3 get promotions at regional bank
West Milton State Bank recently named David Myers as vice president of compliance and chief risk officer. This year, Myers is celebrating 40 years in banking, 25 of those years with West Milton State Bank. Myers attended Pennsylvania State University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in finance. He also completed a variety of courses at the Bank Administration Institute and American Institute of Banking.
Keith Downey has been promoted to assistant vice president and community office and collection manager of West Milton State Bank. Downey joined the West Milton State Bank team in 1996 as a credit services associate and was promoted to community office manager of the Watsontown office in 1999. Downey has more than 29 years of banking experience, attended Pennsylvania College of Technology and has many continuing education credits through the American Institute of Banking.
Lauren Hursh has been promoted to internal auditor. Hursh began her banking career at West Milton State Bank in 2007 as a teller services representative while she was studying international business at Millersville University. Upon earning a bachelor of science degree in business administration, she was promoted to audit specialist. Since graduation, she has completed the Certified Community Bank Internal Auditing Program.
Owner of Covington car dealership earns national certification
Jason Matthews, owner and dealer principal of Matthews Motor Co., is the latest Pennsylvania independent automobile dealer to earn the NIADA Certified Master Deale designation. Matthews recently completed the three day training in Lakewood, Colorado. The training was developed by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association in collaboration with Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, in 2001. It is designed, a news release said, to assist member dealers to improve their business practices and to grow their dealerships into profitable and ethical businesses.
Matthews took over the family-owned dealership in 2004 and continues to lead a strong core team. One of those team members, Chris Roupp, sales manager, attended the course and completed it as an associate.
"We are passionate about being a car dealership that people actually like and trust. Our industry does not have the best reputation and we want to help change that by providing the best car buying experience possible ... We've been selling and servicing cars to the people of Tioga County for over 30 years."
Matthews, the news release said, is involved in his local church, the Vineyard Church of Wellsboro and a supporter of Covington MOPS, Wellsboro AWANA, American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Family Life Network, Southern Tioga Youth Football, Mansfield 4th of July, Youth leader of Tomorrow, Blossburg Coal Festival, Canton Football, Liberty Car Show, Liberty Little League.
The Certified Master Deale program is offered only by the National Independent Automobile Dealer Association. The association, the news release said, represents quality independent automobile dealers and strives to equip them with the skills to become more successful.
Albright LIFE has named their new LIFE outreach coordinator. Valerie Jo Roberts, of Lewisburg, began her tenure in the position earlier this month. She has more than 15 years experience in various facets of the health care industry including manufacturing, association, acute and retirement.
Roberts brings to the Albright LIFE program senior living experience in assisted living, personal care and continuing retirement care communities. She has been a director of marketing and also an administrator. She had previously been a director of marketing for the Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village community with a focus on Independent Living. Most recently she was the administrator for a large personal care facility.
Located at 901 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, Albright LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) is Pennsylvania's version of the nationally recognized PACE program. LIFE's comprehensive array of services meet the social, medical, emotional, spiritual and nutritional needs of individuals 55 and older. According to a news release, this mix of services allows participants to remain healthy and active in the place they call home for as long as possible. In addition, LIFE services are a blessing for both participants and their families and caregivers, who appreciate the support and benefits the program provides. To learn more about Albright LIFE, call 570-322-5433 or visit AlbrightLIFE.org.