New hires and promotions
-- Brittany Conrad has been promoted to staff accountant level II at Wessel & Co., Johnstown.
Conrad is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and is currently pursuing a CPA license.
-- Jeffrey Lehman has been promoted to staff accountant level III at Wessel & Co. Johnstown.
Lehman is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and a minor in economics and is currently pursuing a CPA license.
-- Stephen A. Foreman has been appointed president of the Central and Western Pennsylvania regions for M&T Bank, which includes Harrisburg, Chambersburg, Altoona and Pittsburgh.
Foreman, who holds a BS from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, CMA & CCP certifications and completed the CPA examination, has worked for M&T and its predecessor banks for more than 28 years.
-- Steve Pollock has been appointed vive president of marketing and sales for Semi-Pac, a Silicon Valley advanced integrated circuit packaging and assembly company.
Pollock, the son of the late Dr. Arthur E. Pollock and Judith Jaffe-Pollock, graduated from Altoona High School in 1964 and Drexel University with a degree in electrical engineering in 1969.
-- David A. Worthing of Bellwood has been promoted to administrative vice president at M&T Bank.
Worthing, who has been with the bank for 36 years, is responsible for the government banking units throughout Pennsylvania, western Maryland and West Virginia.
-- Dr. Pushpamal Reddy has joined the medical staff of UPMC Altoona in the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Reddy, who is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiology and by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, practices with UPMC CancerCenter.
-- Dr. Renee Volny has joined the medical staff of UPMC Altoona in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Volny is board eligible by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Awards and honors
-- Marilyn Otis of Coldwell Banker SKS Realty, Bedford, has been named to the Coldwell Banker International President's Circle.
This prestigious membership is awarded to the top 4 percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.
Course completions and certifications
-- Lisa Bodenski, practice manager at Lakemont Veterinary Clinic, Altoona, recently earned the distinction of Certified Veterinary Practice Manager by passing the certification exam offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association.
The certification program measures the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully manage a veterinary practice and requires a commitment to improvement through continuing education. This designation is VHMA's highest professional distinction.
-- Jonathan Madey, director of golf instruction at Blair County Golf, has successfully completed advanced golf instruction education provided by nationally renowned instructors David Leadbetter and Susan Whaley in Orlando, Fla.
-- Donna Wood, patient access representative in the emergency department, recently retired from UPMC Altoona with 31 years of service.
Wood was hired by Mercy Hospital as a secretary for anesthesia in 1982. During her career, she worked as a secretary for the emergency department, B3, maternity, transitional care, and T-11, and also as a phlebotomist in the lab.
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