The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 2, 2011

Business people: Repak joins Andrews and Beard

— Andrews and Beard announced that Ronald N. Repak of Johnstown has joined the firm.

Repak will concentrate his practice in education law, labor and employment law, and municipal law for Andrews and Beard, which has offices in Johnstown and Altoona.

 A graduate of Richland High School, Repak received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Duquesne University cum laude in 2007 and his Juris Doctor from Duquesne’s School of Law in 2010.

 Before joining Andrews and Beard, Repak was a government affairs and economic development associate at Duane Morris Government Affairs and a government contracts specialist at Concurrent Technologies Corp., both in Johnstown. He also interned for U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle of the Pittsburgh area.

Repak is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Cambria County and Blair County bar associations.

He is admitted to practice in the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Schmidt accepts Conemaugh position

Wesley Schmidt has joined Conemaugh Health System as vice president of human resources.

He comes from Simi Valley, Calif., where he most recently served as director of human resources at Mee Memorial Hospital in King City.

“The decision to join the Conemaugh Health System was really a family decision,” said Schmidt, who is married with a one-year-old son. “Southern California is a hectic place to raise a family, and my wife and I are looking forward to joining a family friendly community and organization.”

Schmidt will oversee all aspects of human resources. He plans to spend his first few weeks traveling to all three hospitals, Conemaugh Memorial, Miners and Meyersdale medical centers to get to know the organization and the needs of the employees.

Prior to his position at Mee Memorial, Schmidt served as human resources director at Encino Hospital Medical Center and Sherman Oaks Hospital. There, Schmidt oversaw the hiring and recruitment process.

His duties also included talent acquisition, performance management, training, leadership development, planning and employee relations.

Prior to that, Schmidt served as vice president of human resources at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif.

There he helped restructure the human resources department while directing hospital-wide education and training and a robust volunteer program.

In addition to his MBA, Schmidt has a bachelor of business administration from Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration and the Society of Human Resource Management.

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