First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union based in Hanover Township, Northampton County, hired Tricia C. Szurgot as chief marketing and retail officer. Szurgot oversees six financial centers, a contact center, retail sales, marketing, communications and business development initiatives. She has more than 20 years of senior executive experience.
Jeffrey Wisotzkey was promoted to clinical laboratory director at Health Network Laboratories based in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. Wisotzkey will continue to serve as scientific officer, a position he has held since 2015, leading HNL’s diagnostics innovation portfolio in molecular precision medicine. He has more than 25 years of experience leading strategic, scientific and laboratory operations in various clinical settings.
Jeff Tkach was promoted to chief growth officer at Rodale Institute in Maxatawny Township, effective July 1. Tkach was a board member and managing director, vice president, of Rodale’s Organic Life and Prevention, and held various positions at Active Interest Media and Organic Gardening. He will be responsible for expanding Rodale’s corporate and individual donor base and for building a comprehensive long-term endowment strategy.
Dr. Jeffrey Burtaine has joined the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare based in Bethlehem as executive physician consultant. Burtaine, who previously served on the coalition’s quality initiatives committee, will advise on issues such as health care cost containment, quality, patient safety, data analytics and new care delivery and reimbursement models. He previously worked at Highmark and Mack/Volvo Trucks.
Penn Community Bank based in Buckingham Township hired Melissa L. Thornton as mortgage loan originator on the residential lending team. She will cover Perkasie, Riegelsville and parts of Upper Bucks County. Thornton has nearly 20 years of experience in banking.
Barry Isett & Associates in Upper Macungie Township hired two people. Christopher Bickings was hired as a code specialist in the code services department. Bickings has experience in the fire and emergency medical services industries. He is certified as a building inspector, building plans examiner, fire inspector, accessibility inspector and plans examiner. Emma Tobias was hired as a staff professional in the municipal department. Tobias specializes in roadway design, Americans with Disabilities Act ramps, general stormwater calculations and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation regulations. She previously worked at McTish, Kunkel & Associates and has an engineer in training certificate.
Egan Sign based in Wyomissing hired three people. Andrew Ross was hired as a graphic designer. He previously worked at L & H Companies. Jessica Paladino and Devon Loose were hired as project coordinators. Paladino previously worked at Triose Inc. Loose, who has more than five years of experience in account management and sales support, previously worked at LearnQuest.
Vistacom Inc. in Allentown promoted Dan Gundry to control room sales manager. Gundry was a senior business consultant and technical sales specialist at the company. He started at Vistacom in 2003 as a sales account representative.
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley based in Allentown hired Dustin Schoof as manager, digital marketing. Schoof was a freelance writer and a features writer and editor for The Express-Times for 10 years.
Bishop Photo of Hanover Township, Northampton County, promoted Amanda Eck to supervisor of its New Jersey office, where she will manage a staff of 15 photographers.
KSA&D in Salisbury Township hired Mark Castaldo as a senior web developer.