John P. Ambrosini, son of Joseph and Peggy Ambrosini of Johnstown, has received the Penn-DOT Star of Excellence Award.
He is civil engineer manager with District 9. He received the award for superior work performance through the leadership of the district’s traffic unit.
Ambrosini was actively involved in helping the National Park Service develop special signage to help visitors find the Flight 93 Memorial. He made sure the signs were installed at key locations, and led the traffic planning coordination at the September 2011 dedication event.
Ambrosini is a transportation and traveler safety advocate as a district traffic engineer. He integrates safety considerations in traffic studies, operations and work zones.
He has been active on statewide committees for intelligent transportation systems and highway safety for the last few years. He is on a PNG team for line painting.
He is a 1981 graduate of Bishop McCort Catholic High School and a 1985 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in civil engineer.
Credit union hires 5 new employees
USSCO Federal Credit Union has announced the hiring of five new employees.
Juscinda R. Matlin of Windber is the member business loan specialist at the Richland administrative office. She comes to USSCO with more than 20 years of customer service experience. She is a graduate of Forest Hills High School, Sidman.
Katelynn Shumaker of Johnstown is a member service representative with eight years of customer service experience. She is employed at the Richland branch office. She is a graduate of Richland High School and Pitt-Johnstown with a degree in theatre performing arts.
Janet Calka of Richland Township has more than 20 years of customer service experience. She is a member service representative at the Moxham branch office. She is a graduate of Greater Johnstown High School.
Kelly Griffith of Richland Township is a member service representative at the Moxham branch office. She has five years of customer service experience. She is a graduate of Richland High School.
Jessica Salvia of Johns-town is a member service representative at the Richland branch office with five years of customer service experience. She is a graduate of Bishop McCort Catholic High School.
Board members re-elected at USSCO
The following have been re-elected to the USSCO Federal Credit Union Board of Directors – Richard Boxler, Brian Keiper and Scott Morris.
Boxler is retired from Richland Township where he was the zoning and codes official. He previously had worked in the engineering department at U.S. Steel Corp. for 20 years. He is a member of the board of directors at Highland Sewer and Water Authority, the board of trustees at Richland Cemetery Association and Cambria County Board of View and is a licensed professional land surveyor. Boxler has been a member of the USSCO Board of Directors for more than 30 years and served as president for more than 20 years.
Keiper has been a credit union volunteer for 20 years, serving on the junior board for five years and the board of directors for 15 years, holding the offices of president for eight years and currently vice president. Keiper is employed as a territory sales representative for McAneny Brothers of Ebensburg.
Morris has been a licensed real estate agent for Century 21 All Services Inc. since 1996, serving Cambria and Somerset counties. He is a member of the board of directors for the Cambria/Somerset Association of Realtors, Cambria County Industrial Development Authority, Cambria County Industrial Development Corp. and the Board of Viewers for Cambria County. He has been a member of the USSCO Board of Directors for three years.
Johnstown attorney named super lawyer
Tim Ayres has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, a designation given to 5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers.
Ayres was named super lawyer in the area of elder law. He practices in Johnstown.
Keller employee named national president
Tom Morisi of Johnstown, vice president/director of transportation at Keller Engineers Inc., has been installed as the national president of the American Society of Highway Engineers.
Morisi joined ASHE’s Altoona section in 1993. He credits his membership in ASHE with helping him to meet friends in the industry and assisting Keller Engineers and him to establish a successful transportation division.
Registered engineer joins CJL Engineering
Timothy D. Nicholson has joined the civil engineering department as a structural engineer at CJL Engineering.
He has 11 years of engineering experience across a broad range of project types.
Prior to joining CJL Engineering, he was employed by CDI-Infrastructure LLC, Ebensburg.
Nicholson is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania.
He earned a master’s degree in engineering, structural emphasis, and a bachelor’s degree in structural emphasis from Penn State.
In his new position, Nicholson will manage the complete project structural lifecycle from initial concept to construction and coordinate with mechanical, electrical, plumbing and civil engineering disciplines. He will perform structural assessments and investigations, preparing reports on existing buildings, as well as new construction.
Leadership changes at S&T Bancorp
S&T Bancorp Inc., a full-service financial institution with branch locations in 11 Pennsylvania counties, has announced several leadership changes on its board of directors:
James C. Miller, former CEO and president of S&T Bank and chairman of the S&T Bancorp Board of Directors since 2004, is stepping down as board chairman.
Miller, S&T Bank’s CEO from 1998 to 2008, began serving as chairman of the board in 2004. He retired from active employment in 2008 after 25 years with S&T Bank.
Miller began his employment with S&T Bank in 1983 when the bank acquired the former UniBank of Brookville, Jefferson County.
Charles G. Urtin, formerly vice chairman of the S&T Bancorp Board of Directors, has been named chairman of the board.
Urtin joined the S&T Bancorp Board of Directors as vice chairman in 2008 following S&T’s acquisition of Irwin Bank and IBT Bancorp Inc.
He spent 24 years at Irwin Bank and was appointed its chief executive officer in 1999.
Christine J. Toretti, a member of the board of directors, has been appointed as vice chairman of the board.
Toretti has been a member of the board of directors since 1984. She was named president of Palladio LLC in 2011. Prior to that, she was the chairman and CEO of S.W. Jack Drilling for 20 years.
First Commonwealth announces promotion
First Commonwealth Bank has promoted Carrie L. Riggle to executive vice president/
Riggle is responsible for the strategic development of the corporation’s compensation, benefits, recruitment and training functions.
She has been with First Commonwealth for 21 years, most recently serving as senior vice president/human resources, a position in which she was responsible for the daily operations of the human resources function.
Riggle has been an active member in her community for many years. She was a corporate board member of the Valley Points Family YMCA, and she serves on the Cambria-Rowe Business College advisory council.
Ms. Riggle is a graduate of Grove City College with bachelor’s degrees in marketing and psychology. She earned a master’s degree in human resources administration from LaRoche College.
Registered nurse joins physician group
Karen Menser, a certified registered nurse practitioner, has joined the Conemaugh Physician Group – OB/GYN’s Conemaugh, Richland Township.
She has worked in cardiac care, gerontology and hospice.
Menser received a bachelor’s degree gerontology from California University of Pennsylvania and an associate degree in nursing from Allegany College of Maryland.
She also received a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Carlow University and a master’s degree in nursing.
Menser is an AANP board certification as a family nurse practitioner. She is pursuing a doctorate of nursing practice at Carlow University and is an active member of the Laurel Highlands Nurse Practitioner Association.
Prior to returning to the Johnstown region, Menser worked at Western Maryland Health System OB/GYN in Cumberland, Md.
She is involved in all aspects of well-women care including prenatal care, gynecologic services including annual exams, family planning and preconception counseling.
Menser and her husband reside in Somerset with their two children.