A brief look at hires, promotions, awards and honors

New hires and promotions

Jared R. Mishler has been promoted to Principal at Wessel & Co., Johnstown.

Mishler, who joined the company in 2003 as an entry level accountant and quickly rose to a supervisory and management position, will have the primary responsibility of accounting, auditing and consulting to various industries served by the firm.

Sean Burke, of Hollidaysburg, has been named president and managing director of McQuaide Blasko Inc., a regional law firm based in State College.

Burke is a graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, St. Vincent College and Washington University Law School.

Brian E. Smith has been promoted to director of land development at Keller Engineers Inc.

Smith, who joined Keller Engineers in 2000, brings 24 years of engineering experience to the position in which he is responsible for leading Keller Engineers’ land development team and project implementation.

Randy P. Grove has been promoted to chief highway engineer at Keller Engineers Inc.

As chief highway engineer, Grove, who joined Keller Engineers in 2008, is responsible for leading Keller Engineers’ highway design team and managing a variety of highway projects.

Awards and honors

James Garver, of Altoona, an attorney at the law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates, has been named to the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Course completions and certifications

Paul Vincent, of Dream Vacations, Altoona, and a Certified Sandals specialist, has successfully completed Always Next Level, the latest Sandals Resorts travel agent workshop.

Vincent is now part of an eilte group of travel agents recognized by the travel industry as experts in the world’s only luxury included resorts.