The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 5, 2014

BUSINESS PEOPLE | Peters recognized for government IT role

— David Peters, son of Raymond Peters of Salix and the late Joyce Peters, has received the 2014 Federal 100 Award in Washington, D.C. The awards are presented to government, industry and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles that affect how the federal government acquires, develops and manages IT.

Peters, a 1986 graduate of Forest Hills High School, is employed by General Services Administration of the federal government.

He resides in Fairfax Station, Va., with his wife, Stacy, and three sons.

Contractors finalists for industry award

Shawn Guyer and Kevin Guyer, owners of Guyer Brothers Inc., based in New Enterprise, were among 12 national finalists for Contractor of the Year 2014, sponsored by construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and leading construction trade magazine Equipment World.

Finalists are selected based on company achievements, endorsements from customers and vendors and the contributions the company has made to the construction industry.

Guyer Brothers specializes in sewer and water line work, and some site development.

Smith picked to lead Ligonier group’s board

Roberta Smith has been named executive director of the Ligonier Valley Historial Society board of directors. She previously served as program coordinator at the historical society.

Smith will be responsible for planning and implementing all public programs at the historial society and the Compass Inn Museum, increasing membership, expanding programs and creating partnerships with local organizations.

She also will be responsible for fundraising through grants and other forms of giving, as well as for designing new, innovative programs.

Smith received a bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education from St. Vincent College and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore, with a specialization in nonprofit management.

She is an active member of the American Alliance of Museums, the National Council on Public History, Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums and the Monongahela Historical Society.

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