer is a graduate of Thompson Education Direct.
"Rita is a valued communications professional," said Uehling. "In her new role as communications manager, she will assist our team in the development of new platforms and technologies for both our clients and our internal networks - with a special focus on social and new media."
Contrast, a news release said, is the region's leading IT communications company focused on providing proven technologies, services, outsourcing, and management consulting for clients across the full range of private and public sectors. The company was founded in 2008 by Contrast president John Uehling, formerly vice president of U. S. sales for worldwide communications giant MITEL.
Bank names chief
First National Bank, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp. has announced that Mark O. Shozda has joined the company in the new role of chief technology officer. In this position, he will be responsible for the direction of F.N.B.'s technology function, including comprehensive Data Management, Governance and Controls, Information Systems, Communications and the development of strategic objectives, policies and plans related to the corporation's overall technology platform and initiatives.
Shozda comes to First National Bank from BNY Mellon, in Pittsburgh, where he was managing director within the client technology services department and served in various roles including e-business strategic product development and chief information officer for BNY Mellon's wealth management line of business. Shozda's 34-year career in the financial services industry also includes multiple information technology leadership positions at PNC and Mellon Bank.
"FNB has gained a tremendous asset with the addition of Mark, who brings a wealth of experience in the Information Technology arena," stated Vincent J. Delie Jr., president and CEO of F.N.B. Corp.. "Mark is a proven strategist with the vision and operational expertise to effectively manage our technology and provide leading edge innovative products and services for our customers in a secure environment."
"F.N.B. is a high-performing company with strong growth potential and a commitment to exceptional customer service," said Shozda. "I'm looking forward to working alongside our technology center partners and leadership team to develop and deliver innovative solutions and integrated offerings to our client base."
Shozda earned a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh and a masters of business administration from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He currently serves as chairman of the University of Pittsburgh Computer Science Industry Board.
Shozda and his wife Janet, reside in Marshall Township with their two children.