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Newsmakers for May 5

Albright College

Walter Alsegg, of Womelsdorf, was honored at an Alumni Weekend awards ceremony April 20 at Albright College, where he received the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding service and achievement in at least one of the following areas: community, state, nation, church, profession, academic and/or service organizations. Alsegg is a member of the Albright Class of 1964.

Walter Alsegg (Photo courtesy of Albright College)
Walter Alsegg (Photo courtesy of Albright College)

After graduating from Albright, Alsegg entered the business world, working for a local specialty paper company that produced book cover paper, gift wrapping paper, record labels, Hershey bar labels and other highly specialized coated papers. But Alsegg has always made giving back to the community a priority and joined his local volunteer fire department in Sinking Spring, serving with them for 20 years and finding great satisfaction in helping his neighbors in times of need. Before retiring, he rose to the rank of assistant chief.

Alsegg and his ex-wife became involved with the Pennsylvania Junior Miss program. The state finals were held in Reading and were scheduled to host high school students the week of the competition. Alsegg became chairman of the board and eventually led efforts to establish the Outstanding Young Woman organization in Pennsylvania.

After retiring from his corporate career, Alsegg moved to the Jersey shore. When September 11th happened, he felt a strong need to contribute in some way and joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he became the fleet commander of the Ocean City, NJ, fleet. He also volunteered at the Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, where he performed administrative work and provided training to active duty members. He became an auxiliary officer for the New Jersey Shore area.

Fromm

Fromm, a leading independent electrical distributor in the Mid-Atlantic region, recently announced two appointments: Patrick Standish as regional vice president and Leo Francis as vice president of construction sales.

Patrick Standish (Photo courtesy of Fromm)
Patrick Standish (Photo courtesy of Fromm)

In his new role as regional vice president, Standish will oversee a portion of Fromm’s sales footprint and locations. He will be responsible for driving continued growth in these markets while working with the senior leadership team to execute the company’s strategic priorities.

Standish is a seasoned sales professional with extensive experience of over 30 years in electrical sales and managing branch operations.

In his new role as vice president of construction sales, Francis will direct the expansion of Fromm’s commercial and residential businesses and lead the company’s lighting and switchgear sales efforts.

Leo Francis (Photo courtesy of Fromm)
Leo Francis (Photo courtesy of Fromm)

Francis joins Fromm with more than a decade of experience in the electrical industry, most recently as regional sales manager at Wesco Distribution, where he achieved significant sales growth. Before Wesco, Francis worked in various positions, including logistics, technology and production, at CommScope, Rittal and Anixter.

Francis earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Widener University.

Tower Health

Stephanie Goldman, PharmD, BCPS, has been named vice president of pharmacy for Tower Health, effective immediately. In this role, she is responsible for managing the stores, hospitals, outpatient care and specialty pharmacies across the healthcare system.

Stephanie Goldman (Photo courtesy of Tower Health)
Stephanie Goldman (Photo courtesy of Tower Health)

Prior to this position, Goldman served as Regional Director of Pharmacy at Pottstown Hospital, where she was responsible for the planning, management and coordination of all pharmacy services and supervision of all staff of a 24-hour pharmacy department. She will continue to serve as a key pharmacy leader on various Tower Health system-wide committees, contributing her expertise to assess and improve workflow optimization and operational efficiencies within the pharmacy department.

Throughout her career, she has gained more than a decade of extensive experience in a variety of healthcare environments, including retail, hospital, ambulatory care and specialty pharmacy settings.

Goldman graduated summa cum laude from the University of the Sciences Philadelphia College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Members 1st

Members 1st recently announced that Michael Wilson, president and CEO, has been selected by Lehigh Valley Business (LVB) as one of the region’s power players for its annual Power List of leaders in banking, finance, accounting and wealth management.

Michael Wilson (photo courtesy of members of 1st Federal Credit Union)
Michael Wilson (photo courtesy of members of 1st Federal Credit Union)

The Power List recognizes 30 local leaders who are driving positive change in their communities and industries, chosen by LVB editors and readers. This annual list aims to spotlight those who inspire and empower others through their leadership, vision and commitment to making a difference. Members first expanded their services to the Lehigh Valley in 2022, adding five locations to their nearly 60 locations in Pennsylvania.

Barley Snyder

Lebanon Valley Chamber Foundation has elected Barley Snyder partner Michelle R. Calvert to its board of directors.

The Lebanon Valley Chamber Foundation focuses on enriching the Lebanese community by generating, receiving and allocating funds to programs and initiatives focused on improving education, community and workforce development. Calvert was previously involved with the Chamber’s Women in Business Committee, which helps manage the Foundation’s funding for higher education grants provided through the Chamber.

Michelle R. Calvert (Photo courtesy of Barley Snyder)
Michelle R. Calvert (Photo courtesy of Barley Snyder)

Calvert is a partner in the firm’s Business and Real Estate practice groups with more than thirty years of experience in the field of business, finance, mergers and acquisitions and real estate law. She advises clients on all aspects of their business, ranging from the selection and formation of entities to succession planning. In her real estate practice, Calvert guides her clients through the purchasing and selling process. She is also well versed in helping restaurant owners obtain retail liquor licenses. In addition, Calvert has significant experience working with banks, credit unions, economic development agencies and private lenders in documenting commercial lending transactions, and in providing guidance on loan origination, corporate regulatory compliance and other general business matters.

In addition to her new role at the Foundation, Calvert serves on the board of directors of Cornwall Manor, a senior living community in Lebanon County. She serves as legal counsel and as a loan committee member for the Lebanon Valley Economic Development Authority. Additionally, she represents the Emergency Health Services Foundation, a nonprofit regional EMS council serving eight counties in South Central Pennsylvania. Calvert previously served as general counsel of Good Samaritan Hospital and as a board member of the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

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