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MKSD architects based in South Whitehall Township added two project designers to its staff. Gina Vary is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified accredited professional with experience in construction document production, project management and interior and exterior designs that integrate with landscape architecture. Vary earned a master’s in architecture from the University of Houston. Haley Peluso earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Philadelphia University. She was an intern at MKSD in 2015 and 2016.

Vizinex RFID based in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, hired Angela Han to its engineering team where she focuses on industrial automation. She previously worked at Simplex Homes.

Barry Isett & Associates Inc. based in Upper Macungie Township hired three people. Brett Johnson was hired as a construction services associate in the special inspections department. Johnson previously worked at Advantage Engineers. James Kelley, Professional Engineer, was hired as a senior project manager in the civil department. Kelley has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry in northeastern Pennsylvania and previously worked at Colwell-Naegele Associates. Richard Sopko was hired as a code specialist in the code services department. Sopko has nearly 13 years of experience in residential, construction and building code and zoning enforcement experience. He previously worked for the borough of Dalton.

Bay View Funding based in Santa Clara, Calif., named Bob Seidenberger as vice president, regional sales manager, based in Bethlehem. With more than 30 years of experience in middle market financial sales and marketing, Seidenberger will represent Bay View Funding in the Philadelphia area and surrounding markets.

Addison Wolfe Real Estate based in New Hope added agent and broker associate Jay Ginsberg and his five-agent team to the brokerage. Ginsberg, who has more than 40 years of experience, founded The Jay Ginsberg Group, New Hope. Keith Costigan of Perkasie, Susette Dubin of Telford and Karen Johnson, Corissa Seraydarian and Stephanie Thibodeau, all of Doylestown, also joined the firm.

Tompkins VIST Bank headquartered in Wyomissing promoted three employees at its Wyomissing administration center. Andrew Park was promoted to credit department manager. Park has worked at Tompkins VIST Bank for six years and previously was a credit analyst coordinator. Jennifer Binter was promoted to bank officer and senior credit analyst. In addition to approving financing, she assists the chief operating officer. Binter has worked at the bank for four years and previously was a credit analyst. Andy Fredrick was promoted to bank officer and senior credit analyst. He has worked at the bank for four years and previously was a credit analyst.

Univest Insurance, a subsidiary of Univest Bank and Trust Co. based in Souderton, hired Jodi Krawitz as human resources practice leader. Krawitz, who has more than 25 years of experience, previously worked at Gemini Consulting.

SWBR based in Hanover Township made two promotions and a hire. Donna Sinko was promoted to senior vice president of digital and creative services. Sinko joined the firm more than 30 years ago as a receptionist. Jessica Dentith was promoted to account coordinator. Dentith interned at SWBR before joining the agency as a content and social media specialist in January. Mackenzie Liberatori was hired as an account coordinator. She previously worked at Lehigh Mining & Navigation.

Nick Swartz joined Klunk & Millan in South Whitehall Township as director of brand strategy. Swartz previously worked at Lehigh Mining & Navigation, BBDO and Publicis.

Rose Craig joined Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley as vice president of advancement and communications. Craig previously worked at Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central Ohio and Just Born Inc.

Phoebe Ministries hired Todd Saylor as executive chef and director of culinary services for the Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center. Saylor is responsible for overseeing all operations related to dining services in the skilled nursing and personal care communities, including the hiring and training of the culinary team. Saylor previously worked at Keystone Culinary Systems and Services.

Berks Fire Water Restorations Inc. based in Reading promoted Jason Stone to services manager. Stone, who joined the company in 2011, worked most recently as a contents manager. 

Seven physicians and about 60 employees from Urology Specialists of the Lehigh Valley joined St. Luke’s University Health Network. Dr. Paul M. Berger, Dr. Jeffrey L. Gevirtz, Dr. Brian P. Murphy, Dr. Daniel M. Silverberg, Dr. Richard M. Lieberman, Dr. Joseph G. Trapasso, Stephanie Marie Meehan, Denise Martinez and Debra Kramer joined St. Luke’s Center for Urology in Lower Macungie Township. Dr. Mark E. Alden, a radiation oncologist with the group, joined St. Luke’s affiliated Advanced Radiation Oncology Associates.

Rachel Seitzinger of Frackville joined St. Luke’s Family Medicine in Coaldale and St. Luke’s Primary Care Nesquehoning as a nurse practitioner. She had been a hospital nurse working on medical surgical floors for 10 years before returning to school to get an advanced degree as a nurse practitioner from Bloomsburg University.

— WENDY SOLOMON

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