The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 28, 2012

Business people: Financial adviser gains distinction

SOMERSET — Michael Boyer, an independent financial adviser at Boyer Financial, has been recognized as a top financial adviser and named to the LPL Financial Chairman’s Club.

The distinction is based on a ranking of all registered advisers supported by LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer.

The award is given to less than 6 percent of the firm’s approximately 12,800 advisers nationwide.

Three attend N.Y. beauty show

Stephanie Eplett, Melissa McBee and Samantha Musulin, stylists and colorists from Salon Vizions Inc. in Westmont, recently attend the International Beauty Show in New York City.

The three-day event drew beauty and fashion professionals from around the world. It was taught by leading educators in the industry.

Former local man heads marine firm

Jeffrey M. Platt, a Johns­town native, has been named to become Tidewater Inc.’s new president and CEO effective June 1.

He will replace Dean Taylor who is retiring.

Platt attended Westmont Hilltop School District and then University of Pittsburgh.  

He is the son of Rita Platt of Richland Township and the late Harold E. Platt.

He resides in the New Orleans area with his wife and two sons.

Tidewater Inc. owns 342 vessels and is the world’s largest provider of marine support services for the global offshore energy industry.

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Woman will speak at symposium

Ebensburg – Katie Miller will present “Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Following Lumbar Spine Surgery: Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment” on May 12 during the third annual Athletic and Orthopaedic Health and Wellness Symposium at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at St. Francis University.  

Miller currently practices at the Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy office at 711 Caldwell Ave., Portage.

She is enrolled in the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at the university, in preparation for board certification as an orthopaedic specialist.

Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy serves the physical and occupational therapy needs of a wide range of clients including patients, physicians, nursing facilities, hospitals, school districts, local companies and industry. It operates free-standing outpatient centers throughout Cambria, Allegheny and Butler counties.  

Local offices include Johns­town, Portage, Northern Cambria and Ebensburg.

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