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March 9, 2013

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Investment adviser attends conference

Don C. Hall II of Johns­town, an investment adviser representative with ING Financial Partners, recently attended the Adviser Insight conference.

This annual conference gathered more than 1,000 financial professionals from across the country. They received updates on the current economic and market forces impacting investment opportunities.

Hall offers securities and investment advisory services through ING Financial Partners.

Two at Wells Fargo earn corporate honor

Michael Philibin and Lori Dooley have been named to the 2012 Leaders Club at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. the recognition is based on exceeding sales in 2012 and for providing outstanding customer service.

Philibin, branch manager, has been with Wells Fargo for 13 years. This is his 10th consecutive year in Leaders Club.

Dooley, home mortgage consultant, has been with Wells Fargo for eight years. This is her fourth consecutive year in Leaders Club.

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage annually recognizes team members who provide exceptional customer service and rank among the company's top sales producers.

Altoona accountant becomes shareholder

James R. Berkhimer, CPA, has become a shareholder/principal with Young, Oakes, Brown & Co. PC of Altoona.

Berkhimer has been with the regional accounting and consulting firm since 1995 and has served as a manager in the audit and tax practice for the past eight years concentrating in the areas of for-profit and not-for-profit audits, tax planning and preparation.  

He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and is a graduate of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2012.  

Berkhimer is an officer and board member of the Blue Knob Volunteer Fire Company and Community Board.

He resides in Blue Knob with his wife, Cheri, and have two children.

Five earn promotions at S&T Bank

S&T Bank recently has promoted five employees.

LaDawn Yesho was promoted to executive vice president, chief audit executive.

In her role, Yesho will continue to oversee all aspects of the bank’s auditing functions.

She previously served as senior vice president, chief audit executive and worked at S&T Bank since 2009.  

Yesho earned a certified public accountant license and certification in risk management assurance designation.

She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs.

Yesho serves on the Pitt-Johnstown Accounting Alumni Association Board, where she has been actively involved in discussing emerging risks and promoting the internal audit profession.   

 Tim McKee was promoted to senior vice president, senior financial officer.

In his role, he is responsible for compensation and benefits, shareholder relations, joint ventures and tax credit projects.

McKee also serves as the chief compliance officer, treasurer and a board member of Stewart Capital Advisors LLC, a registered investment adviser subsidiary of S&T Bank.  

McKee has been a member of the S&T Bank team since 1993. His previous roles included vice president, senior financial officer; vice president, financial projects officer; and vice president, audit manager.  

He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the National Investor Relations Institute.

Caroline Raneri was named senior vice president, S&T Evergreen Insurance managing director and COO.

She will be responsible for all S&T Evergreen internal operations.

Raneri has worked at S&T Bank for more than a decade. During this time, she has served as senior vice president, director of specials programs and senior vice president, managing director.

Raneri earned a certified insurance counselor, associate in commercial underwriting, accredited adviser in insurance and certified insurance service representative license designations.

Jeffrey Sottile was promoted to senior vice president, senior audit manager.

In his role, he will continue to lead the integrated audit team in assessing risk, planning and executing audits.  

Sottile earned a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor licenses and certification in risk management assurance designation.

He has been with S&T Bank since 2010 and previously held the role of vice president, audit manager.

Sottile is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, and American Institute of CPAs.

Tim Tyger was named senior vice president, commercial loan officer.

He is responsible for managing the business development and client retention efforts of the commercial and industrial lending division.

Tyger has been a member of the S&T Bank team since 1997 and held roles that include vice president, commercial loan officer; vice president, credit analysis support manager and assistant vice president, credit analysis operations manager.

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